Germantown Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, March 9, 2024 • Germantown, TN • Course Map

More than 1,000 runners crossed the finish line in both races combined at the annual Germantown Half Marathon & Mayor’s Cup 5K, a road race that takes runners along an out-and-back loop course through the rolling hills and past the parks of this Tennessee community in a festive tie-in with the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Both races start and finish at the Germantown Athletic Club & Germantown Performing Arts Centre on Exeter Road — the scheduled starting time for the race is 7:30 AM — and are open to both runners and walkers. The race is set to make its 35th annual running in 2024.

From the starting line at the performing arts center, runners follow what is roughly a clockwise route around the course, first along Neshoba Road and then along Brierbrook Road, Farmingdale Road and Kimbrook Road, before turning onto West Farmingbrook Boulevard for a long straightaway section that takes runners past Germantown Country Club and Cameron Brown Park.

Runners take a brief detour inside Cameron Brown and then continue along the roadway until it becomes Farmington Road extension and then Wolf River Boulevard, which the field will take until the turn over to Houston Levee Park.

Runners (and walkers) will follow the course all the way through Houston Levee, around the water and back onto Dogwood Road, following this street for the next mile or so until the intersection with Forest Hill Irene Road.

There, runners turn left and head south along Forest Hill Irene, turning right again on Dogwood for a lengthy stretch that takes them all the way to the intersection with Kimbrogh Road, where runners turn and head north toward the first couple of miles of the course, and retrace their steps all the way back to the finish line at the Performing Arts Centre.

Race Weather & Climate

A suburb of the Memphis metro area, Germantown can still see quite cold weather in the last days before spring, as March temperatures average between 40°F and 62°F. Rainfall is a possibility, as the city sees an average of over 5 inches of precipitation during the month, making March one of its wettest months.

On the day of the race (March 9), the average low is 39°F and the average high is 61°F.

Past Results

Course Map

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

Starting Time

7:30 AM


  • $55 – $70 for the half marathon
  • $20 – $30 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Germantown Half Marathon or Mayor’s Cup 5K race, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • Iris Tolpe February 28, 2023, 12:30 am

    Dear, I think something went wrong with my registration. Can I still participate at the race on March, 11. Half marathon in Germantown, Tennessee? Many Txs, Iris Tolpe


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