Bethel Half Marathon + 5k – October 14, 2017 – Waynesville NC

This is a popular Half Marathon in Western North Carolina for several reasons. First, much of the course is pleasant, mildly rolling rural roads. There are no ‘crazy’ hills and the most significant hill is encountered early in the race. Second, the event is supported by some of the friendliest volunteers you’ll find. Third, the legendary post-race food, included a variety of homemade soups. Fourth, the half marathon is just $40.


The Half Marathon and 5K Races are run through the lovely Bethel Community south of Canton, NC, about a half hour outside of Asheville. Our race is on the second Saturday of October – October 14th, 2017. The fall colors on the trees, the rolling farmlands, the Pigeon River, and the cool weather make this a particularly inviting race event.

The race is sanctioned by the Asheville Track Club and race times are submitted for the ATC Grand Prix Series. The Half Marathon is USATF Certified #NC12099PH. Our race is scored by chip timing. We offer cash prizes to the top female and top male finishers of our half marathon.

The starting address for the race is 630 Sonoma Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786. The start for the half marathon is at 8:30am and the 5k begins at 8:40am.


The Half Marathon starts at 8:30 AM. The 5k starts at 8:35 AM.


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