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40th Colonial Half Marathon and 5K

Sat February 16, 2019 Williamsburg, VA US 23185 Directions
Events

Half Marathon

$65 8:30AM EST - 1:00PM EST Price increases after January 13, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

5K

$40 8:45AM EST - 11:00AM EST Price increases after January 13, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Fun Run

$20 8:00AM EST - 8:20AM EST Price increases after February 4, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Place
326 West Francis St.
Williamsburg, VA US 23185
Description

40th Colonial Half Marathon and 5K

The tradition continues, on February 16th, 2019 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Colonial Sports, Inc. will start a new chapter
in this prestigious and historical
Half Marathon Run.

Half Marathon Runners

Start at 8:30 AM on Nassau Street adjacent to the Dewitt Wallace Art Museum in Colonial Williamsburg,  follow Nassau St. to Prince George St. turn right on Prince George St, you’ll enter the historical Colonial Williamsburg, run past the Governor’s mansion and turn left on Nicholson St., then right on Waller St and take a right at the bus stop and enter the path leading pass the Capitol Building and onto the Duke of Gloucester St., Run towards the Armory building and then turn left to cross Francis St. and onto S. England St., then pick up the traditional course (see map) running out and back on the Carters Grove Country Road. On the last leg to the finish, runners take a left on Newport Ave and then right on Nassau up fortitude Hill to the finish.

All finishing participants will receive a long Sleeve performance T-Shirt, Finisher’s Medal and a free entry pass to the “Post Race Celebration” complimentary beer.

Awards: Cash Awards to top three Overall men and women. $500 1st, $300 2nd and $200 3rd. Medals for the Top ten overall men and women, Top three men and women Masters and Grand Masters and top 3 in the following Age Group Category, 16 and Under, 17-19, five years increment age groups 20-24 through 75 and over.

5K Runners

Start at 8:45 AM on Nassau St. Follow Nassau to Prince George, left on Prince George, right on Scotland St, right on Nassau and left on Prince George. enter Historic Colonial Williamsburg run past the Governor’s Mansion and left onto Nicholson St., turn right onto Waller St. then right at the bus stop and pick up the path running by the Capitol Building and onto the Duke of Gloucester St. take a left just pass the Armory cross Francis St. and then right on Newport Ave and right on Nassau up fortitude hill and straight to the finish.

All finishing participants will receive a long Sleeve performance T-Shirt, Finisher’s Medal and a free entry pass to the “Post Race Celebration” and complimentary beer.

Awards: Medals are awarded to the top three men and women overall,  Top three men and women Masters and Grand Masters, top three male and female 14 and under and then five year age groups from 15-19 through 80 and over.

Both races are a Healthy Heart! Healthy Mind! event.  A portion of the proceeds benefit Men and Women of Vision and Purpose (MWVP).  A program dedicated to mentoring at risk youth for success in life through High School graduation, entrance into college or trade school and life after college.

Additionally, donations can be made to the Daniel G. and Rosemary B. Stimson Track Endowment at W&M.   For 39 years, the Colonial Half Marathon and 5K benefited the Track and Field program at College of William and Mary. The past success and legacy of this event is due to the guidance and leadership of the College of William and Mary’s Track and Field coaches, in particular, Coach Daniel Stimson. Coach Stimson was the College of William and Mary’s Director of Track and Field as well as the Colonial Half Marathon Race Director for 25 years.  Coach Stimson passed away in Oct. of 2017. 

 

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