Luray Half Marathon

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Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 • Individual & Relay Team start at 7:00 am
Location: Hawksbill Brewing Co., 22 Zerkel Street, Luray, VA 22835
Type: Half marathon with individual and two-person and four-person relay divisions
Distance: 13.1 miles for individuals, 6.55 mile average for two-person teams, 3.28 mile average for four-person teams
Contact: Ken Racine, Ken@RacineMultiSports.com, 301-991-0461 
Status: NOW OPEN

Welcome to the official site of the 1st Annual Luray Half Marathon, presented by Racine MultiSports.

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

Description: This 13.1 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 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 two options for the relay division- a four-person or two-person relay team. The four-person relay team will average a 5K distance, while the two-person relay team will average about 10K distance. 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 Individual and Relay Teams

What do you get for your entry?

  • Soft cotton/poly blend race t-shirt
  • 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

SPONSORS:

Course

Description: 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.

Start: There will be a mass start combining all individual runners and relay teams.

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.

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 (Exchange Point #1)
Timing Point 2– at mile 5.75 (Exchange Point #2)
Timing Point 3– at mile 9.65 (Exchange Point #3)
Finish– 13.1 miles; timing device is a disposable bib tag

Results: Included in your results are the following times and pace (we also provided the elevation gain for each segment):

INDIVIDUALS
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

4 PERSON RELAY TEAMS
Member 1- 3.0 miles, 95 feet of elevation gain
Member 2- 2.75 miles, 146 feet of elevation gain
Member 3- 3.90 miles, 181 feet of elevation gain
Member 4- 3.45 miles, 65 feet of elevation gain

2 PERSON RELAY TEAMS
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 course.

Mile 2.00- Water Station #1
Mile 3.00- Water Station #2, Exchange Station #1
Mile 4.20- Water Station #3
Mile 5.75- Water Station #4, Exchange Station #2
Mile 8.10- Water Station #5
Mile 9.65- Water Station #6, Exchange Station #3
Mile 11.20- Water Station #7
Mile 12.40- Water Station #8

Water Stations include water, sport drink, and ice.

Exchange Stations include: water station, timing point, portable toilets, medical staff and transport, relay exchange stations, bus transport for relay team members and staff only.

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Pricing

Pricing includes cotton/poly blend race t-shirt, custom race bib, custom finisher medal, one free beer, food, and free race photos.

Pricing Tier- Date Range Individual 2 Person Team 4 Person Team
Early Registration Mar 1 – May 15 $60.00 $80.00 $100.00
Regular Registration May 16 – July 31 $70.00 $90.00 $120.00
Late Registration Aug 1 – Aug 31 $80.00 $100.00 $140.00
Race Week Sept 1 – Sept 6 $90.00 $110.00 $160.00

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 purchased race insurance during registration you will need to contact the provider directly to determine if you are eligible for a refund. To submit a Refund Application visit this link https://refund.bookingprotect.com/. The General Customer Service link is http://bookingprotect.com/contact-us/.

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 ken@racinemultisports.com to initiate this process.

Coupon rules:

  1. Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit until 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).

Relay Teams

Description: We are offering several ways for short-distance runners to be a part of this event by introducing the two-person and four-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). The four-person relay team will begin with the first member running 3.0 miles (95 feet of climbing), the second member running 2.75 miles (146 feet of climbing), the third member running 3.90 miles (181 feet of climbing)  and the fourth member running the final 3.45 miles (65 feet of climbing).

Team Types: Relay teams will be comprised of all male, all female, and co-ed teams for both the four-person and two-person teams. Co-ed teams for a four-person team must have no more than two male team members.

Exchange Stations: There will be three exchange stations 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 four-person team will exchange at all three timing points while the two-person team will only 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
-Medical staff and transport
-Bus service for relay team members and staff only

Water stations include water, sport drink, and ice.

Relay Team Bus Shuttles: We will provide three buses 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. We advise that each member riding a bus to an exchange point considers taking personal gear for the previous runner so when the previous runner finish their leg their personal items will be waiting on the bus for them. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ITEMS, so please do this at your own risk. 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 BUS!

The buses will operate as follows:

Exchange Station #1 Bus– This bus is only for the second runner of four-person teams. This bus will depart from Zerkel Street at 6:45 am sharp and will drive to Station #1 (mile 3).  This bus will remain at Station #1 until the last runner clears mile 3 at approximately 7:50 am. Estimated bus departure time for this station is 8:00 am, returning to the after-party at approximately 8:10 am. Do not miss the bus back to Zerkel Street.

