Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Start Times: 7:00am for BOTH races
Online registration closes on Saturday before the race. Race day registration is available from 5:00am until 6:30am at the starting line. Please no refunds or transfers. In order to be guaranteed the right size race shirt, you must register before September 24th.
Sunday, October 8 from 5:00am to 6:45am at the start/finish at Lee Park in Downtown Charlottesville.
Please note: other people can pick up your bib number and chip but the MUST provide a copy of your ID or drivers license. Pictures are accepted form of ID.
Race Start Times
Half Marathon and 10K start: 7:00am
Start and Finish Location
Tour some of the most scenic areas of Charlottesville, Virginia during peak fall foliage. This scenic road course begins and ends on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. It travels many of Charlottesville's older neighborhoods and, for 2 miles, it follows the beautiful Rivanna river paved footpath.
PLEASE NOTE! THIS IS AN OPEN COURSE WITH TRAFFIC PRESENT ON THE ROADWAYS. Please follow police and volunteer instructions and be aware of traffic on the course. Do not wear headphones so you can properly hear approaching vehicles.
The time limit for the Half Marathon is 3.5 hours. Gels will be available on-course at miles 4.2 (water stop 2), 7 (water stop 3), 9.5 (water stop 4) and 11.6 (water stop 5). Port-a-potties will be available at miles 1.5 (water stop 1), 7 (water stop 3) and 9.5 (water stop 4).
Book your room right by the finish line at the newly constructed Marriott Residence Inn Downtown! Click HERE for special Fall Classic rates at the Residence Inn Downtown!. The Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown is only a few blocks from Lee Park and a beautiful property.
Book your room at the Marriott Courtyard North, located about 10 minutes by car from the start/finish. Click HERE for special Fall Classic rates at the Marriott Courtyard North!
You will be able to drop off your bag at the packet pickup location before the races start on Sunday morning.
Hours: Sunday (race day) 5:00am to 6:45am (strictly enforced).
Location: Historic Lee Park
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.
Half Marathon and 10K finishers will receive a finishers medal. Awards will be given to the top 3 winners of the Half Marathon and 10K and to the top 3 winners in the following age categories: 19<, 20-29,. 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70>. The Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:00am.
Please note that awards will NOT be SHIPPED, so stick around for the ceremonies!
The Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville offers several parking decks and parking lots. The parking decks charge by the hour ($2/hour or a max of $16/day). There is also street parking available, but please pay attention to the signs, since many parking spots have a 2 hour limit.
All parking locations are no more than 2 blocks from the Start/Finish.
The address for the start/finish line and packet pickup is: 101 East Market 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 Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at Lee Park at 101 East Market Street.
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 Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at Lee Park at 101 East Market Street.
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 Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at Lee Park at 101 East Market Street.
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 Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at Lee Park at 101 East Market Street