Great Smoky Mtns. Half Marathon

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Race Day Parking, Drop-off, & SHuttles

Parking & Shuttles

We will have plenty of parking to accommodate all of our runners. There will be no parking at the start line. All parking will be at the finish line:


Runners will be shuttled to the start line. Shuttles will load and leave from 5:20 am - 6:00 am. There will be no shuttles after the race.

*NOTE: The Finish line parking area will open at 4:30 am on race morning.


If you are dropping a runner off, please enter the parking area and drop your runner off in the designated drop-off area at the Heritage High School (3741 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN). The drop-off is for quick unloading only and is not for parking. To avoid any traffic jams from runners being dropped off, please drop-off your runner and then exit the parking area.

Schedule Breakdown

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!
7:14 am – Sunrise
9:45 am – Awards Ceremony

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