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Nail the Rail 9 Miler
Run the Rail 5 Miler

Saturday, February 19, 2022

5 Miler Added!!!


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NAIL the RAIL 9 Miler

RUN the RAIL 5 Miler

 

Saturday – February 19 – 9 AM

 

The popular Nail the Rail-Run the Rail event is back for 2022.  Runners attempt to NAIL the RAIL by running the 9 mile course in 60 minutes or less.  A simple concept.  Start at milepost -0- at the Dick & Willie Passage’s Virginia Avenue Trailhead.  Run to trail Milepost 4.5.  Turn around and run back to milepost -0-.  Runners of all abilities welcome.  Whether you run 50 minutes or an hour and 50 minutes, you accomplish something that a majority of folks cannot.  You run 9 miles!

New for 2022!  Many older runners have observed that it is virtually impossible for them to run the race in 60 minutes or less!  We hear you.  So we are instituting age adjusted targets for “Nailing the Rail”.  Each 5 year age group, beginning at age 40 will have adjusted targets based on USATF Age Grading tables. See chart below.

AGE GROUP BASED NTR TARGETS 

*APPROX BASED ON USATF AGE GRADE CALCULATOR

AGE RANGE

MEN

WOMEN

 

 

 

> 10   (based on age 9)

1:15:00

1:15:00

10-14 (based on age 12)

1:07:00

1:09:00

15-19

1:02:00

1:04:00

20-39

1:00:00

1:01:00

40-44

1:02:00

1:03:00

45-49

1:04:00

1:05:00

50-54

1:07:00

1:08:00

55-59

1:10:00

1:12:00

60-64

1:13:00

1:17:00

65-69

1:17:00

1:22:00

70-74

1:21:00

1:28:00

75-79

1:27:00

1:35:00

> 80

1:36:00

1:45:00

 

 

 

60 MINUTE EQUIVALENTS BASED ON AGE GRADE TABLES

 

The ultimate achievement will continue be to “NAIL the RAIL” by running 60 minutes.  That said, a 70 year old female running 1:28 is the equivalent of a 25 year old male running 60 minutes.  Congratulations to both on a race well run!

Not up for 9 miles?  New this year, we have the RUN the RAIL 5 Miler option.  Start at milepost -0- at the Dick & Willie Passage’s Virginia Avenue Trailhead.  Run to trail Milepost 2.5.  Turn around and run back to milepost -0-.  A fast 2 ½ mile downhill finish!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

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RESULTS

Met the Challenge

The Nail the Rail Challenge  is to complete the entire 9 miles of the trail in under an hour.  See the complete list of those that Nailed the Rail since the race inception in 2015.

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