Cedars Frostbite Half Marathon


From I-40 in Lebanon take Hwy 231 going south 5 Miles. Turn left into Cedars of Lebanon State Park, the right to the Assembly Hall.

GPS 36.08437 -86.32328

Alix Cross 56 from Nashville is Jumping for Joy

Alix Cross 56 from Nashville is Jumping for Joy

Course History

Inaugural race was in 2008, with 375 finishers. In 2009 there were 335 finishers. In 2010 the direction was reversed in order to have the runners more spread out before entering Hwy 231. There were 468 in 2010. The race used chip timing for the first time in 2011, with 738 registered. The first 2 miles were covered with ice. The 2012 race had a strong, cold wind from the North, making for a brutal last 3 miles. In 2013 running on Highway 231 was eliminated by having a turnaround on Hurricane Rd at Jennings Pond Rd. Return to the finish via Dude Trail and E Richmond Shop Rd. In 2014 Melissa Begin’s 5-year-old course record was broken by Gisela Olalde. In 2016 a new World Age Record for the distance was set by 14-year-old Diego Zuazua from Nolensville, TN. In 2017 the loop course was replaced with a two out and back course, which eliminated the 2 miles on a pothole-infested dirt road. The new race director from 2020 to 2022 was Vickie Spickard and then, Dan Smithhisler from 2023.

Course Records

In 2009 Steve Vilt 24 from Nashville 1:08:52

In 2014 Gisela Olalde 25 from Nashville 1:19:58

Paisley Marotta 29 from Old Hickory and Tracy Bullard 51 from Lebanon are Jumping for Joy

Portrait of player holding water bottle

Diego Zuazua 14 from Nolensville in 2013

Portrait of two players

Sergio Bianchini 74 from Chattanooga and Billy Bilbrey 66 from Dickson wearing the first Frostbite shirt.