Welcome to the home of the
Carolina Trail Run POINTS Series!
As the name implies this is a series of trail runs in the North Carolina and South Carolina areas.

Carolina Trail Run Series on indefinite hold.
A note from Marcus:
It is with a heavy heart that I must put the Series on indefinite hold and it definitely won't be happening for 2015. There are numerous reasons for this decision which I won't go into here. I created the series to promote healthy lifestyles and to entice more folks on the trails, off the pavement and into the woods where they can experience nature. Hopefully, over the past 5 years, it has accomplished that goal and I also hope the series was a wonderful experience for racers.

We have been so very lucky to have some wonderful race directors and organizers as part of the series.  Our thanks go out to them, for without them, it wouldn't have been possible, namely Dirty Spokes Productions and Start2Finish Charlotte.  The series started with three races that I directed myself, two of which (Sticks & Bones and XTERRA Whitewater) are now ran by these organizations that have since taken the races to another level.  Their races will continue although they just won't be in a series format.

The website will remain for posterity and to allow you to see previous series standings for the time being.  I hope that, in the future, I will be able to bring the series back, so keep your eyes peeled.  In the meantime, I will continue to help behind the scenes at the races on the right, so I hope to see you there.

For those of you on my mailing list, I will still continue to shoot you an email from time to time to let you know what's going on in the trail community, racing and what-not.  If you're not on the mailing list, you can sign up by clicking HERE

Marcus Barton
Carolina Trail Run Series, Charlotte Trail Run Series

Races you should race below:
January 17 - Charlotte Running Company Trail Race
Distances: 4mi/9mi/13mi
Location: US National Whitewater Center

March 29 - Sticks and Bones Trail Race
Distances: 5k/10k/Dog Jog
Location: Col. Francis Beatty Park, Matthews, NC

Jul 11 - XTERRA Whitewater Trail Run
Distances: 3.6mi / 7.6mi
Location: US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, NC

Aug 29 - XTERRA Fisher Farm Trail Run
Distances: 5.2mi / 10mi
Location: Fisher Farm Park, Charlotte, NC

About the Series
Most of the races held within the series consist of one or more race distances. This gives beginners and fast runners a shorter distance while there is also a longer course for endurance athletes. Points are awarded for each age group for the one short distance event and one long distance event. At the end of the season, awards and trophies are awarded to the top point finishers in each age group and overall male and female winners. For more information, read how the series works.

2014 Overall Winners:
Female Long Distance: Jackie Savage
Male Long Distance: Kody Kubbs
Female Short Distance: Sarah Latour
Male Short Distance:  Evan Canfield

2013 Overall Winners:
Female Long Distance: Kimberley Hefner
Male Long Distance: Jordan Veal
Female Short Distance: Sarah Latour
Male Short Distance:  Kelly Hoce

2012 Overall Winners:
Female Long Distance: Valerie Matena
Male Long Distance: Matthew Longworth
Female Short Distance: Millie Driggers
Male Short Distance: Lee Johnson

2011 Overall Winners:
Female Long Distance: Sarah Keen
Male Long Distance: Ross Dowswell
Female Short Distance: Christina Eicher
Male Short Distance: Kirk Walsh

2010 Overall Winners:
Female Long Distance: Kay Allen
Male Long Distance: Bjorn Erik Norman
Female Short Distance: Claire Young
Male Short Distance: Kelly Hoce