The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon and GNC Tobacco Road Half Marathon in Cary on Sunday raised $110,000 for charities and Wake County parks and recreation.
About 4,000 runners took part in the race on the American Tobacco Trail and Thomas Brooks Park, according to a news release.
Jason Leonard, 26, of Leesburg, Va., was the fastest male in the marathon, finishing in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 45 seconds.
Natalie Kretzer, 28, of Charlottesville, Va., a Duke University graduate, won the women’s marathon in 2 hours, 59 minutes, 37 seconds. This was the first time either Kretzer or Leonard has won a marathon.
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The winners of the GNC Half Marathon were Winston-Salem’s Christian Thompson, 27, who finished in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds in the men’s division, and Tara Richardson, who finished in 1 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds in the women’s division. Richardson, a 24-year-old Wake Forest graduate student, won last year’s marathon.
Temperatures climbed into the 70s on Sunday, making for a warm race.
The event, now in its seventh year, supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Red Cross and the Rails to Trails Conservancy. Since the event began in 2010, $600,000 has been raised, including this year’s total. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.