BCEMS Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
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Race Course

Half-Marathon Course: USATF Certified. 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!

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 dairy barns, down Possum Trot Rd., 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).

Course time limit: 4 hours. First time runners and walkers are welcome, however for safety reasons strollers will not be allowed.

Half Marathon Course Maps & Pictures:

Click here for Half Marathon Course Pictures 

2014 Half Marathon Course Map - Download PDF

USATF Certified Flat and fast 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). 

2014 10K Course Map - Download PDF

5K: 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.

2014 5K Course Map - Download PDF

Kid's Fun Run: 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.

Phantom Runner: If you would like to support the race but cannot run, register as a Phantom Runner! We'll mail you a t-shirt 2 weeks after the race.

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