The course for the Bethel Half Marathon starts on Sonoma Road at Bethel Middle School, and finishes just a stone’s throw from the starting line, near Bethel Baptist Church on Pigeon Road. In between, runners make their way among the rolling hills and farm fields south of Bethel, which are surrounded by the woods of the Nantahala National Forest and criss-crossed by the Pigeon River. Much of the course either runs alongside or crosses over the river in several spots.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.