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Oak Ridge to Kingston Express Marathon and Half Marathon

March 3, 2024

Oak Ridge, TN

Get ready to sprint through scenic trails and leave your opponents in the dust at the Oak Ridge to Kingston Express Marathon and Half Marathon! With a route that'll make your heart race faster than a locomotive, this race promises a coal-load of excitement on March 3, 2024, in Oak Ridge, TN. All aboard!
Get ready to sprint through scenic trails and leave your opponents in the dust at the Oak Ridge to Kingston Express Marathon and Half Marathon! With a route that'll make your heart race faster than a locomotive, this race promises a coal-load of excitement on March 3, 2024, in Oak Ridge, TN. All aboard!
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About The Oak Ridge to Kingston Express Marathon and Half Marathon

The Oak Ridge to Kingston Express Marathon and Half Marathon, held on March 3, 2024, in Oak Ridge, TN, offers a unique and exhilarating race experience. With a cap of only 50 participants, this race ensures an intimate and focused atmosphere for all runners. The event is especially targeted towards those aiming to achieve a Boston Marathon Qualifying time or seeking a Half Marathon performance indicator, as the course consistently produces qualification performances.

Please note that it is important to join this race if you anticipate being able to run your age group time standard. The organizers strongly encourage participants to check their specific time goals before registering. The cut-off times for events are less than 2 hours for the Half Marathon and less than 4 hours for the Full Marathon, adding an extra layer of challenge and excitement.

While this race may be considered low-key and lacking amenities, it offers a genuine and pure running experience. With no shirts, awards, or frills, the focus remains solely on pushing your own limits and achieving personal milestones. Runners should be prepared to share the road with light traffic, as the turnpike outside lane will not be closed off, allowing for a real-world racing experience.

Moreover, the course itself is a delight, offering picturesque views and manageable elevation gains. The Half Marathon follows a point-to-point route on a Highway with a bike lane/shoulder and less than 400ft total elevation gain. Organizers provide transportation shuttles from the finish back to the start area, ensuring a seamless experience for all participants.

Oak Ridge, TN, is a vibrant city with a rich history and plenty of attractions to explore. The weather in early March is typically pleasant, with mild temperatures ranging from 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal for long-distance running. As you cross the finish line, you’ll find yourself not only achieving a personal best but also surrounded by the warmth and support of fellow runners, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Join the Oak Ridge to Kingston Express Marathon and Half Marathon for an unforgettable race experience. Lace up your running shoes, prepare for a challenging yet rewarding course, and embrace the spirit of competition in this intimate and scenic event. Runners of all abilities are welcome, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this remarkable event. Remember, it’s not about the frills, it’s about the pure joy of running and surpassing your own expectations. Get ready to chase your dreams and make memories that will keep you smiling for years to come!

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