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Half Marathon Info


The half marathon route starts at the scenic Melton Lake Peninsula. Considered a great PR Course! Course runs by 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 right back at peninsula.  Course is USATF certified with certification #TN15066MS.

All half marathon participants receive:

  • A Race-Logo Dri-Fit Tech Shirt (while supplies last).
    • Please be aware that as long as the size option is available on the registration page then the size is still available. We will do our best to give everyone a shirt in the size they desire.
  • Unique Finishers Medal - All who complete race receive a medal


  • All half marathon participants start at 9:00AM.
  • Walkers are welcome but must start at the back of the pack
  • The time limit for the half marathon is 3.5 hours.  In keeping with the time limit and to ensure safety, runners must maintain an average pace of 16:02/mile. Anyone reaching the half way point beyond 10:50am will not be allowed to continue. For those runners who unfortunately fall behind the cutoff, a return ride to the finish area will be offered. Those refusing the ride will be asked to sign a liability release form before continuing. 


  • Hydration/Aid stations available approximately every 2 miles on half marathon course
  • Nice public restrooms and porta-johns located at the start/finish. Porta-johns also located along the course at approx mile 2,4,6,and 8.


  • Male and Female Overall Winner - Receive Custom Award
  • Male and Female Masters (40+) Winner - Receive Custom Award
  • Male and female top three finishers in the following age groups for 2021: 12-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+
  • No duplicate awards.
  • Award pick up on race day.

*  Based on chip time

Course Directions:
1. South from the peninsula onto Melton Lake Dr. turning right onto Union Valley Rd. then right onto Illinois Ave.
2. Illinois Ave. merging right onto Lafayette Dr. then right onto Emory Valley Rd.
3. Emory Valley Rd. turning right onto Briarcliff Ave. then left onto S. Columbia Ave.
4. S. Columbia turning left back onto Emory Valley Rd. then right onto Briarcliff Ave.
5. Briarcliff Ave. merging right onto Laboratory Rd. then merging right onto the Oak Ridge Turnpike.
6. Oak Ridge Turnpike turning right onto Fairbanks Rd. then left onto Warehouse Rd.
7. Warehouse Rd. turning right onto Melton Lake Dr. then left back into the Melton Lake peninsula.



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