Music City Half Marathon, 10k And 5k Run
|Date||Saturday, March 18 2017|
Parking will be in Lot R, right beside your finish line!
All three courses are pure out and back courses. The run will begin at East Bank Landing with a flat start down Titan's Way to Russell Street, left on S. 1st Street, left onto the Woodland Street bridge, left on 1st Ave N to the Gay Street Connector, then taking Gay Street to the Cumberland River Greenway to Metro Center and back for the Half Marathon. About ten miles of the Half Marathon is on the Cumberland River Greenway. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Cumberland River - and the Nashville skyline - as you make your way back into town! The 10k and 5k runs turnaround at their half way points. The 10k will turnaround at just over three miles on the Cumberland River Greenway (out and back) while the 5k turns around on 1st Ave North just after the greenway entrance.
HOW ABOUT THE HILLS? You get a flat start behind Nissan Stadium, then climb from 0.5 ish to 0.9 ish mile up the Woodland Street Bridge, crossing the Cumberland River into the west side of downtown. On your return, you have about a 0.25 mile climb back up 1st Ave N from the Gay Street Connector back up to the Woodland Street Bridge just after mile 2 for the 5k, near mile 5 for the 10k and mile 12 for the Half Marathon, but down hill all the way to the finish line from that point!
Water and Powerade will be available approximately every 1.5 to 2 miles on the half marathon course and approximately 1.5 miles, the 3.1 mile turnaround and 4.5 miles on the 10k course and near the turnaround for the 5k run. All runners get a Clif Bar Mini in their race bag, and Clif Shot Blok will be available at the turnaround of the half marathon.
There will be mile marker signs at each mile - note that the water stations are not located at the mile markers, but instead at the most ideal geographic location approximately every 1.5 miles.
All courses are USATF certified courses.
Bikers Choice Bicycle Shop will have lead bikers for all three races. Be sure to check out Bikers Choice at their shops in Mt. Juliet and Hendersonville! They are the official bike shop sponsor of all middle TN Team Magic events.
Look for our middle TN running store sponsor, Nashville Running Company, on the run course providing support along with the US Navy Reserve, one of Team Magic's annual charity partners.