Pocahontas Trail Festival

Sun October 1, 2023 Chesterfield, VA 23832 US Directions


Half Marathon

$65 9:00AM EDT Registration ends October 1, 2023 at 9:00am EDT


$55 9:00AM EDT Registration ends October 1, 2023 at 9:00am EDT


10301 State Park Rd.
Chesterfield, VA US 23832


Pocahontas Trail Fest 10k and 1/2 Marathon 
October 1, 2023

Racers receive

Professionally chipped time race
Live results
Custom PTF logoed swag
Custom PTF Finishers medal for the 10k or 1/2 marathon

RACE START TIMES:  All race starts at 9am.  

Race Venue: 
Pocahontas State Park 10301 State Park Rd. Chesterfield, VA 23832

The race staging area will be located about 1 1/2 miles straight into the park on State Park Rd.  Once you pass the entrance building you continue straight, following park signs to the pool parking lot/boat launch.  Start, finish and staging will be located on the large grass field adjacent to the boat launch.  All race activities will be located at the black and orange tents on the field

Parking:  The park is requiring the regular fee if you don't have a state park permit.  All day parking access is currently $10 per car load.  Although the park accepts cards, cash is the fastest way to move past the contact station.  

Packet Pickup: 
Early pickup: TBD
Race Day: October 1 Sunday 730-9am at the staging area at Pocahontas State Park.

Your race number will have a timing chip on the back.  Please do not fold, remove the chip.  Race numbers should be attached so numerals are right side up. Your numbers should be visible during the entire event and placement on your shirt is best as this helps with tagging any photos to your result link.

Award breakdown:
The following will be awarded race day for the 10k and 1/2 Marathon M and F.

Top 3 over all
Top 3 Masters
19 and under

Course info:

2020-2021 offered a redesigned course. The original course was mostly fire roads throughout the park. Although beautiful, we always intended more of a trail event. With the building of some new hiking trails and a redesign of the course we feel we have a great course waiting for you. We have also tweaked a few miles from 2021 to even improve on the re-design.

The new course has a loop course for the 10k and a larger loop for the1/2 marathon. The races will cover the first 10k together. This newer course will give you more picturesque views and a better trail race experience!  The newest built trails, on the 1/2 marathon course, are very runnable with good footing most of the way. You will be finishing your last 4+ miles on these beautiful trail (Coop and Trooper Trails).

Aid stations will be approximately 3, 6 and 9 miles. 

Bathrooms:  There are two indoor bathrooms available near the start/finish.  One is located behind the soda machines (on the right side of the main lot) and the other near shelter #2 between the lot and the staging area.

Team Competition: 
Get 4 or more of your friends together and enter the 10k as a team.  Everyone will be eligible for the individual awards as well as team awards. For teams, we will will score your top 4 finishers. Total time will determine finishes.

Race Contact Info

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Course Map

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