Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon & 5K
September 11 & 12, 2020
Escape to the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies" with a gorgeous course through the woods. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful destination!
5K & "Fun Run"
Friday, September 11
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Course Type: Lollipop loop
Stroller friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No
Early: $45 Nov. 15 – Mar. 2, 2020
Regular: $50 Mar. 3 – Jun. 7, 2020
Late: $55 Jun. 8 – Sep. 11, 2020
Saturday, September 12
7:00 am – 11:00 am
Course Type: Point-to-point
Stroller friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? No
Early: $109 Nov. 15 – Mar. 2, 2020
Regular: $129 Mar. 3 – Jun. 7, 2020
Late: $149 Jun. 8 – Sep. 11, 2020
Black Bear Double
5K + Half Marathon
September 11 & 12
Register for the Black Bear Double to run both the 5K and Half Marathon and earn special swag.
Early: $170 Nov. 15 – Mar. 2, 2020
Regular: $200 Mar. 3 – Jun. 7, 2020
Late: $225 Jun. 8 – Sep. 11, 2020
*Entries are limited and this race may sell out. If the race sells out, registration will close regardless of registration period.
The Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon & 5K is a stunning race with gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains and Tennessee countryside.
Both events finish in front of the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend, TN "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies"!
There will be plenty of parking near the finish for runners and spectators. The 5K starts and finishes in front of the Talley Ho Inn on Friday (Sep. 11th). Half marathon runners will be shuttled to the start on Saturday (Sep. 12th) and will finish at the Talley Ho Inn.
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Race HQ (including the Race Expo, Start line, and Finish line) will be at the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend, TN.
If you're flying in, look for flights into McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville (40 min. drive).
We recommend staying in Townsend, TN. but Gatlinburg (45 min. drive) has lots of options as well. Other good sources for planning your stay include Explore Townsend, Peaceful Smokies, and the NPS website.
Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Video courtesy of Rudy Wilms
Registration is now open - Sign up today!
Early: November 15 – March 2
Regular: March 3 – June 7
Late: June 8 – Race Expo
*There is a limited number of entries to each race, and this event may sell out. If the event is sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.
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