28th Annual Tom King Classic Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

Saturday March 4th, 2023

Nashville, TN

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Now in our 28th year, please join us for our 2023 Tom King Classic!  Event features a Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, start and finish at Cornelia Fort AIrpark  Each race is out and back over certified and flat courses with the Half Marathon route taking runners thru Shelby Park to downtown Cumberland River east bank and back via Davidson Street and the paved Shelby Bottoms Greenways. Routes below-

Tom King Classic 5K

Tom King Classic Half Marathon

Celebrate your accomplishment with post race food and awards! Please note: Due to parking limitations, the Half Marathon and 5K field combined is limited to 800 participants (This is a major change from previous years). Guaranteed shirts for registrations by 2-20-23. Long sleeve tech shirts for half, long sleeve cotton blend for 5K.  Finisher medals for Half Marathon participants. No pets allowed due to liability. 

We will follow Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County CoVid policies. This may warrant staggered starts and smaller groups. CoVid guidelines may force further limiting the field. Social distancing in the start/finish area should be maintained. Hydration will be available in the start/finish area and on the half marathon course. Course hydration subject to change per Metro Health guidelines.

Early packet pickup will be Friday afternoon 3/3 from 3 pm - 6 pm at Cornelia Fort Airpark, 2640 Airpark Drive, Nashville, TN  37206. Race morning packet pickup beginning at 6:00 AM. Please bring photo ID when picking up your race packet. Same day race registration will be available until 7:45 AM. 

Race Morning:

8:00 AM - Start Half Marathon / 8:15 AM - Start 5K Run / Walk

Half Marathon course closes at 11:30 AM

Parking is free both Friday afternoon and race morning in Cornelia Fort Airpark grass lots and adjacent streets. Due to limited parking, we STRONGLY encourage carpooling or ride shares. 

Half Marathon and 5K distances are part of the Nashville Striders 2022-2023 Grand Prix Race Series.


Race Distances

Price Register
Tom King Classic 5K $50.00 until Register »
Tom King Classic Half Marathon $85.00 until Register »
Shelby Bottoms Boogie 15K Click to Find Out Register »
Shelby Bottoms Boogie 5K Click to Find Out Register »
Tom King Classic Half Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
Tom King Classic 5K Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

Cornelia Fort Airpark, Nashville, TN

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