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Posted on: October 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Murfreesboro Half Marathon scheduled for Saturday, October 9

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On October 9, approximately 1500 runners from 26 different states will participate in the Murfreesboro Half Marathon (“The Middle Half”). Starting near Central Magnet School on Main Street at 7:00 a.m., the runners will finish the 13.1 mile race near the historic downtown square.


Residents are encouraged to check out the course route and make alternate plans for travel between 6:30 a.m. and 10:39 a.m. 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. A map of the course may be found at


Participants may register online by credit or debit card at until the cap of 1500 is reached.


“We are taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our participants,” said Nate Williams, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation director. “After taking a break last year, the runners are eager to get back on our course.”


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.


Presented by Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, additional sponsors include The City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro, TrustPoint Hospital, Lee Company, Tifosi, Murfreesboro Water Resources, and Brass Horn Coffee Roasters.


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