2024 Dark Horse Trail Series Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Dark Horse Trail Series Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Dark Horse Marathon in Mill Spring, North Carolina, is a distinctive running event known for its challenging and scenic course. This marathon offers runners a unique experience as it typically takes place on trails and through the diverse terrains of the Mill Spring area, encompassing forests, hills, and natural landscapes. The event is named "Dark Horse" to signify the unexpected or lesser-known nature of the race, appealing to runners who seek adventure and a break from the traditional city marathon. The Dark Horse Marathon is celebrated for its rugged beauty, the sense of community among participants, and the opportunity it provides for runners to connect with nature and test their endurance in a serene and picturesque setting.

Date: 

Sat
Aug 24
2024

Location: 

Mill Spring, United States

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

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Number of participants: 

How to train for Dark Horse Trail Series Marathon: Dark Horse Trail Series Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Dark Horse Trail Series, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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