Tennessee > Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon
Nashville, TN • Saturday, November 9, 2013 • Course Map
Set for its 5th annual running in the fall of 2013, the race formerly known as Nashville's I Run for the Party Half Marathon -- and now the Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, presented by Hard Rock Cafe -- is part of a series of 10K, 5K and half marathon races held around the city throughout the year, which starts in May with the Cinco de Mayo 5K Run/Walk and finishes with the Nashville Half Marathon in November.
The 13.1-mile race starts at the corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue near the city's Metro Riverfront Park, an outdoor park and concert amphitheater that lies along a bend in the Cumberland River and is also home to the Music City's historic Fort Nashborough, a replica of the first settlement along the river that eventually grew and became the city of Nashville.
From there, runners will get to see some of the city's sights including a run up and down its famed Music Row and through Shelby Park, as well as along stretches of the Nashville Greenways, the newly constructed system of linear parks and walking and running trails that connect its downtown areas with nearby residential areas, schools and parks, and often cross streams and bridges throughout the city along the river.
Just over 1,400 runners crossed the finish line at the race's 2012 running, and organizers plan to cap the number of entrants at 1,000 for the full marathon.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the northern half of the state, about mid-way between its eastern and western borders, Nashville typically experiences mild to moderately cool and occasionally cold weather in the mid-fall.
In November, temperatures average between 40°F and 59°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4.4 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Nov. 9), the average low is 41°F and the average high is 61°F.
View the race route map for the Nashville Half Marathon
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To reserve your spot in the fall 2013 running of the Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, register online at Active.com.
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