The half marathon starts on the wide boulevards south of KEVA Sports Center and Airport Road. Racers then head north on the bike path along Highway 12 and cross onto Parmenter Street. The residential roads are winding and flat with a nice downhill on Algonquin Drive. Runners then enter the beautiful Pheasant Branch Conservancy and are treated to scenic views, spooky forests, and soft ground. After looping through the conservancy, runners enter the section of rolling and one challenging hill up Greenbriar Road before turning back onto Parmenter Street. Runners retrace their steps on the Highway 12 bike path to Airport Road and loop under the road on the paved Conservancy trail. The final miles are flat and fast and there is plenty of room for your spectators to cheer you on as you make your final turns back to KEVA Sports Center.
Surface Makeup of Half Marathon
Blacktop/Concrete Road – 50.5%
Paved Trail – 30.5%
Crushed Limestone – 19%