Great Smoky Mountains half marathon

1545622_337515113052882_642547393_nGreat Smoky Mountains Half Marathon  – September 9, 2023

Welcome to the page for training options for the Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon from Vacation Races!
Active at Altitude is proud and honored to be the Official Training Partner for Vacation Races – we look forward to working with you and empowering your best race experience in Tennessee.

Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon – Free Training Programs

Our two levels of training programs are free to any Vacation Racers that register prior to the start of the programs. Each program is delivered in 4 week blocks via an e-newsletter from Active at Altitude. Our programs are based on proven science based components, and progress over the duration. Nearly 5,500 runners signed up for our programs with Vacation Races in 2018!
Click on the request program link below, complete your details on the window that opens, click submit, and you are registered! If you start with one program, and find that you need to switch part way through, contact us with your details, and we can switch your program.

Beginner 16 week program

Starts May 22, 2023

Intermediate 12 week program

Starts June 19, 2023

Upgrade to our user friendly Training App for Great Smoky!

The same training programs as above are also available on an app for both iPhone and Android devices. This exciting and unique app offers the following benefits for your training:

  • See the whole training program in one location on your phone
  • You can switch between beginner and intermediate training programs within the app
  • Resource section with training tips, advice on altitude preparation, videos, and more…
  • Images from Shenandoah
  • Training log – you have the ability to log your training runs
  • all of this is available for the special offer price of $10 per runner per race
  • this training app will be available later in May 2021

Great Smoky Training app screenshots

Screen shots coming soon for this exciting app – runners love how accountable it makes their training!

Great Smoky Training app information

To upgrade to this exciting training app when available in later May, click on the register for Great Smoky training app button, complete details and the payment, and we will send you details to download and access the app – we will provide you a club name and authorization code to access app content.
The app is just $10 per runner, plus a small registration service fee.

Register for Great Smoky training app

You can select either beginner or intermediate program during the set up process for the app.