Sunday, October 3, 2021 • Nashville, TN • Course Map
Set for its 12th annual running here in the home of country music – but its second with the 13.1-mile distance – the Greenway Marathon & Half Marathon offers a small-sized, early autumn race along the Stones River Greenway, a paved trail for walkers, cyclists and runners that winds alongside the Stones River near Nashville Shores.
Runners will start and finish the out-and-back course for the race at the Percy Priest Dam, which overlooks the J. Percy Priest Reservoir, about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville.
Both the full marathon and the half marathon will start together – about 75 runners crossed the finish line in the full marathon last year – and from there they’ll head onto the Greenway trail, all the way north and west into Stones River Bend Park and Heartland Park.
Once you make it into Heartland Park, you’ll hit the half-way turnaround point for the half marathon. (Those running the full marathon will continue on through Two Rivers Park and across the Cumberland River, where they’ll spend the next several miles running alongside that river.)
After they make the turn, half marathoners will make their way back along the route they’ve just run on the Stones River Greenway, all the way back to the Percy Priest Dam for the race finish.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the heart of middle Tennessee, roughly 250 miles northwest of Atlanta, Nashville typically sees some of its mildest and driest weather of the year in October when temperatures average from the low-50s to the mid-70s.
On race day (Oct. 3), the average low is 53ºF and the average high is 76ºF.
- 2020 Greenway Half Marathon Results
- 2019 Greenway Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Greenway Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Greenway Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Greenway Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Greenway Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Greenway Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Greenway Half Marathon Results
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of Nashville’s Greenway Marathon or Half Marathon race, register online at Reg2Run.com here.
Official Race Website
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