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Event Description

Race Rules

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Competitor Group events for three years.
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon or 2-Person Half Marathon Relay. You must be 10 years old to participate in the 10K. You must be 8 years old to participate in the 5K.
You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
Race numbers are required to participate.
No coaches, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.
Parking & Transportation

Race Day Parking

Save time and stress on race morning by purchasing reserved parking at Nissan Stadium in Lots N and R for only $15! The downtown start line is a short walk across the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, and your car will be waiting for you at the Finish Line. Pre-paid parking will be on sale at a later date.
Free parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Nissan Stadium in Lots A, B, C and D.
Race Day Hotel Shuttle Options

Pre-purchased shuttle tickets must be picked up at the Shuttle Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday or Friday.

Online shuttle sales will open at a later date.

Gaylord Opryland Resort – Roundtrip – $20

Transportation from the Gaylord Opryland (pick up at Cascade Portico) & Inn at Opryland (pick up at Main Entrance) to the start line in the morning, with a return roundtrip from the finish line back to Gaylord Opryland & Inn at Opryland after the race. (You do not have to be a guest of the hotel to use the shuttle.)
Shuttles depart from Gaylord Opryland starting at 5am and leaving every 10minutes till 6am
Shuttles depart from Inn at Opryland at 5:00am, 5:15am and 5:30am
After the race, return trips to the hotels from the finish line start at 10:00am and run continuously.
Airport Hotels – Roundtrip – $20

Transportation from the Radisson Hotel & Suites (1112 Airport Center Drive) the Hotel Preston (733 Briley Parkway), and the Airport Marriott (600 Marriott Drive) to the start line in the morning, with a return roundtrip from the finish line back to Radisson, Hotel Preston & Airport Marriott after the race. (You do not have to be a guest of the hotel to use the shuttle.)
Shuttles depart at 5:00am, 5:15am, 5:30am and 6:00am
After the race, return trips to the hotels from the finish line start at 10:00am and run continuously.
Midtown – Roundtrip –$20

Transportation from Midtown to the start line in the morning, with a return roundtrip from the finish line back to Midtown after the race.
Shuttles depart from the Marriott (2555 West End Ave, Back door lobby on Kensington Place), Hampton Inn (1919 West End Ave, Curbside on Lyle Ave.) and Embassy Suites (1811 Broadway, Curbside main lobby)
Shuttles depart at 5:15am and 5:30am
After the race, return trips to Midtown from the finish line start at 10:00am and run continuously.
Music City Star Train

A special Music City Star Train will run on race morning from Lebanon to downtown Nashville. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The train is scheduled to depart from Lebanon Station at 5:00 am with stops in Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson before arriving at Riverfront Station at 6:00 am. It will leave Riverfront Station at noon, stopping at all stations on the return trip to Lebanon. Round-trip tickets can be purchased with a credit card at

Road Closures

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Baggage/Gear Check

Before you enter your assigned corral, 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 large, durable gear bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. Gear Check trucks will be arranged alphabetically and by truck number 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 designated Gear Check area.

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.

Wave Start

In an effort to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible, the Wave Start will be incorporated in most Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events.

Participants are assigned to an appropriate corral based on the projected finishing time submitted on their entry form. Typically, there are multiple waves assigned to several of the finishing times. All spectators should be aware of this when organizing their viewing schedule for the day.

When the gun fires, the first corral will be released. The rest of the participants will be held at the start line.
At pre-determined intervals the next corral will be released.
By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every runner to settle into their racing rhythm from the first step right to the finish line.
Time Limits

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race on closed city streets. A cut-off location will be enforced on the course; runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by this time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area. Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line.

If a participant’s pace falls below the course time limit, they have a few options:

Increase their pace to stay within the event minimum pace;
Board a “sag wagon” shuttle to move forward on the course, where they may continue to participate in the event, maintaining the minimum pace required; or
If the participant cannot continue, they may board a sag wagon to be dropped off at the next shuttle location, at a nearby medical station. The participant will be seen by a Medical Team captain to be cleared for the medical shuttle to transport the participant to the finish line.
Information Booths and Lost & Found

Information Booths will be positioned at the start and finish to assist you with any race day questions and help you find your way. The Information Booths will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth. Items from the start will be transported to the finish.

Any valuable items NOT claimed at the finish by 2:00pm will be trucked back to our San Diego office. To claim a lost item after the event, please contact Competitor Group at 800-311-1255.


The Medical Team is a dedicated group of multidisciplinary medical professionals, available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary.

Numerous medical stations will be located at the Finish as well as at the start and along the course. Look for large RED and WHITE tents and for our medical volunteers dressed in RED shirts for complimentary help before, during and after the race.

Course Support

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Race Timing

State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called a D Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.

The ChronoTrack timing tag (D Tag) will be attached to your race bib. The D Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your bib, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the bib you are issued*. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect.

Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your number and attach it to your shoe. Please follow the instructions provided in your registration packet.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this race must wear the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. ChampionChip timing equipment will NOT be used at this race; ChampionChip timing chips will NOT record your time.

*If you register for the race before online registration closes, your ChronoTrack timing tag should have your name printed on it.

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