Course and Race Info
Online registration closes 900PM Central Time. Runners can register for the race at Saturday night packet pickup or race morning.
Herb Parsons Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Web Page: https://altisendurance.com/events/herb-parsons-trail-marathon-and-half-marathon
The fourth annual Herb Parsons Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is set for Sunday, January 8, 2017. The marathon will start at 8:00 AM and the half marathon will start at 8:30 AM. The race will take place at Herb Parsons Lake.
This is a trail race - an out and back on great single track trail for the half and two out and backs for the marathon. The trail is well shaded with some twists and turns. There are few rocks on the trail, but there are plenty of roots on this very run-able trail. The races start at the west side of the parking lot. The course follows the trail on the west, south and east sides of the Lake. At the 6.56 mile mark runners reach the turnaround aid station at Lakeview Road at which point runners head back to the start. The course will be well marked with arrow signs and flour markings.
Email sent to race entrants on 1/2/17
Hello Super Herb Parsons Runners!
Local time: 4:53 AM
The 2017 Herb Parsons Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is expected to be a
good one! I enjoyed running the course ten days ago now, and the trail should be fun
to run on race day! Race start temperature is forecast to be about 30 degrees with a high for
the day reaching 39 or so with sun.
Race Packet Pickup: Race morning packet pickup starts at 7:15AM at the
start/finish. Saturday night pre-race packet pickup is from 5:00-6:30PM at Three Guys
Pizza Pies at 9045 HWY 64, STE 105 Memphis, TN 38016. Pick up your packet and enjoy some
good pizza, spaghetti, etc. The Three Guys menu can be seen at http://www.3guyspizzapies.com/menu/.
Three Guys is located a mile east of I-40 off of Exit 18 next to the Kroger. Runners can pick up packets
for their running friends and family at packet pickup. Swag this year is an Altis car charger.
Race Web Page: https://altisendurance.com/events/herb-parsons-trail-marathon-and-half-marathon
Race Start Time: The marathon starts at 8:00AM. The half marathon starts at 8:30AM.
Race Start/Finish Location: Herb Parsons Lake doesn't have an address, but the address
1295 Fisherville RD Collierville, TN 38017 is located just south of the lake entrance. Another option -
most GPS units handle GPS coordinates which are 35.13721,-89.62653.
Driving directions are also on the race web page. As I write this there are 88 entrants in the half marathon and 28 entrants in the marathon. I don't expect that the race will reach the 225 entrant limit, but the final entrant count will definitely be higher.
Runners can register online until Friday night at 9:00PM. Runners can also register at packet pickup Saturday
night or race morning.
The Course: The out-and-back course is a little different from the past two
years. The course will be well marked with ribbons, flour, and arrows! As is the case with many events, I
send out a volunteer request as it would be nice to have another volunteer or two at the aid stations
assisting runners and having fun on race day. If you have a friend/family member who would like to volunteer to
earn a free race entry and/or donations to your favorite non-profit please email Mike at
Frank and I hope everyone runs well and has fun on race day!!! Email with any questions.