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Location: Radford, VA US 24141 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Highlander Half Marathon
8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Price increases after February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Highlander 5K
9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Price increases after January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Radford University Dedmon Center
101 University Drive
Radford, VA US 24141

Radford University Athletics and the Radford University Athletic Foundation will be hosting the Second Annual Highlander Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  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 will begin at 8:00am at the Radford University Dedmon Center. The race course will take runners on a tour of Radford that includes Main Street, our beautiful campus, and the surrounding neighborhoods.  As runners head back to town, they will continue on their tour through Wildwood park and end at Bisset park. 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 the Rolling on the River food truck rodeo. Come join us for a day of fun! Wear your Highlander gear and show your support for our Radford University Highlanders.  Kilts are strongly encouraged!

The 5K will begin at the Dedmon Center at 9:30am. Runners will jump on the Bisset Park trail right by the dog park and follow it the whole way down the river. This race provides a scenic and family friendly race for everyone to enjoy.  Also, enjoy a special discount on kids under the age of 12 that decide to join us for the run! The 5K will also end at the Rolling on the River food truck rodeo in Bisset Park.  

Half Marathon & 5K Age Groups:  17 & under, 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60 & up.

**If you register after April 17, you are not guaranteed your t-shirt size**  

***The last day to register online is April 23, 2018***

Friday, April 26th

Packet Pick-up at the Dedmon Center (Riverside entrance): 11:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

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 27th

Race day registration will be open for the 5K and Half Marathon at the Dedmon Center at packet pick-up (6:00 - 7:30am).


6:00-7:30 am – Race day packet pick-up and late registration for the 5K and half marathon

8:00 – Half Marathon Start

9:30 – 5K Start

10:30 – 5K Awards Ceremony

11:00 – Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

12:00 – Course Closes


Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Half Marathon Course Map

New half marathon course coming soon!

5K Course Map

New half marathon course coming soon!

Turn by Turn Directions

Turn-by-turn directions coming soon!