Discover your New Normal

As a leader in the race production business, Bad to the Bone Sports has been organizing premiere events since 2001. Founded by James Russell Gill III and Dr. Francesca Conte, Bad to the Bone's events range from 5k road races to Marathons to 100k trail ultra races. They reflect the owners' passion for running and for the outdoors.

Since 2001, Bad to the Bone Sports' events have been motivating and challenging runners of all backgrounds and experiences. Independently of how many other races you have run, a Bad to the Bone event will always help you to "Discover Your New Normal", to explore your limits and goals and find a new level of excitement .

James Russell Gill III and Dr. Francesca Conte are professional runners competing for companies including Hoka One One, OS1st, SFUELS, Kuhl and Injinji. Their passion for running is reflected in their outstanding racing careers and events that their produce. Gill and Francesca have turned passion into a lifestyle and can always be found on top of a mountain searching for the next challenge.

A list of all the Bad to the Bone events can be found under "RACES" in the upper menu. Bad to the Bone events always showcase breathtaking courses, top-notch production and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Many of their events have been recognized as "best" in the East, including:

Charlottesville Marathon and Half Marathon

"One of the Top Ten Best New Marathons in the U.S.A."- Runners World Magazine

"One of the Country Top Five Destination Marathons"- The New York Times

"The Most Scenic Race on the East Coast"- Running Times Magazine

"One of the Top 15 Spring Marathons"- Life by Daily Burn

Charlottesville Fall Classic Half Marathon & 8k

"One of the 10 Best Road Races"- Best Things Virginia

Ultra Race of Champions- UROC 100k, 50k, 25k

"I couldn't be more pleased with the race experience provided by the UROC team. A perfectly marked course, well-stocked aid stations, and amazingly friendly volunteers greeting the runners throughout the race. And the course itself was as challenging as it was beautiful--a great opportunity to take-in the scenery, creeks, and rocky terrain that the East Coast has to offer!”- Chris Mocko, 2017 UROC Men’s Champion

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