Secret City Half Marathon and 5K

In person on November 19th, Virtually November 12th-26th Directions
Countdown to Race Day

Secret City Half Marathon

$45 11/11 9:00AM EST - 12:30PM EST Registration Opens January 1, 2023 at 12:01am EST
Open to ages 12+.

Secret City 5K

$25 11/11 9:15AM EST - 11:30AM EST Registration Opens January 1, 2023 at 12:00am EST
Open to ages 8+.

Virtual Secret City Half Marathon

$60 Registration Opens January 1, 2023 at 12:01am EST

Virtual Secret City 5k

$35 Registration Opens January 1, 2023 at 12:01am EST
The Secret City Half Marathon & 5K Races

Oak Ridge, a bustling city created virtually overnight in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, was shrouded in secrecy for most of the 20th century; only appearing on maps in the mid-1960's.  Today, Oak Ridge is on the map as a thriving city rich in cultural and recreational opportunities not to mention the cutting edge science and technology research for which the city is internationally known! 


Packet Pick Up: PPU dates will still occur as normal: Thursday, November 17th 4-7pm, and race morning 7:30-8:45am. Thursday pick up will be at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike. 

For virtual Runners: A reminder you have from November 12-26 to complete the virtual run. You will receive all your race swag via mail AFTER November 26th. 


The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Ridge is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.
The vision of the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Ridge is to provide a safe place to learn and grow, through ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life enhancing programs and character developing experiences that offer hope and opportunity.

Secret City Half Marathon & 5K
697 Melton Lake Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN

Secret City Half Marathon and 5K      Date: November 19, 2022

The half marathon route starts at the scenic Melton Lake Park peninsula.  Considered a great PR course!  Course runs along the beautiful Melton Lake then down by an operational quarry for a change of scenery. Continue along a serene tree-lined private road then wind through Oak Ridge.  Finish your race along the water's edge right back to the peninsula.  Course is USATF certified with certification # TN15066MS.

The 5K race route starts and finishes at the Melton Lake Park peninsula.  The course follows the water's edge along Melton Lake to Elza Gate Park then double back down the walking trail to the peninsula.  A very scenic, easy,  and enjoyable 5K run. Cert #: TN15077MS 


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Need a hotel?

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oak Ridge has created a direct booking link for guests of your group. Please feel free to share this with any and all of your guests who may need overnight accommodations for your event. They simply need to hold CTRL then CLICK on one of the following links and then once on our website enter their CHECK IN and CHECK OUT dates then click CHECK AVAILABILITY to choose a room and complete their reservation:

Secret City Half Marathon


As another option, guests may call the hotel direct at (865) 298-1990 and request a room under the group name (Secret City Half Marathon). A valid credit card will be required to guarantee the reservation and the cut-off date for reservations to be made is Friday October 21, 2022. 


Secret City Half Marathon & 5K
697 Melton Lake Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN

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