Great Smoky Mtns. Half Marathon

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Bib & Packet Pickup

When you register, we ask you to indicate when you plan to pick up your bib. If you plans change, don’t worry about it. We only ask to help us plan in terms of numbers. Your choices to pick up your packet are:


We’ll have our race expo on September 7th in Townsend, TN at the Talley Ho Inn. The expo will start at 1pm! Vendors will be there until 6pm, but you'll be able to pick up your bib for the half marathon until 7pm. Runners participating in the 5K on Friday, the 7th must pick up their bib by 5pm as the 5K race begins at 6:30pm.

Please plan on coming and spending some time at the expo. We’ll have our merchandise tent set up, so be sure to stop by and say hi!


In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste during our races, our expos are bagless events. We encourage you to #BYOBag to hold your bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up from the race expo!


If you're unhappy with the fit of your race shirt, or were unable to order the size you wanted, we will have a shirt exchange available at the finish line on race day. Please note that sizes and quantity will be limited.


There is a cost of $20 if you want to have your bib and shirt mailed to you. We do this as a convenience for runners not wanting to drive to Townsend early. This option is only available BEFORE the final price jump.

Refunds: Once your package is shipped, you are officially checked in to the race and no longer qualify for our refund, deferment, or transfer options.


We will provide limited race morning packet pickup. The race starts very early, so having to worry about getting your bib on race morning will only add unneeded stress to your life. But we know sometimes it just can't be avoided. If it can be avoided, please do not pick your packet up the morning of the race.

Bib pickup on race morning will be right next to the starting line. Be sure to pick up your bib before 6:00am. The race starts promptly at 7:00 am.