The 13.11 mile course in historic Aiken winds around beautiful live oak trees, horse trails, training tracks, the Aiken Polo field and majestic properties. The route has a total ascent of 217.15 ft and has a maximum elevation of 537.6 ft.
SPECTATOR VIEWING AREAS
13.1 miles is a long way, so the runners will need all the encouragement they can get! Whether you are cheering on family or friends, or just want to show your support for the runners, below are some suggested areas to come out and cheer:
Newberry Street - Start and Finish Line: There's nothing better than a Saturday morning downtown Aiken and the RUN UNITED Half Marathon and 5K starts and finishes here. After the race, enjoy our after party, stroll the shops downtown, or enjoy Mead Hall’s annual Strawberry Festival.
Schofield Middle School: Give the racers the send off they deserve to begin the longest stretch of the race. There's plenty of accessible parking to get in and out to your next location.
Colleton Avenue: The grass area on Colleton nearest the new development is where it's at. Line up on the south side of Colleton between Orangeburg and Berkeley Streets for the best views, and cheer on your runners for the 5K and the ½ marathon.
Whitney Polo Field off Mead Avenue: Spectators are welcome to enjoy one of the most scenic spots on the course – the Pavilion located at The Whitney Polo Field. There will be music blasting from the Pavilion by DJ Byron Bush. You will get to see runners as they make their way onto the polo field. Parking is plentiful, so come early and tailgate!
Odell Weeks - Runners will need you now as they reach the half way mark of the 13.1 miles to victory. Come to Odell Weeks and cheer on the runners as they make one loop around the Odell Weeks track.
Millbrook Elementary - Stake out your spot at the back of the Elementary school, and encourage these runners as they fight to the finish line.