Attention, Murfeesboro marathon and cardio enthusiasts! The 2021 Murfreesboro Half Marathon is scheduled Oct. 9. Registration officially opened as of National Running Day on June 2.

the race route was changed in 2019 to include more of the MTSU campus. The race route includes MTSU campus, the Oaklands Mansion, the Rutherford County Courthouse and historic square, as well as scenic tree-lined Main Street and Maney Avenue.

Dubbed “The Middle Half," participation will be capped at 1,500 runners. Participants may register online by credit or debit card at RunSignUp.com.

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford is the Title Sponsor. Others sponsors include the city of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, Fleet Feet Sports, Lee Company, Purity, TrustPoint Hospital, Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Publix.

For more information, visit themiddlehalf.com and follow on Facebook.