Fly Down the Field: Inaugural War Eagle Run Fest launches in 2022

August 23, 2021

Races finish on 50-yard line of Pat Dye Field

AUBURN, Al.– On your mark, get set, go! Tiger fans can start training for a new set of races launching early next year. FRESHJUNKIE Racing (FJR) is thrilled to present the Inaugural War Eagle Run Fest on Feb. 20, 2022 in partnership with Auburn University (AU) and the cities of Auburn and Opelika.

The 13.1 mile half-marathon course takes runners through AU’s campus before they #FlyDowntheField to the finish line in Jordan-Hare Stadium on the 50-yard line. The War Eagle Run Fest is the second FJR event to end in the stadium of a Southeastern Conference (SEC) school.

“It’s not every day you get such an epic ending to a race, and we’re excited to give Auburn fans that opportunity,” said FJR Marketing Director Mike Wattigny. “Participants will get to experience running on the same field where legends like Cam Newton and Bo Jackson once played. This event is a must for die-hard Auburn fans and running enthusiasts alike.”

Alternatively, athletes and fans have the option to run a 5k (3.1 miles), and there will also be a 1 mile run for the Little Tigers.

After the race, participants can grab a commemorative medal and join us outside the stadium for the War Eagle Run Fest. This post-race tailgate is filled with food and music, and open to all.

Registration for the War Eagle Half Marathon opens Aug. 30, 2021 at wareaglerunfest.com.

For more information about other upcoming FJR events please click here.


ABOUT FRESHJUNKIE RACING: FRESHJUNKIE Racing (FJR) is an endurance event production company specializing in road running races and triathlons.  Currently, FJR produces 18 events annually: 12 in Louisiana, 1 in Mississippi, 4 in Alabama and 1 in Florida.  While 14 of the 18 events are company owned events, FJR offers event services for organizations looking to outsource the production of their running race or triathlon.  FRESHJUNKIE Racing prides itself on attending to the small details.  Because they matter.  We are a production company made up of athletes that produce events for athletes. We know what it means to plan, train for and participate in events and we know what the small details are.  From initial planning, permitting, and overall event operations to graphic design, marketing and video production, we are a complete shop.  We are exhaustive in our preparation and comprehensive in our execution so that athletes can participate in experiential events they will remember for years to come.