Runners get the chance to trek through the streets and residential neighborhoods of the village of Pinehurst for the half marathon, 10K, 5K and one-mile race. In previous years, more than 1,200 runners have crossed the finish line in all races combined including more than 340 runners in the half marathon alone. Most participants will tell you that this is the most beautiful half marathon course they have run, as challenging to boot. Runners can expect much of the course to offer ample shade, as the route will make its way largely through residential areas as well as around stretches of Pinehurst Lake, and past several fairways within the neighborhoods that make up the golf resort. The course is certified by USATF-RRTC (USA Track and Field, Road Running Technical Council).