Luray Half Marathon and 5K

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Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022 • 8:00am Start (Half Marathon and 5K)
Location: Hawksbill Brewing Co., 22 Zerkel Street, Luray, VA 22835
Type: Half Marathon (Individual and two-person relay divisions) and 5K
Distances: 13.1 miles, and 3.1 miles
Contact: Ken Racine,, 301-991-0461
Status: Registration is open

Athlete Guide
Schedule of Events
Participant Tracking
Dining Guide

Welcome to the official site of the 4th Annual Luray Half Marathon and 5K Run, presented by Racine MultiSports.

Kick off your long-distance running season with this early season half marathon. This race will make a great weekend getaway!

Description: This “Live In-Person” 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 and the relay division- 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.

Race Limit: 750 combined Half Marathon (Individual and Relay Teams) and 5K

What do you get for your entry?

  • 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


GPS Tracking

We are excited to offer FREE gps tracking for this event! Through the Race Joy app, you will be able to have a fun experience while racing in our “Live” Half Marathon and 5K event. This tracking will show a participant’s exact location “live” while on the course (provided there is cell service). Participants download the app and carry their phone during the race. Family and friends can then use the app on their phone to track a participant “live.” This is a free service and not required. Everyone will still have a timing chip attached to their bib for the official timing/results. For more info on Race Joy  CLICK HERE

Virtual Option

We are excited to offer a virtual option for the Luray Half Marathon & 5K. Sign up for virtual and participate in our Half Marathon or 5K walk/run from any location using RaceJoy for a fun experience! Check out this short video to see how RaceJoy works. For more info on Race Joy  CLICK HERE

Included with the price of your Half Marathon & 5K Virtual Registration:

Included with the price of your Half Marathon or 5K Virtual Registration:
  • Race shirt
  • Custom finisher award
  • Printable digital race bib
  • Printable digital finisher certificate
  • Race results in searchable format (separate from the live results)
  • Satisfaction of virtually racing with your friends
  • Satisfaction of focusing on your health
  • Shirt and finisher award will be mailed to you!

Virtual Process

  1. Register Online– click on the “Register Now” button.
  2. Recruit Friends– we want to see how many areas of the country we can get people involved, but we need your help!
  3. Train– you will have several weeks to train before race weekend. Good luck and get at it!
  4. Pre-Race Communication– we will send you information as we get closer to race weekend to help you get ready and to learn how to submit your results.
  5. Digital Bib– print your race bib to wear during your run or walk.
  6. Race Weekend– it’s time! Use the RaceJoy app and get out there and run or walk the Half Marathon or 5K.
  7. Submit Results– if you use RaceJoy your time will automatically upload to results. If not you will get a text or email to submit your results.
  8. Results Posted– results will continue to update Friday-Sunday of race weekend with the final results posted Monday, September 13th.

Race Course (Live)

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

Water Stations include water, sport drink, and ice.

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.

Live Race Team Competition and Scoring

New for 2022…We offer FREE Team Competition & Scoring – For more details Click Here

Custom Bottle-Opener Finisher Medal
(for individuals and all relay team members)

Men’s Cut or Unisex Custom Race Shirt
(tri-blend, super soft, jersey-knit material)

Women’s Cut Custom Race Shirt
(tri-blend, super soft, jersey-knit material)

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Pricing includes cotton/poly blend race t-shirt, custom logoed race socks (Luray Half Marathon Only, 5K has the option to purchase), custom race bib, custom finisher medal, one free beer, food, and free race photos.

Pricing Tier- Date Range Live 5K Virtual 5K Live Half (Individual) Live Half (2 Person Team)* Virtual Half
Early Registration Open – Dec 31 $20.00 $20.00 $60.00 $80.00 $20.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Feb 15 $25.00 $25.00 $65.00 $85.00 $25.00
Tier 2 Registration Feb 16 – July 31 $30.00 $30.00 $70.00 $90.00 $30.00
Tier 3 Registration Aug 1 – Sept 7 $35.00 $35.00 $80.00 $100.00 $35.00
Final Registration Sept 8- Race Day $40.00 $40.00 $90.00 $110.00 $40.00

*Relay Team price is for the entire team not per individual. The captain will “Create a Team” and pay the full price. The additional team members will “Join a Team” at no cost. USAT fees may apply.

Refund Policy:  

Racine MultiSports does not offer refunds for this race, however race insurance is available for purchase during registration.

If you are unable to race and did not buy insurance you can cancel your registration and receive a coupon to use towards another Racine MultiSports race within 12 months of your race date.  The coupon value is determined below. The cancellation offer will expire when we are 10 days out from the race or closer. Contact us at to initiate this process.

Coupon rules:

  1. Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit up to 10 days prior to the event.
  2. Races sold out or within 10 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.
  3. The coupon value will be deducted from the fee you are paying for a future race. You will owe any balance due over the coupon value. (example: if the race is $75.00 and your coupon value is $50.00 then you will need to cover the $25.00 difference).
  4. This policy only only applies to the race entry fee,  not USAT or registration processing fees.

Relay Teams (Live)

Description: We are offering a way for short-distance runners to be a part of this event by introducing the two-person relay team divisions. The two-person relay team will begin with the first member running 5.75 miles (241 feet of climbing) and the second member running the final 7.35 miles (246 feet of climbing).

Team Types: Relay teams will be comprised of all male, all female, and co-ed teams.

Exchange Station: There will be an exchange station along the course where each team will “pass” their race bib to the next team member.

