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Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

Saturday, February 17, 2024

9 AM Start

Limited to the first 225 Participants!

Half Marathon

$60 9:00AM EST - 2:00PM EST Registration Opens November 22, 2024 at 12:00am EST

Amount of Time Left to Train!

Course Description

Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail.  This is a scenic out and back course on a flat, smooth old railroad bed.  Cash prizes, great competition, good food, and awesome swag all make this a memorable event.  And because we understand it can be a bit chilly in February, we will be starting the race at 9:00 am to let it warm up and let you get a little more sleep. ;)

The course is an out and back that starts at the Bloomsbury Road Trailhead and heads east from the start for ~6.5 miles before turning back.  The Friends of the DRHT do an excellent job of ensuring that the trail is in peak shape for the race!


There will be water at miles 1.5, 4, 6.5, 9 and 11.5. There will be Gatorade at miles 4 and 9.


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, 60-69, 70 & Over


Overall awards will be based on Gun Time and Age Group awards will be based on Chip Time.

Packet Pick Up & Parking

Packet Pickup:

Friday, February 16th:  3-5:30pm, River Rock Outfitter, 215 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Saturday, February 17th:  7:30 - 8:45am at the trailhead
Race day parking is available at the Route 605 Trailhead.  Please carpool if possible and arrive early.  The parking lot will open at 7:30 am.  Overflow parking will be available off of Birchwood Creek Road.

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 Friends of the DHRT by donating to the trail HERE.

More Trail Info

King George Trail Series

This is the fourth year of this trail series which consists of 3 unique races that cover different segments of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail.  If you have registered for Sheetz-to-Sheetz, you can select the Half Marathon Bundle to participate in the series!

2024 Race Schedule
Feb 17:  Dahlgren Half Marathon
April 6:  Sheetz to Sheetz Run (SOLD OUT)
Aug 5:  3H Half Marathon


Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix Series

This is the 1st race in the 2024 Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix Race Series managed by the Fredericksburg Area Running Club.

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