The 2022 running of this race was the final Loop event for Altis Endurance Sports. Altis Endurance Sports has some ideas on how to improve this wonderful event if there is a desire for some other organization to take it over. If interested contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ninth annual Shelby Forest Loop Marathon and Half Marathon in February 2022 was another fun one indeed with good running weather following the ice storm that almost forced the cancellation of the race. Hopefully another entity will take over this race and conduct this event for many years to come.
The marathon starts at 8:00 AM, and the half marathon starts at 8:30 AM. The race will take place on closed paved road at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park in Millington, TN. The start/finish is located at 736 Piersol Rd Millington, TN 38053.
The race has experienced wonderful running weather in 2019 allowing 8 or 43 marathon finishers to record a BQ time. In 2020, 8 of 46 marathon finishers recorded a BQ time. On a warm and humid day 6 of 43 finishers in the 2021 race earned a BQ.
Both races are USATF Certified. The marathon course certification code is TN14002MS, and the half marathon course certification code is TN14001MS. For those of you interested in qualifying for Boston, the Loop Marathon is a good race to run!