Murray Half Marathon, 5K & Relay

Saturday, October 24, 2020 • Murray, KYCourse Map

Runners get the chance to take a 13.1-mile tour of this southwestern Kentucky city that’s home to Murray State University and just a short drive west of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area at the Murray Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, which is hosted by the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare.

One of the goals of the race organizers, whose beneficiaries include the local Murray-Calloway County Hospital, is that it will help spur both visitors coming in for the race as well as residents throughout the local region to improve their own health by improving their fitness levels and becoming more active in events just like this one.

The loops course for the race will start and finish at Murray’s Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street, near the corner of Poplar and 8th Streets.

From there, the race route is set to take runners out on a tour of the city’s intown streets and residential neighborhoods, as well as on the rolling country roads and highways that lie just outside town — a few of them with some fairly significant uphill and downhill stretches.

The scheduled starting time for all races is 7:00 AM. Runners as well as walkers are welcome to participate in the half marathon, provided they can finish the 13.1-mile course within the 3 1/2-hour time limit for the race.

All photos courtesy Murray Half Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Tucked into Kentucky’s southwestern corner, just miles from the Kentucky-Tennessee state line and roughly 115 miles northwest of Nashville, Tenn., Murray typically sees cool to mild weather in October, a month that has brought record temperatures as low as 21 degrees (in 1952) and as high as 96 degrees (in 1953).

  • Oct. 24 average low temp: 48ºF
  • Oct. 24 average high temp: 70ºF

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Murray Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM


  • $60 for the half marathon
  • $40 for the relay (per person)
  • $25 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Murray Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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