We invite you to experience the largest campus in the world – Berry College’s 27,000 acre wonderland, packed with miles and miles of historic buildings, pristine forest, and diverse wildlife. Run among some of Berry’s 1,200+ deer and enjoy the hospitality of our school/college volunteers! NO REFUNDS, NO TRANSFERS To be guaranteed a t-shirt, register by 4/25/2021. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of cancellation due to “Acts of God.”
Half Marathon Info \\\
There are no public roads! The race follows the “stretch road” to the mountain campus, past Frost Chapel, Berry College Elementary & Middle School, and the Old Mill, through the WinShape dairy barns, down Possum Trot Rd., and back to main campus on the Viking Trail to the finish line at the Ford Buildings. This is a relatively flat course with a few moderate hills (see elevation chart below). The bulk of the course is run on paved surface with a short distance on hard-packed dirt road (mile 6-7 to the Old Mill) and another short distance on gravel (mile 8-9 on Possum Trot Rd).
Half Marathon Start Time: 8 am (Starts with 10K)
USATF Certified Course – The half-marathon is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.
10k Race Info \\\
Fast and flat 10K follows Lavender Mountain Road and the Viking Trail and winds through main campus. First time runners and walkers are welcome, however for safety reasons strollers will not be allowed. **Please note: The course cuts through the woods to the Viking Trail at mile 3.5. This short section is not paved (25 yards).
10K Start Time: 8 am (Starts with half marathon)
USATF Certified Course – The 10K is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.
5k Race Info \\\
USATF Certified. Fun for the whole family! 5K begins at the Ford Buildings and winds past Hermann Hall and the log cabins. The route follows Lavender Mountain Road and cuts over to the Viking Trail before returning to the Ford Buildings. First time runners and walkers are welcome, however for safety reasons strollers will not be allowed.
5K Start Time: 8:20 am
USATF Certified Course – The 5K is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.
Water Stations \\\
The half-marathon course has six water stations, which have water and Powerade. Two Stations will have energy gels in addition to water and Powerade.
The 10K course has three water stations, which have water and Powerade.
The 5K course has two water stations, which have water and Powerade.
Packet Pickup \\\
A race wouldn’t be complete without a goodie bag! Packet pickup will be held in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College from 12 – 7:00pm the day before the race and from 6 – 7:30am the day of the race.
All half marathon runners will receive an official short-sleeve tech T-shirt and post-race refreshments. All half marathon runners will receive a finisher’s medal. All 10K / 5K runners will receive an official short-sleeve 50/50 T-shirt and post-race refreshments.
Course Safety \\\
The half-marathon course will be open for four hours. All walkers and runners must finish within the four-hour cutoff time. Walkers who start the race before the 8:00 start time will not be permitted through the finishing chute. For everyone’s safety, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area. Unfortunately due to safety concerns, we are not able to accommodate wheelchair athletes at this time.