Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon

Half Marathon

Event Date

Sat, May 2, 2015


Waynesville, NC


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Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open

$55 $60 Closed

About This Activity

Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon will take your breath away…even if the run doesn’t! The race is a beautiful run through the high mountain valleys of Haywood County just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The course begins on Main Street in downtown Waynesville where the sights, sounds, and shoppes will delight your visual senses. Rolling through neighborhoods and scenic rural farmlands the course will take you far from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Each turn or hill top opens up scenic vistas of the surrounding mountain peaks. The course finishes in Waynesville’s Frog Level, a revitalized railroad district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There you can visit our local craft breweries, enjoy delicious post-race food and refreshments.

The course is spectator friendly with numerous locations to watch family and friends. This race is a certified and an OPEN course with road traffic along with runners.

Register NOW and also like us on Facebook where you can enter to win a free race registration. If this is your first half marathon, please indicate so on the registration form. We want to recognize you in a special way as a first half marathon is a really big deal!

Your host, the Haywood Chamber looks forwards to welcoming you to our beautiful Smokies and the inaugural Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon!

See you in May!

 *A portion of the proceeds will be donated toward the Haywood greenway initiative.* 

Event details and schedule

Visit:  to view this map on Map My Run.

The Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon will start at 7:30 am May 2, 2015

Turn-by-Turn Directions

From Start Head southwest on N Main St

Turn left on Country Club Dr

Turn left to stay on Country Club Dr

Head east on Country Club Dr toward Longview Dr

Turn Slight right onto Longview Dr

Turn left onto Greenview Dr

Head northwest on Greenview Dr until turnaround

Turn left onto Longview Dr

Head south on Longview Dr toward Willow Rd

Turn right onto Willow Rd

Turn right onto Camp Branch Rd

Turn right onto Browning Rd

Slight right onto Ninevah Rd

Turn left onto Country Club Dr

Continue onto Virginia Ave

Turn left on Hazelwood Ave

Turn right onto Brown Ave

Turn left onto Boyd Ave

Turn left onto Sulphur Springs Rd

Turn right onto Eagles Nest Rd

Turn left onto Will Hyatt Rd

Turn right onto Plott Creek Rd

Slight left onto Green Valley Rd

Slight left to stay on Green Valley Rd

Turn right onto Hyatt Creek Rd

Turn right onto Log Cabin Rd

Continue (left) onto Green Valley Rd

Continue (right) onto Plott Creek Rd

Head east on Plott Creek Rd

Continue straight onto Hazelwood Ave toward Brown Ave

Turn left onto Brown Ave

Stay right onto Boyd Ave

Head east on Boyd Ave toward Bryson St

Turn right onto Bryson St

Turn left onto Joy Lane towards South Haywood Street

Stay straight onto South Haywood Street towards Miller

Stay straight onto North Haywood Street

Turn Left onto Depot

Turn left on Commerce street to finish

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