Greensboro Half Marathon and 5K

About

We will be working closely with the city to implement all necessary Covid measures to have a safe in-person event.  Modifications may include removal of post race activities, wave starts, and modified courses.  We cannot predict what June will look like in terms of the current pandemic, but we are committed to doing everything we can to host a live event.  Please make sure you are aware of our refund policy (found both on the registration page and under our rules page) prior to signing up.  We hope to see everyone in November!

After the last year, things may look a bit different, but we were just happy to be able to race again!  In 2021 we are looking forward to being back on our original course from 2019, and  a better than ever race!

The 2021 event will be a two loop, fast and flat Half Marathon in Greensboro and a fun 5K course in the heart of Greensboro as well.  This event was created specifically to find the flattest course possible inside the Greensboro city limits (thus the two loops). If you are looking for a PR opportunity at an event with a lot of spirit, we’ve got you covered!  Hopefully by November we will be able to bring back post race beers, bands and all of the other community fun that makes this event even more fun!

Medals: This race is part of the Mega Medal series!  All medals will connect magnetically to make one giant medal!  2021 design is TBD, but check out last year’s design below – 

Finishers Medal Series Medal

We also invite you to check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gsohalf.

Both the Half Marathon and 5k courses are USATF Certified!

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

 

                

Details

When and Where

Saturday November 20th, 2021

Downtown Greensboro
600 Battleground Ave
Greensboro , NC 27401

Parking

Parking can be found on side streets, and parking structures around downtown.  Please remember to leave time to get from your car to the event.  For your convenience, Fleet Feet will be providing a bag check at the event so that you do not need run back to your car after you check in!

Please do not park at Deep Roots Market as that is reserved for customers!

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 19th, 2021      

  • 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Early Packet Pickup at Fleet Feet Greensboro, 3731 Lawndale Dr

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

  • 7:00 am – 8:15 am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup
  • 8:00 am – One Mile Fun Run Start
  • 8:30 am – Half Marathon Start
  • 8:40 am – 5K Start
  • 11:45 am – Course closes

Entry Fees

Event Through 1/31 Through 4/30 Through  7/31 Through Race Day
Half Marathon $65/$55* $70/$55* $75/$65* $80/$65*
5K $30/$25 $34/$25* $37/$33* $42/$33*
1 Mile Fun Run  $20

*We offer an economy package option as a response to athletes who have too many race shirts, and no longer desire a race finishers medal.  The economy pricing allows athletes get the same great event at a lower cost because they will not receive a race shirt or finishers medal.  Athletes will still be in awards, get photos, have post race food and an awesome race!

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Registration
  • Custom Long sleeve tech shirt (shirts not guaranteed if registering within 2 weeks of race day) 
  • Live Results
  • RaceJoy App for Live Tracking and Progress Reports
  • Awesome Custom Awards
  • Post Race Food and Drinks
  • Race Photography
  • Huge Finisher Medals: This race is part of the Mega Medal series!  All medals will connect magnetically to make one giant medal!  2021 medal design TBD
Economy Registration
  • Custom Long sleeve tech shirt
  • Huge Finisher Medals
  • Live Results
  • RaceJoy App for Live Tracking and Progress Reports
  • Awesome Custom Awards
  • Post Race Food and Drinks
  • Race Photography
Virtual Registration
  • Custom Long sleeve tech shirt (shirts not guaranteed if registering within 2 weeks of race day) 
  • Results included in online virtual race standings
  • RaceJoy App for Live Tracking and Progress Reports
  • Huge Finisher Medals: This race is part of the Mega Medal series!  All medals will connect magnetically to make one giant medal!  2021 medal design TBD

Awards

  • Finisher’s medals will be given to all finishers of the Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile
  • Cash Prize for the Top 3 overall male and females in the Half Marathon
    • 1st Place – $400
    • 2nd Place – $225
    • 3rd Place – $150
  • Awards to the top 3 males and females overall and in the following age groups in the Half Marathon and 5K race: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Maps

Course Maps

    The 5K course should be a relatively fast and flat 5K course.  This scenic course will be USATF certified and extremely well marked!

    The entire point of this two loop marathon is to have the fastest possible downtown Greensboro course.  We have worked extra hard to get rid of many of the downtown hills, and to make this course a PR opportunity!  This beautiful course will be USATF certified!

Rules

Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.