Macon Music Half Marathon

Macon, GA November 16, 2024


We are proud to announce the 2nd annual Macon Music Half Marathon to be held on November 16, 2024. It will start and end in Carolyn Crayton Park (Central City Park). The course will take you by locations showing the musical heritage of Macon including the Grand Opera House, the Big House, Little Richard’s home, Capricorn Studios, Otis Redding Foundation, and Mercer’s McDuffie Center for Strings as well as other historic and cultural sites.

Please Note: No bikes, pets, or skates will be allowed on the race course. We request that participants pushing baby joggers or strollers use extreme caution so as to avoid injury to passengers and to your fellow athletes. Walkers are welcome. There is a 3.5-hour (16:00 min/mile) time limit for the course. No refunds or transfers are allowed.


Registration Info 

Online registration and registration by mail is open and will remain open through Friday, November 15.

Registration DatesCost
through May 31$70
June 1 – November 1$75
November 2- race day$80

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held at TBD on Friday, November 15, from 2pm to 7pm and on the morning of the race at the race start beginning 1 hour before race time.

Parking

Parking for the race is available in Carolyn Crayton Park. With the 2024 course, all participants should be able to park within CCP affording a short walk to and from the start/finish area.  More details on parking will be published later. The map below will guide you to enter at the rear entrance.

Start Area Amenities

Carolyn Crayton Park features 3 buildings with heated/cooled restrooms, ample parking, playground for kids, and other features TBD.

Awards

  • NoteAwards must be claimed at the awards ceremony on race day. If you have won an award, or think you might have, and cannot stay for the awards ceremony, please ask someone to pick up your award.
  • Awards will be given to the top 3 Overall, 1st Master (40+), 1st Grand Master (50+), 1st Great Grand Master (60+).
  • Awards will be given to the top 3 in the following age groups: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over.
  • There will be no duplication of awards.
  • Awards will be based on net time.
  • Decisions by the race director are final.

Finisher Medal

Finishers will receive a commemorative finishers medal.

Commemorative Shirt

Participants will receive a wicking long-sleeve shirt while supplies last. Register by November 1 to guarantee a shirt in your size. 

Course Description

Start Location and Time

The race starts at 8:00 a.m. in Carolyn Crayton Park (150 Willie Smokie Glover Dr, Macon, GA 31201) and finishes in the same location.

Aid Stations

There will be five stations along the race course at miles approximately 3.25, 6, 8, 9.5, and 11. Fluids will be available at the start/finish line and all aid stations. Restrooms at the start/finish line and porta-potties at stations 6 and 9.5.

Course Route from 2023. The 2024 course is under development

Course Video: Video of the full course from 2023, sped up a little. Only 8 minutes long

Race Photos

Race photos will be available after the race for viewing or free downloading.

Lodging

Host Hotel – Candlewood Suites,

3957 Riverplace Dr,
tel:1-478-254-3530
Rooms are $84 per night. 
Use group rate code: Macon Tracks


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Race Weekend Specials

Macon Downtown merchants are offering specials to participants on the race weekend. A list will be provided during the week leading up to the race.

Training

Looking for a training plan for your first half marathon? Or looking for a plan to set a new PR? Hal Higdon has plans for all levels of runners at https://www.halhigdon.com/training/half-marathon-training/

More Information

Send an e-mail to macontracks@macontracks.org or check macontracks.org, or the Macon Music Half Marathon Facebook page for complete, updated race details.


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