Do you love running, but you never had a chance to test your skills? Do you have enough courage to try your running skills at a half marathon? Well, now you have an excellent opportunity to apply for one. The 5th annual Suwanee Half Marathon and the newly added Old Town 5k will be organized on 02/10/19, and it is hosted by Performance Race Service together with the City of Suwanee.
Last year I participated, and organizers provided commemorative jackets and pull-overs for all of the people who have supported the marathon. This was an excellent opportunity for me, I met some great people and I will definitely come again.
The half marathon will start at 7:30 AM in front of City Hall. The Old Town 5K will begin at 7:40 AM on Main Street, across from the library. For people who are running 5K rice, don’t forget to cheer for the participants on the half marathon as they come by you.
There will be three top overall winners, from a male and female category in various age groups. In the 5K race, there will be one top overall winner, male/female, top master winner, male/female, and top three, male/female in different age groups.
So, if you are serious about racing, then you have a lot of opportunities to win some of the awards.
The registration starts at 12/31/18 at midnight. The price for the half marathon is $65 and for the 5K is $30. Make sure to pick your ticket then. Otherwise, on 01/01/19 to 02/07/19 the price will increase. You will have to pay for the half marathon $75 and the 5K $35.
Packet pick upon the race or on the race day will be $85 for the Half and $40 for the 5K, but no one can guarantee you will get a shirt.
This year’s Suwanee Half Marathon will have a course change, but the organizers will provide you feedback. You will get all the required information on time. The new course will begin at Suwanee Town Center; you will continue up to and down PIB, around George Pierce Park, on the greenway to McGinnis Ferry.
You will be directed back onto the Greenway, under the McGinnis Ferry to Suwanee Creek Park. You will have to turn around and return onto the boardwalk bridge and back to the start by City Hall.
The 5K race will begin on Main Street, next to the library. These changes are made to allow half marathon racers to reach a finish line. The first mile of the half will remain the same, but it will split off half way up Eva Kennedy onto Brushy Creek Way. While racing, don’t forget to enjoy the Old Town Suwanee.
It is stunning how much Suwanee has changed in the last couple of years. You can also see the course of the race on my website; it will help you organize your time.