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Key Race Day Times

START Marathon and Relay 8:30am
8K Rails to Trails 8:45am
PARKING The last bus to the start will leave the parking area at 7:45am.
RELAY EXCHANGE The bus to the exchange point will leave from the start shortly after the race begins.

Packet Pickup

Wednesday, November 26st 1PM- 7PM
Friday, November 28th 11AM - 6PM
Charm City Run
 2045 York Rd, Timonium MD
Race day beginning at 7:00AM Sparks Elementary School

Race Start

The marathon and relay begin at 8:30am. The Rails to Trails 8K begins at 8:45am. A warm waiting area and bag drop are located in the school gym.

   Sparks Elementary School
   601 Belfast Road
   Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

Parking & Shuttle Bus

There is no parking at Sparks Elementary School. We will provide shuttle bus service from the parking lot at Western Run Business Park, 14550 York Road, (map) beginning at 6:30AM and shuttle bus service back to the parking lot post race. The last bus will leave the parking lot for the race start at 7:45 AM. Buses run frequently before and after the race.

Directions to parking

From I-83 South: Exit east on Belfast Road, go past Sparks elementary School, turn right on York Road (MD 45). Parking is 1.3 miles on the right.

From I-83 North: Exit east on Shawan Road, past Hunt Valley Mall to York Road (MD 45). Turn left and parking is 1.2 miles north.

Relay Logistics

Relay runners running the second leg will be transported by shuttle buses to the exchange point shortly after the marathon start. The bus will remain at the exchange point for the first runners. It will return to the finish area when full. Since it's likely to be cold we suggest 1st leg relay runners have their team mate bring warm clothing to the exhange point.

Post Race

Hot soup, snacks, and a warm changing area are located just past the finish line in the school gym. The awards ceremony will also take place there. Shuttle buses from the finish to the parking lot will run frequently.


Please check out our FAQs as you may find your answer there. If not you can send an email to info@NCRTrailMarathon.com, or contact our race director Christy St. Clair at saint15@comcast.net, or Kelly Dees from Charm City Run at 410-308-1870.

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