Oct 31, 2020; 7:00 am
Nov 1, 2020; 7:00 am
As of today, the Dothan Running Festival is still a go on Oct. 31/Nov. 1. There will be three options if we have to cancel for COVID-19.
1. A refund of your entry fee, e.g., if you registered for the Circle City Challenge for $95, we will refund your credit card $95.
2. A deferment to 2021.
3. A virtual option where we mail your SWAG and medal(s) to you.
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Run America's First Circle
Completed in 1958, Alabama State Route 210, aka Ross Clark Circle, was the first "ring road" in the United States, and it just happens to be the perfect distance to host a half marathon. Come "Run America's First Circle" and earn yourself a peanut medal. Why a peanut medal? Because Dothan is the Peanut Capital of the World, and the Runner Peanut is the most popular peanut grown in the Wiregrass area.
Beginning in 2020, this race is growing into a Running Festival. Run the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon, or run both the 5K and the 10K (Dothan Double), or run all 3 races (Circle City Challenge). In addition on Saturday, we will have a HomeTown Lenders Half 4 Kids mini half marathon.
Hard Cutoff for Half
Due to the high traffic on Ross Clark Circle, the Half Marathon will have a HARD cutoff of 3 hours. We will need to sweep runners every 45 minutes at the 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 checkpoints. Runners need to be at mile 3.25 by 7:45 am, mile 6.5 by 8:30, mile 10 by 9:17 am, and finish by 10:00 am. There will be no exceptions. There will be pacers for this race, including a 3 hour pacer.