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This Half Marathon (13.1 mile) run and 5K (3.1 mile) run will start and end in downtown Luray, Virginia. The course, designed by local runners for runners, promises to deliver a landscape in favor of both the beginner and experienced runner. The half marathon course features a fully paved surface from start to finish (no grass, no gravel, no off road) with rolling hills and a fast final six miles to the finish. It will include individual and two options for the relay division- a four-person or two-person relay team. The four-person relay team will average a 5K distance, while the two-person relay team will average about 10K distance. The 5K will start and finish at the same location as the half marathon. There will be an after-party immediately following at Hawksbill Brewing Co., conveniently located at the race finish. The Luray area will deliver a great weekend getaway with its small-town charm, incredible views of the Shenandoah mountains, fun dining experiences, a local brewery and wine shop, and great activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Race Limit: 750 combined Half Marathon (Individual and Relay Teams) and 5K
What do you get for your entry?
Soft cotton/poly blend race t-shirt
Custom race bib
Custom finisher medals for individual and all relay team members
Custom podium awards
First beer or beverage free at Hawksbill Brewing Co.
Post-race after-party with food
Quality event put on by Racine MultiSports
Great weekend getaway experience
Fun family experience
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HALF MARATHON – PDF Printable Course Map with Turn-By-Turn Directions
HALF MARATHON – Interactive Digital Course Map
5K RUN – PDF Printable Course Map with Turn-By-Turn Directions
5K RUN – Interactive Digital Course Map
Half Marathon Course: The half marathon course was designed by local runners with the goal of making this course suitable for all runners. The course is considered moderate on a difficult scale with only 487 feet of elevation gain. There are no major climbs, and most of the elevation gain is within the first half of the course. This makes the back half of the course easier to help you glide home to the finish. You will experience the following elements while on this course: The charm of downtown Luray; the nationally known Hawksbill Greenway trail; and incredible views of the Shenandoah mountains while you navigate the beautiful country roads of Page County Virginia. The entire surface is on paved roadway and Greenway trail blacktop. There is zero gravel or grass on this course. There will be eight water stops on course, four with restrooms and medical. Course is not closed to vehicular traffic.
5K Course: The 5K course follows the exact same course as the half marathon through mile 2.73 and then uses the same .37 miles to the finish as the half marathon. The course is flat through mile 2.55 and then has some rolling hills in the final .5 mile, with less than 100 feet of climbing. This course is open to runners and walkers so bring the whole family!
Start: There will be a mass start combining all half marathon and 5K runners.
Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed by Racine Timing using disposable bib tags on the back of the race bibs. Bibs must be worn on the front of your shirt and be visible at all times. Results will be available LIVE with immediate updates at each of the exchange stations for individual runners and relay teams. We will provide a web link to results prior to race day that can be shared with family and friends so they can follow runners on their web-supported devices. Results kiosks will be available at the finish.
Half Marathon Timing Points: There are five timing points along the course. It will be each runner’s responsibility to cross all of these timing points. Failure to do so could disqualify you from the official results.
Start- Your time will not start until you have crossed under the timing arch. This timing point will be cleared five minutes after the official start. This is to allow Main Street to reopen.
Timing Point 1– at mile 3.0 (Exchange Point #1)
Timing Point 2– at mile 5.75 (Exchange Point #2)
Timing Point 3– at mile 9.65 (Exchange Point #3)
Finish– 13.1 miles; timing device is a disposable bib tag
Half Marathon Results: Included in your results are the following times and pace (we also provided the elevation gain for each segment):
Split 1- 3.0 miles
Split 2- 2.75 miles
Split 3- 3.90 miles
Split 4- 3.45 miles
Overall- 13.1 miles, 487 feet of elevation gain
4 PERSON RELAY TEAMS
Member 1- 3.0 miles, 95 feet of elevation gain
Member 2- 2.75 miles, 146 feet of elevation gain
Member 3- 3.90 miles, 181 feet of elevation gain
Member 4- 3.45 miles, 65 feet of elevation gain
2 PERSON RELAY TEAMS
Member 1- 5.75 miles, 241 feet of elevation gain
Member 2- 7.35 miles, 246 feet of elevation gain
Course Support: We will have lead and trailing sag support for the race. Additionally, we will be offering the following aid stations along the half marathon course.
