The seventh annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon (“The Middle Half”) and Murph’s Fun Run presented by Middle Tennessee Medical Center will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013.
The 13.1-mile race is scheduled to start at 7:00 a.m. with a wheelchair start at 6:55 a.m. Because the course runs by the geographic center of Tennessee, begins and ends at Middle Tennessee State University and is presented by Middle Tennessee Medical Center, it has been tagged “The Middle Half”.
“Last year the race sold out in just six hours,” said Melinda Tate, race director. “The year before it sold out in 11 hours, and in 2010 it took three weeks to sell out.” The event has sold out five of the six years it’s been held.
Registration for The Middle Half begins June 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Both online and mail-in forms will be available.
Children ages six to thirteen will have an opportunity to participate in Murph’s Fun Run which will begin immediately after the half marathon start.
An official Murfreesboro City Bicentennial event, the course goes down scenic tree-lined Main Street and Maney Avenue to Oaklands Historic House Museum. Runners will circle the Rutherford County Courthouse on the Square, pass by by MTSU’s Fraternity Row and the obelisk on Old Lascassas, and then finish on the MTSU track.
Melinda Tate with the Middle Half
For more information, visit www.TheMiddleHalf.com
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