Sunday, Jan 6, 2019

Herb Parsons Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

140 Herb Parsons Way

Collierville, TN 1/2 Marathon, Marathon

This Event Took Place Sun. Jan 6, 2019

Herb Race Shirts Ordered

The Herb Parsons race shirts have been ordered. Runners who enter the race on January 3rd or later are not guaranteed their choice of shirt size.

2019 Course and Race Info

New for 2019 - race shirts and a counterclockwise loop course!
The sixth annual Herb Parsons Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is set for Sunday, January 6, 2019. 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 - a loop course on fast singletrack. The trail is well shaded with some twists and turns and very short ups and downs on the trail that circles the lake. There are few rocks on the trail, but there are plenty of roots to force runners to focus on the trail. Entrants run two loops to complete the half marathon, and four loops to complete the marathon. The races start at the west side of the parking lot. The course will be well marked with arrow signs, flour markings, and confidence ribbons.

Email sent to race entrants on 1/1/19

Happy New Year Intrepid Herb Runners!

I absolutely love the new loop course for the sixth annual Marathon and Half Marathon at Herb Parsons! It has been a blast to run the course three times in December. The trail has absorbed the rain well, although the rain on December 31st most assuredly added some mud to the course. The forecast calls for a sunny race day with higher than average temps with a race start temperature in the high 30s and a race day high of 60 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 are 35.13721,-89.62653;

Marathon Start Time: 8:00AM
Half Marathon Start Time: 8:30AM

Saturday Packet Pickup: 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 great pizza, spaghetti, etc. Three Guys Pizza is located a mile east of I-40off of Exit 18 next to Kroger.

Race Morning Packet Pickup Starts at 7:15AM
Race WebPage:

Miscellaneous: Runners who pick up their race shirt and packet on Saturday night can also score an old race shirt, or American Discovery Trail shirt, Altis luggage tag, or Altis USB car charger (there is a limited number of old shirts). Altis has outstanding volunteers for the race again! The 6.56 mile loop course has three aid stations located at the 1.6, 4.4, and 6.56 mile marks of each loop. 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 gatorade, cookies, candy, chips, pb&j at the aid stations. Altis is providing a limited number of Gu energy gels (Birthday Cake and French Toast flavors) at the race this year. These flavors are very, very sweet- use with caution! There are port-o-lets at the race start/finish and the 4.4 mile Lakeview Road aid station. As I write this there are 90 runners entered in the half and 43 runners entered in the marathon. More runners will enter. Next up for Altis is the course certified Shelby Forest Loop Marathon and Half set for February 24th. Questions: email Mike at
See you this weekend! Mike

Local time: 1:45 PM


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