Mile 1.80- Water Station #1 (This will also be the only water stop for the 5K run)
Mile 3.00- Water Station #2, Exchange Station #1
Mile 4.20- Water Station #3
Mile 5.75- Water Station #4, Exchange Station #2
Mile 8.10- Water Station #5
Mile 9.65- Water Station #6, Exchange Station #3
Mile 11.20- Water Station #7
Mile 12.40- Water Station #8
Water Stations include water, sport drink, and ice.
Exchange Stations include: water station, timing point, portable toilets, medical staff and transport, relay exchange stations, bus transport for relay team members and staff only.
Description: We are offering several ways for short-distance runners to be a part of this event by introducing the two-person and four-person relay team divisions. The two-person relay team will begin with the first member running 5.75 miles (241 feet of climbing) and the second member running the final 7.35 miles (246 feet of climbing). The four-person relay team will begin with the first member running 3.0 miles (95 feet of climbing), the second member running 2.75 miles (146 feet of climbing), the third member running 3.90 miles (181 feet of climbing) and the fourth member running the final 3.45 miles (65 feet of climbing).
Team Types: Relay teams will be comprised of all male, all female, and co-ed teams for both the four-person and two-person teams. Co-ed teams for a four-person team must have no more than two male team members.
Exchange Stations: There will be three exchange stations along the course where each team will “pass” their race bib to the next team member.
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Packet Pickup at Hawksbill Brewery
7:00 AM-7:45 AM Packet Pickup at Hawksbill Brewery
7:50 AM-8:00 AM Pre-Race Safety Briefing
8:00 AM Race Starts
8:00 AM Relay Shuttle Departs for Relay participants that will need to go to Exchange Stations
8:45AM Shuttle departs Exchange Station #1 for Return to Finish (approx. 10 min ride)
9:10 AM First Finisher Expected
9:30 AM Shuttle departs Exchange Station #2 for Return to Finish (approx. 15 min ride)
10:30 PM Shuttle departs Exchange Station #3 for Return to Finish (approx. 10 min ride)
11:30 PM All Runners Finished
11:30 PM Awards (Time is approximate)
The half marathon Awards Ceremony for both the individual and relay teams will commence once the final bus returns from the exchange station.
Half marathon Individual awards will include top three overall male and female, and the top three in each age group. Age groups are as follows: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. We will award the top Relay Teams in both the two-person and four-person divisions (all male, all female, co-ed).
5K awards will include top three overall male and female, and the top three in each age group. Age groups are as follows: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.
If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, you can arrange for someone to collect your award for you or pay the shipping and handling fees to have it mailed to you. We will not automatically mail the awards- you will have to request in writing for us to mail your award.
Event Rules: Runners must obey all race official instructions. Runners must follow the course as indicated by signage, cones, and course officials. No deviation will be allowed before, during, or after the race. Bibs must be worn on the front of your body at all times. Due to permit restrictions, there is a time limit for the half marathon set at 3 hours and 30 mins, which is a 16-minute-per-mile average. Cutoff times will be strictly enforced at each exchange point. The cutoff schedule is as follows:
-Cutoff time for Exchange #1 (mile 3) is 8:45 am
-Cutoff time for Exchange #2 (mile 5.75) is 9:30 am
-Cutoff time for Exchange #3 (mile 9.65) is 10:30 am
No runner will be permitted past an exchange point beyond these cutoff times. Runners who are pulled from the course will be taken back by the exchange shuttle or support vehicle.
*There is no cutoff time for the 5K.
The Finish Line is located in front of the Hawksbill Brewery where the after-party will take place in a roped-off area in the parking lot. Every finisher will receive their first beer or beverage FREE from Hawksbill Brewery. Hawksbill Brewery will be open from 8:00am-9:00pm on race day. (Normal Business hours are Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-9pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm.)
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