Saturday, November 25, 2023 • Columbia, TN • Course Map
Round out your Thanksgiving weekend with an athletic challenge for a worthy cause at the Spring Hill Turkey Burn Half Marathon & 5K. Racers of all ages are invited to attend—there will also be a 1-mile kids’ run held for the youngest participants.
The race is a fundraiser for Tennessee Children’s Home, which provides “safe harbor, treatment, and a Christian environment for displaced families and youth.”
During the half marathon, runners tour the backroads of Maury County and Spring Hill. The course is held on a variety of surfaces including gravel, asphalt, and cement. Both races depart from the start/finish line at Spring Hill High School.
From the starting line, the half marathon course proceeds north toward Jameson for approximately 4 miles before looping back for a different cloverleaf, which takes runners toward Spring Hill Middle School and beyond.
Circling back after mile 8, half marathoners turn toward a victorious finish at the high school from which they started. Overall, the course offers a modest 373 feet of elevation gain, but organizers do note that several sections provide a hilly challenge.
The time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours, and walkers must maintain a 15-minute per mile pace. If they need it, walkers have the option of an early start.
Strollers are welcome for the 5K, but participants are cautioned that the multi-surface course can be hilly and challenging at times.
Race Weather & Climate
November weather in Columbia starts to cool off for the winter. Running conditions are cool, with the potential for cloud cover or rain. Average temperatures at this time of year range from 55°F to 38°F.
- 6:30 AM for Half Marathon walkers
- 7:30 AM for the Half Marathon
- 8:00 AM for the 5K
- 9:00 AM for the Kids’ Fun Run
- $70+ for the Half Marathon
- $40+ for the 5K
- $10 for the Kids’ Fun Run
See website for virtual pricing.
Registration & Official Race Website
To secure your spot in the 2023 running of the Spring Hill Turkey Burn Half Marathon & 5K, register here at RunSignUp.com.
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