Getting ready for the 30K, yes 18.6 miles, next Saturday

SATURDAY, September 26th, 2009


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Beginning and ending at Salem Lake, off Reynolds Park Road in Winston-Salem, NC.


30K8:00 am, 10K – 8:30 am, Rain or shine. 30K finish closes at 12:00 pm, 10K finish closes at 10:00 am.


30K or 10K – $20 until September 1st, $25 after, $30 race day. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the trails and facilities at Salem Lake. Registration limited to 1000 entrants, so race day may be restricted or not available.

Make checks payable to Twin City Track Club. Mail to: Twin City Track Club, P.O. Box 692, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. Mail in entries must be received by the Wednesday before the race. No refunds. A printable application is available, or you can [Active.Com]. Online registration closes the Thursday afternoon before the race. Please be sure to specify 10K or 30K on your application. A list of processed 10K and 30K applications is available.

Races are limited to 1000 combined registrants for 10K and 30K. We will close registration when that limit is reached, so race day registration may not be available.


30K and 10K runners, guaranteed to first 1000. This shirt is made from the great Hanes Beefy-T fabric. It’s a great looking style. This is a unisex shirt so it will fit on the “large” size. Specific sizes guaranteed only to pre-registered runners.


Friday, September 25th at 4 Runners Only, 111H Reynolda Village from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Race day from 6:45 to 7:45 am. at the Salem Lake shelter. If you change events, you must notify the race staff or you will not be scored on race day.


The 30K course is a flat and scenic course beginning and ending at Salem Lake, 5 plus miles on asphalt Greenway, 13.5 miles on hard packed dirt around Salem Lake. There are four water stops that you pass twice roughly every 1.75-2 miles.

The 10K course is point to point on a hard packed dirt trail around Salem Lake. Nearly all 6.21 miles are on hard packed trails. There are two water stops.


10K awards will be announced at 10:15 a.m. 30K awards will be announced at 12:15 p.m. No awards will be given out before the finish lines close which is 10:00 am for the 10K and 12:00 pm for the 30K. Awards will not be mailed, but can be picked up at 4 Runners Only starting the Monday after the race. Awards and results posted race day and on-line.


Awards ceremonies will be held following each race. No duplicate awards. Specially designed awards will be given to the top three Male and Female overall finishers overall, the first Male and Female masters finishers, and top three in the following age categories: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over.


From Business I-40 at Winston-Salem., exit onto Highway 52 south. Take the first exit (Stadium Drive), turn left (uphill) to traffic light at Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Blvd., then left onto Reynolda Park Road. Salem Lake Road is approximately 1 1/2 miles on left. Business I-40 splits off I-40 just west of Winston-Salem at the west and just west of the Piedmont Triad Airport to the east.


Parking is available at the race start and in a church parking lot off Salem Lake Road, roughly a half mile away. Help us be a good neighbor and do not park on Salem Lake Rd outside of the gate. We have a parking staff, please follow their instructions on race day. Car pooling is encouraged.


From The Hawthorne Inn at 420 High Street, Go east on High Street, Turn left on Cherry Street, Turn left on Coliseum Drive, Turn right on Reynolda Road, Next light turn right into Reynolda Village.

From Business 40 (east or west), Take the Silas Creek Parkway exit heading north to Wake Forest University, Follow Silas Creek Parkway to the entrance of WFU at Reynolda Road, Turn right on Reynolda Road, next stoplight turn left into Reynolda Village. Next stoplight turn left into Reynolda Village.


Race is directed by the Twin City Track Club, Inc. TCTC’s more than 600 members range from casual joggers and fitness and race walkers to competitive racers.


No wheelchairs, headphones, baby joggers or strollers, roller blades/skates, or dogs are allowed in either event.


Call Steve Bennett – (336) 722-2489. You can also print a race application online. Race applications are also available at 4 Runners Only and Omega Sports stores, or you can use the generic race application in Running Journal. Please be sure to specify 10K or 30K.


