Race Details

Blacksburg Turkey Trot

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  • Regular Prices
    • 5K: $30
    • Kids Dash: $20
  • Important Dates
    • November 13 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • November 22 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • November 23 from 12-6pm: packet pickup at the Interfaith Food Pantry in Blacksburg
    • November 24 at 8am: Event starts with the Gobble Gobble Kids Dash!
  • Course Description: The Blacksburg Turkey Trot features a 5K course that runs throughout  Blacksburg via the Huckleberry Trail! The Kids Dash is a 1/2 mile out-and-back course, beginning at the start line. See course maps here.
  • The Cause: We’re collecting canned foods and non-perishables for the Interfaith Food Pantry. Our collective effort can make a huge impact and it’s super important to us that we use this event to help those who are hungry around this holiday. Each participant is asked to bring one canned good or non-perishable to packet pickup, but more than one item is welcomed and encouraged!
  • Other Cool Info: The 5K course will not only provide water stations, but pumpkin pie stations! What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than some tiny pumpkin pies while you run?
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Strollers and leashed pets are welcome.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

Frazier Quarry 5K

Frazier Quarry 5k

 

  • Regular Price: $30
  • Important Dates
    • May 3 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • May 13 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • May 13 from 4-7pm: packet pickup at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg
    • May 14 at 9am: Event starts!
  • Course Description: It doesn’t get much cooler than this! You’ll start next to the stone crusher at the top of the quarry, then run around the rim with breathtaking views below before heading down into the “pit.” The finish heads up & out of the pit, around mountains of unearthed stone and through lanes of the biggest and baddest excavating equipment you’ve ever seen. See course maps here.
  • The Cause: 100% of race proceeds benefit one impactful organization in our community. Family Life Resource Center is a 501c3 nonprofit counseling agency meeting the behavioral health needs of individuals, couples and families. The Family Life Resource Center provides professional counseling and services for growth towards hope, health, and healing. The agency wants to bring hope to those affected by suicide and raise awareness.  All funds go toward helping individuals and families with mental health issues.
  • Other Cool Info: What’s awesome about a giant rock quarry is that it’s an ever-changing environment. This also means that the course may vary slightly on race day, depending on weather and other factors. It’s all part of the fun!
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Sorry – strollers and pets are not allowed at this event.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

Harrisonburg Half Marathon

Harrisonburg Half Marathon

 

  • Prices
    • June 1-12: $69
    • June 13-August 31: $79
    • September 1-October 13: $89
  • Important Dates
    • October 2 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • October 13 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • October 14 from 12-7pm: packet pickup in Harrisonburg – location TBD (NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP)
    • October 15 at 7am: Half Marathon waves begin
      • All participants must cross the finish line by 11am
  • Course Description: The Harrisonburg Half Marathon features a safe and fun course along the newly constructed Friendly City Trail! An almost fully closed route connects the city’s well-kept parks, pristine golf course and a hospitable neighborhood. See course maps here.
  • Beer Garden Finisher Party: Directly adjacent to the finish line, join Pale Fire Brewing & Brothers Craft Brewing for a post-race beer with your friends and fellow athletes. Beers will be available for purchase and spectators are welcome to join the fun! Plus, head downtown after the race for the kid-friendly Skeleton Festival presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.
  • Training Program: Excel Rocktown Running has designed an extensive 14-week training plan for novice to experienced runners. Please indicate your interest in participating on the registration page. Most workouts will be done independently with optional in-person sessions once a week. Starts July 11th.
  • Accommodations: We welcome you to Harrisonburg for the weekend and hope you’ll take advantage of all there is to offer in our community. The Exclusive Hotel Partner of the Harrisonburg Half Marathon is Hyatt Place. To book a room in our block at a 20% discount, go here.
  • Parking: Parking information will be communicated to participants prior to the event. Most parking lots are directly adjacent to the start/finish line. All parking is within a 1/4 mile walk of the start/finish line.
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Sorry – pets are not allowed at this event. However, jogging strollers are welcome.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first, second, and third place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

New Year's Eve Glow Run 5K

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  • Regular Prices
    • 5K Adult: $30
    • 5K 17 & Under: $25
    • Kids Countdown Run: $20
  • Important Dates
    • December 19 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • December 30 at 11:59pm: online registration closes
    • December 31 from 12-4pm: packet pickup at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg
    • December 31 at 4:30pm: Event starts with the Kids Countdown Run!
  • Course Description: Enjoy a scenic 5K at Heritage Oaks Golf Course along the beautiful cart paths as the sun sets on 2022. Even better, all participants receive glow paraphernalia to help light up the course (participants are also asked to bring your own headlamps & flashlights). See course maps here.
  • The Cause: Funds from the NYE Glow Run 5K benefit Generations Crossing, which provides adult and child day care for the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community. Unique to their intergenerational program is the opportunity for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children to interact with adult participants. Fun and engaging activities are carefully planned to establish positive relationships across the life span. To learn more about Generations Crossing click here.
  • Other Cool Info: At pre-race packet pickup, you’ll receive glow sticks, glow necklaces and other glowing paraphernalia so you can be decked out and fully glowing on race day. You’ll want to wear your brightest clothes and bring headlamps or flashlights to light your path. We’ll also add some lights and music along the course to keep you motivated!
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Strollers and leashed pets are welcome.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

Rockingham Park 5k

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  • Regular Price: $25
  • Important Dates
    • March 29 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • April 8 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • April 9 from 7-8:45am: packet pickup at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads just outside Harrisonburg
    • April 9 at 9am: Event starts!
  • Course Description: Join us as we partner with Rockingham County Parks & Recreation for the first 5K at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads! The entire 5k will take place within the park on a paved trail. This race will be chip timed (three laps = 5K). See course maps here.
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Strollers and leashed pets are welcome.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

