Saturday, November 13, 2021 • Nashville, TN • Course Map
Set for its 10th annual running in the fall of 2020, the race formerly known as Nashville’s I Run for the Party Half Marathon — and now the Nashville Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Rhythm Running — is part of a series of 10K, 5K and half marathon races held around the city throughout the year, which starts in May with the Cinco de Mayo 5K Run/Walk and finishes with the Nashville Half Marathon in November.
The 13.1-mile race starts at the First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
From there, runners will get to see some of the city’s sights including a run up and down its famed Music Row and through Shelby Park, as well as along stretches of the Nashville Greenways, the newly constructed system of linear parks and walking and running trails that connect its downtown areas with nearby residential areas, schools and parks, and often cross streams and bridges throughout the city along the river.
There are also several bits of history along the course, from the Tennessee State Capitol in the first mile to the Music City’s historic Fort Nashborough, a replica of the first settlement along the river that eventually grew and became the city of Nashville, located near the mile 5 marker.
Runners have four hours to complete the half marathon course, giving walkers time to cross the finish line.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the northern half of the state, about mid-way between its eastern and western borders, Nashville typically experiences mild to moderately cool and occasionally cold weather in the mid-fall. In November, temperatures average between 40°F and 59°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4.4 inches for the month.
On race day (Nov. 7), the average low is 41ºF and the average high is 61ºF.
- 2019 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Nashville Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – 5K
- 7:15 AM – half marathon, full marathon, relay
- $69 – $109 for the half marathon
- $79 – $119 for the full marathon
- $279 – $359 for the marathon relay
- $29 – $65 for the 5K
- $40 and up for the virtual race
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Nashville Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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