Half-Marathon Map

The following map of the entire course is interactive and is linked to ridewithgps.com.  To achieve a full screen view of the map, click on “Veiw Full Route” in the upper left of the map image.  When viewing the interactive map, you can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section.  To view a more detailed section:

  1. Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph.  Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
  2. Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph.  Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail.  When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
  3. To return to the full graph, single click the “de-select” button.

Half Marathon Course Notes:

  1. The Start Line for the Half Marathon is on Roby Green Rd, approximately 0.1 mile from the entrance to the High Country Fairgrounds.
    • The Marathon and 5K start within the High Country Fairgrounds.
    • After the Start of the Marathon (7:30am), the runners participating in the Half Marathon will be stationed near the exit the High Country Fairgrounds.
    • Runners will be called to the Start 5 minutes before race start.
    • Items left at the Start may be retrieved at the Finish Line Officials’ Tent.
  2. The course is predominantly paved with 4 dirt/gravel road sections:
    • The first dirt/gravel section is Mile 1.1 – 2.6 and is a flat section (+ 40 ft gain) adjacent to Meatcamp Creek.
    • The second section of dirt/gravel road is Mile 4.4 – 4.5.
    • The third section is a reverse of the first, along Meatcamp Creek (Mile 9.9 – 11.3, -40 ft loss).
    • The Finish is on the packed gravel/dirt road of the High Country Fairgrounds.
  3. Race Flow:
    • Start – Mile 2.5: rolling (+130 ft / -160 ft) along the New River and Meatcamp Creek
    • Mile 2.5 – 5.6: includes 2 gradual ascents (Mile 2.5 – 3.2, Mile 3.8 – 4.8) and respective descents (+300 ft / -400 ft)
    • Mile 5.6 – 7.6: flat along the New River
    • Mile 7.6 – 9.9: long ascent (1.6 miles, +300 ft), followed by long descent (0.7 miles, -180 ft)
    • Mile 9.9 – Finish: rolling (+200 ft / -200 ft) along Meatcamp Creek and the New River
  4. Support Stations: approximately every 2 miles.  Refer to the Race Day Logistics page for details.

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