Saturday, March 4, 2023 | Ashland City, TN
Start time: 7:30am
Nashville Track Club is excited to bring you the 3rd annual Ashland City Half-Marathon on Saturday, March 4th.
This race is a USA Track & Field-sanctioned event. It will take place on a fast, flat, USATF-certified course that is absolutely gorgeous, starting and finishing right next to the Cumberland River at Riverbluff Park.
Online registration is at runsignup.com. Entry fee is $70 until 11:59pm Monday, January 31. After that, it will increase to $80. Online Registration is open until 07:15am on race day (Saturday March 4th). You may also enter in-person on race day between 5:45am and 7:15am. Each participant will receive an incredibly soft Next Level AC 1/2 T-shirt. All finishers will receive a medal. In the event that you are unable to take part in the race, refunds will NOT be issued. However, bibs may be transferred up to 5pm Wednesday (3/2), and you can have a friend pick up your T-shirt.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
5:45am – In-person registration opens
7:15am – In-person and online registration closes
7:30am – Race start
10:30am – Post-race celebration at Marrowbone Creek Brewing
In 2022, the course had to be redesigned, re-measured, and re-certified due to construction on Tennessee Waltz Parkway east of Riverbluff Park. The 2023 course is identical to last year’s – beautiful, flat, and very fast (see links below). The course’s USATF certification number is TN22002MS. This course is eligible for Tennessee single-age state records.
Note that, for this year, the course is only open for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Please do not register for the race unless you are confident that you can comfortably cover the course in 2:30:00 (11:30/mile) or better. Next year, we plan to be more inclusive.
We will have crewed hydration stations – offering both water and Gatorade – at the following points on the course: 3.3 miles, 4.4 miles, 7.3 miles, and 9.3 miles, and 11.5 miles. We will NOT be handing out gels, so if you plan to use gels, bring your own.
Runners who have clocked sub-1:09:30 (men) or sub-1:17:30 (women) should email Dave Milner at [email protected]. Runners who have clocked sub-1:07:00 (men) and sub-1:15:00 (women), or the equivalent at 10K-marathon, will have their entry fee waved. Others are eligible for a discounted (50%) entry fee. The sub-elite wave is for runners who have clocked sub-1:14:00 (men) or sub-1:22:15 (women), or the equivalent at 10K-marathon. They will have a group start 30 seconds later.
2023 RESULTS LINK
2022 RESULTS LINK
Results will be provided by A Matter of Timing. Results will be available right away and each participant will have their result individually emailed to them. We will have a certified 15K point on the course with intermediate results there, so that runners can chase a PB or single age state record for that distance, as well as 13.1 miles.
AWARDS & PRIZE MONEY
Awards will go to the winner (only) of each of the following age groups:
Male & Female: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Prizing is as follows:
Male & Female Overall: 1st – $1000, 2nd -$500, 3rd – $300 + $250 bonus for Course record (1:03:52 (Men) & 1:12:51 (Women))
Male & Female Masters (Over 40): 1st – $250
Winner of each age group (male and female): $50 gift card to The Exchange Running Collective
Placing and prize money in the male and female overall categories will be determined by Gun Time.
Placing and prize money in the masters categories will be determined by Chip Time.
Prize money will be mailed out within 14 days of the race, upon receipt via email of a signed W-9.
Post-race Awards & Celebration
We will gather at Marrowbone Creek Brewing at 240 S. Main Street in Ashland City post-race. The brewery will open for us at 10:00am. We will give out awards and you can order food from MCB’s kitchen (Menu available at link above). MCB will have non-alcoholic beer in addition to their more potent post-race beverages.
We will hand out draw prizes including Aftershokz headphones (SRP $180) and Nashville Track Club merch, so be sure to come hang out at Marrowbone.
Parking is available in their lot directly behind the brewery. Additional parking available at First National Bank, 1 north block on Chestnut, and at the Ballfields behind the brewery to the southwest.