McAlpine Creek Greenway

Local high school and collegiate cross country athletes already know this park's rocky loops as Mecklenburg's running Mecca. And this December, the country's fastest postcollegiate XC club teams will travel to the rolling, gravel path for the 2010 USATF National Club Cross Country Championship. Up to 1,200 runners are expected to compete in the race, McAlpine's first national cross country event. For race times, check out usatf.org. In the meantime, if you're looking to kick up a little dust yourself, check out one of the fun runs taking off at McAlpine (just north of Village Lake Drive on Monroe Road) this spring:

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