Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon

Saturday, February 3, 2024 • Lebanon, TN • Course Map

Nicknamed the “Cedar City” for the abundant cedar trees found throughout this city of roughly 20,000 residents just outside the state capital city of Nashville, Lebanon’s Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon takes runners on what can be a cold late-winter run through the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, which like the city itself, gets its name from the dense cedar forests that grew throughout the country of Lebanon back in Biblical times.

The race also is part of the Tennessee State Park Running Tour, a series of 20 races staged in state parks around the state each year — including 10K, 5K, 10-mile and several other distance races. The Cedars Frostbite race is the one of the final (as well as the largest) races in the series, which starts in October and runs through March every year.

On the morning of the race, runners gather for the start at the Assembly Hall on Cedar Forest Road, which lies roughly a mile from the park entrance. From there, runners — and walkers, the race is open to both — follow an out-and-back semi-loop route out from the park along Cedar Forest Road for the first three miles, before turning around and retracing their steps for just over a mile.

Runners make another left onto Sue Warren Trail and make another turn onto Dude Trail before merging onto Hurricane Creek Road. There’s a second turnaround point on Hurricane Creek Road near mile eight. From here, runners retrace their route for three more miles before bearing left onto East Richmond Shop Road.

From there runners turn again onto Cedar Forest Road, which runners then take all the way back to the finish line at the Assembly Hall.

Most of the course is largely flat, though runners can expect some hills around mile markers 3 and 12, as well as a stretch of the race that takes runners over gravel surface.

The rest of the race unfolds over paved surfaces, along the rolling country roads in and around the 900-acre Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

Hidden Springs Trail in Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Tenn. (Wikimedia)

Hidden Springs Trail in Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Tenn. (Wikimedia)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central northern Tennessee, roughly 30 miles east of Nashville, Lebanon typically sees cool to sometimes very cold weather conditions in the late winter season. In February, temperatures average between 27°F and 52°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 4.1 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Feb. 3), the average low is 25°F and the average high is 50°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

11:00 AM


  • $22 – half marathon


To reserve your spot in the late winter 2024 running of Lebanon’s Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon, register online at Reg2Run.com here.

Official Race Website



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5 comments… add one
  • Belinda Atchley October 24, 2020, 2:22 pm

    Do you have the results from the half marathon in Lebanon Tn. It was called the frost bite 2020

  • Jim Alford January 26, 2017, 6:47 am

    When will the race packages, i.e. shirts and bibs, be ready for pick up.

    Thanks and have a good day

  • Amy Shepherd February 7, 2016, 8:38 am

    Where do I look for the results of yesterdays race at Cedars of Lebanon?
    Thank you

  • Amy Shepherd February 5, 2016, 1:39 pm

    I paid $20.00 by the early registration date of Jan 28 by check to do the half and have not received an email with regard to packet/bib # pickup? Please email back to advise me.
    Thank you

  • Katy Bradley February 1, 2016, 8:58 am

    The price shows $20, but I paid over $30 when I got to the page that allowed me to sign up for this race.


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