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Let’s make the Charlotte streetcar run a thing

Last week Katie challenged the brand new Charlotte streetcar to a race. She won.

(If you missed it, here’s the video.)

After the story was published, some folks on Twitter also wanted to race the streetcar.

So let’s just make this a thing. There is now a route for the streetcar run on MapMyRun.



Here are the ground rules:

– The run starts at Charlotte Transportation Center stop that the streetcar leaves from to go on it’s route. Katie ran on the left (arena) side of the road.

– The run ends at the final stop near Presbyterian Hospital, after you turn the corner from Elizabeth onto Hawthorne.

– Katie stopped at intersections long enough to be safe, but didn’t necessarily wait for the light to change. Be safe and smart.

– The time keeps running even if you have to stop.

Now what should we call it?

The Charlotte Streetcar Challenge? Or: 

Or:

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A record already broken

You’ll remember that Katie ran the route in 9 minutes and 31 seconds, beating the streetcar by about two minutes.

The day the story ran, Philip Sanford decided to also challenge the streetcar. He beat Katie’s time by about a minute, and made himself a certificate.

Can you beat that time? Track the run with MapMyRun (or your running app of choice) and send us the results on Twitter, Facebook or email.

Happy running!


Corey
Corey Inscoe @CoreyInscoe
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