The 10th Annual Mariners’ Museum 10K on the Noland Trail and the 1st Annual Mariners’ Museum 5K held on Saturday
morning, October 16, 2010. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mariners’ Museum Park and Noland Trail, the largest Privately owned and maintained park in the country.Conditions at race time were sunny and windy with temps in the 50s.The Noland Trail course starts at the Mariners’ Museum on Museum Drive, runs down towards River Road before doubling back to enter the Noland Trail near the Museum Administration building. The 10K then completes the circuit of the Noland Trail, across Lion’s Bridge and finally finishing in front of the Museum. The course, which is mostly on trails, is accurately measured and was run as measured, but is not USATF
certified.As a commemeration of the 10th Noland Trail 10K, this year the Mariners’ Museum 5K was added. The course starts at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center
on Museum Drive, runs down towards River Road before turning right to make a loop in the Riverside neighborhood before coming out on Museum
drive and returning to a finish near the Museum Administration building. The course is not USATF certified.
A total of 277 runners entered the events (186 in the 10K, up from 151 in 2009; 91 in the new 5K). Running in the windy and cool autumn conditions, 163 runners finished the 10K (up from 133 in 2009) and 84
runners finished the 5K.