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 and a Sanctioned Event of the National Peanut Festival.
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).
Friday, October 30, 11am – 7pm, at Eagle Eye Outfitters
Saturday, October 31, 6am – 6:45am, at Starting Line at Westgate Park
Sunday, November 1, 6am – 6:45am, at Starting Line in the Ollie's Parking Lot (Half Marathon only)
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.
The start of 5K and 10K will be at Westgate Park. The 5K starts at 7:00 am, and the 10K starts at 8:30 am; both on Sat. 10/31/20. 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. 11/1/20.
The finish of the 5K and 10K 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.
The top three male and female finishers will be recognized by Overall, Masters, and individual age groups for all races.
Parking and After Party
There will be 6-8 water stops for the half and one water stop for the 5K, and 2 for the 10K. More details to follow.
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.
Race photos will be available after the race for FREE download!
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.