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.
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 both races will be at 2214 Ross Clark Circle in front of Ollies. The Half starts at 7:00 am, and the 5K starts at 7:15.
There will be 6-8 water stops for the half and one water stop for the 5K. More details to follow.
The finish of both races 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 both the Half and 5K.
Parking and After Party
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 2019 race will be at the Start in the Ollie's parking lot.
The After Party and Awards 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.