Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon

September 8, 2018  |  Townsend, TN  |  7:00am

Escape to the peaceful Smoky Mountains!

With a gorgeous course through the woods in Townsend, TN, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful half marathon!

Registration Open December 8!

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The Course

Our Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon and 5K courses both start and finish in front of the Tally Ho Inn in Townsend, TN - "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies"! Both courses are scenic runs with gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains and Tennessee countryside.

We'll have plenty of parking near the start and finish for all of our runners and spectators. We will not have shuttles from around town, so please plan on driving to the start, or walking if you're staying at or close to the Tally Ho Inn.

>>View more half marathon course details here

>>View more 5K course details and maps here


Traveling to the Smokies

Where to Stay

Two good sources for your stay are the Peaceful Smokies website and the NPS website.

We recommend looking for lodging in Townsend, TN, but Gatlinburg has lots of options as well, though it will be about a 45 minute drive to race HQ.

The start, finish, and race expo will be at the Tally Ho Inn in Townsend, TN.

Where to Fly

If you're flying here you'll want to check for flights into McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). Plan for a 40 minute drive from Knoxville.

Driving to the Race

Race HQ will be at the Tally Ho Inn in Townsend, TN. Find directions here.


Bib & Packet Pickup

You have a couple of options for picking up your bib and race packet including: at the Race Expo, at the Start Line, or mailed to you.

>>Read more about your options here.


Race Day

Race HQ will be at the Tally Ho Inn in Townsend, TN. We'll have plenty of parking near the start and finish for all of our runners and spectators. We will not have shuttles from around town, so please plan on driving to the start, or walking if you're staying at or close to the Tally Ho Inn. Here's a tentative schedule of events:

4:30 am - Finish line parking area opens
5:00 am – Start line bib pickup begins
5:20 am – First shuttle departs for start line
5:30 am – First prize raffle (every 5 minutes)
6:30 am – Last call for bib pickup / Pacers line up
6:45 am – Runners line up / Last call for gear check
6:55 am – National Anthem
7:00 am – RACE STARTS!
9:45 am – Awards Ceremony

When you finish the race, you'll grab a snack box, take some pictures, hang out and make friends for a while, and then we encourage you to go explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park!


Package Pricing

Appalachian

Triple

Sep. 7, 8, and 15, 2018

  • Great Smoky 5K Race Entry
  • Shenandoah Half Race Entry
  • Great Smoky Half Race Entry
  • 2 Race Shirts
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch
    (if requested)
  • 3 Finisher Medals
  • 1 AppalachianTriple Medal

$385 / runner

$270 / runner

until March 4

Bobcat

Double

Sep. 8 and 15 2018

  • Great Smoky Half Race Entry
  • Shenandoah Half Race Entry
  • 2 Race Shirts
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch
    (if requested)
  • 2 Finisher Medals
  • 1 Bobcat Double Medal

$330 / runner

$230 / runner

until March 4

Black Bear

Double

Sep. 7-8, 2018

  • Great Smoky 5K Race Entry
  • Great Smoky Half Race Entry
  • 1 Race Shirt
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch
    (if requested)
  • 2 Finisher Medals
  • 1 Black Bear Double Medal

$220 / runner

$155 / runner

until March 4

Great Smoky Mountains

Half Marathon

Sep. 8, 2018

  • Great Smoky Half Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch (if requested)
  • Finisher Medal

$149 / runner

$99 / runner

until March 4

Great Smoky Mountains

5K

Sep. 7, 2018

  • Great Smoky 5K Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal

$55 / runner

$40 / runner

until March 4

Bring Your Friends - Save $10

Running is better when you bring your friends along. The more the merrier! Plus, you save $10 off each registration when you sign up as a team. Details »

Military Discount

As a thank you to our men and women in uniform we will be offering a $75 entry into race, no matter what the date (as long as the race is not full). Details »

Disclaimer About Shirt Sizes

After the final price jump we will place our race shirt and medal order. You'll still be guaranteed a shirt but not a specific size. There will be a shirt exchange available at the finish line on race day.