Kickin' Asphalt Half Marathon and 5K

Half Marathon, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Nov 7, 2015


Murphy, NC


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Kickin' Asphalt Half Marathon - Individual Age group/open

$45 $45 Closed

Kickin' Asphalt 5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

The 5th Annual Kickin' Ashalt Half Marathon and 5K is chip-timed and USA Track & Field sanctioned.  The event is held in Murphy, Cherokee County, which is situated in Western North Carolina, where forested mountains rather than skyscrapers seem to touch the sky. The half marathon course, which has been certified by USA Track & Field, begins in downtown Murphy and meanders through the countryside before returning to its point of beginning, where Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center provides free showers and post-race refreshments are available for all runners and walkers.

Preregistered half marathon participants will receive a finishers medal, a goody bag and a long-sleeved performance fabric shirt.  Preregistered 5k participants will receive a goody bag and a short-sleeved cotton shirt.

There are awards for overall male, female and masters winners and age group awards are three deep up to age 70.  

Hydration stations (with cheering squads) are available approximately every two miles and porta-johns are available along the route.

Event details and schedule

Both the Half Marathon and 5K begin at 8:00 am from the Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center in Konehete Park.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but late registration is available from 6:30 - 7:30 am the morning of the race. (Shirts and goody bags may not be available at late registration)  Packets may be picked up at the Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center FRIDAY evening between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 pm, or Saturday morning between 6:30 and 7:30 am.

For a course map, course description and complete information, see the event website at

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