We invite you to experience the largest campus in the world - Berry College's 27,000 acre wonderland, packed with miles and miles of historic buildings, pristine forest, and diverse wildlife. Run among some of Berry's 1,200+ deer and enjoy the hospitality of our school/college volunteers! Whether you are a seasoned runner or looking to run your first race, our race offers distances for the whole family.
The Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K is one of North Georgia's most scenic races. This year we will celebrate 12 years running and expect high numbers. Please note that there are limited spots available for each race, so register early to ensure a spot.
Event details and schedule
Half Marathon Race Info //
There are no public roads! The race follows the “stretch road” to the mountain campus, past Frost Chapel, Berry College Elementary & Middle School, and the Old Mill, through the WinShape campus, down Possum Trot Road, and back to main campus on the Viking Trail to the finish line at the Ford Buildings. This is a relatively flat course with a few moderate hills (see elevation chart below). The bulk of the course is run on paved surface with a short distance on hard-packed dirt road (mile 6-7 to the Old Mill) and another short distance on gravel (mile 8-9 on Possum Trot Rd).
Half Marathon Start Time: 8 am
USATF Certified Course - The half-marathon is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.
10K Race Info //
Fast and flat 10K follows Lavender Mountain Road and the Viking Trail and winds through main campus. First time runners and walkers are welcome, however for safety reasons strollers will not be allowed. **Please note: The course cuts through the woods to the Viking Trail at mile 3.5. This short section is not paved (25 yards).
10K Start Time: 8 am
USATF Certified Course - The 10K is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.
5K Race Info //
USATF Certified. Fun for the whole family! 5K begins at the Ford Buildings and winds past Hermann Hall and the log cabins. The route follows Lavender Mountain Road and cuts over to the Viking Trail before returning to the Ford Buildings. First time runners and walkers are welcome, however for safety reasons strollers will not be allowed.
5K Start Time: 8:20 am
USATF Certified Course - The 5K is a USATF certified course open to runners and walkers.
Kids Fun Run Info //
Kids can participate in a 1-mile Fun Run around Clara Bowl and the surrounding fields. Fun Run registration and check in for pre-registered runners begins at 9:00am in Clara Bowl. Race begins at 10:30am and all finishers receive a medal! T-shirts will be available to purchase.
Fun Run Start Time: 10:30 am
Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE. To be guaranteed a t-shirt, register by 2/20/2019. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of cancellation due to "Acts of God." NO EXCEPTIONS! By registering for this event, you are accepting this policy.