Event Details


The Negative Split Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K will take place on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Download the complete participant guide.

Start Strong, Finish Stronger

The 2017 event will feature another awesome finish line and grand finale to your running accomplishment. The finish line will be packed with spectators and volunteers cheering you into the chute to get your medal and t-shirt. To make this possible, this years start will be a wave start for the half marathon runners and a mass start for the 10k and 5k runners.

Start Times

The half marathon will feature a wave start. The 5k and 10k races will have a mass start. You will be disqualified if you start at the wrong time.

Half Marathon: 1-2 hour finisher – 9:30 am
2-3 hour finisher – 8:45 am
3-4 hour finisher – 7:30 am

all participants – 9:45 am

all participants – 10:00 am

Packet pick-up

Packet pick-up will be Saturday, April 8, from 10am – 4pm at Fleet Feet Downtown (1303 N Washington). You may have a friend pick up your packet if you are unable to make it. No packet pick-up will be available race morning.

Event Parking

Event parking will be available in the dirt lots north of W Summit Pkwy. The best parking access will be available from Cedar St. Additional parking lots are available by the courthouse and health department buildings north of Kendall Yards. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE KENDALL YARDS PAVED PARKING LOTS – these are reserved for local residents only.

Morning Gear Check

We offer a morning gear check on race day. Simply write your bib number on the drawstring backpack we provide at packet pick-up and drop this off at the Gear Check tent the morning of the race. Show us your bib number to pick up your bag after the race.

Negative Split finish line

Rules & Timing

Negative Split is committed to providing a safe and fair racing environment for all participants. Please adhere to the following rules and restrictions.

  • Headphones are discouraged for the safety of all runners
  • Strollers will not be allowed due to the course being quite narrow in certain sections
  • Dogs are not allowed on the course for safety of all participants

Nomadz Racing Services will provide timing for Negative Split. Disposable timing chips will be attached to each participants bib number.


Results will be available immediately following the race and will be posted at the finish. Results will also be available online via Nomadz Racing Services.


New this year will be free race photos provided by Photoboxx. Make sure to tag us in your Instagram and twitter posts using #nsplit on race day. Then stop by the Photoboxx booth to pick up your free race photos.


All finishers will be awarded a medal upon finishing. There will be music, bagels, cookies, fresh fruit and hydration at the finish area.

Event Massage

Post race massage will be available in the exhibitor area.