New MIDDLE HALF MARATHON Course on 10/12

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Make your MIDDLE HALF dream come true when you cross the finish line on Oct. 12, 2019.


The 13th Annual Middle Half Marathon is set for 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning, October 12, 2019 and there is a new route this year. More trees, more beautiful homes, more flat terrain through the Blue Raider campus. It begins on fabulous East Main at SunTrust Bank, and the finish line is where the square pours into East Main. You can register at

Did you know that MTSU Alums Melinda and Miles Tate ('84) along with daughter Natalie ('05) started this race? Did you know that proceeds from this race fund two scholarships here at MTSU? Five MTSU students have received the Murfreesboro Half Marathon Scholarship and Melinda and Miles Tate Scholarship so far.


Students benefiting from these two scholarships must be at least Juniors. Scholarship funding for Junior and Senior level students is critical as fewer funds are available for these students.

The Tate Family, along with the Murfreesboro Half Marathon Board, wanted to make an impact on MTSU students in "The Middle Half" of their academic career as much as MTSU has made an impact on them.


MTSU has been a partner with The Middle Half since its inception, hosting the start and finish of many races, student groups and departmental office participate as cheer squads along the race course, and many students, alumni, faculty and staff have participated in this race since the beginning. This is a great community event!

Since registration is limited to 2000, you need to register quickly. Go on-line and sign up: at

The course has you running down tree-lined Main Street to Maney Avenue and the historic Oaklands Mansion, then circling the Downtown Square, and then running through the heart of the MTSU campus. Runners to finish up and join the party on the square.

Happy running and for your support of MTSU scholarships!

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