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The Pistol

March 9, 2024

Alcoa, TN

Get ready to lock, load, and race! The Pistol Half Marathon is back in Alcoa TN on March 9, 2024, and it's sure to make your heart go bang! Join us for a ballistic adventure, where speed and fun collide. It's time to trigger your inner running enthusiast and aim for the finish line!
Get ready to lock, load, and race! The Pistol Half Marathon is back in Alcoa TN on March 9, 2024, and it's sure to make your heart go bang! Join us for a ballistic adventure, where speed and fun collide. It's time to trigger your inner running enthusiast and aim for the finish line!
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About The The Pistol

The Pistol, held on March 9, 2024, in Alcoa, TN, is the ultimate urban ultra and half/full marathon that marks the start of spring with a bang! This highly popular event near Knoxville has been going strong for 11 years, with registrations filling up before the closing date.

What makes The Pistol so special is the incredible support and camaraderie among the runners. From the moment you check in, you’ll receive fantastic swag and be greeted by friendly volunteers who will pamper you throughout the race. The heated aid stations along the mostly flat, paved course will provide you with all the support you need, and the race is open to walkers and push rims as well.

The route of The Pistol is truly picturesque, meandering alongside the scenic Pistol Creek and taking you through Alcoa and Maryville’s Bicentennial Greenbelt Park. It’s a linear route of just over 5 miles, with various loops for different race distances, ranging from 13.1 to 150 miles.

As for the weather, you can expect pleasant spring conditions in Alcoa during early March, with temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to the low 60s Fahrenheit. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and camaraderie of fellow runners.

To add to the excitement, The Pistol offers some unique awards, including the highly coveted pistol buckle for hundo finishers, and the thrilling Double Barrel Award for those completing both the 50K/100K and the 50-mile races. And if you’re a Marathon Maniac, there’s a special combo option that lets you run two marathons in two days!

So lace up your running shoes, gather your friends, and get ready to join us for an unforgettable experience at The Pistol. Come and be part of the Pistol party where good times, amazing swag, and a supportive community await you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a blast and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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