Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. EST
The Soldier Half Marathon is foot race of a half marathon distance of 13.1 miles starting at the National Infantry Museum on Heritage Walk (the Avenue of Flags).
Ft. Benning Course
Starting at the National Infantry Museum the runners first will run a 7.5 mile loop through Fort Benning before returning to the National Infantry Museum. After starting on Heritage Walk (Avenue of Flags) at the National Infantry Museum the runners will run on Legacy Way alongside the parking lot of the National Infantry Museum to enter Ft. Benning Road and then run in a southerly direction on Ft. Benning Road. After passing mile marker 1 on Ft. Benning Road the runners will pass through the main checkpoint gate. Continuing on Ft. Benning Road the runners cross the intersection of Marne Road at mile marker 2 and continue up the hill on Ft. Benning Road leading to Sigerfoos Road and Vibbert Avenue. Runners will turn right on Vibbert Avenue. The runners will run west on Vibbert Avenue running by Doughboy Stadium and through the intersections of Harris Circle, Hall Street and Gillespie Street before turning left on Edwards Street at mile marker 3. Continuing on Edwards Street the runners will run past the jump towers before turning left on to the Burr Street. Runners will remain on Burr Street until it intersects with Ingersoll Street, at which point the runners will turn left. Shortly after turning left on Ingersoll Street the runners will run past mile marker 4 and will continue on Ingersoll Street until turning right on Wold Avenue. Runners will make an immediate right turn on Morrison Road and will run east on Morrison Road until turning right on Lumpkin Road and proceed in a southerly direction on Lumpkin Road, passing mile marker 5, before making a u-turn at Running Avenue. The runners will run in a northerly direction on Lumpkin Road crossing the intersections of 1st Division Road/Sigerfoos Road, Baltzell Avenue, Vibbert Avenue and Marne Road. Runners will run down the hill on Lumpkin Road and towards Custer Road. Turning left on Custer Road the runners run to the entrance of the RiverWalk on Custer Road behind the National Infantry Museum and run on the RiverWalk past mile marker 7 to the back of the National Infantry Museum, then enter the RiverWalk at South Lumpkin Road at Oxbow Meadows.
After completing the first 7.5 miles of the race course on Ft. Benning and returning to the National Infantry Museum, the runners will then run on the RiverWalk past mile marker 8 and past the Oxbow Golf Course to the public road that leads to the Water Works Facility. Runners will run with the marathoners towards the Water Works Facility passing mile markers 9 and 10. The half marathoners will split from the marathoners by turning right at the northern most intersection of the public road and the RiverWalk, they will run south on the RiverWalk past mile marker 11 to the intersection of the Water Works public road, then turn left in front of the golf course to run on the public road alongside the Oxbow Golf Course past mile marker 12 to South Lumpkin Road, then turn right on South Lumpkin Road and run north on South Lumpkin Road to the entrance to the National Infantry Museum, then turn left to run in front of the National Infantry Museum past mile marker 13 and turn right to run the Avenue of Flags alongside the National Infantry Museum to complete the 13.1 mile course.