Virginia Running Festival

Half –Marathon
  $60: 1/1-4/30
  $70: 5/1-7/31
  $75: 8/1-9/30
  $80: 10/1-11/1
  $85: 11/2-11/9


  $25: 1/1-4/30
  $30: 5/1-7/31
  $35: 8/1-9/30
  $40: 10/1-11/1
  $45: 11/2-11/9

Fun Run

  $10: ALWAYS
Christopher Newport University
Start Times
7:30 am: 1/2 Marathon
8:15 am: 5K
10:00 am: Awards
10:30 am: Fun Run

All races will be held the morning of Sunday, November 9th.

View Course Maps:
The Half-Marathon:
Half-Marathon Map
The 5K:
The 5K Map


The Half-Marathon

If you love scenic courses this is the run for you. The run follows a route through Mariners' Museum Park, along the James River, and through the beautiful riverside neighborhood of Newport News.

See all Half-Marathon FAQ


The Alumni 5K

The Alumni 5K course is focused on run on and around the gorgeous CNU campus. After all... It is Homecoming weekend.

See all 5K FAQ


The Little Captains Half-Miler

It's never too early to be a captain. This is one of the highlights of the day, where kids (both young and old) can dash a 1/2 mile with Captain Chris, and finish in front of onlookers inside Pomoco Stadium.

Parents may choose to run with their child if he or she needs help staying on course or is under 4 years old. Otherwise, we encourage you to stay at the start / finish line area to get great pictures!

See all Fun Run FAQ