Sunday, Jan 7, 2018

Herb Parsons Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

140 Herb Parsons Way

Collierville, TN Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sun. Jan 7, 2018

Email sent to race entrants on 1/1/18

Happy New Year Herb Runners!
It will be a cold week in the Mid-South. The weather forecast calls for sub-freezing temps at Herb Parsons Lake all week until race day when the forecast high is 43 degrees. Race specifics are below:

Race Location: Herb Parsons Lake. There is no address for Herb Parsons Lake. The address close to the Lake entrance is 1295 Fisherville Road Collierville, TN 38017. The GPS coordinates for the Lake entrance is 35.13721,-89.62653.
Marathon Start Time: 8:00AM
Half Marathon Start Time: 8:30AM
Saturday Packet Pickup: 5:30-6:30PM at Three Guys Pizza Pies at 9045 HWY 64 STE 105 Memphis TN 38016. Pick up your packet and enjoy some great pizza, spaghetti, etc. Three Guys Pizza is located a mile east of I-40 off of Exit 18 next to Kroger.
Race Morning Packet Pickup Starts at 7:15AM
Race Web Page:

Miscellaneous: Swag this year is one-size-fits-all Herb Parsons gloves which will be just about perfect to wear for the race. Runners who pick up their race packet on Saturday night also receive a choice of additional swag consisting of an Altis pint glass, Altis car charger, or Altis luggage tag. Altis has outstanding volunteers for the race again! Aid station info is on the race web page. There is plenty of parking near the race start/finish. Please don't park in the boat dock area which will be posted with "No Runner Parking" signs. There will be plenty of cookies, candy, pb&j at the aid stations; chips won't fare well in the cold weather. The race doesn't provide any energy gels. There are port-o-lets at the race start/finish (and halfway point for the marathoners) and a port-o-let at the turnaround at mile 6.56 and 19.76. As I write this there are 58 runners entered in the half and 30 runners entered in the marathon. More runners will enter. The race will also have a supply of hand warmers for those interested. Next up for Altis is the course certified Shelby Forest Loop Marathon and Half set for February 25th. New race coming to the Memphis area in October!!! The race schedule included in the race packets has some info on the inaugural Walking Tall 50/25K. Questions: email Mike at
See you this weekend! Mike

Course and Race Info

Online registration closes 9:00PM 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:
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.

Local time: 11:25 AM


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