Sign-ups are off and running for the seventh annual Viola Valley Half Marathon, which is set to take place Saturday, May 19, at 7 a.m.
The race is a big draw with runners across the United States lacing up their sneakers and descending on the tiny town of Viola.
In 2017, the race attracted runners from New York to Texas.
“Runners love this course,” said race organizer Kevin Deason.
The race features a scenic, 13.1-mile course that travels the peaceful, tranquil rural roads of three counties – Warren, Grundy and Coffee.
“Runners tell us they love the course for the scenery, the organization, the enthusiasm of the volunteers, and the residents of Viola Valley,” said race organizer John Nunley. “This is our seventh year and the race continues to grow in participation.”
Early registration is $40. The price goes up after April 20.
Participants of all fitness levels are welcome. This includes competitive and recreational runners, as well as walkers. The race has received solid reviews with participants pleased with the course and hospitality in Viola.
Last year’s top female finisher was McMinnville resident Anne Myers, who finished the race at 1:42:33, while top male finisher was Winchester resident Eric Shull at 1:21:39.
Funds raised from the half-marathon are used for the improvement of the Viola community.
Register now at active.com or visit Viola Valley Half Marathon on Facebook in order to receive the early registration discount.