2017 Race Recap

Thank you to all that came out to participate in the 2017 Hillbilly Half Marathon and Little Billy 5K. The 5th annual event was a great success! Congratulations to 4-time winner, Scott Wietecha of Hendersonville, TN and first-time winner, Kathryne Hirt of Franklin, TN.  This was Kathryne’s first half marathon ever.  Read her story here: Female Winner of the Hillbilly Half

Photo Credit: Sydney Hunter

Also, congratulations to Kazufumi Seki of Murfreesboro, TN and Celeste Goodson of Franklin, TN on winning the Little Billy 5K!

Other mentions in the half marathon are masters winners Ninette Giardina of Franklin, TN and Jeremiah Tatum of Cookeville, TN.

Photo Credit: Gregg Gelmis

Full results can be found here: 2017 Hillbilly Half and Little Billy 5K Results

We would like to thank Gregg Gelmis of We Run Huntsville for coming out and taking some great shots along the course.  Gregg worked free of charge and only gets paid if you buy the hi-res version of his photos.  You can view and purchase your favorites here:

Course Photos
Finish Line Photos 1
Finish Line Photos 2

Photo Credit: Gregg Gelmis

This race could not exist without our sponsors.  Please support them if at all possible.  We thank them for helping to make the Hillbilly Half and Little Billy 5K the best event possible.

Sam’s Club
Mention the Hillbilly Half at the Franklin location to get a $10 gift card with a new membership.
The Peach Truck
Thanks to The Peach Truck, runners received a fresh, juicy, Georgia peach at the finish line.  Check out their website to see where you can get some before the season ends!
Jet’s Pizza
Williamson Medical Center
Franklin Marriott
Animalia Wellness
OrangeTheory Fitness
WDYRF Race Series
Heroes in Recovery 6K
Swiftwick Socks

Be sure to follow and interact with us on social media.  We love getting to know you better and encourage you throughout the year.  Come join the fun:

Our Instagram “Best Pic” winner went to @libertygetmanmurray.  She gets a free entry to the 2018 race!  Check out this cool shot on Floyd Road.

Photo Credit: @libertygetmanmurray via Instagram

An honorable mention goes to this awesome one-handed spin of the 2017 Hillbilly Half medal: https://www.instagram.com/p/BU7rQoTA7Ng/

Photo Credit: @mackenzieangell via Instagram

It has been our pleasure to put this race on for the past 5 years.  We love all the feedback we have already received and it seems like 2017 has been the best year yet.  We look forward to seeing you in 2018 and many years to come.

-The Race Committee