The member approaching the exchange point will first cross over the timing mat and then into a coned area just off the side of the course to hand their timing bib to the next runner. After the hand-off is complete inside the coned station, the member starting the next leg will carefully re-enter the course.

The two-person team will exchange one time at the second exchange station located at mile 5.75. We strongly recommend that each relay team brings a timing belt (used in triathlons) to attach the bib and then worn around the runner’s waist. This will allow for quick exchanges. We will have a limited amount of belts for purchase at packet pickup for $10.00 for teams who do not arrange this ahead of time.

Located at each station is as follows:
-Water station
-Timing point
-Relay exchange station
-Portable toilets
-Bus service for relay team members and staff only

Water stations include water, sport drink, and ice.

Relay Team Shuttles: We will have a shuttle to take relay members to the exchange stations and then back to the after-party. WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT ARRANGE FOR PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION to get you to and from these Exchange Stations as there is no parking to accommodate additional cars. The added auto traffic on the roads would create unsafe conditions for the runners. If you miss getting on your bus at the start you will force the previous runner of your team to run your section. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Bottom line, DO NOT MISS YOUR SHUTTLE!

Below are the times the shuttle will pick up participants after their finished to take them back to the after party:

–Exchange Station – The estimated shuttle departure time for this station is 9:30 am, returning to the after-party at approximately 9:45 am. Do not miss the bus back.

Race Details (Live)

Race Site:
Hawksbill Brewing Co.
22 Zerkel Street 22835
Luray, VA 21795



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

6:30 AM- 7:45 AM- Packet Pickup at Hawksbill Brewery
6:30 AM- 7:30 AM- Shuttle begins picking people up from Middle School
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 #1 for Return to Finish (approx. 10 min ride)
10:00 AM- Shuttle begins returning people back to Middle School
11:30 AM- Half Marathon Awards (Time is approximate)
11:45 AM- Race course cleared

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+.

If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, you can arrange for someone to collect your award for you or pay the shipping and handling fees to have it mailed to you. We will not automatically mail the awards- you will have to request in writing for us to mail your award.

Event Rules: Runners must obey all race official instructions. Runners must follow the course as indicated by signage, cones, and course officials. No deviation will be allowed before, during, or after the race. Bibs must be worn on the front of your body at all times. Due to permit restrictions, there is a time limit for the half marathon set at 3 hours and 30 mins, which is a 16-minute-per-mile average. Cutoff times will be strictly enforced at each exchange point. The cutoff schedule is as follows:

-Cutoff time for Exchange  (mile 5.75) is 9:30 am

No runner will be permitted past an exchange point beyond these cutoff times. Runners who are pulled from the course will be taken back by the exchange shuttle or support vehicle.

*There is no cutoff time for the 5K.

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.

Race Photos (Live)

FREE Photos – Our Gift to You!

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

We will be providing you with all the digital photos taken by Hypnotic Imagery at our events.  You will be able to view, download and share your race photos by visiting the link provided below.  You will have to create an account the first time you visit a PASS photo link.

Please realize that with this offer we cannot ensure to capture you in each phase of the race. Additionally we will not be able to separate your photos by bib number.  You will have to scroll through the race photos to find your photos.  But we feel that is a way better deal than having to pay for race photos.

2022 Photos
2021 Photos
2019 Photos


2022 Results
2021 Results
2019 Results

Individual Half Marathon Winners:

Male Female
2022 Jonathan Dixon 1:27:39 Anna Williams 1:41:08
2021 Perry Berman 1:23:15 Jennifer Fleming 1:22:53
2019 Matthew Lofton 1:21:30 Monica Huson 1:33:42

2 Person Relay Team Winners:
2019 – Team Laurtles and Jaymes 1:46:34.
2021 – All Female: Team Jaiden 1:56:46, Co-Ed: Team T&A 2:11:59
2022 – All Female: Mommy Short Legs 2:02:14, Co-Ed Team ICDTAD 1:47:50

5K Winners:

Male Female
2022 Tommy Neeson 20:53 Kari Waksmunski 22:23
2021 Richard Caperton 19:08 Briana Plum 23:07

Individual Half Marathon Course Record Holders:

Male: Matthew Lofton 1:21:30
Female: Jennifer Fleming 1:22:53

2 Person Course Record Holders:

All Male:
All Female: All Female: Team Jaiden 1:56:46
Coed: Team Laurtles and Jaymes 1:46:34


Luray and Page County, the ‘Cabin Capital of Virginia’, offers a variety of lodging options. including several motels and hotels. Be pampered in a charming Bed & Breakfast or in an elegantly restored grand inn, relax in a private cabin or stay at a campground in the mountains or on the river.

For up to date lodging information and other lodging options, please contact the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce: 540-743-3915 or 540-743-4530. Don’t forget to mention that you are racing in the Luray Half Marathon!

What To Do in Luray

We are certain that you will find Luray and surrounding Page Valley communities to be some of the most welcoming and beautiful places that you will ever visit!

Luray is home to the world famous Luray Caverns and the central entry point of the Shenandoah National Park and scenic Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just a few miles in any direction offers you a chance to enjoy the abundance of our natural resources and a range of activities including, camping, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, photography or simply marveling at the scenery!

Any season is a great time to visit; each is unique and beautiful. Be sure to visit downtown Luray and stop in at any of the number of excellent restaurants and boutique stores.

More information about the area: Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce.




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