Exchange Station #2 Bus– This bus is for both third runner of the four-person teams AND the second runner of all two-person teams. This bus will depart from Zerkel Street at 7:00 am sharp and will drive to Station #2 (mile 5.75).  This bus will remain at Station #2 until the last runner clears mile 5.75 at approximately 8:35 am. The estimated bus departure time for this station is 8:45 am, returning to the after-party at approximately 9:00 am. Do not miss the bus back to Zerkel Street.

Exchange Station #3 Bus– This bus is only for the four-person teams’ fourth runner. This bus will depart from Zerkel Street at 7:15 am sharp and will drive to Station #3 (mile 9.65).  This bus will remain at Station #3 until the last runner clears mile 9.65 at approximately 9:40 am. The estimated bus departure time for this station is 10:00 am, returning to the after-party at approximately 10:10 am. Do not miss the bus back to Zerkel Street.

Details

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

Schedule:

Friday: September 6, 2019
?:?? to ?:?? Packet Pickup- Time and location TBD

Saturday: September 7, 2019
6:00 am – 6:45 am: Packet Pickup
6:45 am- Exchange Station #1 Bus departs
7:00 am – RACE STARTS
7:00 am- Exchange Station #2 Bus departs
7:15 am- Exchange Station #3 Bus departs
8:10 am- Bus #1 returns
8:10 am- First finisher expected
8:30 am- After-party begins- food and beverages
9:00 am- Bus #2 returns
10:10 am- Bus #3 returns
10:45 am- All runners finished
The awards ceremony will commence once the final bus returns from the exchange station

Awards:
The Awards Ceremony for both the individual and relay teams will commence once the final bus returns from the exchange station.

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 in both the two-person and four-person divisions (all male, all female, co-ed).

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 time limit for the race 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 #1 (mile 3) is 7:50 am
-Cutoff time for Exchange #2 (mile 5.75) is 8:35 am
-Cutoff time for Exchange #3 (mile 9.65) is 9:40 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 bus or support vehicle.

After-Party:
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. There will be two pop-up food vendors: from 8am-10am will be Main Street Bakery with breakfast food, and from 10:00am-6pm Hank’s Flying Pig food truck will be serving lunch and supper items. Hawksbill Brewery will be open from 8:00am-9:00pm on race day. (Normal Business hours are Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-9pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm.)

Photos

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.

2019 Photos

Results

2019 Results

Individual Half Marathon Winners:

Male Female
2019

2 Person Relay Team Winners:

4 Person Relay Team Winners:

Individual Half Marathon Course Record Holders:

Male:
Female:

2 Person Course Record Holders:

All Male:
All Female:
Coed: 

4 Person Course Record Holders:

All Male:
All Female:
Coed: 

Lodging

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!

Camping at Lake Arrowhead

Courtesy of the Luray Parks and Recreation Department, any athletes or spectators will be able to camp out at the race site on race weekend. Camping will be permitted at Lake Arrowhead in our new designated, primitive campground.

Only ONE tent per site, primitive camping at Lake Arrowhead, bathrooms available, NO RV’s ALLOWED.

Please follow this process if you wish to reserve a spot to camp at Lake Arrowhead.
1)      Reservations are required.  Please click on the Camping Registration button below to register.

2)      All payments must be submitted at the time of reservation to reserve your spot. NO PAYMENTS ACCEPTED AT CHECK-IN. Please be aware that once payment has been received, NO REFUNDS are offered for any reasons, including cancellation or inclement weather.

Please mail payments to:
ATTN: LURAY PARKS AND RECREATION
RE: LURAY TRIATHLON
PO BOX 629
LURAY, VA 22835

3)      Once the check is received and processed, we will mail a receipt to the return address on the envelope, and note the date on the reservation log as payments are received.

4)     In late August you will receive via email a map of the campground, a list of rules, and your campsite #.

Camping Rules & Regulations:

-Absolutely NO RV’s are allowed.
-Campsite is primitive.
-You may use the nearby shelters in the park for electricity and/or cooking.
-Bathroom available in close proximity to campground.
-Pets are permitted, they must be on a leash.
-There are no showers available on-site.
-No alcohol is permitted in the park.
-Campfire rings will be spread throughout the campground. No fires permitted outside of these rings.
-Quiet time is from 10pm – 6am. Please be respectful to neighboring residents.
-No fireworks or loud music permitted.
-Food must be stored in your vehicle due to bears.
-Police will monitor and patrol park throughout the event.
-There is an on-site campground attendant available 24/7, and to assist with check-in.

Please direct all questions related to camping at Lake Arrowhead to 540-843-0770. Thank you!

CAMPING REGISTRATION

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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