3H Trail Half Marathon

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Half Marathon

$70 7:30AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 13 - 99.

Course Description

 

The race is run entirely on the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail which is a converted railroad bed and provides solid footing with little or no roots.  This trail is flat, smooth, and fast with a variety of surfaces ranging from dirt, gravel, grass, and pine needles.  
 
NEW THIS YEAR - WE ARE STARTING ON THE EASTERN END!!!  
 
The course is an out and back that starts at the eastern end of the trail and heads west from the start for ~6.5 miles before turning back.  The volunteers from Friends of the Dahlgren Rail Heritage Trail do an excellent job of ensuring that the trail is in peak shape for the race!

The trees along the trail ensure almost 100% shade during the run.
 

About the Trail

The 16 mile Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail follows the route of the old Dahlgren Branch rail line, stretching across King George County just south of the Potomac River in Virginia's Northern Neck. The trail is open for walking, running, cycling and other recreational non-motorized uses while preserving 240 acres of wildlife and natural beauty.

 

The Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit group that is volunteer-based and works to develop, preserve, and maintain this historic rail-to-trail greenway.

 

They are HUGE supporters of the half marathon and we are thrilled to be able to support their organization through this race!

 

Please consider joining us in support of the Friend of the DHRT by donating to the trail.

DONATE

Awards


Overall: Top 3 Men and Women. 
Cash prizes of $100, $75, $50
 

Age Groups:  Top 3 Men and Women
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over
 

Overall awards are based on gun time - the first 3 males and first 3 females to cross the finish line. You must start in one of the first 2 waves to be considered for overall awards.
 
Age group awards are based on chip times. Age group awards may be given to runners starting in any of the waves. Runners not receiving an overall award are eligible for age group awards.

Wave Starts


Because of trail restrictions near the start, waves of approximately 50 runners will be used.  Assignments will be based on estimated finish times and will be started about 2 minutes apart at 7:30am, 7:32am, and 7:34am.
Wave assignments will be emailed and posted to the race website on August 4, 2022.  If the race sells out before August 4, 2022, we will post wave assignments sooner.
 

King George Trail Series

This trail series consists of 3 unique races that cover different segments of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail.  


2022 Race Schedule:
Dahlgren Half Marathon - February 26, 2022
Sheetz to Sheetz Run - March 12, 2022
3H Half Marathon - August 6, 2022

Complete all 3 races and you will get a special finisher's medal and prize.  Sign up for the multi-race bundle and receive a $5 discount on each race!

Race Swag

All finishers will receive a custom die cast medal and a technical tank top. Be sure to register early to beat the t-shirt deadline!  

We'll have food and drinks waiting for you at the finish line!

Register

Half Marathon

Next price increase is Friday, July 1, 2022 Register Now! $70

Packet Pickup and Race Day Parking


Packet Pickup:

August 5, 2022: River Rock Outfitter, 215 William St., Fredericksburg, VA from 1:30-3pm
August 5, 2022: Anytime Fitness, 16453 Merchants Lane, King George, VA from 4:30pm-6:30pm
August 6, 2022: 6:30 - 7:15am at the trailhead

Race day parking is available at the King George Gateway Shopping Center. There is plenty of parking at the shopping center and it's located near the race start!

Road Crossings & Aid Stations

There will be a crossing guard that will help at major road crossings, but please make sure you look both ways before crossing.


There will be water and/or Gatorade available at the aid stations.

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