Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.2
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
3.6
PRODUCTION
3
SWAG
2.4
Join us for an event that is fast becoming a local favorite – the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K! Augusta, Georgia means more than the Masters® and the sweet soul sound of Mr. James Brown. In recent years it has become a destination city for all sorts of … MORE
Local Weather (Feb 23)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
 
H (°F) 67 80 77 70 57
L (°F) 57 58 56 58 47
Powered by Dark Sky

Recent reviews

    cwline FIRST-TIMER '19

    Starts in downtown Augusta, Georgia. There are portapots and some indoor restrooms. Course is mostly good asphalt (some potholes) also a few brick crosswalks and speedbumps. A very little bit … MORE

    Starts in downtown Augusta, Georgia. There are portapots and some indoor restrooms. Course is mostly good asphalt (some potholes) also a few brick crosswalks and speedbumps. A very little bit of packed sand. Course has some uphills until about mile 7. Plenty of water/gatorade stations. Some portapots along course. Nice Blue Mile with photos of fallen soldiers and folks with flags cheering us on for mile 10. Standard refreshments after race. Beer also. Nice long sleeve technical shirt and good medal. Results posted quickly and some free photos.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    preciouspups FIRST-TIMER '18

    Since this race is in my town and I had heard great things, I thought I would give it a go for my first half marathon. Maybe my disappointment was … MORE

    Since this race is in my town and I had heard great things, I thought I would give it a go for my first half marathon. Maybe my disappointment was because I have done Disney races, but I don’t think so.
    The Good:
    Packet pickup was pretty easy and there were some decent vendors there.
    The tribute to the fallen near the last mile was amazing!
    Parts of the course were beautiful.
    Police presence for blocking roads and cheering on runners. (It was a pick me up to have one officer on his intercom call me “sunshine” as I was thinking about quitting!)
    We got bling! Medals are important at the end of a race.

    The bad:
    There wasn’t a ton of course support. Water and gatorade were great, but that was about it.
    There was only one clock and it was at the halfway mark.
    The hills were miserable.
    There was no medical support on the course.
    There was an after party? I wasn’t really sure about that. I got my snacks of Oreo cookies and a water and that was it. Thank goodness my husband brought me a gatorade because there was nothing additional at the end. There were booths but I think you had to pay – I don’t usually carry money during a race!

    The ugly:
    Most of the course! The beginning of the half goes through the GHETTO! Rundown houses, bars on the windows, burnt out buildings. I was genuinely afraid during parts of the course.
    No bathrooms on the course! People were running into the university to use the bathrooms but if you didn’t know they were there, you were out of luck.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    gabrown19 FIRST-TIMER '18

    There were some really good things about this race, and some areas that could use improvement. Overall, I'm glad I ran it, but it's not one I'd plan on running … MORE

    There were some really good things about this race, and some areas that could use improvement. Overall, I’m glad I ran it, but it’s not one I’d plan on running multiple times.
    Good stuff:
    1. I met up with several friends and family! So that made up for the downsides I saw.
    2. Overall, not a bad course (but see the downsides). Fairly scenic in some portions, and you get a good look at the city of Augusta.
    3. BEST PART BY FAR: on the back side of the course along a trail, there was a tribute to fallen service personnel (military, law enforcement, etc). They had placards along the course with pictures, names, etc. Right down from there, a group all held American flags along the course as they cheered you on. I was proud to be an American as I ran through this part of the course!!!
    4. Great afterparty in the city park, which had been resodded not too long before the race.
    Bad stuff:
    1. A really long hill – around 3 miles! For us flatlanders, that was hard!
    2. Something they couldn’t control: Awful humidity for February. It was pretty miserable.
    3. Packet pickup: (NOTE: I am very picky about packet pickup convenience) They only advertised packet pickup until 7 PM on Friday night before the race. For those of us coming from out of town who had to work, this was very inconvenient, and I had to take off 1/2 day from work to get there on time. Fortunately I was allowed to pick up packets for my friends also coming in late. It turns out that for $20, you could get your packet the morning of the race, but this was not advertised. I just think that they didn’t really consider out-of-towners, as the vast majority of runners appeared to be local.

    The swag was ok, although the shirt ran really small. But that’s not a big deal to me. Overall, I did end up enjoying the race, despite the negatives.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

    2 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    geddings FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was a nice small town course. There is a 2-mile hill climb between 4.5 and 6.5 that is really demanding. The race swag, including the race shirt was horrible. … MORE

    This was a nice small town course. There is a 2-mile hill climb between 4.5 and 6.5 that is really demanding. The race swag, including the race shirt was horrible. The post race support seriously lacked. Race results were posted almost a week later, luckily I had my watch for timing.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
    Profile photo of Brian Vining
    Idler REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Great race course. Two mile hill climb that really demands toughness. Horrible T-shirt, no choc milk, and no way to check results except through a buggy facebook/web page after the … MORE

    Great race course. Two mile hill climb that really demands toughness. Horrible T-shirt, no choc milk, and no way to check results except through a buggy facebook/web page after the race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

     
  1. Races
  2. Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K