The CMM Half was my very first Half Marathon many years ago. It was such a wonderful experience. I have done it 2 more times since, any Rock and Roll event is amazing (have also done PF Changs full and Virginia Beach half).
The actual run itself has some hills of course, since you are from Tenn you know that :) I didn't find any of them overly difficult. There is one right at the start and a few within the the run itself...you go through main streets as well as neighborhoods...It is an interesting course..there is one stretch towards the end that is a little boring, but overall the course is filled with bands and cheerleaders and just folks out to watch. (on one of the neighborhood streets, around the 10k mark I think it was, there is this cute couple that get all dolled up and have their table set up on the street with their fine crystal and champagne..its a great little mental boost to see them)
Not sure if they still do this but the half and the full runners are together up to mile 11...I signed up one year for the full and training didn't go as planned so I knew at that point I could not finish the full and took the split at the 11 and finished the half..most courses are not set up that way..but, they may have changed it since I did it, it has been a few years.
Any way, I rambled on enough, that even is special to me since it was my first so I get carried away..have fun!!!!!
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