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Old 01-12-2012, 05:44 AM
 
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He will run on roads with small shoulders - scares the heck out of me so I try to find as many trails as I can to prevent him from running so close to traffic. He's 17 and honestly this is the only teenage issue we have, so I suppose we're lucky! He runs between 50-80 miles a week.

We're relocating and I haven't found the trails yet.... Any suggestions?
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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This one if farily close to you and has trails to run on. They are shared by bikes, though.

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Here's a link to the home page for Parks & Rec. There are a lot of greenways but I don't know what parks have trails other than Francis Beatty.

Park and Rec
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill SC
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The Charlotte Greenway is nice...although it is not that big so if he is running 80 miles a week it might not be challenging enough!
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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McAlpine creek has some cross country portions too.

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/coun...ekGreenway.pdf
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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There arent many sidewalks in waxhaw/marvin. A clsoe drive would be the Anne springs greenway, i bet it would be perfect! Leroy Springs & Company, Inc | Anne Springs Close Greenway
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:33 AM
 
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A small drive for any of those but they all look wonderful!!! Thank you!
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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There are no small shoulders here. I recommend you keep him off the roads altogether.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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There are no small shoulders here. I recommend you keep him off the roads altogether.
Definitely agree. It seems like every week there is a story about a pedestrian or bicyclist who was hit and killed on our roads. There's no way I would let my child run along a road in this city.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Definitely agree. It seems like every week there is a story about a pedestrian or bicyclist who was hit and killed on our roads. There's no way I would let my child run along a road in this city.
Good thing the OP is not in a city.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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Good thing the OP is not in a city.
Ok, stickler, I'll revise to I would not let my child run along a road in this metro area.

Hope that makes your day.
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