The Upper Cumberland Haunted Half marathon will be run on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Registration is open and is totally online (with no hidden fees!).
There is also a Virtual Haunted Half option - Oct. 1-16 with a discounted registration cost! Virtual finishers still get a medal & shirt, if registered by Sunday, Sept. 19th!
Runners can run the full 13.1 mile course, or form a relay team of 3 and run a 4-5 mile segment. All runners, both full distance and relay members, receive a race shirt and medal.
REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19th TO BE GUARANTEED A LONG SLEEVED RACE SHIRT AND A PERSONALIZED CUSTOM RACE BIB (soon to be a collectors item!!).
Medals and shirts are Halloween themed, and we encourage runners and team to dress in costume (it’s just fun!!). In addition to overall and age group awards, unique awards will also be given to the best male and female costume and best relay team costume.
Race shirts are preshrunk soft cotton, so order size accordingly. And we are also dealing with possible supply chain issues, so please sign up early!
Packet pick up will be on Friday, October 15 at Express Footwear, our premier race sponsor and running shoe headquarters! Time TBA.
To keep our runners safe, Covid infection prevention measures, in accordance with CDC and local guidelines at the time, will be instituted. Pets and strollers are NOT allowed on the course. Headphones and earbuds are discouraged.
All Haunted Half runners receive discounted Blues and Brews tickets!
Tickets must be purchased at the time the runner registers for the race.
21+ ONLY please!!
Race Registration & Shirt Deadline
- Registration Fees
- $75 individual until race day; $80 on race day
- $170/relay team of 3 until race day; $180 on race day
- REGISTER BEFORE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH AT MIDNIGHT TO BE GUARANTEED A RACE SHIRT! Afterwards, shirts will be given on a first come first serve bases, Your early registration is the only guarantee you will get one of this year’s awesome race shirt!
- Packet pick up and in-person registration will be Friday, Oct. 15. Location and time TBA.
- All finishers will receive a Finishers Medal!
Helpful training links:
- How to Run a Half Marathon – Half marathon training plans for every runner
- Jeff Galloway's Running Tips! - Training Plans for All Level Runners
- Couch to 5k - The Couch to 5k in 9 weeks beginner running program
Why should you run the Upper Cumberland Haunted Half Marathon?
When you register, 100% of your race entry proceeds go directly to support WCTE PBS! By supporting WCTE PBS, you support local media coverage for WCTE's weekly Live at 5:00, and you support access to over the air programming that keep viewers engaged, educated and inspired. When you run the Haunted Half Marathon, you promote life-long learning!
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 receive long sleeved shirt and race medal.
Unique finisher's medal - Every year we feature a unique "haunted" themed finisher's medal that every runner who completes the full half marathon distance will receive.
Awesome shirt design - A long sleeve race shirt with a distinctive design you are sure to wear again and again.Deadline for receiving a Haunted Half shirt with registration is SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH AT MIDNIGHT!
Awards - Awards will be given to Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female runners; 1st place Masters male/female over 50; and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each 5 year age group, beginning with under 19; 1st place relay team. Judged awards will also be given to Best Costume male/female and Best costume Relay team.
Participants - Participants must be 12 years old prior to race day.