Country Music Marathon
The Country Music Marathon is a marathon, which takes place since 2000, the end of April in Nashville ( USA, Tennessee). It is organized by the Competitor Group, which has the original organizer Elite Racing bought in 2008. The program since 2002 also includes a half marathon.
The start is at Centennial Park. From there you walk through the West End Avenue at Vanderbilt University over eastward to the city center. There, a loop on Broadway, 4th Avenue to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Demonbreun Street with the Country Music Hall of Fame will be completed before heading south on 17th Avenue and, at Belmont University over on the Belmont Boulevard goes. About just this and the 16th Avenue to return to the city center. While the half-marathon runners circle the Tennessee State Capitol and go directly to the target at LP Field on the right bank of the Cumberland River, the marathoners run further north on a loop through the Buena Vista Park and Ted Rhodes Park. On the way back they pass through the Bicentennial Mall State Park before they change for the last quarter on the right bank of the Cumberland River. Eastward they enter the Shelby Park and then walk down the river to finish at LP Field.
In addition to the Country Music Marathon in Nashville since 2006, there is the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon. This country race takes place on a profiled track in Percy Warner Park in November.
2010, the race was canceled due to a storm and led the still present on the track marathon runners on the half marathon course or a distance of 20.4 or 22.2 miles to the finish.
- Men: 2:12:55 h, Luke Kibet (KEN ), 2000
- Women: 2:28:06 h, Irina Bogatschowa ( KGZ ), 2003