Sweetwater Valley Marathon Half Marathon and Relays
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for a new event, the Sweetwater Valley Marathon! Get away from the crowds in the city and come run a full marathon, half marathon, or gather friends for a relay of either distance in the scenic rural community of Sweetwater, Tennessee.
You will have the option to participate in-person or virtually. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal. Virtual runners will be able to submit their finish times online into the virtual race results.
Date, Time, & Place: Sunday, March 28, 2021 - Marathon start time 7:30 AM, Half Marathon start time 8:00 AM
Start and finish for both races at the Historic Downtown Sweetwater Gazebo at 310 N Main Street, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874. Directions: From Knoxville, take I-75 South to Exit 62 (Oakland Rd/TN 322 East). Turn left off the exit ramp and head east for just over 2.5 miles. Take a right onto Lee Hwy/N Main St/Hwy 11. In a half mile you will be at the Gazebo area. Parking will be available in a variety of nearby lots, please follow directions from any parking attendants. There will be start corrals based on your estimated start times. Course Description and Highlights: This route will take runners through and around the charming town of Sweetwater. The marathon will be a double loop. Both the full and the half marathons will start and finish in the midst of the nostalgic downtown shopping district. Runners will take to the streets of Sweetwater, meandering past historic houses, Sweetwater High School, and along rural highways with gorgeous views of the valley landscape. This course is open to traffic and therefore headphones are strongly discouraged (see Race Etiquette section below). The marathon course will close after 7 hours. No exceptions. Walkers should opt for the half marathon distance. No runners under the age of 15 allowed in the full or half marathons.