The Tobacco Road Marathon...Fast. Flat. FUN!

The 2020 Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon

“I love the course!" - Jeff Galloway

“The rail trail through the North Carolina pine forest, the enthusiasm of passing runners, and the great food at the finish were highlights.  Put this race on your list for 2020!”

Qualify for Boston!

“Overall one of the best races I have run and so glad it was the one I chose as my FIRST full marathon!”

– Tracy Welch

Now over $1,000,000 to charities!

Now over $1,000,000 to charities!


Countdown to Sunday, 3/15/20 7:00am Start








Half Marathon

Why Run With Us?

The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon features over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The rest of the course is flat and fast with a downhill finish. Up to 10 perecent of our runners qualify for the legendary Boston Marathon!  Less experienced runners benefit too as the fast, flat, energy-absorbing course and ideal temperatures (averaging in the 40’s and 50’s Fahrenheit) make it a great setting for your personal record.

News, Press and Articles

TRM New Year’s Resolution Discount!

January 3, 2020                                                           Contact: Mark Dill: 919-949-9263 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RUNNERS CAN SAVE MONEY, HELP CHARITY, STAY FIT IN 2020 Tobacco Road Marathon New Year’s Resolution Discount Cary, NC – Runners must act now...

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Black Friday Discount Code!

November 26, 2019                                                    Contact: Mark Dill: 919-949-9263 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOBACCO ROAD MARATHON ANNOUNCES BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT CODE Cary, NC, November 26, 2019 – Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) today announced...

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Event Sponsors

Event Beneficiaries

Ways to Participate


The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon is a USATF-certified 26.2 mile course run on the American Tobacco Trail in Cary, NC. Much of the course is run on the beautiful American Tobacco Trail. The course is known as one of the country’s best Boston Marathon Qualifier courses.

Half Marathon

The Tobacco Road Half-Marathon is a USATF-certified 13.1 mile course run on the American Tobacco Trail in Cary, NC. New for 2018 is a non-competitive (i.e. no awards) rucking division for those who wish to walk or run the course with a weighted rucksack.


Help out your friends! We need, and love, our volunteers! Opportunities for Friday & Saturday Event set-up Race number handout T-shirt pickup Sunday/Race Day Food service Finish line medal handout Water handout bag & key check Parking assistance.

Sponsor / Expo

As a sponsor and/or expo exhibitor, your company gains access to our runners and spectators on race weekend and beyond. The Tobacco Road Marathon race conducts year-round marketing targeting key local, regional and national markets.