The New South Trail Marathon

The New South Trail Marathon & Half Marathon are back for year number two, kicking off the 2017 Half-Marathon Series and providing the one and only trail marathon on the Whitewater Race Series calendar. This lap-style race (two for full marathon, one for half) will take runners through the woodland trail system along the Catawba River as they traverse across terrain of all difficulties. The Full Marathon will kick off at 8:00am followed by the Half Marathon start at 9:00am. Food, drink, and awards will follow both races, as well as beer from the NoDa Brewing Company and random prizes from our Whitewater Race Series sponsors.

The Half Marathon race is the season kick-off of the Half Marathon Series presented by La Sportiva and is your first chance to snag points for the overall series.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Time –
    • 8:00am (Marathon)
    • 9:00am (Half Marathon)
    • Course closes at 3:00pm
  • Distance – Full Marathon & Half Marathon


  • Early-Registration – Must register by February 26
    • $50 – Half Marathon
    • $65 – Marathon
  • Late- Registration – Must register by March 23
    • $55 – Half Marathon
    • $70 – Marathon
  • Race-Day Registration – If available
    • $60 – Half Marathon
    • $75 – Marathon
  • *New in 2017: Recover Hoodies (Marathon) and Long Sleeve Shirts (Half Marathon) are only guaranteed to those who register by March 19
  • *New in 2017: In our continued effort to reduce the environmental impact of our events, we have partnered with our hydration friends at NoDa Brewing Co. to provide each finisher their own steel pint cup. This cup will replace the need for single use cups throughout the post-race festivities at this and other select Whitewater Race Series events.
  • *Note: Race medals for either distance are only guaranteed to those who register by February 26


Friday, March 24

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet Pick Up – location The North Face – South Park
  • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines
  • *Note: “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up

Saturday, March 25

  • 6:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 7:30am – Marathon race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00am – New South Trail Marathon Start
  • 8:30am – Half Marathon race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:00am – New South Trail Half Marathon Start
  • 11:30am – 1 Lap cut-off time for Full Marathon distance
  • TBD – Half Marathon Awards
  • TBD – Marathon Awards
  • 3:00pm – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)


All Marathon and Half Marathon finishers will receive a unique finisher’s item

The top 3 overall male/female full marathon participants will receive a custom award.

New South Custom Award

The top overall male/female half marathon participants will receive $50 towards La Sportiva apparel/shoes at the Outfitters

Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the following age groups for BOTH distances:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-better.

Half Marathon Series points will also be given to the top 25 OVERALL Male/Female finishers of the New South Trail Half Marathon.


2017 Results:

2016 Results:





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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer may be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via
    • A 50% registration transfer may  be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Restrooms are located at the main USNWC River Center and the Pump House Biergarten
    • Please note, there will be no restrooms located on course
  • Locker rooms/showers are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered.

Questions / Comments

  1. Jayne Peterlin February 28, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Coming from CA and I don’t see the town? Are there hotels near by?

    • Jimmy Lawler March 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Hey Jayne,
      We are about 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte. You can find a list of our Hotel Partners HERE.

  2. Robie Collins December 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Is the course the same as last year?

    • Jimmy Lawler December 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Hey Robie,

      HERE is the course for The New South Trail Marathon. It is also posted on the race page.

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