2020….how cool is that year! Start it out right by running with us at the 6th Annual Suwanee Half Marathon and Old Town 5k presented by Performance Race Services and the City of Suwanee. As in the past, a portion of each registration goes to benefit the Suwanee Public Arts Program.
**As we did last year, we are providing special commemorative jackets/pull overs for all those who have finished 5 years of the Suwanee Half Marathon. (To be mailed/picked up once final order is submitted with all 5 year runners).
The Suwanee Half Marathon course will challenge you but it will also give you a great mix of flat along with the Suwanee hills. The race will start at Suwanee Town Center, bring you up to and down PIB, in and around George Pierce Park, on the greenway to McGinnis Ferry, down and back onto the greenway (going under McGinnis Ferry) to Suwanee Creek Park. You will then turn around by the bathrooms in Suwanee Creek Park, return back on the greenway, all the way back onto the boardwalk bridge and back to the start by City Hall. You can see the new course using this link: Suwanee Half Marathon Course
Old Town 5k. This race will start 15 minutes after the half marathon. The 5k will start on Main Street next to the library. (This is to reduce any runner flow restrictions going under the train tunnel and to allow for a joint finish line with the half marathon.) The 5k will follow the same first mile of the half, but split off LEFT half way up Eva Kennedy onto Brushy Creek Way. Don’t forget to look around about mile 2.25 and enjoy Old Town Suwanee (amazing how much Suwanee has changed) while you return back down main street and back to City Hall. You can see the course using this link (it does show long but Map My Run does not take the complete tangents): Old Town 5k Course
**Weather Alternate Half Marathon Route: In case of greenway flooding we will be using our alternate course Suwanee Half Marathon – Weather Alternate Course
The Half Marathon will start at 7:30 AM in front of City Hall and the 5k will start at 7:45 AM on Main Street (across from the library). For those running the 5k, don’t forget to cheer on the half marathon runners as they come by you!
Half Marathon: Top 3 OVERALL Winners (M/F) and top 3 M/F in the age groups: 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70+
5k: Top OVERALL Winner (M/F), Top MASTER Winner (M/F) and top 3 M/F in the age groups: 0-10,11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70+
5k awards will start at 8:40 AM (1 hour after start) and Half Marathon awards at 10:00 AM (2:30 after start)
Packet Pick up and ‘Day of Race’ Sign Up Information:
Friday – February 7th at Big Peach Running Suwanee (by Mellow Mushroom) from 5-7 p.m.
Saturday – February 8th at City Hall of Suwanee from 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday (Race Day) - February 9th in City Hall of Suwanee from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
Open – 12/31/19 at Midnight: Half – $65.00, 5k – $30.00
01/01/20 – 02/06/20: Half – $75.00, 5k – $35.00
Packet Pick up or RACE DAY REGISTRATION will be $85.00 for the Half and $40.00 for the 5k (but there is no shirt guaranteed). If you register day of, shirts will need to be picked up after race to make sure all preregistered runners receive their shirts and there are no guarantees we will have your size left. (Due to issues last year, shirts will be handed out after not taken by the runners)
TIME CUT OFF - There will be a 3:30 cut off time for official results, starting from the half marathon start time of 7:30 (so 11:00 AM cut off). Any runner on the course after this time will be considered a pedestrian and you will need to move to the sidewalk.
Each half marathon runner will receive a finishers medal and commemorative blanket and all race runners receive a technical shirt (must have registered by Jan. 19th to guarantee a shirt and medal).
This year we also have a NO SHIRT option, which will reduce your registration fee. If you choose this, please do not try to pick up a shirt before or after the race.
Please help support the Suwanee Public Arts program and we look forward to another great event. Hope to see you there!
As with any race, volunteers are always needed. Please use the sign up link on the LEFT side of this website for the Volunteer registration page. This year we have specific task option, choose the one you would like to help out with. The Suwanee Half will be providing breakfast before the race, after race food and some race swag for you spending your time helping. We and the runners will appreciate you being there!
To check out more information about the race visit www.SuwaneeHalf.com