McAlpine Park Greenway Trail Running
How good is the course? For the answer, we’ll defer to someone with credentials, Wake Forest University senior Allison Homer, who’s raced the course numerous times as a Deacon, including a season-best 18 minute 21.5 second performance at last year’s Charlotte Invitational. (Allison also works in our Winston-Salem store.) Allison?
“The BEST and fastest cross-country course in the Southeast USA. Great for speed work. Extremely well-kept, hard-packed dirt. Starts next to a field, goes into a beautiful wooded section, out around a pond, then back into a field. Watch your step going down the hill- super steep and narrow.”
For a longer run, hook up with several miles of adjoining greenway out of the park.
Getting there from downtown Charlotte
photo courtesy NCMileSplit.com
Distance: 15 minutes from downtown Charlotte
Length: 3.1 miles
Time to complete: Sub 15 minutes (if you’re a world-class runner)
Address: 8711 Monroe Road