The Tell City Half Marathon and 5k Fun run is set to return as an in-person race on April 9, 2022. Can you believe this is the 5th annual race? Runners and walkers can register online at RunSignUp.com, or at everbodys.com. "Our goal is to create a unique and fun event the whole family can participate in" says race coordinator Russ Christensen.
The race will start and end in front of the Perry County Convention and Visitor Bureau (The Depot), 333 7th Street. However, a run in Tell City would not be the same without ascending Tell City's renowned Mozart Street hill (a one mile long, 200 foot climb, with minor grade breaks) along with rolling grades on county roads. The route will take you on the Windy Creek Greenway, along the Ohio River on the River Greenway, on Main Street in the downtown area and on county, state and residential roads and streets. Plenty of hydration stations will be provided along the route.
Not ready for a half marathon? Join us for the 5k Fun Run/Walk. This route will begin and end in the same place as the half marathon. The 3.1 mile route is on residential streets within Tell City's beautiful downtown and along the Ohio River on the River Greenway.
Half Marathon registrants receive a long-sleeved 1/4 zip unisex shirt (while they last) and 5K participants receive soft-style short sleeve with all finishers receiving a participation medal! A DJ, free post-race massage, chip timing, post-race eats and lots of race fun will be provided.
The race routes are rather compact which makes it ideal for family and friends to move around for support. You can also participate by volunteering. It takes over 100 volunteers to make this event happen!
This year's race will adhere to local, state, and federal COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers, and spectators. The race team will continue to closely monitor developments with COVID-19 and any changes deemed necessary to provide for a safe race will be shared in the months and weeks leading up to race day.
More details on the schedule of events for the race will be released in the coming weeks and months.
Dogs and strollers are welcome in both races!