The course is about 90% paved and 10% grass trails. Of the paved portion, 90% are trails that are part of the downtown Nashville Greenways system. The other 10% is a bike trail along Davidson Street in East Nashville. There are a couple of points in the downtown section where runners will cross roads with live traffic. There are volunteers at each road crossing to inform you of when it is safe to cross. Traffic is minimal on a Saturday. Check out photos and maps of the greenways at www.nashville/gov/greenways/. Look for Stones Rivers Greenway and Shelby Bottoms Greenway.
• 50K route – blue section out and back, green section to mile 23.5 and back to start/finish
• 60K route – blue section out and back, green section to mile 26.5 and back to start/finish
• 70K route – blue section out and back, green section to mile 30 and back to start/finish
• 50 mile route – blue section out and back, green section out and back
Stones Rivers Greenway from Wave Country Parking Lot out to Percy Priest Dam and back. This portion of the route is all paved greenway trails except for one short portion of wooden plank walkway. The course includes several rolling hills and one rather steep hill at mile 14.25.
Out and back along Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Shelby Park, Davidson Street, Shelby Pedestrian Bridge, Riverfront Park, Gay Street Connector and MetroCenter Levee Greenway. A portion of Shelby Bottoms Greenway is grass trails. This section will also cross two bridges over the Cumberland River.