General Race Guidelines


  • Race Time Limits: Half Marathon - 3.5 hrs ; 5K - 2.5hrs - Please review time limit guidelines under each section. 
  • NO early starts
    NO transfer of race bib numbers
  • NO strollers allowed on half marathon course


  • Register online only
  • NO phone entries accepted.
  • No relay teams.
  • Non-transferable.
  • No refunds. If you would like to drop distance, there will be no partial refunds.
  • Deferrals available.

Race Day Registration: Yes!  You will be able to register on race day.

Packet Pickup:    Yes, you can pick up someone else's packet but you must have a picture of their photo ID.  A picture on your phone works fine.

Thursday - Nov 9th, 4-7pm, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike. 
Saturday morning - Nov 21st - on site at 7:30AM - 8:30AM

Age Restrictions and Liability Waivers:

  • All runners in half marathon must be at least 12 yrs of age to participate. All runners in 5K must be at least 8 yrs of age to participate.
  • All runners must complete and submit a liability release waiver. No exceptions. 
  • NO coaches, hand-cycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, or pets allowed on course during race. This is to ensure runner safety and compliance with liability insurance policy.

Weather/ Cancellation Policy:

On average, Oak Ridge's temperature in November ranges from a low of 37 degrees to a high of 58 degrees.
We will do all we can to make sure our races execute according to plan but runner safety is always top priority. If we must cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will NOT be issued.

Food / Drink / Aid Stations:  Yes, the course will have plenty of aid and hydration stations with water and Gatorade. Honey Stinger Organic Gels will be on the half marathon course.

Bathrooms:  There are nice public restrooms available on site as well as porta-johns.  Porta-Johns will also be located at mile 2,4,6, and 8 at or near hydration stations.

Awards:  Yes. Awards given for half marathon & 5K age-category winners. See race page for categories.

Headphones:  It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. We will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete's discretion. Must be able to hear direction from course police and volunteers.

Walkers: Yes! Walkers are encouraged! However, you must meet requirements of completing the race in the stated timeframe (see 'Race Time Limits' above).

Results:  Results posted in real time.

Volunteering:  We always need volunteers to make this event happen! Please click volunteer tab for more information and to sign up!

Parking:  Parking will be along Melton Lake Dr. There will be a $5 charge for parking in the onsite parking lot.  These parking spots will fill quickly. Please allow extra time to walk from your vehicle to venue.  Please obey all City of Oak Ridge traffic and parking laws.

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