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29th Annual Tom King Classic Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

Sat March 2, 2024 Directions


Tom King Classic Half Marathon

8:00AM CST - 11:30AM CST
Open to ages 4 - 95.

Tom King Classic 5K

8:15AM CST - 9:15AM CST


Cornelia Fort Airpark


Now in our 29th year, please join us for our 2024 Tom King Classic!  Event features a Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, start and finish at Cornelia Fort AIrpark  Each race is out and back over certified and flat courses with the Half Marathon route taking runners thru Shelby Park to downtown Cumberland River east bank and back via Davidson Street and the paved Shelby Bottoms Greenways. Routes below-

Tom King Classic 5K

Tom King Classic Half Marathon

Celebrate your accomplishment with post race food and awards! Please note: Due to parking limitations, the Half Marathon and 5K field combined is limited to 800 participants. Guaranteed shirts for registrations by 2-18-24. Long sleeve tech shirts for half, long sleeve cotton blend for 5K.  Finisher medals for Half Marathon participants. No pets allowed due to liability. 

We will follow Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County CoVid policies. This may warrant staggered starts and smaller groups. CoVid guidelines may force further limiting the field. Social distancing in the start/finish area should be maintained. Hydration will be available in the start/finish area and on the half marathon course. Course hydration subject to change per Metro Health guidelines.

Early packet pickup will be Friday afternoon 3/1 from 3 pm - 6 pm at Shelby Park Community Center, 401 South 20th Street Nashville, TN  37206. Community Center Location  Race morning packet pickup beginning at 6:00 AM at Cornelia Fort. Please bring photo ID when picking up your race packet. Same day race registration will be available until 7:45 AM. 

Race Morning-

8:00 AM - Start Half Marathon / 8:15 AM - Start 5K Run / Walk

5K course closes at 9:15 AM

Half Marathon course closes at 11:30 AM

Parking is free both Friday afternoon at the community center and race morning in Cornelia Fort Airpark grass lots and adjacent streets. Due to limited parking, we STRONGLY encourage carpooling or ride shares. 

Half Marathon and 5K distances are part of the Nashville Striders 2024 Grand Prix Race Series.


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Cornelia Fort Airpark

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