Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon, Presented by The Smoky Mountain News

Downtown Waynesville 285 N Main St, Waynesville

Welcome to the return of the Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon in beautiful Waynesville, North Carolina. We are excited to bring this race back as part of the great tradition of road racing in Haywood County. This race will be run in conjunction with the inaugural Mighty 4 Miler to Benefit the Riley Howell…

Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon

Ridgecrest Conference Center 1 Ridgecrest Dr., Ridgecrest

The Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain is the start line for this mostly downhill half marathon that takes runners on a scenic combination of paved and forested gravel roads from Ridgecrest to Old Fort.  Starting at 6:01 AM, runners escape the heat of late May and the crowds of city races.  Capped at only…

The Scream! Half Marathon

Brown Mountain Beach Resort 6785 Brown Mountain Beach Road, Lenoir

Since we made the decision in April to move the race to December, we have remained optimistic the race could go on as planned and have been working toward making this version of the Scream the best we could for our loyal runners. However, with the Governor’s announcement on October 21st that North Carolina will…

Lake Logan Half

Lake Logan Episcopal Center 154 Suncrest Mill Road, Canton

The picturesque Lake Logan Conference Center is the home of one of the most beautiful venues in all of multi-sport racing. Here you will find wet suit legal swims in August, challenging and scenic bike courses, and runs on a tree canopied course along a rolling river. You will probably also see bald eagles flying…

Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon

Cherokee Fairgrounds 545 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee

Welcome back to the ninth edition of the Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon . This regional favorite will take place on Saturday, September 18 and will once again feature it’s famous swag, scenic courses and amazing post-race food and drink. This race will be run in conjunction with the Cherokee Harvest 5K. We hope you will…