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Location: Radford, VA US 24141 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Events
Event Time Price Details
Highlander Half Marathon
Time
8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
N/A
Highlander 8K
Time
8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
N/A
Kid's Fun Run
Time
9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
N/A
Place
Radford University Dedmon Center
101 University Drive
Radford, VA US 24141
Description

Radford University Athletics and the Radford University Athletic Foundation will be hosting the Inaugural Highlander Half Marathon, 8K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  All race proceeds will be used to support the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund which provides scholarship aid to our sixteen varsity sports.

The Half Marathon and 8K will begin at 8:00am at the Radford University Dedmon Center.  The race course will take runners on a tour of Radford that includes our beautiful campus and the surrounding neighborhoods.  As runners head back to the Dedmon Center, the 8K folks will head to the finish line and the Half Marathon runners will continue on their tour through Bisset Park, Wildwood Park and some gorgeous neighborhoods around the city. The race course, start/finish line and all festivities will be staffed by our student athletes, athletics staff, and university and community volunteers.  All runners will enjoy a spectacular finish line celebration with great food, live music and activities for the children.  Come join us for the inaugural race and the FIRST Half Marathon in the City of Radford.   Wear your Highlander gear and show your support for our Radford University Highlanders.  Kilts are strongly encouraged!

Half Marathon & 8K Age Groups:  14 & under, 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60 & up.

***The last day to register online is April 24, 2017***

Friday, April 28th

Packet Pickup at the Dedmon Center

11:00 – 1:00

4:00 – 7:00

Registration will be open for all races (Provided we are not sold out).

You may pick up a race packet for another registered runner, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.

Saturday, April 29th

Race day registration will be open for the 8K and Half Marathon at the Dedmon Center at packet pick-up (6:00 - 7:30am).

Race day registration AND packet pick-up for the Kids Fun Run  - Will be onsite at Cupp Stadium 8:00 – 8:45

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

6:00-7:30 am – Race day packet pickup and late registration for the 8K and half marathoon

8:00 – 8K and Half Marathon Start

8:00 - 8:45 - Race day registration AND packet pick-up for the Kids Fun Run at CUPP Stadium

9:00 – Kids Fun Run Start

10:00 – 8K Awards Ceremony

11:00 – Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

12:00 – Course Closes

1:00 – Post Race Festival Closes

1:00 – Radford Softball vs. Longwood – Free Admission (Televised on ESPNU)

3:00 – Radford Softball vs. Longwood (Double Header) – Free Admission (Televised on ESPNU)

4:00 – Radford Baseball vs. VMI – Free Admission

 ***AID STATIONS***

There will be permanent bathrooms at the START/FINISH inside the Dedmon Center.  These will be open to everyone for the duration of our event.

The 8K course will have 2 aid stations. 

The Half Marathon course will have 6 aid stations

All aid stations will have water, PowerAde and portable bathrooms.  GU will be offered at the WIldwood aid station (approx. Mile 7.25)

Due to the nature of the course, participants will pass some of the aid stations twice which will provide (9) opportunities for aid on the Half Marathon Course.

***FIRST AID***

We will have an ambulance on site at the START/FINISH 

We will have two bike teams of EMT's patrolling the course.

We will have First Aid at every aid station.

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KIDS FUN RUN

The Highlander Kids Fun Run will be held in the Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium.  The kids will run (4) laps around our certified 400 meter collegiate track being cheered on by our Radford Highlander Track and Field Athletes.  All participants will be awarded a medal at the Finish followed by a finish line celebration with refreshments and fun activities for the whole family.  Children under five must be accompanied on the track by a parent/guardian. We will have a limited number of Division 1 athletes available to escort your child around the track if you are not able, or if you would prefer to focus on taking pictures/filming the event.

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RADFORD ATHLETICS COMPLEX
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MAIL IN REGISTRATION FORM

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RADFORD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MAP - PARKING INFORMATION

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TURN BY TURN COURSE DIRECTIONS - HALF MARATHON & 8K - ***UPDATED 4-12-2017***

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HALF MARATHON MAP - PDF - ***NEW 3-16-2017***

THE MAP TAKES  A MINUTE TO LOAD BUT ONCE LOADED YOU CAN MAGNIFY AND FOLLOW THE ROUTE WITH A BIRDS EYE VIEW.  THE MILES ARE MARKED AND THE ARROWS ARE DIRECTIONAL.  THE FIRST 8K OF THE HALF MARATHON COURSE IS THE SAME AS THE 8K COURSE.  THE COLOR CODED ARROWS ARE TO ASSIST RUNNERS ON THE FIRST 8K OF THE COURSE WHEN WE ARE ON TYLER AVENUE AND JEFFERSON STREET THREE TIMES EACH. 

THE FIRST PASS = GREEN; SECOND PASS = YELLOW; THIRD PASS = HOT PINK. 

THE TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS ARE COLOR CODED TO MATCH THE MAP.

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***HALF MARATHON ILLUSTRATED MAP (INCLUDES ELEVATION PROFILE) ADDED 4-24-2017***
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8K MAP - PDF - ***NEW 3-16-2017***

THE MAP TAKES  A MINUTE TO LOAD BUT ONCE LOADED YOU CAN MAGNIFY AND FOLLOW THE ROUTE WITH A BIRDS EYE VIEW.  THE MILES ARE MARKED AND THE ARROWS ARE DIRECTIONAL.  THE 8K COURSE AND THE FIRST 8K OF THE HALF MARATHON COURSE ARE THE SAME.  THE COLOR CODED ARROWS ARE TO ASSIST RUNNERS WHEN THEY ARE ON TYLER AVENUE AND JEFFERSON STREET (YOU WILL BE ON EACH ROAD THREE TIMES). 

THE FIRST PASS = GREEN; SECOND PASS = YELLOW; THIRD PASS = HOT PINK. 

THE TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS ARE COLOR CODED TO MATCH THE MAP.

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***8K ILLUSTRATED MAP (INCLUDES ELEVATION PROFILE) ADDED 4-24-2017***
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***RACE WARM UP AT 7:00AM - Provided by Professional Rehab Associates - Added 4-4-2017***

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