Course Info

THE MARATHON COURSE IS A BOSTON QUALIFIER!

START TIMES

5K – 7:00 AM
Half, Full Marathon & Full Marathon Relay – 7:15 AM

TIME LIMITS

Full Marathon/Relay – 6 hours
Half Marathon – 4 hours
If you have not completed the course by then you will be picked up!

PACERS

We will make every effort to have pacers out there as it is on a volunteer basis and it not guaranteed.
Half Marathon: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, and 2:15
Full Marathon: 3:30, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 and 5:00

If you are interested in being a pacer, please sign up on the volunteer tab.

FULL MARATHON RELAY

These are approximate distances for each leg
  • 1st Runner at START will run = 5.05 miles
  • 2nd Runner at Transition #1 = 6.95 miles
  • 3rd Runner at Transition #2 = 6 miles
  • 4th Runner at Transition #3 = 4.4 miles
  • 5th Runner at Transition #4 to FINISH = 3.8 miles

RELAY TRANSITION AREAS: CLICK for VISUAL MAP

  • ​Starting runner will hand bib belt to runner #2 at approx. Mile 5
    • Public Square Park on Union Ave/2nd Ave N
  • Runner #2 will hand bib belt to runner #3 approx. Mile 12
    • Davidson Street next to old Naval base
  • Runner #3 will hand bib belt to runner #4 approx. Mile18
    • Davidson Street next to old Naval base
  • Runner #4 will hand bib belt to runner #5 approx. Mile 22.4
    • Davidson Street next to old Naval Base

Relay teams can be 2 to 5 participants. You’ll have to check with team mates how they want to run in order to double up on mileage. Transportation would probably only be needed for the Transitions #’s 2, 3 , & 4 which is one location in Shelby Park. You can use a cab, Lyft, Uber etc…) Exact locations will be emailed to the relay teams.

**PLEASE USE THIS LINK FOR DIRECTIONS TO SHELBY PARK TO AVOID THE COURSE.

VIRTUAL RUNNERS

If you cannot join us in person on Nov 9th – you can actually run where ever you live!!! Just send a photo with your time/distance questions@runnash.com. We will send out your medal & shirt within 2 weeks after the race.

FUEL ON THE COURSE

Energy Gel & Gatorade will be provided on the course.

  • Mile 2.3 – Water
  • Mile 4.5 – Water
  • Mile 6.5 – Water/Huma Gel/Gatorade
  • Mile 8.5 – Water/Huma Gel
  • Mile 11 (Half)- Water/Huma Gel/Gatorade
  • Mile 11 (Full) – Water/Huma Gel
  • Mile 13.1 – Water/Gatorade
  • Mile 13.4 – Water/Huma Gel/Gatorade
  • Mile 16.5- Water/Huma Gel/Gatorade
  • Mile 19 – Water/Huma Gel
  • Mile 21.5 – Water/Huma Gel
  • Mile 23.8 – Water/Huma Gel/Gatorade
  • Mile 26.2 – Water/Gatorade

Restrooms are located at the following areas on the course:

  • Start/Finish Line
  • Approximately Miles 2.3, 6, 8.4, 9.2, 11.5, 13.5, 16.2, 18.5, 22, 24, & 26.2

 

ROUTES

Course may change or be rerouted due to city ordinances or at the discretion of the Nashville Police Department and the Nashville Department of Special Event Permits.

2019 Nashville Half  Marathon Course – Click HERE to view/print

2019 Nashville Full Marathon Course – Click HERE to view/print

2019 Nashville 5K Course – Click HERE to view/print