Race Information

  • Name
    Suwanee Half Marathon
  • City
    Suwanee, GA
    Gwinnett County
  • Events
    13.1M run
  • Event Categories
  • Race Date
    Feb 21, 2021 Sunday Past Date
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  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    **2021 Photos are up! View them HERE.

    2020 might have been a hard year for us racing fans, but let's get 2021 off to a great start by running the 7th Annual Suwanee Half Marathon and Old Town 5k presented by Performance Race Services and the City of Suwanee.  As in the past, a portion of each registration goes to benefit the Suwanee Public Arts Program, so please come support the arts.

    We are providing special commemorative jackets/pull overs for all those who have finished 5 years of the Suwanee Half Marathon. (To be mailed/picked up once final order is submitted with all 5 year runners).  *This is only for your 5th year, not each year after 5. We will also have a 10 year when we get there!

    We heard you, so we have added a store to offer extra half and 5k shirts.  Please visit the store when you check out.

    Race Information: (See COVID information at the bottom)

    Courses:

    The Suwanee Half Marathon course will challenge you but it will also give you a great mix of flat along with the Suwanee hills.  The race will start at Suwanee Town Center, bring you up to and down PIB, in and around George Pierce Park, on the greenway to McGinnis Ferry, down and back onto the greenway (going under McGinnis Ferry) to Suwanee Creek Park.  You will then turn around by the bathrooms in Suwanee Creek Park, return back on the greenway, all the way back onto the boardwalk bridge and back to the start by City Hall.  You can see the course using this link: Suwanee Half Marathon Course

    Old Town 5k.  This race will start 15 minutes after the half marathon.  The 5k will start on Main Street next to the library.  (This is to reduce any runner flow restrictions going under the train tunnel and to allow for a joint finish line with the half marathon.) The 5k will follow the same first mile of the half, but split off LEFT half way up Eva Kennedy onto Brushy Creek Way.  Don't forget to look around about mile 2.25 and enjoy Old Town Suwanee (amazing how much Suwanee has changed) while you return back down main street and back to City Hall.  You can see the course using this link (it does show long but Map My Run does not take the complete tangents):  Old Town 5k Course

    **Weather Alternate Half Marathon Route: In case of greenway flooding we will be using our alternate course Suwanee Half Marathon - Weather Alternate Course

    Start Times:

    The Half Marathon will start promptly at 7:30 AM in front of City Hall and the 5k will start at 7:45 AM on Main Street (across from the library).  For those running the 5k, don't forget to cheer on the half marathon runners as they come by you!

    Awards: *Subject to having them mailed or picked up depending on current state restrictions, but as of now they will be "As Finished".  So, check your placement and get your award when ready.  ***Please MAKE SURE you registration information is right so you get the correct award.

    Half Marathon: Top 3 OVERALL Winners (M/F) and top 3 M/F in the age groups:  0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70+

    5k: Top OVERALL Winner (M/F), Top MASTER Winner (M/F) and top 3 M/F in the age groups:  0-10,11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70+

    Packet Pick up and 'Day of Race' Sign Up Information:

    Friday - February 19th at Big Peach Running Suwanee (by Mellow Mushroom) from 5-7 p.m.

    Saturday -  February 20th at City Hall of Suwanee from 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday (Race Day) - February 21st in City Hall of Suwanee from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.

    Registration Pricing:

    Early Bird - Open - 09/30/20: Half - $65.00, 5k - $25.00

    10/1/20 - 12/31/20 at Midnight: Half - $70.00, 5k - $30.00

    01/01/21 - 02/18/21: Half - $75.00, 5k - $35.00

    Packet Pick up or RACE DAY REGISTRATION will be $85.00 for the Half and $40.00 for the 5k (but there is no shirt guaranteed).  If you register day of, shirts will need to be picked up after race to make sure all preregistered runners receive their shirts and there are no guarantees we will have your size left. (shirts will be handed out after not taken by the runners)

    TIME CUT OFF - There will be a 3:30 cut off time for official results, starting from the half marathon start time of 7:30 (so 11:00 AM cut off).  Any runner on the course after this time will be considered a pedestrian and you will need to move to the sidewalk.

    Swag:

    Each half marathon runner will receive a finishers medal and commemorative blanket to the first 175 runners and all race runners receive a technical shirt (must have registered by Jan. 31st to guarantee a shirt and medal).

    We also have a NO SHIRT option, which will reduce your registration fee.  If you choose this, please do not try to pick up a shirt before or after the race.

    Please help support the Suwanee Public Arts program and we look forward to another great event.   Hope to see you there!

    VOLUNTEERS:

    As with any race, volunteers are always needed.  Please use the sign up link on the LEFT side of this website for the Volunteer registration page.  This year we have specific task option, choose the one you would like to help out with.  The Suwanee Half will be providing breakfast before the race, after race food and some race swag for you spending your time helping.  We and the runners will appreciate you being there!

     To check out more information about the race visit www.SuwaneeHalf.com

    COVID information: (subject to change)

    In case you are wondering, below is how the Suwanee Half and Old Town 5k plan on keeping you as safe and feeling secure as possible:

    HALF: 

    • We are having 10 second waves (with faster runners in front) of 5-10 people. This will allow for runner to spread out initially
    • Once you get on Main Street there are 2 full lanes of road all the way to PIB which most runners will be spread out by then (unless running with friends)
    • We are having little bottles of water instead of cups to avoid and contamination (runners are expected to throw in the trash cans about 100 yards away from the aid station or keep till the next aid station)
    • We will have sealed food at the end along with sealed drinks too
    • All volunteers will have masks
    • Awards will be “As Finished” - meaning as soon as a runners finishes and gets an award they can go and pick up
    • Suwanee Town Center has big open spaces to have plenty of space to relax and hang out 

    5k:

    • Start will be on Main Street by the library. We have both lanes so it will be easy to spread out
    • We will NOT have an aid station at the half point to avoid more people on the course (there will be drinks at the end)
    • Same after run food and awards as the half

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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Jun 7, 2017
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    May 24, 2020
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    Dec 22, 2020
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