Cummins Falls Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k

Cookeville, TN

Join us for the 2022 Cummins Falls Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K! 

These four races are very scenic with the marathon, half marathon, and 10K routes following the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River for a good portion of the route. The three longer distance races are very challenging with steep hills and great scenery. All four routes are run on the picturesque rural back roads of Jackson County, Tennessee, and are sure to be enjoyed by traditional marathon runners and trail runners alike. 

We will be offering a discount for 5K and 10K teams of five that register together, as well as Half and Full Marathon teams of three. Grab a few friends and sign up for the race as a team and receive $5 (5K and 10K) - $10 (Half and Full Marathon) off your registration! 

Race Start Times
8:00 AM CST: Marathon & Half
9:00 AM CST: 10K & 5K

Our goal is to provide a quality outdoor recreational event while raising funds to assist in the expansion of facilities and events at Cummins Falls State Park.

Course Information

Photo by: Monte Lowe

Packet Pickup
Packet pickup on Friday, Feb. 25, will be from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. CST in the parking lot behind St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 640 N. Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN  38501. The church is at the corner of N. Washington and 7th St.; entry to the parking lot is off of 7th St. This will be a drive-up event. Signs will point you to the correct entrance and you will be guided to the rear of the church where someone will ask for your name and which race you're running, then bring your bag to you in your car. If you register on Friday, please show us your receipt and we will assign your bib number and give you your bag and t-shirt, IF there are shirts available. Packet pickup on Saturday, Feb. 26, will be at the park from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. CST for marathon and half marathon runners and from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. for 5K and 10K runners. If at all possible, please pick up your bags on Friday!

Finisher medals are awarded to ALL finishers. Finishers from all four races (5K,10K, Half, and Full) will receive distinctive and unique wood medals.

Awards for all four races (marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K) are given for:
-1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for male and female overall
-1st, 2nd and 3rd places for male and female for each age group with
10 year age brackets

-Masters Male and Female Awards (40 and up)
-Grand Masters Male and Female Awards (50 and up)

Cutoff Times
There is an 8 hour cutoff for the marathon and half marathon. Walkers are welcome for the 5K and 10K.

Photo by Monte Lowe
Race Details
- This race is a chip-timed race. 
- All runners receive a race t-shirt.
(Late registrations receive t-shirts, if available.)

- Finisher medals are awarded to all finishers.
- Music is allowed. 
- There are aid stations approximately every 2 - 3 miles on the route.

Cummins Falls Marathon has a NO REFUND policy, with the exception of race cancellation due to public health concerns. We will offer deferrals to the 2023 race OR a refund minus the service fees. Distance changes are allowed until online registration closes.

Photo by Monte Lowe

Race Merchandise

The Friends of Cummins Falls State Park will again be selling Cummins Falls Marathon race swag! You can purchase items when you register for the race. If you would like to purchase items, but not really feeling like running, click "Register," then select the "Merchandise Purchase" option and choose "Quantity 1;" you will be able to prepay for your items without registering for the race. All pre-purchased items will be available at packet pickup and the day of the race.  If you would like to receive items before February 2022, we will be glad to mail them to you at your expense.  You are responsible for picking up your purchases or arranging for shipping.  Items not claimed will be held for 2 months after the race, then returned to stock; your purchase price will be considered a donation.  Thank you!
Fleece Beanie
Ball Cap
Long sleeve shirt
Long Sleeve Tee
Hotel Accommodations

TownePlace Suites Cookeville will be offering discounted rates and late checkout to Cummins Marathon runners. 

Address: 1250 Sams Street Cookeville, Tennessee 38506
Event Rate :$79 USD per night
Late checkout: 2:00 PM
Reserve Here

Camping Accommodations

Did you know that the Old Mill Camp and General Store offer overnight accommodations directly across from the park entrance? 

They have primitive camping, RV sites, and cabins. Check them out HERE.

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When & Where

Feb 26, 2022


7:00 AM

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