Run Information


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3RD ANNUAL GATEWAY TO THE SMOKIES HALF MARATHON
*NEW IN 2017 – THE 4-MILER*

MAY 6, 2017
Registration is now open!

Hosting a half marathon is a natural fit for the Haywood Chamber of Commerce.  For the past seven years, the Chamber has successfully hosted the Blue Ridge Breakaway, a bike ride featuring 4 routes including two on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  With a passionate planning team including experienced outdoor sports enthusiasts, we have developed a reputation for hosting an outstanding sporting event.  Visitors praise our welcoming community, beautiful mountain surroundings and quaint downtown.

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Registration/Runner Packet Pick Up:
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
28 Walnut Street, Waynesville NC  28786
Friday, May 5, 2017:  10 am to 7 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017:  6 am to 7 am (Race begins at 7:30 am)
Award Ceremonies:
Begin at 10:00 am and continues throughout the race as appropriate.

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Both races are OPEN courses; runners share the roadway with motor traffic.
Both races start from the same point, at the same time.

Click here for Turn-by-Turn Directions (Half Marathon only, 4-miler coming soon)
Map MapMyRun 13.1 & MapMyRun 4.04 mi

 


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Aid Stations

Aid stations will encourage and celebrate you throughout the race.  The course is spectator friendly with numerous locations to watch family and friends.

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Runner FAQ