5K and 1 Mile Fun Run


5k Run

 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run

featuring a 5k course, starting in front of Lodge Cast Iron

Race starts 8:00 am Central time

Typical Race info below
On your mark, get set, go! Whether you’re a speedster or the slow-and-steady type, if you love to run the National Cornbread Festival 5K Run is the event for you. Join us for your choice of a 5k competitive run chip timed with Jaguar timing, a 5k walk, or a 1 Mile fun run.

Race Information:
All race times are local to South Pittsburg, TN (Central Daylight Savings Time)

  • An option pre-race packet pickup will be available TBA at Tower Community Bank stage (formerly known as Citizens’ State Bank stage) from 4 pm to 6 pm CDT.
  • Registration for the race will be at Tower Community Bank stage on Saturday, April 29. Registration opens at 6:30 am CDT and will close at 7:30 am CDT.
  • All races cost $35. This includes Saturday entry into the festival and entry into Cornbread Alley. You MUST show race bib to enter.
  • Anyone registered before TBA guarantees a dri-fit race t-shirt. Registrars the day of may not receive a shirt. This will be a first come first serve bases, however race shirts from previous years will be available for sale.
  • The starting line will be at Lodge Manufacturing. Follow the signs.
  • All races begin at 8:00 am CDT. 5K runners will line up first, followed by 5K walkers and 1 mile fun run participants will be last.
  • Arrows and volunteers will be along course routes, indicating turns.
  • Finish line will be at the South Pittsburg Elementary School. Awards ceremony will follow at 9:30 CDT.
  • Drinks, power bars, and bananas will be provided at the finish line. Thank you so much for participating in the 2023 National Cornbread Race.

See you soon!


***Please note: iPhone users will be directed to the exact location for parking. All other devices will need to follow the directions below***
From I-24: Take Exit 152A or 152B, take US Hwy 72 South (Note: at split to Scottsboro, keep left on Hwy 72). At the first red light, take a right. Free parking is located at 308 East 3rd Street, South Pittsburg, TN. This parking lot is located at the corner of Ash Street and 3rd Street.
From Alabama: After crossing the state line, go to the second red light, and take a left. Free parking is located at 308 East 3rd Street, South Pittsburg, TN. This parking lot is located at the corner of Ash Street and 3rd Street.

Directions from the parking lot:
From the parking lot, walk north on 3rd Street to Cedar Ave – this is the main thoroughfare of the Cornbread Festival. Turn left and walk one block. Tower Community Bank stage will be on your right. Race day registration, bib and t-shirt pick up will be located here.


6:30 AM CST Race day registration and packet pickup will be at the Tower Community Bank Stage, three blocks from the High School track on Cedar Ave.

Overall Male/Female
Overall Masters Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in each age group:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

Entry Fees:


Register for 5K Run

Parking is available throughout the festival grounds. Visit our parking page >>