Estimate your pace & half marathon finish time


If this is your first time to run or walk a full or half marathon, you will be asked to estimate your finish time when you register for your race.  This may seem daunting if you’ve never done it before.  So, we’ve provided a few guidelines to help you estimate as accurately as possible.

Keep in mind that the Nashville Marathon requires you to complete the half marathon within 4 hours and the full in 7 hours.

If you know your average pace per mile, click here to calculate your estimated finish time using distance (full or half marathon) and pace. Remember to add 2-3 minutes per mile to your regular pace to accurately predict your half or full marathon pace.

If you don’t know you average pace per mile, follow the steps below:


Time yourself

Run or walk three miles at a moderate, sustainable pace.  Do not run or walk as fast as possible, nor at your hardest comfortable pace possible.  You’ll be doing 13. 1 miles on race day, so a sustainable pace is the key.  Add 2-3 minutes to the average pace per mile to get an accurate half marathon pace.


Calculate Your Finish Time

Once you have determined your pace per mile, click here and enter “half marathon” and your pace.  It will calculate your estimated time.

Additionally, here are some general guidelines to get you started.


Estimated Finish Time Guidelines for Walkers:

Fast Walkers: 13 minutes/mile (2:50:00 estimated half marathon time)

Medium Walkers: 15-16 minutes/mile (3:16:00 estimated half marathon time)

Slower Walkers: 17-19 minutes/mile (3:30:00 to 3:50:00 estimated half marathon time)


Estimated Finish Time Guidelines for Runners:

Fast Runners: 7-9 minutes/mile (1:31:00 to 2:00:00 estimated half marathon time)

Medium Runners: 10-11 minutes/mile (2:11:00 to 2:24:00 estimated half marathon time)

Slower Runners: 12-14 minutes/mile (2:37:00 to 3:03:00 estimated half marathon time)

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