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Luray Half Marathon & 5K

Sun October 15, 2023 Luray, VA 22835 US Directions RaceJoy Ready



Hawksbill Brewing Company
22 Zerkel Street
Luray, VA US 22835


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 or two-person relay team. 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.

Additional race information can be found at 



5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Packet Pickup at Hawksbill Brewery

6:30 AM- 7:45 AM- Packet Pickup at Hawksbill Brewery
7:50 AM- 8:00 AM- Pre-Race Safety Briefing
8:00 AM- Race Starts for both the Half Marathon and 5K
8:10 AM- Relay Shuttle Departs for Relay participants that will need to go to Exchange Stations
8:17 AM- First 5K Finisher Expected
9:00 AM- 5K Awards (Time is approximate)
9:10 AM First Finisher Expected
9:45 AM -Shuttle departs Exchange Station for Return to Finish (approx. 10 min ride)
11:30 AM- Half Marathon Awards (Time is approximate)
11:45 AM- Race course cleared

What's Included?

-Soft cotton/poly blend race t-shirt
-Custom logoed socks (See below) (Only included in the entry of Half-Marathon, 5K runners will have the option to purchase separately)
-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

Race Course

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
Timing Point 2– at mile 5.75 (Exchange Point)
Timing Point 3– at mile 9.65
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

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, portable toilet, timing point
Mile 4.20- Water Station #3
Mile 5.75- Water Station #4, Exchange Station, portable toilet, timing point
Mile 8.10- Water Station #5
Mile 9.65- Water Station #6, portable toilet, timing point
Mile 11.20- Water Station #7
Mile 12.40- Water Station #8, portable toilet, timing point

Exchange Station includes: water station, timing point, portable toilets, medical staff and transport, relay exchange stations, bus transport for relay team members and staff only.

For the 5K map click HERE

For the Half Marathon map click HERE

Race Team Competition and Scoring


The 5K and Half Marathon awards ceremonies will commence once we have all the podium spots filled. This times in the schedule is approximate.

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 (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+.

After Party

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 8:30am-6:00pm on race day.


Racine MultiSports would like to show our appreciation to our loyal fans by providing you with free race photos!  That’s right…FREE!

Race Website

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Race Contact Info

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Official Race Video


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Luray Half Marathon & 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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