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America's Destination Marathon

The Charlottesville Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 8K & Kids K is one of the oldest and most coveted races in Charlottesville because of its scenic beauty and historical background. A true community event, the race showcases the area's natural beauty, engaging running community, historical background, architectural heritage, vibrant music and nightlife, and booming craft beer industry.

The Course

The course has been voted one of the most scenic in the East. It starts and finishes at historic Court Square, follows the banks of the Rivanna River, and showcases some of the most historic and runners friendly neighborhoods in Charlottesville. Thousands of local runners run these roads every day: come join them!

 

Schedule

Date

Saturday April 7th, 2018

Packet Pickup

Friday, April 6 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the race Expo.
Saturday, April 7 from 5:45am to 6:45am (until 7:45 for the Kids K) at the race Expo.

Please note: other people can pick up your bib number and chip but they MUST provide a copy of your ID or drivers license. Photocopies are accepted form of ID.

Location

Historic Court Square, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Race Start Times

Marathon, Marathon Relays, Half Marathon and 8K start: 7:00am.
Kids K start: 8:00am.

Start and Finish Location

Historic Court Square, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Running and Fitness Expo

Friday, April 6 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at historic Court Square.
Saturday, April 7 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at historic Court Square.

Music: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Awards: 8K: 8:30am, Kids K: 8:30am, Half Marathon: 9:30am, Marathon & Relays: 11:30am

Location
 Historic Court Square, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Parking

Bag Drop

You will be able to drop off your bag at the packet pickup location before the races start on Saturday morning.
Hours: Saturday (race day) 5:45am to 6:45am (strictly enforced).

Location: Historic Court Square

Race Management will not be responsible for any lost or stolen bags. DUE TO SAFETY REGULATION, ALL DROP BAGS WILL NEED TO BE IN CLEAR SEE-THROUGH BAGS. NO OTHER BAGS WILL BE ALLOWED. CLEARLY LABEL YOUR BAG WITH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION. The race staff reserves the right to inspect any non-see through or unattended bags. Please do not leave valuables in your drop bag.

Awards

Times for Award Ceremonies:
8K: 8:30am
Kids K: 8:30am
Half Marathon: 9:30am
Marathon & Relays: 11:30am.

Awards will be given to the Top 3 and Masters winners of the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K. Relay Awards will go to the Men's, Women's and Mixed Team Winners. The age groups will be 3 deep in 5 year brackets. The Awards for the Kids K will be for the boy and girl winners and finishers awards for all participants.

Please note that awards will NOT be mailed, so stick around for the ceremonies!

Parking:

The Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville offers several parking decks and parking lots.  The parking decks charge by the hour. The Water St Garage is $2.00/hr with a $16.00 daily maximum.  The Market St Garage is $2.50/hr with a $20.00 maximum.

All parking locations are no more than 2 blocks from the Start/Finish.

CLICK HERE FOR PARKING LOCATIONS

Directions:

Map of the start/finish, Expo and Packet Pickup Location

The address for the finish line and packet pickup is: 410 Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

From the North: Take US-29 South. US-29 South becomes US-29 BR S/N Emmet Street. Turn Left onto Barracks Road. Stay straight along Preston Avenue.  After Ridge/McIntire Rd, Preston Ave will become Market Street (also called W. Market Street). Park in the Market St Parking Garage. The Finish & Packet Pickup are located at Court Square at 410 Jefferson Street. The starting line is located two blocks from the start, at the intersection of High St and Park St.

From the South: Take US-29 North. US-29 North becomes 29N/250 Bypass. Take the exit for Barracks Road. Turn Right onto Barracks Road. Stay straight along Preston Avenue.  After Ridge/McIntire Rd, Preston Ave will become Market Street (also called W. Market Street).  The Finish & Packet Pickup are located at Court Square at 410 Jefferson Street. The starting line is located two blocks from the start, at the intersection of High St and Park St.

From the West: Take I-64 E towards Charlottesville. Take Exit 118, 29N/250 Bypass towards "Washington". Take the exit for Barracks Road. Turn Right onto Barracks Road. Stay straight to go onto Preston Avenue. Stay straight along Preston Avenue.  After Ridge/McIntire Rd, Preston Ave will become Market Street (also called W. Market Street). The Finish & Packet Pickup are located at Court Square at 410 Jefferson Street. The starting line is located two blocks from the start, at the intersection of High St and Park St.

From the East: Take I-64 W towards Charlottesville. Take Exit #124 to US-250 West. Turn Right onto US-250 West. Stay straight to McIntire Rd. Take a left onto McIntire Rd.  Stay left onto Ridge/McIntireRd. Take a left onto Market Street (also called W. Market Street).  The Finish & Packet Pickup are located at Court Square at 410 Jefferson Street. The starting line is located two blocks from the start, at the intersection of High St and Park St.

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Our Mission

To provide each runner with the best and unique race experience on a scenic and historic course.

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Our Values

To showcase the Charlottesville area and share its history, beauty and lively cultural scene with each runner.

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Our Uniqueness

A course that has been voted one of the most scenic on the East Coast and that supports our wonderful community.

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