The 10k course starts at the corner of US Route 1 and Old County Road. Runners and walkers start off down-hill and make a right onto Leighton Point Road. A few small rolling hills greet athletes in the first few miles, don't forget to enjoy the majestic ocean view and old farm fields. Mile 3 levels off making it a quick mile. At 3.5 miles, athletes make right onto Clarkside rd. Short rolling hills lead a Left onto Youngs Cove Rd at 4.75 miles. Save something in the tank for this last 1.5 miles. to the finish line at Reversing Falls Park.
The 5k starts at the same spot on Old County Road in Pembroke. Once on Leighton Point rd, its a straight shot to the finish line!
The purpose of the USATF course certification program is to produce road race courses of accurately measured distances.
For any road running performance to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked, it must be run on a USATF-certified course. In addition, the certification program is very important to the average road racer, as well as those of exceptional speed. Most runners like to compare performances run on different courses, and such comparisons are difficult if course distances are not reliable. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate.