About the event
This race will cap at 50 total participants, first entered first allowed.
This September race offering is primarily being offered to those who are seeking a Boston Marathon Qualifying time or Peak Half Marathon performance indicator on a course where qualifications are consistently met. This race boasts of having 90% of runners meet their age group Boston Qualifications, Or, hitting a PR half marathon.
**NOTE: Race start time is set for 5:30 am, this is due to help beat some of the higher temperatures later during race.
PLEASE DO NOT JOIN THIS RACE IF YOU DO NOT ANTICIPATE BEING ABLE TO RUN YOUR AGE GROUP TIME STANDARD. Please see link below to note your specific time goals are: https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/qualify.
THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDED FIRST TIME EVENT UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINING CONSISTENTLY!
Cut-off times for events will be <2:00 Half Marathon and <4:00 for Full Marathon.
This race will be low key and no frills- No Shirts, No Awards, No Amenities. Runners will be expected to compete among light traffic as the turnpike outside lane will not be closed off, be prepared to share the road with other forms of traffic (no headphones allowed). The first light will occur around 6:15am followed by street lighting, plan on running in dark conditions for a portion of the event, also, prepare to wear bright clothing/ strobe light for safety until the sun rises later during the race.
Water/ Aid stops on the course can be found at Miles 3, 7 & 11 out bound, Miles 15, 19 & 23 For Marathon. Participants should expect to bring any form of support (food, assistance, etc) they may need during competition. Both courses are CERTIFIED for Age group, National, Regional or Qualifying standards. The Marathon has been confirmed as a USATF Certified course: certifying code TN21010MS.
Course is an Out-and-Back on the Oak Ridge Turnpike with Bike Lane/ Shoulder with less than 600ft total Elevation gain. A half-way split time will be provided.
Course is a Point-to-Point on the Oak Ridge Turnpike with Bike Lane/ Shoulder with less than 400ft total Elevation gain. Please plan on shuttling after race, this is not provided.
Half Course can be found here, Marathon repeats same route back to start:
*Some exceptions are possible for those who want to enter after the cap has been met, please email race directors to see if exceptions are possible.
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