Berry Half/10K/5K

05/22/2021 Mount Berry, GA 30149 US Directions
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Half Marathon

$65 8:00AM EDT Price increases after March 27, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

10K

$30 8:00AM EDT Price increases after March 27, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

5K

$25 8:20AM EDT Price increases after March 27, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Fun Run

$5 10:30AM EDT Registration ends May 21, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
POSTPONED to May 22, 2021

New Date: 05/22/2021

The Berry Half Marathon / 10k / 5k has been postponed to Saturday, May 22, 2021 in our continued effort to have an in-person race this year. While we, like all of you, are disappointed that an in-person race cannot take place on March 6, we’re incredibly optimistic that postponing the race until May will provide a safer race experience for our participants, volunteers and staff. Registered participants will have the choice to defer to one of the following:

  • 2021 Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K on May 22, 2021
  • 2022 Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K on March 5, 2022

2021 BERRY HALF MARATHON / 10K / 5K CHANGES:

In an effort to provide a safe race experience for all of our participants and volunteers we are implementing COVID-19 polices and procedures for the 2021 race. As we approach this year’s race, we will continually revisit these policies and procedures and make additional updates to provide the safest environment.

  • VOLUNTEERSVolunteers will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • FACE COVERINGSFace coverings will be required pre and post race. Participants may remove their face coverings once social distancing is achieved on the course.
  • PACKET PICKUP - Packet pickup will be more streamlined in order to move participants through quickly. Participants will only receive their race bib at packet pickup and receive a finisher bag at the completion of their race.
  • FINISHER BAGS
    Finisher bags will be pre packaged with refreshments, 2021 race shirt, sponsor materials and finisher medal for half marathon participants.
  • BAG CHECK
    Limited bag drop will be available at the start and finish line.
  • STARTING LINE
    Participants will be staggered 50 at a time in an effort to space out participants.
  • AWARDS
    All awards will be mailed post-race and will be based on chip times. There will be no awards ceremony.
  • RESULTS
    There will be no results area. Results can be found on our website. We will also provide links to results through our social media accounts and via email.
  • AID STATIONS
    Aid stations throughout the course will be self serve and offer water and Powerade to participants.
  • SANITATION STATIONS
    Sanitation stations will be located at the start and finish line.
  • FUN RUN
    The 2021 Fun Run will not take place this year in an effort to reduce crowds.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the rescheduled race date - Saturday, May 22, 2021.

We will transfer your registration to the 2022 race, and look forward to having you join us.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://berryhalf.com.

Place
Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Hwy.
Mount Berry, GA US 30149
Description

We invite you to experience the largest campus in the world - Berry College's 27,000 acre wonderland, packed with miles and miles of historic buildings, pristine forest, and diverse wildlife. Run among some of Berry's 1,200+ deer and enjoy the hospitality of our school/college volunteers! Whether you are a seasoned runner or looking to run your first race, our race offers distances for the whole family.

Race Highlights:

  • Scenic Course
  • Amazing half marathon finisher medal
  • Participant T-Shirt (Tech T-Shirt for Half Marathon, 50/50 T-Shirt for 10K & 5K
  • Race Packet
  • Finisher Refreshments
  • Age Group Awards

The Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K is one of North Georgia's most scenic races. This year we will celebrate 12 years running and expect high numbers. Please note that there are limited spots available for each race, so register early to ensure a spot!

 

Race Contact Info

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Event Details and Schedule

HALF MARATHON INFO \\\

There are no public roads! The race follows the “stretch road” to the mountain campus, past Frost Chapel, Berry College Elementary & Middle School, and the Old Mill, through the WinShape dairy barns, down Possum Trot Rd., and back to main campus on the Viking Trail to the finish line at the Ford Buildings. This is a relatively flat course with a few moderate hills (see elevation chart below). The bulk of the course is run on paved surface with a short distance on hard-packed dirt road (mile 6-7 to the Old Mill) and another short distance on gravel (mile 8-9 on Possum Trot Rd).

Half Marathon Start Time: 8 am (Starts with 10K)

USATF Certified Course – The half-marathon is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.

10K RACE INFO \\\

Fast and flat 10K follows Lavender Mountain Road and the Viking Trail and winds through main campus. First time runners and walkers are welcome, however for safety reasons strollers will not be allowed. **Please note: The course cuts through the woods to the Viking Trail at mile 3.5. This short section is not paved (25 yards).

10K Start Time: 8 am (Starts with half marathon)

USATF Certified Course – The 10K is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.

5K RACE INFO \\\


USATF Certified. Fun for the whole family! 5K begins at the Ford Buildings and winds past Hermann Hall and the log cabins. The route follows Lavender Mountain Road and cuts over to the Viking Trail before returning to the Ford Buildings. First time runners and walkers are welcome, however for safety reasons strollers will not be allowed.

5K Start Time: 8:20 am

USATF Certified Course – The 5K is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.

WATER STATIONS \\\

The half-marathon course has six water stations, which have water and PowerAid. Two Stations will have energy gels in addition to water and PowerAid.

The 10K course has three water stations, which have water and PowerAid.

The 5K course has two water stations, which have water and PowerAid.

PACKET PICKUP \\\

A race wouldn’t be complete without a goodie bag! Packet pickup will be held in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College from 12 – 7pm the day before the race and from 6 – 7:30am the day of the race.

All half marathon runners will receive an official short-sleeve tech T-shirt and post-race refreshments. All half marathon runners will receive a finisher’s medal. All 10K / 5K runners will receive an official short-sleeve 50/50 T-shirt and post-race refreshments.

COURSE SAFETY \\\

The half-marathon course will be open for four hours. All walkers and runners must finish within the four-hour cutoff time. Walkers who start the race before the 8:00 start time will not be permitted through the finishing chute. For everyone’s safety, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area. Unfortunately due to safety concerns, we are not able to accommodate wheelchair athletes at this time.

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