28 Mar '14, 6pm

RACE TOUR BOOK: The @mergerecords 25K may be an unusual distance but it has a great postrace party:

Location: Chapel Hill to Durham, North Carolina Distance: 25K (approximately 15.5 miles) Field: 693 runners Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Weather: 52° F, sunny Links: Race Website - Running Playlist Back in November when North Carolina-based Merge Records announced they were holding a 25K to celebrate their 25th anniversary, I knew I had to sign up. The sheer novelty of an indie record label throwing a race was enough to pique my interest, and I needed to see exactly who sits at the center of a Venn diagram of art rockers and distance runners. In some ways, the Merge 25K sounded like the race version of those overly personalized Netflix categories that hit uncomfortably close to the mark with things like “Visually Striking Crime Dramas Featuring a Dysfunctional Female Lead”—except in this case it would be “Bespectacled Athletes Who Race Unusual Distances to Indie Rock Mus...

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