Sunday, April 26, 2015 • Evans, GA • Course Map
One of a series of races in the quickly-growing Race 13.1 Half Marathon series across the Southeast, the Race 13.1 Evans Half Marathon is set to make its inaugural running in late April 2015, here in the area where the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown himself, was born and raised.
NOTE: This race has been discontinued and will not be run again in 2016.
The race is set to take place about 20 minutes west of Augusta, the home of the legendary Masters Tournament, which lies within about three hours of Atlanta and less than two hours from Columbia, S.C. Evans, a suburban community that has boomed in recent years as Augusta’s population has grown and moved west, has plenty to offer with its beautiful landscapes and picturesque running trails.
Runners will start the race at Evans Towne Center Park, home to both an expansive outdoor recreation green and the Lady Antebellum Amphitheater, named for the country trio whose members Josh and Charles Kelley were both born and raised in nearby Augusta. From there, the race heads out onto Evans Town Center Boulevard and then onto Evans to Locks Road.
Once runners make it onto Evans to Locks Road, they’ll remain on the same road for nearly the next six miles, passing by residential neighborhoods as they make their way along a very gradual downhill from the start to the half-way point, which they’ll reach once they get to the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and the Augusta Canal Locks.
Seeing the locks to the left as they head onto the Augusta Canal Trail, now a popular dirt trail for walkers, runners and cyclists year-round, they’ll run across the Augusta Canal Bridge — looking over the waterway where generations ago cargo boats were pulled by draft animals up to the locks on their way to the Savannah River — and then look for the half-way turnaround point.
Once they hit the turn, they’ll retrace their same steps in reverse all the way back to the finish line in Evans Towne Center Park.
The course will be USATF (USA Track & Field) certified with a course limit of 3 ½ hours. The race will be open to the first 3,000 entrants – 1,500 in the half marathon, and 750 each in the 10K and 5K.
Race Weather & Climate
Located about 10 miles northwest of Augusta and just a few miles from the Savannah River where Georgia and South Carolina meet, Evans typically sees April temperatures between 48ºF and 78ºF, while April also brings the area’s lowest rainfall of the year, with just over 3 inches on average.
On the day of the race (April 26), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 74ºF.
- 7:00 – half marathon
- 7:15 – 10K, 5K
- $50 for the half marathon, if registered by Dec. 1, 2014
- $65 between Dec. 2., 2014 – Feb. 2, 2015
- $75 between Feb. 3 – March 23
- $85 between March 24 – April 26
To reserve your spot in the 2015 inaugural Race 13.1 Evans, GA Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at Race131.com here.
Official Race Website
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