The Murray Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile route that gives runners a grand tour of Murray and Calloway County. Runners start at the Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street before heading downtown to the historic courthouse square. After winding through scenic Central Park, the runners then hit the pavement of Murray’s main artery, U.S. Hwy 641, past Murray State University’s Roy Stewart Stadium and out into the beautiful countryside of Calloway County.
The runners return to the city on the west side, where they pass through various residential and commercial neighborhoods before returning to Murray-Calloway County Hospital to finish the race. The route stays fairly flat and offers plenty of scenery along the way.