Go Commando Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, October 21, 2017 • Clarksville, TN • Course Map

Known for the natural beauty of its mountains and the music that is made just a short drive away in nearby Nashville, the region of the Southeast known as Middle Tennessee plays host to the 7th annual running in 2017 of the Go Commando Half Marathon & 5K this fall.

With some gentle rolling hills, the Go Commando race will follow an out-and-back loop through the city that starts and finishes along Corporate Parkway Boulevard.

From there, runners will fan out into the countryside of Clarksville, making their way through long stretches of the city’s country roads. Around this time of year, the leaves should be starting to change colors, so runners will get to enjoy the autumn weather and beauty as well.

As the organizers put it, the race’s name is in part a shout-out to the military troops and families stationed at nearby Fort Campbell — the home of the 101st Airborne Division, which lies just 10 miles from the city’s downtown — and to all those who just enjoy “going commando.” Just over 1,200 runners cross the finish line in the race each year.

When they arrive for the race packet pickup, race participants will receive a pair of booty-ful “ranger panties” — because you can’t always “go commando” — as well as a finisher’s medal and collector’s cup at the finish for the race.

For 2017, the scheduled starting time for the race is 7:30 AM, and the event is limited to the first 2,000 entrants.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central northern Tennessee, just miles from the Kentucky border and roughly 45 miles northwest of Nashville, Clarksville typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 20°F (in 1981) and as high as 97°F (in 1953).

On race day (Oct. 21), the average low is 43ºF and the average high is 70ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Go Commando Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM – half marathon
  • 8:00 AM – 5K


  • $55 – $70 for the half marathon
  • $30 – $45 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of the Go Commando Half Marathon & 5K race, register online at RunSignup.com here.

Official Race Website



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2 comments… add one
  • Paul Fishel May 16, 2017, 12:25 am

    Slight correction to my recent comment. The link at the top of the page, next to the date and location, does go to the Go Commando course map. The link down in the body of the page goes to Hartford CT Half-Marathon.

  • Paul Fishel May 16, 2017, 12:22 am

    The link for the Go Commando Half Marathon course map in Clarksville TN takes you to Hartford CT.


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