Half Marathon and 5k race loops start and finish at Watoga's Beaver Creek Campground and use an old grassy airstrip to give runners a chance to spread out, then follow beautiful shaded park trails at elevations between 2560 and 3200 feet. The Half Marathon will use the same route as 2019; the 5k race route may be slightly modified.
Registration: 5K Race (walkers permitted): $30 before July 1st, $35 from July 2nd to August 7th, and $40 on race day (checks only). Limited to 150 runners.
Half Marathon: $50 before July 1st, $55 from July 2nd to August 7th, and $60 on race day (checks only). Limited to 150 runners.
All race proceeds benefit the park through the Watoga State Park Foundation, Inc.
Entrants may download the mail-in registration form to save the online processing fee. All race proceeds benefit the park through the Watoga Stat park Foundation, Inc.
All entrants will receive free refreshments. Race T-shirts will be guaranteed for those who register by July 24. There will be finishers' medals for the half-marathon. Cutoff time for the half-marathon is the same as prior years: runners must reach the turn on the Bear pen Trail where it heads up Island Lick Run (6.8 miles from the start) by 10:30 a.m., two hours after the start--that is a pace of 17 minutes and 38 seconds.