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Great Smoky Mountain Half

Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon

Townsend, Tennessee, USA | TBD

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Race Perks
Cup FreeMilitary DiscountStroller-Friendly

Why We Love It

Townsend is a tiny town that serves as one of three entries into the Smoky Mountains National Park. It is home to outdoor adventure, access to the Appalachian Trail, casual dining, hotels, cabins, and tubing.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Tuckaleechee Cavern

Beautiful underground stalagmite formations where, according to Native American legend, the Cherokee hid until being force out by the white man.

Smoky Mountains National Park

Strattling North Carolina and Tennessee, it is the most visited national park in the U.S. home to hiking trails, scenic drives, and black bears.

Foothills Parkway

Although not fully complete, this scenic drive offers overlooks for beautiful mountain views.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

A 2,185-mile (3,515 km) public footpath in the Appalachian Mountains that cuts through cuturally significant lands and towns. It is one of the longest continuous paths, touching 14 States and stretching from Georgia to Maine, and takes approximately 6 months to cross end-to-end.

Average Temperature

High - 77°F (25°C) Low - 56°F (13°C)

Transportation

Airport

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
20 mi (32 km) from Townsend

Train

None

Accommodations

Best Western Cades Cove Inn11.2 mi (18.0 km) to start
1.3 mi (2.1 km) from finish
Dancing Bear Lodge9.1 mi (14.6 km) to start
4.3 mi (6.9 km) from finish
Dogwood Cabins11.8 mi (19.0 km) to start
0.8 mi (1.3 km) from finish
Richmont Inn9.9 mi (15.9 km) to start
5.5 mi (8.8 km) from finish