Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Road
Difficulty: 4 / 10
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Address: 5452 Oberlin Dr, San Diego, CA 92121
Filed Under: Running
General Race Info
The 8th annual Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will start in Centennial Park and run through Nashville's most scenic sights. 50 bands on 28 entertainment stages and hundreds of high school cheerleaders will entertain runners, walkers and spectators alike. Country, rock, jazz, blues, swing and more will pulsate every mile on the course.
Music will continue into the night as the Gaylord Entertainment Center in downtown Nashville hosts another incredible post-race concert. Past performers include Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio, Brad Paisley and Phil Vassar.
ChampionChip Timing (click chip to enlarge)
The Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is proud to offer ChampionChip Timing. Computer chip timing is the most advanced method of timing available so you receive the most exact time possible. Your time starts when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line.
Marathoners will receive a 10K, half marathon and 20-mile split time. Half marathoners will receive a 10K split time. Please note, that all age group awards will be determined by chip time, but all overall and monetary awards will be determined by gun time.
You must pick up your loaner computer chip and your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo. If you have your own yellow chip, you may use it, but you must bring it to the Expo to be scanned along with your race number. You may purchase a personalized reusable yellow chip (top - click to enlarge) for $35 at the Expo or through online registration.
If you do not wear your computer chip, you will not be timed and you will not receive a Finishers Certificate. Loaner chips must be returned on race day before you exit the secured finish area. For more information about how ChampionChip timing works visit www.championchip.com
The Start Line (Located at Centennial Park)
* Start Corral
The corral system assures a smooth start. All participants will be assigned a corral based on their projected finishing time with the fastest runners assigned to the lowest numbers.
* Corral Changes
A corral change is only necessary when moving closer to the start line, i.e. a faster finish time. All corral changes must be taken care of at the Health & Fitness Expo; no corral changes will be allowed race morning.
* Gear Check
On race morning, if you have any gear that you don?t want to run with but need when you finish, check it into the Gear Check area at the start. Just affix your personalized mailing label to your Gear Bag and drop if off before you run. Your gear will be waiting for you at the finish!
The Finish Line (Located at The Coliseum)
The Country Music Marathon & ? Marathon will finish at The Coliseum with a beautiful view of Downtown Nashville. Participants receive a mylar blanket, finishers medal and plenty of food and refreshments. Meet up with family and friends at the family reunion area and then check out the finish line music and other festivities.
A rockin post-party awaits you after you cross the finish line. Celebrate your race with more refreshments and entertainment in the finish line Pavilion. Can you handle even more music? Live bands jam on the finish line stage to get you ready for the nights Post Race Concert in downtown Nashvilles Entertainment Center. SPENCO, a leading brand of insoles and foot care products, will be in the secure zone at the finish line giving every finisher a free pair of comfort sport sandals to wear after the race.
* Finish Line Photos
Official photographs and video will be taken along the course and at the finish line by Action Sports International. Keep your race number uncovered and in clear view or it may be impossible to identify your photograph. Plan to stop your watch a few seconds after crossing the finish line. Action Sports International will email proofs of your photograph with ordering information within one week after the marathon. The video will be a highlight tape of the marathon which will include shots of you as you approach and cross the Finish Line.
* Gear Check
All Gear Bags checked at the start line will be waiting for you at the finish line. Look for the trucks located in Lot K at The Coliseum. All bags must be reclaimed by 3:00 pm. Please do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in the Gear bags.