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WCTE's Haunted Half Marathon

WCTE PBS 17th Annual Upper Cumberland Haunted Half Marathon, Relay, & 5K - October 19, 2024

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What’s unique about this race?

  • Craft Beer Festival 

Typically we have held a Craft Beer Festival in Cookeville on the same day as the Haunted Half. Details for the 2024 Craft Beer Festival are still being worked out. We will be sharing more information about the festival as we receive confirmation about the event. 

  • Run the Cumberland Qualifier

The Haunted Half marathon qualifies you for the Run the Cumberland Series - Click here for more info PLUS how to receive your Run the Cumberland Medal if you qualified!

  • Choose from three different Races.
    • Haunted Half – 13.1 miles on a scenic run through the country with a number of water stations, bathroom stops, and cheering crowds! 
    • Relay Race - Is 13.1 miles too scary? Grab some boo’s or ghouls and form a relay team! A team of 3 can register, each person runs an equal amount 4.36 miles, and each participant will receive a short or long-sleeved shirt option, custom bib, and race finishers medal. 
    • 5K -This is the second year a 5K has been a part of the Haunted Half marathon! Runners will enjoy the same start and finish line, as well as the first mile of the half marathon. Each participant will receive a short or long-sleeved shirt option, race finishers medal and custom bib.


What about our swag? 

  • Unique finisher's medal - Every year we feature a unique "haunted" themed finisher's medal that every runner who completes the race will receive.
  • Awesome shirt design - A custom short and long sleeve race shirt option with a distinctive themed design is included in your registration. Make sure you sign up before the shirt cut-off date to be guaranteed a shirt, Sept. 15, 2024. This shirt will surely be one you want to wear again and again.


Get recognized with Awards!

  • For the half marathon awards will be given to Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female runners; 1st place, Master male/female over 40, and Grand Masters male/female over 50; and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each 5-year age group, beginning with under 19; 
  • For the relay teams that run the half marathon a 1st & 2nd place will be awarded.For the 5K an overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female will be awarded. 
  • Best Costume male/female and best costume Relay team will be awarded.



Participants must be 12 years old prior to race day to run the half marathon and 10 years old prior to race day to run the 5K.


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Come be a part of this fall tradition! 

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Your race registration supports WCTE PBS 100%!! By supporting WCTE PBS, you are supporting access to engaging, educating, and inspiring programming. When you run the Haunted Half Marathon, you promote life-long learning!

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Helpful training links:

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2023 Race Results & Photos

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