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.
— The Trolley Walk (@TheTrolleyWalk) July 15, 2015
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:
— Philip Sanford (@thephilsanford) July 15, 2015
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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.
Corey Inscoe @CoreyInscoe