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
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 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.
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