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NCR Marathon & Half Marathon

Sat November 30, 2024 Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152 US Directions


NCR Marathon

$128.20 8:30AM EST - 2:30PM EST
226 spots left. Price increases after September 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

NCR Half Marathon

$117.60 9:00AM EST - 2:30PM EST
438 spots left. Price increases after September 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1500 Glencoe Rd
Sparks Glencoe, MD US 21152


Welcome to the 35th running of the NCR Marathon presented by the Baltimore Road Runners Club!

The 2024 NCR Trail Marathon & Half will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2024. 

The NCR Marathon is Baltimore’s oldest continuously running USATF certified marathon held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. 

BRRC also presented the historic Maryland Marathon dating back to 1973 before moving to the Northern Central Railroad Trail in 1990.

The Northern Central Railroad Trail, officially known as the Torrey C. Brown Trail, covers nearly 20 miles in Maryland, stretching from Hunt Valley to the Mason-Dixon Line. The out and back marathon course offers a scenic wooded run on a crushed gravel and dirt trail alongside the waters of Big Gunpowder Falls—an idyllic setting to cruise 26.2 miles.

During the first few years, the race originated at the Old Sparks Elementary School. After fire destroyed this historic school, the marathon start and finish moved to mile four on the trail before relocating up the hill to the new Sparks Elementary School.

In 2003, the marathon relay was introduced. For the 25th anniversary, an 8K event was added to the marathon and marathon relay.  In 2017, the marathon course was recertified and its start moved to the beautiful Oldfields School campus, our host site since.

A lot has changed over the years, but one thing that has stayed the same: this is a runner’s race. And, as runners we take pride in continuing to make the NCR Marathon and Half Marathon a first-class event.

This is a FAST course and a great fall Boston Qualifier. 

Additional information (including parking, packet pickup, etc) can be found on our website -

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Marathon Registration

If you register for the marathon on or after 11/23 you will NOT be able to downgrade to the half marathon.



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