Running The Shoals Marathon and Half Marathon

Muscle Shoals, AL

We realize that not everyone who wants to support our charity or earn one of our fantastic medals can be here in person to run with us.  So we are also offering a new, virtual race option just for that reason.  Just register for either the Virtual Marathon or Virtual Half Marathon and complete your 13.1 or 26.2 miles anywhere and any day before May 15th.  Then send us the date and time that it took you to complete your mileage and we will send you your medal and race shirt (shirts based on availability).  The finisher medals will have the words Virtual Finisher engraved on the back to distinguish them from the medals for those who complete the actual races in person with us.  Just click on the registration link to get started.

The 2017 Running The Shoals  Marathon and Half Marathon at The Shoals Robert Trent Jones golf courses in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Shoals Sav-A-Life is the charity focus for this event. 

When:  March 18th, 2017

Where:  The Shoals Robert Trent Jones golf courses, Muscle Shoals, AL
       990 Sunbelt Pkwy, Muscle Shoals, AL

Charity Focus:  Shoals Sav-A-Life

Packet Pickup:  Friday, March 17th, 1pm - 7pm at the golf course clubhouse

Race Day Packet Pickup:  6:00am

Race Time:  7:00am

Marathon:  46% Full 

Half Marathon:  46% Full 

Facebook Event Page:  Click Here

Each participant will receive a short sleeve tech shirt, and each finisher will receive a race specific finishers medal.

Marathon and half marathon will utilize a wave start in order to reduce potential congestion on the course.

Marathon and half marathon first wave start will be at 7:00am.  Each proceeding wave will start every 2 minutes.

The half marathon course includes running all 18 holes of both golf courses and finishing on the 18th hole of the Schoolmaster course behind the clubhouse. Click here for video of half marathon course.

Half marathon course certification AL16004JD

The full marathon course includes all 36 holes of the golf courses as well as another 13 miles on nearby paved roads.

Click here for a video of marathon course.

Marathon course certification AL16005JD

Marathon Elevation map:  Click Here

Both courses will be fully staffed including water, sports drinks and restrooms

Course Maps:  Click Here

Unofficial Course Time Limits: Full - 8 hours Half - 4 hours
(but we have not pulled anyone off the course in past years)

Post race food and snacks for all races.

Checkout the venue website to see photos of the golf courses where you will be running:  
Click Here

Registration Fees:

Early Bird Online Registration through Aug 31: 

Full:    $60    Half:    $40    

Online Registration from Sep 1 through  Oct 31: 

Full:    $65    Half:    $45    

Online Registration from Nov 1 through Dec 31: 

Full:    $70    Half:    $50    

Online Registration from Jan 1 through Mar 17: 

Full:    $75    Half:    $55    

Race Day Registration Mar 18: 

Full:    $80    Half:    $60    

Overall Male/Female 
Overall Male/Female Masters

Top 3 in each Age Group


If you are not participating please consider volunteering for the event.  We have many different 3 hour shifts available to choose from and all help is greatly appreciated.  Just click the volunteer link and choose your time.  



Host Hotel: Marriott Shoals

Here are the details and link for the special event rate at the Marriott Shoals.

Start date: 3/17/17
End date: 3/19/17
Last day to book: 2/15/17
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa for 119.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for RUNNING THE SHOALS 2017


Your invited guest may also call 1-800-593-6450 and ask for the group rate to reserve their room.
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Comfort Inn and Suites - Tuscumbia
Guaranteed rate of $89 + taxes for race participants.
Click Here for hotel information 
If rates are higher online, please call hotel and ask for the Running The Shoals Marathon rate


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When & Where

Mar 18, 2017 - May 15, 2017


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