The Blue Cross & Blue Shield Montgomery Half Marathon and 5k
USATF Certified (AL13033JD)
This course is USATF certifIed. That means we took the necessary actions and investment to make sure this course is accurately measured in distance. Why does your GPS show less or more than 13.1 miles? We get asked this all the time. The USATF website does a great job explaining this. We want to give a big shout out to our course certifier. Imagine having take on this task armed with all that needed equipment and a 66 page manual! Don’t worry about it. We did that for you. All you have to do is train for this course. For more information on course certification, visit the USATF website.
March 9th 2019
You and your friends will start in front of The Alley’s water tower in downtown Montgomery.
The FIRST two miles are uphill. So, be patient and don’t go all out here. Enjoy the sunrise, relax and let the ghost of Hank Williams Sr.’s tunes bring you pass The Oakwood Cemetery. Around mile 3, you will fInd yourself surrounded by massive oak trees in Montgomery’s oldest park, Oak Park. You will run over I85 and find yourself running faster as the Alabama State Marching Hornets provide some on course motivation at mile 5. Miles 6-9 will have you going through Huntingdon College and one of Montgomery’s beautiful neighborhoods, Old Cloverdale. Did you save enough energy to get you up Perry Street? Don’t burn all your matches as you make your way up this hill at mile 10. You will cross back over I85 and cruise through downtown Montgomery. Hold on as you find yourself flying down Dexter Avenue in front of the Alabama State Capitol. If you have enough left in the tank, you should burn it all in this last mile. Finish strong and run through the outfield at Riverwalk Stadium.
Registration fees for regular registration include custom bib, finisher’s medal, 1 meal ticket, and 2 beer tickets, race bag, race sticker, and race shirt. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available at the finish line.
*Expo registration fee will be more and a shirt and custom bib are not guaranteed.
*No race day registration
*$5 off for military and 1st responders. With the coupon code THANKYOU, presentation of ID will be required at packet pickup.