5k Run

 5K Road Race

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.

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

  • Optional pre-race packet pickup will be available FRIDAY, APRIL 26th at the BUILTWELL BANK stage from 4pm to 6pm CDT. (This stage will be located across from Builtwell Bank (131 S Cedar Ave, South Pittsburg, TN) and close to Subway.)
  • For best race day experience, please register online at home or on your phone. Pack pick up for the race will be located at the LODGE FACTORY STORE (from the outside, front-facing of building, registration booth will be set up outside on the right side of the building) on E 3rd Street on Saturday, April 27th.
  • Saturday morning registration at Lodge opens at 6:30am CDT and will close at 7:30am CDT.
  • Those who register AFTER April 13th will not be guaranteed a race shirt. You could be asked to check back in after the race.
  • The race will begin at the Lodge Factory. This year we will begin the race by running through the Lodge Foundry.
  • Race bib will get you free entry into the festival and Cornbread Alley on Saturday, only.
  • The course has changed. Please go to and view the NEW course. This year there will be less turns but many more thrills!
  • All races begin at 8:00 am CDT. 5K runners will line up first, followed by 5K walkers 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 2024 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.


6:30 AM CST Race day registration and packet pickup will be at the loading dock area of Lodge, behind Big Bad Breakfast on E 3rd St, four 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:

$25.00 until March 15
$30.00 until April 15
$35.00 until Race Day

Register for 5K Run

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