Greensboro Marathon

Due to low registration The Greensboro Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be cancelled for 2015. Please refer to the athlete email for questions
2014 Final Results

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6.5 Hour Course Time Limit
Race Schedule
Marathon Start Line
Race Day Parking
Greensboro & Our Sponsors
Athlete Swag
Pace Teams
Bag Check
Course Map & Elevation Chart

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Online registration will close at 10pm on October 15th, In person registration will be available at the Race Expo on October 16th from 12:00pm - 7:00pm

In the Greensboro Marathon's third year we will keep the course that challenged so many great runners in 2014. This beautiful course will roll through the cityscape of Greensboro and also highlight the gorgeous countryside, resplendent with fall colors. You will see everything along this course - the big city, 2 of Greensboro’s lovely lakes, flats, hills, maybe even a few cows. It has anything and everything you could want! This one loop course is guaranteed to keep you interested and entertained for all 26.2 miles! Just like in 2014, plan on a lot of groups out on the course cheering you along. Barring any major construction issues this will be the course and date for the next 5 years. Come challenge yourself and see how much you can improve year to year.

The Greensboro Marathon will be a Boston Marathon qualifying event.

6.5 Hour Course Time Limit

There is a 15 minute per mile pace cut off. Along the course there will be three points where you will be cut off if you are behind the pace. You may continue to run the marathon but police officers will be pulled from the course after these checkpoints. You will be asked to move to the sidewalks or side of the road to allow traffic back on the course. At these checkpoints shuttles will be provided to assist you back to the finish line.

Mile Marker Cut off Timer
Mile 9 10:15am
Mile 13.1 11:20am
Mile 19 12:45am

Race Schedule

Friday, October 16th Saturday, October 17th
Saturday, October 17th
Race Expo / Packet Pickup: 12:00pm - 7:00pm Marathon Start time: 8:00 AM
Half Marathon Start time: 8:30 AM
5K Start time: 8:50 AM
10:20 AM Celebration Begins
2:35 Race Course Closes

Packet pick-up will not be available on race day. If you will be unable to attend packet pick-up on Friday, October 16th, and you need a packet mailed to you, you must register by September 25th. Packet delivery will be $10. This will be an optional item in online registration. Packets will be mailed to the address provided at registration.

Marathon Start Line

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k start lines will all be on Elm Street next to Center City Park.

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available anywhere in Downtown Greensboro except for roads/lots that are closed for the event. The Davie Street Parking Deck on the corner of Davie and Friendly will be nearest to the start/finish line and the deck is free on Saturday until 9pm. Please see the map below for more parking options in Downtown Greensboro.

Downtown Parking Map (PDF)

Greensboro & Our Sponsors

Be sure to check out all that Greensboro has to offer and support our sponsors! The attached map includes 2014 sponsors and will be updated to reflect 2015 sponsors as they are added.

Greensboro Visitor's Guide
Greensboro Map & Sponsors (PDF)

Athlete Swag

2015 Greensboro Marathon and Half Marathon medals will be the finishing piece of the Trivium Racing Super-Medal!

All participants will receive an official long sleeve technical race shirt and will be admitted to the special post-race celebration featuring plenty of free food, drink, and live music.

Every athlete finishing the marathon will receive a special medal at the finish line.


Place Prize
1 $1000
2 $600
3 $250

Overall awards are determined by clock time; age group awards by chip time.

  • Cash awards go to the top three overall finishers, male and female.
  • $50 in Dick’s Sporting Goods store credit to the top 3 overall males and females in the Marathon
  • $20 in Dick’s Sporting Goods store credit to the top age group male and female finishers in the Marathon
  • $10 in Dick’s Sporting Goods store credit to 2nd and 3rd place male and female age group finishers in the Marathon
  • Additional awards will be presented to the top five in all age groups
Age groups are: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+

The Awards Ceremony for overall winners in each race will take place in the finish line area immediately after they have all completed the race. Age Group awards will take place at the finish line area at about 1:00pm. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, you may arrange to pick up your award in Greensboro or pay to have it mailed to you in the following week.

Pace Teams

To help you meet your goals, hit a Boston Qualifying time, achieve a new PR, finish your first marathon, or just to have a fun experience during your run we will have the Pace Team offered as a free service for all marathon runners. Read about the Pacers and see the Roster here.

Bag Check

If you would like to check any items just before the start, please allow yourself enough time to drop off your provided bag (only Greensboro Marathon provided bags will be accepted) at the designated bag check so it can be returned to you after the race.

Course Map & Elevation Chart

Interactive Marathon Course Map

* This course is subject to slight changes as the race directors work with city officials and course certification to get a safe, fun and accurate course.

Turn-By-Turn Directions