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Spectator Tips

Broadway – Above 11th Avenue

You can view the runners within the first mile of the race and see them on their way back to downtown as they pass under Broadway (Mile 10.3).  Note:  You can access the Church Street exit off I-40.  Turn towards downtown onto Church Street. There are paid lots and limited street parking.  Broadway is two blocks south of Church Street.


Bicentennial Mall

See the marathoners and half-marathoners as they run through Bicentennial Mall.  Stage 17, located at 6thAvenue and Harrison Street is a great place to view all the runners at a unique spot where the two courses re-join (Mile 12 on the ½ Marathon course and Mile 15 for the Marathoners). Note:  Take the Jefferson St. exit from I-65/24.  Spectators can park in the Germantown area.


James Robertson Parkway

Head up to Broadway, make a left on 5th Avenue to James Robertson Parkway where you can view the marathoners making their way back from Metro Center (Mile 16.4) and the half-marathoners before their final mile (mile 12.0-12.2).  Stage 18 is located at the intersection of James Robertson Parkway and 4th Avenue.


Union Street and 3rd Avenue North

Catch the runners as the Marathon and ½ Marathon courses come together (Marathon – Mile 16.6, ½ Marathon – Mile 12.8).  This spot is less than one mile from the marathon and half-marathon finish lines at LP Field.


East Nashville

Catch the marathoners at Five Points in East Nashville and enjoy its eclectic and vintage shops. Band Stage 20 will be located (Mile 18.4) in this area.  Note:  From I-24, take Spring/Ellington Parkway exit.  Stay right at firs fork then get in left lanes (do not take Ellington Parkway).  Turn left on Main Street then right on Forrest Avenue.  Park and walk two blocks south to Woodland Street 11th Street. 


Best Places to see the race and hear great music

The First Mile of the Race

Spectators can park on 21st Ave. close to Broadway and walk to West End. Ave.  Check out the runners as they pass by Band Stage 1 at West End Ave. & 21st Ave. Note:  You can access 21st Ave. from I-440.


Band Stage 3

Stage 3 is located in the heart of downtown Nashville surrounded by the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hilton Nashville Downtown.  This is a great spot to see downtown Nashville and catch the runners as they get into their racing rhythm at mile 2. 


Band Stages 4 & 10

From Band Stage 1, spectators can walk over to the Roundabout (Mile 3.1) and catch runners as they head down Music Row.  For Stage 10 (Mile 9.1), simply walk to the corner of 16th Avenue South and Grand Avenue at the Belmont Church to see the runners as they make their way back up Music Row.

Note:  You can access this location from the 21st Avenue exit off of I-440.  From 21st Avenue take a right onto Division Street.  Take a right onto 18th Avenue.  Spectators can park on 18th Avenue and walk to the Roundabout.

Schedule of Events

April 23-24, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

Music City Center, Hall C-D
Thursday, April 23: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, April 24: 10:00am – 7:00pm
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Country Music Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K

Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Start Time: 7:00am
5K Start Time: 6:45am
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Sunday, April 26, 2015


Start Time: 2:00pm
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Friday, April 24, 2015

St. Jude Heroes Pasta Party Songwriters Night

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

St. Jude Heroes Post Race Brunch

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