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Get away to the peaceful Shenandoah!
Run through beautiful scenery, quiet farm roads, and a gorgeous finish at the lake!
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The Course

The Shenandoah Half Marathon is a scenic road race near Shenandoah National Park. We’ll start at Hawksbill Recreation Park in Stanley, VA and end at Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park in Luray. This is a challenging uphill course with great scenery, quiet farm roads, hilly roads in the foothills, and a gorgeous finish at the lake!

We'll have parking at both the start and finish lines, with shuttles taking runners to the start in the morning, and back to their cars after the end of the race. This course will give you the perfect taste of Shenandoah before you head into the park for a weekend of exploration! View more course details.

Traveling to Shenandoah

Where to Stay

The most convenient (and fun) place to stay at the race is the Vacation Races Campground, which we’ll set up by the finish line! The campground (marked in yellow) will be available Thursday through Sunday. If you don’t have a tent, then you can also rent one from us. You’ll be able to reserve your camping spot when you register for the race!

If camping isn't your speed, we recommend looking for hotels in the following nearby towns:

  • Luray
  • Stanley
  • New Market
  • Front Royal

Where to Fly

If you're flying here you'll want to check for flights into:

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Driving to the Race

Race HQ will be at Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park in Luray, VA. Click here for directions.

You have 3 options for picking up your bib and race packet.

  1. At the Expo (recommended)
  2. At the Start Line
  3. Mailed to you ($20)

The Shenandoah Half Marathon by Vacation Races is one of 12 events in the acclaimed National Park Half Marathon series. This is a scenic road race running immediately outside Shenandoah National Park in Luray, VA. We'll start at Hawksbill Recreation Park (205 Pool Dr, Stanley, VA 22851) and end at Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park (265 Lake Arrowhead Rd, Luray, VA 22835). Most pre- and post-race activities will be held in Luray, VA.

The 2018 event follows a very successful inaugural event in 2017. It's also the 8th race of the year in the National Park Half Marathon Series. Other events in the series include:

Note: Running each individual race does not qualify you for the Double / Triple medals and swag. You need to register for those events specifically.

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Shenandoah National Park
Luray, VA US 22835

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