Thousands expected to #FlyDowntheField for Inaugural War Eagle Run Fest

February 15, 2022

Fans and alumni come from 36 states, making significant tourism impact

AUBURN, Al. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Over 2,400 running enthusiasts and Auburn faithful will #FlyDowntheField this Sunday for the Inaugural War Eagle Run Fest just like Auburn University legends Cam Newton and Bo Jackson once did before them.

The Inaugural event on Feb. 20 offers Tiger fans, students, and faculty alike the opportunity to take part in a new Auburn tradition and experience the rush of completing a race on the field of Jordan-Hare Stadium. A 13.1 mile half-marathon course takes runners through AU’s campus before they #FlyDowntheField to the finish 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).

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 will earn their commemorative Finisher Medal and join us outside the stadium for the War Eagle Run Fest Post-Race Tailgate Party. Open to the public, the tailgate features traditional tailgate food including nachos, hot dogs, and peanuts, with beer available to runners 21+.

The event is a collaborative effort between Auburn-Opelika Tourism, Auburn University, and FRESHJUNKIE Racing. To register for the War Eagle Run Fest and for more information visit https://www.wareaglerunfest.com/.

War Eagle Run Fest Half Marathon and 5K
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Toomer’s Corner

War Eagle Run Fest Kids Mile
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 20 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Jordan Hare Stadium



FRESHJUNKIE Racing is an event production company based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They have been producing a variety of running and multisport events through the southern United States for 12 years.

For more info visit: https://freshjunkieracing.com/


Mike Wattigny, Marketing Director | mike@freshjunkie.com | (504) 952-2899
Marina Gelpi Clay, Public Relations Coordinator | pr@freshjunkie.com | (985) 718-8560