April 22, 2023
- LOCATION: Course Start at Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke, VA
- START TIME: 7:35 AM (8:00am just for 2021)
- Corral Start System – Look for pace time markers and find the section that fits your goal. Please be respectful of other runners by placing yourself in the appropriate location.
- REGISTRATION POLICIES
- Total Elevation Gain = 1897 ft.
- Total Elevation Gain/Loss = 3790 ft.
- 6 hour cut-off time for the half marathon (starts from your corral time)
- Runners must maintain a 27:30 min/mile pace; Course marshals reserve the right to pull you from the course after 1:35pm for your safety.
- Half Marathon Race Map
- USATF Half Marathon Course Map
- Interactive Course Map
- Course Hydration provided by SKRATCH LABS and nutrition provided by GU Energy.
- Walkers are permitted and encouraged
The course begins easily with one mile of rolling hills, before taking its first turn upward as runners begin the two-mile climb up Mill Mountain. While full marathoners will continue on to the brutal but beautiful climb up Roanoke Mountain, half marathoners will ascend Mill Mountain to the famous Mill Mountain Star, overlooking the beautiful Roanoke Valley and — much of the course still to be run!
From the Star, runners will encounter a major 2-mile decent down Prospect Avenue – also known as the “old road” to the base of Mill Mountain. Back on the valley floor runners will have a two-mile reprieve before climbing Peakwood.
Peakwood is a tough climb through a scenic neighborhood full of energetic spectators. Be sure to enjoy the party at the top.
After a two mile descent the course flattens out as you make your way to the finish line in Elmwood Park. The full marathon runners will branch off to the left just before mile 13 letting you finish in solitude.
REGISTRATION & FEES
Register early to ensure the best rate, when the discounted tier is FULL is will automatically shut off on our registration page. Registration closes at 8pm on Tuesday April 13. There will be no expo registration or day-of registration.
- REGISTRATION POLICIES– Please be sure to review all of our registration policies prior to paying online.
- All Marathon and Half Marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal. Age group awards will be presented for both events to the top 3 male & female finishers in the age groups.
- In addition, top 3 overall receive these awards and prizes.