Únete Soldier Marathon
The streets of both Fort Benning and the peaceful, serene setting of the Columbus Riverwalk form the backdrop for the brand-new Soldier Marathon, which makes its annual running through this southwest Georgia city in the fall, along an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Army installation’s new National Infantry Museum, which opened to the public in 2009.
Dedicated to the life, service and heroism of the infantrymen who have served the U.S. in war over the past two centuries, the 190,000-sq.-ft. museum hosts an interactive tour with galleries detailing the contributions of infantries in wars all the way back to the Revolutionary War, leading up to the wars today in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The museum is located just outside the gates of the Fort Benning Army installation in the park known as Patriot Park, and this is where the marathon start and finish.
Marathon course is certified as a Boston Marathon qualifier. The USATF Certification Number is USATF GA15094WC.
Destacable en la ruta
The Soldier Marathon course is a 26.2 mile course that starts and finishes at the National Infantry Museum. The start line and finish line are on the Avenue of Flags along the east side of the National Infantry Museum. The first 7.5 miles of the course are on Ft. Benning. The remaining miles run north on the RiverWalk from Oxbow Meadows to Uptown Columbus, Georgia and the TSYS parking lot and then runs into Phenix City, Alabama via the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge, and then returns over the Dillingham Bridge back into Columbus and runs south on the Riverwalk from the Trade Center back to the National Infantry Museum.
Mapa de ruta
directions_runDirección de comienzo: Columbus,us
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There are several hotels nearby for you to make reservations to stay. Thanks to the Columbus Visitors Bureau we have listed several hotels on our website. All are within 5 minutes to 20-minute drive to the National Infantry Museum and the Start Line.
Servicios después de la carrera
Thanks to McDonalds, Coke, Michelob and Callaway we offer our runners hamburger, burritos, soft drinks, water and beer. We also offer fruit and bagels.
Límite de edad
The minimum age for the full marathon is 16 years old and the minimum age for the half marathon is 10 years old. The minimum age for the 5k Race is 3 years old.
Puestos de avituallamiento
The Full Marathon course has 15 water stations that range from less than 1 mile to 2.5 miles apart. The Half Marathon course has 6 water stations that range from 1.2 miles to 2.5 miles apart.
Medallas de finalización
Full Marathon finishers will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a medal. Overall winners and age-group winners will also receive awards.
There is a time limit of 7 hours to finish the Soldier Marathon and Half Marathon. This is about a 16 minute mile pace. You should plan to reach mile 18 by 12:48 p.m. to reach the finish line at the National Infantry Museum by 3:00 p.m. and finish within the 7 hour time limit. We will be as flexible as we can to accommodate all finishers.
There are several places to park: the parking lot of the National Infantry Museum, the parking lot at Oxbow Meadows across the street from the Museum, the side of S. Lumpkin Road south of the National Infantry Museum, a grass parking lot on S. Lumpkin Road about ½ mile south of the Museum with bus transportation available to the Museum, and Ft. Benning Road south of the Museum. Parking along S. Lumpkin Road north of the National Infantry Museum is restricted because it’s part of our race course.
Each water station will be stocked with Callaway Blue water and PowerAde provided by Coca-Cola.
Per USAT rules, gun time is used to determine the overall winners. Chip time is used to determine age group winners.
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