Our Soldier Marathon races (full marathon, half marathon, and 5k races) will celebrate their 9th year at the National Infantry Museum. We run our race on Fort Benning, Georgia and along the beautiful riverwalk to Columbus, Georgia and cross into Phenix City, Alabama. Our mission is to salute the United States soldier and their families. Our race proceeds support local military organizations such as the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning MWR, House of Heroes and Team RWB.
Event details and schedule
Registration: Friday, November 16, 2018, at the National Infantry Museum and Saturday, November 17, 2018, before the race.
Race date and time: Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 8:00 am.
Course: Starts and finishes at the National Infantry Museum. The course runs 7 miles on Fort Benning and the rest of the course is on the Riverwalk.
Arrival: Plan to arrive early on race day, about 1 hour before the race, to allow for parking and security clearance. Entrance on South Lumpkin Road to the Museum. Also entrance on Fort Benning Road until 7:30 am when it will be closed and cars routed to South Lumpkin Road.
Parking: There is parking at the National Infantry Museum and along South Lumpkin Road (in Oxbow Meadows).
Waivers and ID: Each runner needs to present an ID and sign a waiver. Runners are not allowed to pick up registration and a runner's bib for another runner.
What to bring: Bring your ID. Do not bring hydration packs as we do not allow them. You may bring water bottles if you wish, although water and Powerade will be provided on the course.
What to wear: Wear your running clothes and shoes. Warm up clothing may be stored in a clear plastic bag (provided) and left in a secured area next to the Museum. Temperatures usually are in the 40's at the start and in the 60's and 70's after 11:00 am.
Security: Each runner will clear a security and bag check as they enter the National Infantry Museum grounds. Do not bring backpacks. A clear plastic bag will be provided you to store dry clothing for after the race.
Food and Drink will be provided for all runners after the race.