Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long is a Marathon?
A. A marathon is 26.2 miles or 42.195 kilometers.
Q. Can I use this race to qualify for the Boston, London, or NYC Marathon?
A. Yes. The course has been certified by USATF rules and we submit results to Boston Marathon.
Q. How long is a Half Marathon?
A. A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.0975 kilometers.
Q. How will the course be marked?
A. The course will be marked at every mile.
Q. How often will there be aid stations?
A. Aid stations will be approximately every mile. There are 22 total water stops.
Q. What kinds of energy food is at the stations?
A. Aid stations will be stocked with Powerade and "Gu"s:
Q. Is it hilly?
A. The course is "fast" and would not be considered "hilly' for East Tennessee but would certainly not be considered flat.
Q. Who do the proceeds benefit?
A. A portion of the 2014 proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity, Collegedale Academy, and Team CMB after race costs are paid.
Q. Is there a time limit for the Marathon?
A. Officially 7 hours, however if you cross the Dam by 11am you can take as long as you like. The crossing of the dam begins at mile marker 16.
Q. What Drink/Gel will be on the course and where?
A. PowerAde and Water will be available approximately every mile. GU will be at aid stations mile 6, 12, 18 and 24.
Q. What is the course Certification Code?
A. We are currently re-certifying for minor to start and finish but here are previous year's maps/certifications: TN12022MS (marathon), TN12015MS (5k) -- Does not work on mobile.