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After 12 years, the
Murfreesboro Half Marathon, or “The Middle Half” has changed its route. On
October 12, approximately two thousand runners will start near Central Magnet
School on Main Street at 7:00 a.m. and finish the 13.1 mile race near the historic
With the start and finish near the downtown area, street closure times have changed as well. Residents are encouraged to check out the course route and make alternate plans for the morning, if necessary. The course may be found at www.themiddlehalf.com.
Streets will be opened as the
last runner finishes on that section. To estimate the time, allow 15 minutes
per mile. For example, the road at Mile 6 would open up at approximately 90
minutes after the race start.
“Runners are excited about the
new course,” said Melissa Miller, race director. “We’ve eliminated the portions
that people complained about and added more of MTSU’s beautiful campus. It is
such a flat course that many runners from around the country use the race to
train for full marathons or to set a PR (person record).”
Participants may register online by credit or debit card at www.themiddlehalf.com.
The course includes the
Rutherford County Courthouse on the Square, scenic tree-lined Main Street and
Maney Avenue, Oaklands Mansion and the newer portions of MTSU’s campus.
Sponsors include The City of
Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, Fleet Feet
Sports, Lee Company, Publix, Puckett’s, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Jimmy
John’s, and DuraFloors.
Visit www.TheMiddleHalf.com or at facebook.com/TheMiddleHalf for additional information.