Greensboro Half Marathon and 5K

About

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  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!

2021 Mega Medal Series

In 2015 we introduced the Mega Medal Series, and it has been going strong since then.  In 2021 we have a brand new and even more amazing mega medal for you to create!  This years medal series will have 6 medals.  All races in the series can be found below.  All five of the early season races will connect and hang from the sixth medal, The Greensboro Half Marathon

Both the Half Marathon and 5k courses are USATF Certified!We also invite you to check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gsohalf.

 

 

 

 

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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
  • 2021 Mega Medal Series

    In 2015 we introduced the Mega Medal Series, and it has been going strong since then.  In 2021 we have a brand new and even more amazing mega medal for you to create!  This years medal series will have 6 medals.  All races in the series can be found below.  All five of the early season races will connect and hang from the sixth medal, The Greensboro Half Marathon

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 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 course is now even flatter than in 2019, with only 300 feet of elevation gain!

    Click on the map for more details and a downloadable GPX File

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    01:32:08 21.17 94.20
    hours km meters

    Our 5K is now faster and flatter with our reverse route! The entire route has an elevation gain of 100 feet.

    Click on the map for more details and a downloadable GPX File

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    00:20:26 5.07 31.40
    hours km meters

    Our 1 Miler course will allow both young and old to race fast downtown on a scenic out and back course!  This race will take place just before the main event so there is sure to be a lot of cheering!

    Click on the map for more details and a downloadable GPX File

    Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
    00:09:13 1.60 18.06
    hours km meters

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.