Best Places to Train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon

April 30th is rapidly approaching, and Nashvillians are starting to prepare for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon. We all know training is essential when preparing for a marathon and half marathon, which is why we are here to tell you where the best places to train are right here in our city.


Percy Warner Park

Percy Warner Park is a great option for runners looking to take the scenic route. One of Tennessee’s most beloved parks, Percy Warner is filled with multiple paved and wooded trails that are perfect for runners looking to challenge themselves while being able to take in the beauty of Nashville at the same time!


Downtown Pedestrian Bridge & Riverfront Park

For those of you who work or live downtown this is a great option for you. This route for runners is easily one of the most popular places among runners in Nashville and we can definitely see why! The pedestrian bridge offers one of the best views of downtown, and with new renovations to Riverfront Park - it can easily be said that this is one of the most beautiful trails to take in the city.


Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Located on the East side of Nashville, Shelby Bottoms Greenway is familiar to most locals. With a total of 8 miles from start to finish on the greenway trail, runners are sure to get in a great workout. For those of you unfamiliar with the park, go check it out! You can thank us later.


Hillsboro Village/Vanderbilt Neighborhood

If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, the Hillsboro Village and Vanderbilt Neighborhood is the place to be. With a college town vibe, runners will be able to get a feel for the University life. Be sure to include the historic Music Row on your trail!


State Capitol Steps to Bicentennial Mall

Looking for a challenge? The steps at the Tennessee State Capitol will surely fill that void. This killer workout will definitely help get your body into shape for any marathon or half marathon. If you’re looking for a longer run, try going down to the Bicentennial Mall and past the Nashville Farmers Market.