It has been an absolutely fantastic four years of running on the Great Allegheny Passage and the wonderful Brush Tunnel. Frank and Mike of Altis Endurance Sports absolutely love to conduct the Brush Tunnel Marathon and Half Marathon. However, this event is being sidelined for three to four years due to our 9-5 jobs and to allow Altis Endurance Sports to pursue other race directing options.
This event will take place in its entirety in Maryland on the outstanding Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Half marathon runners will run through the 914 foot long Brush Tunnel 10 times, and the marathon runners will run through the tunnel 20 times. The course consists of running out-and-backs on 1.31 scenic miles of the GAP in the hills above Cumberland – more on the course below. This event is limited to 60 runners. The start/finish is on the trail in the GAP Trailhead parking area just south of 11407 Cash Valley Road NW Cumberland, MD 21502.
This race will be the first event in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series taking place from September 26-30. The other events in the Series are the GAP Marathon and Half, the GAP Trestles Marathon and Half, the Barnum Rail Trail Marathon and Half, and the Hancock Marathon and Half. The five races in the series take place – in order – in MD, MD, PA, WV, and MD. Run one, some, or all of these great trail races.
“These are small low key races with limited runners allowed with outstanding support and views of the Great Allegheny Passage, great area to visit.”