Saturday, March 5, 2016 • Auburn, AL • Course Map
With a fast course that takes runners over gentle hills through Auburn’s scenic bicycle trails and paths, the Auburn Classic Half Marathon is part of the Alabama State Half Marathon Championship and is run to benefit the American Cancer Society.
More than 200 runners cross the finish line in this race each year, on an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Auburn’s Agricultural Heritage Park and takes runners out past Chewalca State Park and Lake Wilmore Park and back, and also features stretches through Town Creek Park and the final few miles through the campus of Auburn University.
The race also features stretches that run past some of Auburn’s best-known sites to college football fans, including Jordan Hare Stadium — the home of the university’s Auburn Tigers football team — and Heisman Drive, where you’ll get to run past the statues of Auburn legends like Bo Jackson, Cam Newton and Pat Sullivan.
The event also features what race organizers call the Children’s Half Marathon, open to any interested kids who would like to complete a half-marathon over a period of many weeks. Kids are encouraged to start in the fall and run or walk about one mile per week.
On the day of the race, the children who participate will run the last 0.6 miles of the half with that day’s runners and finish at the main finish line.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the mid-section of the state about 20 miles west of the Alabama-Georgia state line, Auburn typically sees its wettest weather of the year in March, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 12 degrees (in 1980) and as high as 87 degrees (in 1991).
On race day (March 5), the average low is 42ºF and the average high is 65ºF.
- 2015 Auburn Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Auburn Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Auburn Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Auburn Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Auburn Classic Half Marathon Results
- $45 for the half marathon, if registered by November 30, 2015
- $50 on or after December 1
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Auburn Classic Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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