Workday on South Durham Section of ATT

On December 12th, 14 students from Green Hope High School came out to help us clean-up a large collection of discarded household appliances and other trash near the crossing of Massey Chapel Road and the ATT. Much of this was in the nearby woods and required much pushing and dragging to get it to the road. Thanks to all who helped.

TRTC's End of the Year Report

As the year closes out, please take a minute to look at our 2009 Report.

Openings on TRTC's Board of Directors

TRTC will have two openings on it's Board for one year terms beginning in January 2010. If you are interested in working to enhance and maintain existing local trails, promoting new rail-trails in the Triangle area and in other activities supporting local trails you may want to consider serving on our Board. We meet on the first Monday of each month at the Woodcroft Community Center. If you have questions concerning TRTC's Board, please contact Bill Bussey or Curt Devereux.

The Triangle's Newest Full and Half Marathon--March 2010

The newly formed Tobacco Road Marathon Association (TRMA) has announced the first-ever marathon starting in Cary and traversing the American Tobacco Trail. The race is confirmed for March 21, 2010 starting at 7 a.m. TRMA is a group of highly experienced marathon runners and athletic event production managers headed by Cid Cardoso Jr., the president and founder of Inside-Out Sports, and five-time Boston marathon veteran Kazem Yahyapour. The scenic course includes 18 miles of the American Tobacco Trail for the marathon and 7 miles for the half. Runners will start from the USA Baseball/Thomas Brooks Park complex in Cary. Plans call for proceeds to go to the Wounded Warriors Project, American Heart Association and the Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy (TRTC). Details about the event including online registration and training tips can be obtained through TRMA's Web site at Tobacco Road Marathon.

Article on Chatham ATT Section on WTVD

Work on both bridges is nearing completion. Paving and screenings are largely complete from O'Kelly Chapel Road south. Paving from O'Kelly Chapel Road north to the Durham County line should be completed during November. See a October 19th article from WTVD TV for a recent bridge picture and remarks by Joe Godfrey of Cary Parks.

Grant for ATT Connector Project in Durham Approved

In September 2009, TRTC was notified that it's Adopt-A-Trail grant application to grade and pave a short connector to the ATT has been approved. Funding for this program was put on hold this Summer but we now expect to receive our contract by mid-October. With this grant, some donated materials and lots of volunteer efforts we plan to widen, grade and pave a 115' trail from the ATT to Lawson Street. Residents of the nearby Southside area of Durham have been interested in having this improved access to the ATT for some time and will assist us in upcoming workdays over the next few months.

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