Sunday, Feb 28, 2021

Shelby Forest Loop

736 Piersol Road

Millington, TN Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sun. Feb 28, 2021

Email sent to registered runners on 2/15

The race has filled. Email sent to runners on 2/15 is copied below:
Hi Super Loop Runners!
The ninth running of the Shelby Forest Loop Marathon and Half Marathon is 12 days from now! Race info for the Sunday 2-27 race is below:
Race Web Page:
Race Start/Finish: The race start/finish is at/near 736 Piersol Road Millington, TN about seven tenths of a mile past the Meeman-Shelby Forest Visitor Center. On the off chance that your GPS device can't find the race start/finish address I note that the Visitor Center address is 910 Riddick Road Millington TN. A map of the roads leading to the race start/finish can be seen at
There is no park entry fee. Parking is at the race start/finish. Please see the start area/parking map posted at the top of the race web page at The parking lot has a mixture of angled and perpendicular parking spaces. When the parking lot fills please parallel park on the right side of the road as shown on the parking map. Please do not park on the grass.
There are two packet pickup options. Race morning packet pickup starts at 7:00AM near the race finish line.
Saturday night packet pickup is at the Pig-n-Whistle restaurant from 5:00-6:00PM at 8800 HWY 51 in Millington,TN. I note that the restaurant is on the north side of town about a quarter mile past the Arby's, a stones throw away from the Hampton Inn and a half mile from the Holiday Inn Express. Pick up your race shirt and bib and enjoy some great food! You can pick up shirts and bibs for friends/relatives at packet pickup also. The restaurant menu is at
Marathon Start Time: 8:00AM
Half Marathon Start Time 8:30AM
Miscellaneous: Cookies, chips, candies, water, and gatorade will be provided at the aid stations presuming the weather allows. Runners should bring their own energy gels and electrolytes to the race as needed/desired. Currently there are 54 runners entered in the marathon and 56 entrants in the half marathon which means there will be 95-100 runners on the course. Everyone is welcome to have a drop bag at the start/finish, but most runners will keep their race supplies at their cars since the course runs through the parking lot each loop (2.03 miles). There is an aid station every mile. Please ensure your race number is visible on your front torso or leg to the fantastic race volunteers. The left leg of your shorts is a great place to attach your bib number. Best of luck to all the BQ seekers!!! Time limit is seven hours. For those of you who expect to take more than seven hours please meet at the start line at 7:10 in order to start the race early at 7:15AM. The early start option is only for those marathoners who expect to take more than six hours to run the race. The race will take place if it rains.
Questions: email Mike at

Race Info for the USATF Certified Courses

The 2022 Shelby Forest Loop Marathon and Half Marathon is a fun race that has also been a good one for runners searching for that elusive Boston qualification time. COVID precautions will be taken if still needed. The 2022 race is projected to fill. Volunteers earn free race entries. Email Mike at if interested in volunteering.

Shelby Forest Loop Marathon and Half Marathon Web Page:
USATF certified marathon and half marathon courses - TN14002MS and TN14001MS
The ninth annual Shelby Forest Loop Marathon and Half Marathon is set for Sunday, February 27, 2022. The marathon will start at 8:00 AM and the half marathon will start at 8:30 AM. The race will take place at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park in Millington, TN. The start/finish is located at 736 Piersol Rd Millington, TN 38053.

Event's current local time: 4:50 PM CT


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