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The 11th Annual Mariners’ Museum 10K on
the Noland Trail and the 2nd Annual Mariners’ Museum 5K at the Park held
on Saturday morning, October 15, 2011. 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 perfect for running, sunny and windy with
temperatures in the 60s.
The Noland Trail 10K 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.
In its second year, the Mariners’ Museum 5K at the Park 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 378 runners entered the events (up from 277 in 2010) with 208 entered in the 10K (up from 186 in 2010) and 170 entered in the 5K (up from 91 in 2010). 185 runners completed the 10K (up from 163 in 2010) and 165 runners completed the 5K (up from 84 in 2010).