Haunted Half Marathon announces virtual or in-person options

COOKEVILLE – The 2021 Haunted Half marathon is fast approaching. The annual running event is scheduled for both an in-person race Saturday, Oct. 16 or a virtual option for those who are not able to join in person. 

The Oct. 16 in-person race will start on Dixie in front of Tennessee Tech’s University Center at 7 a.m. and end at the Derryberry Quad on TTU’s campus. Runners have an option to do the full 13.1-mile race or to form a team of three runners to cover the distance. There will also a costume contest, so runners are encouraged to dress up for an added challenge. 

“During this time of illness and stress in our community, running is a safe exercise and wonderful stress reliever,” said Race Director Tracy Epps. “We will be taking measures at our race, especially at the start and finish lines, to reduce the risk of spreading disease. We encourage everyone to come out and watch along the course and support your local runners. We always need volunteers, so contact WCTE if you would like to help on race day.”

Runners choosing the virtual option will have from Friday, Oct. 1 to Saturday, Oct. 16 to complete the race. For more details about the virtual run, visit wcte.org/hauntedhalf.

The deadline to register is Sunday, Sept. 19 and all runners registered by the deadline will receive a race t-shirt. Details are available at wcte.org/hauntedhalf. Proceeds from the race support WCTE PBS. 

WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.

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