Join Augusta Half Marathon
Get up off of that thing and come get funky in Augusta! The Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K has miles of fun and incorporates all Augusta has to offer. Visitors and locals alike will enjoy our route as it celebrates Augusta as the Garden City, our military pride of Fort Gordon, "feelin’ good" to James Brown, Augusta University spirit and the sport of golf through the most prestigious golf event in the world.
The Augusta market is the second largest metropolitan area in Georgia. With our experience in a variety of sporting events, including rowing, cycling, the world’s largest IRONMAN® 70.3® and more, the Augusta Sports Council is excited to host a major road race. This sense of community will ensure the Augusta Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will continue as one of the best annual events in the region. Join us for an event that is fast becoming a local favorite!
Runners start the out-and-back course for the race along the shore of Lake Olmstead, just a stone’s throw from the nearby baseball stadium where the Class-A Augusta GreenJackets minor league baseball team plays. From there, the course heads first along two of downtown Augusta’s main streets, along a roughly two-mile out-and-back stretch along Broad and Green Streets.
The course then brings runners back toward the mill and then onto St. Sebastian Way, which they’ll follow for a little less than half a mile before turning right onto Walton Way, which leads runners through commercial districts and into the part of the city known as Summerville, giving way to beautiful, large residential homes — many of which are many decades old — lining the street. This section also features a long, steady, gradual uphill however, so it’s a blessing to have plenty of postcard-perfect scenery to distract during the long, gradual climb.
The stretch along Walton Way lasts for about three miles before turning runners right onto Highland Avenue, which shows off much of what Augusta is known for to anyone who’s visited the city for the Masters — majestic homes that sit at the end of large, lush green lawns dotted with magnolia and Georgia pine trees reaching toward the sky.
The stretch along Highland leads to Berckmans Road and some significant hills — first a long, steady downhill followed by a fairly steep uphill along Berckmans, which leads right up to the fences and parking lot areas of Augusta National Golf Club.
If you’re a golf fan, it’s likely that you may (almost) forget you’re running a 13.1-mile race on the stretch through this area, though it will help that you’re roughly three-fourths of the way through the course at this point, which is followed by a run through the neighborhoods around Lake Olmstead, where you can also see the baseball stadium before cross the finish line back along the trails that wind alongside the lake.
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After Race Services
Please join the Augusta Sports Council at the finish line area from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. for music, food and awards.
Water and/or Gatorade stations are located approximately every two miles along the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K course.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group for the Augusta University Half Marathon. The age groups are: 15 & Under, 16-19. 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. The Augusta University 10K will not have age group awards. Augusta University Half Marathon & 10K finishers will receive a commemorative medal.
Gear check will be located at the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit (near the start/finish) on race morning. To check your gear, pick up a bag at the gear check table and mark your bib number on the outside. Items placed in bags other than the one received at gear check will not be accepted into the gear check area. Please do not leave valuable or irreplaceable items in your bag. The Augusta Sports Council is not responsible for lost or missing bags. Following the race, you may show your race bib to pick up your gear outside the expo.
The Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K has a three and a half hour time limit. Anyone who has not completed the race within the three and a half hour time limit will be responsible for their own safety and will be asked to move to the sidewalk. A shuttle will be stationed at the half-way point, which is aid station #4 across from the AU Summerville Campus. Any runner who has not reached this point by 10:30 a.m. will be required to stop the race and will be shuttled back to the start/finish line. Runners who wish to continue on the course will be required to relinquish their race number, move to the sidewalk and continue at their own risk.
Timing will be provided by ORION. Your timing chip will be attached to the race bib you receive at registration.
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