Dothan Half & 5K


Completed in 1958, Alabama State Route 210, aka Ross Clark Circle, was the first "ring road" in the United States, and it just happens to be the perfect distance to host a half marathon. Come "Run America's First Circle" and earn yourself a Golden Peanut medal. Why a peanut medal? Because Dothan is the Peanut Capital of the World, and the Runner Peanut is the most popular peanut grown in the Wiregrass area.

Friday, October 26, 10am – 7pm, at TBD
Saturday, October 27, 6am – 7am, at the Race Start


Half Marathon

Due to the high traffic on Ross Clark Circle, the Half Marathon will have a HARD cutoff of 3 hours. We will need to sweep runners every 45 minutes at the 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 checkpoints. Runners need to be at mile 3.25 by 7:45 am, mile 6.5 by 8:30, mile 10 by 9:17 am, and finish by 10:00 am. There will be no exceptions. There will be a pacers for this race, including a 3 hour pacer.

Start Line

The start of both races will be at 2214 Ross Clark Circle in front of Ollies.

Finish Line

The finish of both races will be at the intersection of Mauldin Drive and the Ross Clark Circle access road.

Note: It is a half mile walk back to the Start Line.


There will be 6-8 water stops for the half and one water stop for the 5K. More details to follow.


There will be pacers for the Half Marathon provided by Beast Pacing for the following finish times: 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00.


The top three male and female finishers will be recognized by Overall as well as individual age groups.


Flat, fast course.