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Women’s Running Series Nashville | Race Information

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Please visit our FAQ page for more detailed information.

Race Details

  • Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Half Marathon & 5k Start Time: 7:00am
  • Start/Finish Line: Country Music Hall of Fame

Participant Perks

  • Mimosa Bar at the Finish (one free per participant!)
  • Yoga Zone presented by Sanctuary Yoga at the Finish
  • Post Race Freshen Up Lounge with Free Massages
  • Shiny Finisher’s Medal with unique collectors charm

Course Info

Both the half marathon and 5K courses are USTAF certified. Participants must maintain a 18 minute per mile or less pace. Half Marathon course must be completed within 4 hours. 5K course must be completed within 1 hour. WALKERS ARE WELCOME!

Health & Fitness Expotique

Each registered individual must pick up her own race packet at the Health & Fitness Expotique. Please refer to the packet pick-up section of the FAQ’s for important details regarding packet pick-up.

  • Location: Renaissance Nashville
  • Date: Friday, September 26
  • Time: 10am-7pm*

*Expo times are subject to change.

Expotique Parking

There is plentiful parking options available within walking distance to the Renaissance Nashville  (location of the Expotique). You can find an interactive map with all the downtown parking options at www.parkitdowntown.com.
*Please note: Parking is not available at the TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Need Help Pacing Your Race?

The Nashville Striders will be pacing the race! If you have a set time you are planning to finish in and are worried about your splits, worry no more! The Nashville Striders are going to help you out every step of the way. Stop by their booth at the expo to pick up your official pacing bib if you want to finish in the following times:

  • 1:30
  • 1:45
  • 2:00
  • 2:15
  • 2:30
  • 2:45
  • 3:00

On-Course Entertainment

Our Half Marathon and 5K courses feature energetic Cheer Zone groups to inspire and motivate you along the way! Even our Water Stop volunteers add to the positive spirit on the course by playing music, wearing costumes, and decorating their stations.

If your group is interested in being a part of the dynamic atmosphere on the Women’s Half Marathon race course, view all the details here!

For more information or if you have any questions, please call (800) 311-1255 or email wrsnashcheer@competitorgroup.com

Road Closures

Please visit the course information page for detailed Road Closure information.

Volunteer Options

Volunteer throughout race weekend. Visit our volunteer page for more information

Metropolitan Transit Authority

On Saturday, September 27, some MTA bus routes will be on detour. For details, visit www.nashvillemta.org or call 615-862-5950.

For More Information

For more information or help with alternate directions call 1-800-311-1255 or email community@competitorgroup.com

Course Information

Please visit our course information page for detailed information. Our course map can be found here.

Pace Teams

The Nashville Striders will be pacing the race! If you have a set time you are planning to finish in and are worried about your splits, worry no more! The Nashville Striders are going to help you out every step of the way. Stop by their booth at the expo to pick up your official pacing bib if you want to finish in the following times:

  • 1:30
  • 1:45
  • 2:00
  • 2:15
  • 2:30
  • 2:45
  • 3:00

Gear Check

Drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.

Each participant will receive a reusable goodie bag at the Health & Fitness Expotique when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. The Gear Check area will be assigned by last name and will be located near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the same location that you dropped off your bag before the race.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

Parking Information

There is plentiful parking available for spectators and participants to access the start/finish line. You can find an interactive map with all the downtown parking options at www.parkitdowntown.com. Detailed parking information will be emailed in the event final instructions prior to race weekend.

Awards & Results

Half Marathon

Awards will be presented to the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the half marathon. Age group awards will also be presented to the top female finishers in each age group. Age group awards will be mailed to participants 4-6 weeks after the race.

Age Groups:

  • 14 and Under (Half Marathon only)
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+

5K

The Women’s Running Series will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in the 5k. These overall winners will be determined solely by the order in which they cross the finish line, as opposed to chip times. Therefore, female runners who would like to compete for the top three spots should plan to line-up as close to the starting line as possible. This is an open race and there will not be separate start times or a designated “elite” wave.

In addition, we will be recognizing the top three female participants completing their first ever 5k with awards.  An award ceremony will be held mid-morning on race day where all awards will be distributed. If you are unable to stay for the ceremony, awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

Teams

Each race participant is timed individually; therefore, members of half marathon teams are eligible for team, overall, and age group awards.

Team times will be calculated by adding together the five fastest female times on each team. Awards will be given to the top three fastest teams and also to the largest team (team with the most registered members).

Results

After the race, results will be posted at womensrunning.com by 7pm race evening.