RACE DETAILS

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. We are a USATF Sanctioned Event.

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).

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SWAG

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5K, 10K, Half,
Dothan Double,
Circle City Challenge
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Circle City Challenge
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Dothan Double
Bombas Performance Socks
Dothan Double,
Circle City Challenge
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Finisher Medal (coming soon)
5K, 10K, Half,
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Circle City Challenge
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Friday, October 28, 11am – 7pm, at Eagle Eye Outfitters
Saturday, October 29, 6am – 6:45am, at Starting Line at Westgate Park
Sunday, October 30, 6am – 6:45am, at Starting Line in the Ollie's Parking Lot (Half Marathon only)

PACKET PICKUP

RACE DETAILS

Half Marathon

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 a pacers for this race, including a 3 hour pacer.

Start Line

The start of 5K, 10K , and Kid's Half will be at Westgate Park near the Water Tower and Softball fields. The 5K starts at 7:00 am, the HomeTown Lenders Half 4 Kids starts at 8:00 am, and the 10K starts at 8:30 am; all 3 on Sat. 10/29/21. The start of the Half Marathon will be at 2214 Ross Clark Circle in front of Ollies. The Half starts at 7:00 am on Sun. 10/30/21.

Cancellation

We're running unless there is lightning in the area. If we had to cancel for lightning, there are no refunds. You will get all SWAG, and your registration fee will go to our charity--the Dothan Police Foundation.

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Finish Line

The finish of the 5K, 10K, and Kid's Half will be in Westgate Park. The finish of the Half Marathon will be at the intersection of Mauldin Drive and the Ross Clark Circle access road.

Awards

The top male and female finishers will be recognized by Overall, Master, Grand Master, and Senior Grand Master for the 5K, 10K, Half, Dothan Double, and Circle City Challenge. In addition, the top three male and female individual age groups for the 5K, 10K, and Half in the following age groups: 19 and under, 65+, and each 5 year grouping in between.

There will be 9 water stops for the half and one water stop for the 5K, and 2 for the 10K. More details to follow.

Pacers

There will be pacers for the Half Marathon provided by Beast Pacing for the following finish times: 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00.

Photos

Race photos will be available after the race for FREE download!

Hotels

Need a place to stay? Click below for a list of our preferred hotels.

Hotels - Coming Soon

 Parking and After Party

Parking for the 5K and 10K will be at Westgate Park. Parking for the Half Marathon will be at the Start in the Ollie's parking lot.

 

The After Party and Awards for the 5K and 10K will be at Westgate Park; for the Half Marathon it will be in the parking lot of Southern Truck Outfitters. We will be running buses from the Finish back to your car at the Start on a regular schedule.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Half Course with Water Stops
and First Aid Stations
5K Course
with Water Stop
10K Course
with Water Stops
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