Rocktown Turkey Trot

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  • Regular Prices
    • 5K: $30
    • Kids Dash: $20
  • Important Dates
    • November 13 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • November 22 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • November 23 from 1-pm: packet pickup at Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg
    • November 24 at 8am: Event starts with the Gobble Gobble Kids Dash!
  • Course Description: The Rocktown Turkey Trot features a 2 mile loop that runs through the heart of downtown. Runners will run the lap twice to complete 4 miles. The Kids Dash is a 1/2 mile out-and-back course, beginning at the start line. See course maps here.
  • The Cause: We’re collecting canned foods and non-perishables for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Our collective effort can make a huge impact and it’s super important to us that we use this event to help those who are hungry around this holiday. Each participant is asked to bring one canned good or non-perishable to packet pickup, but more than one item is welcomed and encouraged! Check out more info about the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank here.
  • Other Cool Info: The 4 mile course will not only provide water stations, but pumpkin pie stations! What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than some tiny pumpkin pies while you run?
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Strollers and leashed pets are welcome.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

Run, Sweat & Beers

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  • Price: FREE!!!
  • When & where does it happen? It all goes down at Brothers Craft Brewing at 5:30pm on the fourth Friday of every month, March-September. The 2022 schedule is as follows:
    • March 25
    • April 22
    • May 27
    • June 24
    • July 22
    • August 26
    • September 23
  • Course Description: We provide 1 mile, 3 mile, and 5 mile running options, so you can pick what you’re feeling that day! Each route starts at Brothers Craft Brewing and runs south on Main Street until each respective designated turn around.
  • Other Cool Info: When you check in, you’ll receive a hand stamp which gets you discounted beers in the tasting room when you get back from your run!
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Strollers and leashed and pets are welcome.

Run the Runway 5K

Run the Runway 5k Logo

 

  • Regular Prices
    • 5K: $25
    • Kids Run: $15
  • Important Dates
    • September 7 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • September 17 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • September 18: Packet Pickup and Event (times TBD)
  • Course Description: This family-friendly event begins on the taxiway and takes place entirely on the runway! It offers a unique race opportunity on a real airport runway and is a perfect fit for runners, walkers and families at all fitness levels.
  • The Cause: All proceeds will benefit the Explore More Discovery Museum’s aviation exhibit where children learn about the many aspects of aviation including hands-on experience as a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller and passenger. By supporting this event through sponsorship or registration, you will assist the museum to fulfill their mission of “engaging young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences that promote greater understanding of themselves and their world.”
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Sorry – no pets not allowed at this event. However, strollers are welcome.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

Smoothie Man's Mud Mile

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  • Regular Price: $35
  • Important Dates
    • April 19 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • April 29 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • April 30 from 7:30am-10:30am: packet pickup at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg
    • April 30 from 8am-12pm: Time to get muddy!
  • Course Description: The course will be open from 8:00am-12:00pm, and every kid is permitted one run of the course anytime between 8am-11am. Kids are welcome to run the course additional times from 11am-12pm. Ice cold smoothies courtesy of Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be served up to all kids at the finish line and all finishers get a sweet medal. See course maps here.
  • Other Cool Info: We’ve designed obstacles for your kids to crush on their way from the start line to the finish line! This is a choose-your-own-adventure course and aims to be skill level friendly. Kids can get competitive, get muddy, get the giggles, challenge themselves or take a hard pass on any obstacle that isn’t meant to be. Volunteers will be stationed at every obstacle to assist as needed.
    • Parents and fans are welcome to remain “outside the tape” at no charge. There is a $20 “inside the tape” spectator pass if a parent would like to stay with their kid on the course the entire time. Spectator passes do not include t-shirt, medal or smoothie.
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Sorry – strollers and pets are not allowed at this event.

Valley 4th RUN

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  • Regular Prices
    • 10K: $35
    • 5K: $30
    • 1.5 Mile: $25
  • Important Dates
    • June 23 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • July 2 at 12pm: online registration closes
    • July 3 from 2-7pm: packet pickup at Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg
    • July 4 at 8am: event starts!
  • Course Description: The Valley 4th RUN features a closed 1.5 mile looped course that runs through the heart of downtown Harrisonburg! 10K’ers will run four laps. 5K’ers will run two laps. 1.5 milers will run one lap. See course map here.
  • The Cause: We are thrilled to partner with United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County to collect school supplies for low-income students at packet pickup. This will help kickstart their annual Stuff the Bus event!
  • Other Cool Info: 40 foot inflatable slip n slide at the finish line. Do we really need to say more??
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Strollers and leashed pets are welcome.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+

Valley Vines Twilight 5K

Valley Vines Twilight 5K

 

  • Regular Price: $35
  • Important Dates
    • September 26 at 11:59pm: tshirt deadline
    • October 6 at 11:59pm: online registration closes
    • October 7 from 4:30-5:30pm: packet pickup at CrossKeys Vineyard just outside Harrisonburg
    • October 7 at 6pm: Event starts!
  • Course Description: The 5K course runs entirely on Vineyard property with amazing mountain views throughout. You’ll literally run through the vines where the grapes are grown for the wine you’ll soon drink! See course maps here.
  • Other Cool Info: The post race party will feature free live music and food on site (available for purchase).
  • Stroller and Pet Policy: Sorry – strollers and pets are not allowed at this event.
  • Awards: The event is chip timed and awards will be given to first place male & female finishers in each of the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-17
    • 18-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 45-54
    • 55-64
    • 65+