Most of following hotels are in downtown Winston-Salem, and are reasonably convenient to the race site. Currently, there is not shuttle service from the hotels to the race, but sharing rides is encouraged, since parking at the race site is limited. There is no camping at Salem Lake and no campgrounds are nearby, there is a list of campgrounds available at There are no shower facilities at Salem Lake. We recommend contacting the YMCA of Northwest NC for a day pass.

Name Address Phone
Marriott Courtyard 1600 Westbrook Plaza Drive 336-760-5777
Marriott 425 N Cherry St 336-725-3500
Embassy Suites 460 N Cherry St 336-724-2300
Brookstown Inn 200 Brookstown Ave 336-725-1120
Hawthorne Inn 420 High St 336-777-3000
Wingate Inn 125 South Main St 336-714-2800
Salem Inn 127 S Cherry St 336-725-8561

10K COURSE RECORDS (and other top performances)

Overall Female
34:25 Russell, Blake 24 Marina CA 1999
36:09 Carpenter, Tammie 23 Carrboro NC 1998
36:24 Giusti, Anita 30 Winston Salem NC 2006
37:42 Mabe, Joan Nesbit 41 Chapel Hill NC 2003
38:34 Petsche, Lisa Marie 25 Raleigh NC 2004
Overall Male
31:31 Russell, Jonathan D 24 Marina CA 1999
31:44 Hill, Kevin Dennis 22 Nashville TN 1999
31:45 Phillips, Patrick E 29 Clemmons NC 2001
32:06 Hill, Kevin Dennis 24 Nashville TN 2001
32:08 Hill, Garick D 23 Winston Salem NC 2004
Masters Female
37:42 Mabe, Joan Nesbit 41 Chapel Hill NC 2003
40:06 Mabe, Joan Nesbit 44 Chapel Hill NC 2006
40:29 Barbour, Cindy A 40 Greensboro NC 2006
41:06 Mercer, Amy J 40 Lexington NC 2006
44:10 Rigley, Colleen Marie 41 Charlotte NC 1999
Masters Male
34:12 Hinton, John G 44 Chapel Hill NC 2006
35:06 Blackmon, Donald G 42 Winston Salem NC 1999
35:11 Gibbs, Bill F 40 Winston Salem NC 1999
35:12 Blackmon, Donald G 41 Winston Salem NC 1998
35:20 Moerk, Per Kristian 40 Kernersville NC 2005

30K COURSE RECORDS (and other top performances)

Overall Male
01:37:42 Fuller, Rick A 34 Winston Salem NC (1999)
01:39:12 Rono, Elly K 33 Chapel Hill NC (2003)
01:39:15 Mays, Glen 25 Washington DC (1995)
01:40:42 Taylor, Kevin Don 29 Raleigh NC (2004)
01:41:25 Taylor, Kevin Don 28 Raleigh NC (2003)
Overall Female
01:56:45 Anderson, Donna R 34 Pawleys Island SC (2001)
01:58:35 Russell, Blake 22 Marina CA (1997)
02:00:02 Rioux, Jennifer 26 Winston Salem NC (1991)
02:01:08 Bryant, Alison M 28 Elkin NC (2007)
02:03:26 Anderson, Donna R 32 Pawleys Island SC (1999)
Masters Male
01:50:54 Nieman, David 41 Boone NC (1991)
01:54:46 Couper, David J 44 Chapel Hill NC (1998)
01:54:48 Kolb, Daniel C 44 Riner VA (1997)
01:54:54 Brewer, Lansing 44 Raleigh NC (1991)
01:54:58 Couper, David J 47 Chapel Hill NC (2001)
Masters Female
02:04:23 Coulter, Luanne Goodall 45 Charlotte NC (2006)
02:07:11 Windsand-Dausm, Doris J 40 Kingsport TN (1997)
02:10:40 Donaldson, Kim 46 Chapel Hill NC (2007)
02:11:52 Shaffer, Aprille 44 Charlotte NC (2003)
02:13:22 Donaldson, Kim 44 Chapel Hill NC (2005)

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