Thousands of runners start the day with spring-like weather at the Cary’s Tobacco Road Marathon

CARY, NC (WTVD) – It’s officially spring in the Triangle, the sun is shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

“It’s good. It’s like the first good day, the first good weekend, so we wanted to make sure we enjoy that moment,” said Durham resident Placide Hiol.

Hiol was among hundreds of people who enjoyed the first Food Truck Rodeo of the year at Durham Central Park.

“We just want to make sure Durham is back. After such a difficult year of Covid, we want to support as much as we can,” Hiol said.

There were more than 35 food trucks representing cuisines from all over the world along the street of hearths on the first day of spring. But even before sunrise, people were out enjoying the day.

“As race director or race organizer you can do whatever you can but we can’t control the weather, but it’s perfect weather to run,” the Tobacco Road marathon director said. , Kazem Yahyapour.

4,000 runners participated in the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon, an event sponsored by ABC11 Together. Some runners included ABC11’s Joel Brown who joined so many others in the Triangle, kicking off a season of warmer temperatures and fun in the sun.

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