Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, Endurance, & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Fall Series. Find more info about the series here.
Come out and enjoy this scenic half-marathon, 10k and 5k near Richmond. These courses will lead you through the scenic area of Pocahontas State Park.
Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.
We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.
Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
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Race Start Times
Half – 9am (Half marathon has a time limit of 3:15 for completion)
10k – 9:15am
5k – 9:30am
5k – $35, until Nov 30 ($40)
10k – $55, until Nov 30 ($60)
Half – $70, until Nov 30 ($75)
***Price will increase $5 on race day
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Dec 6. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.
Race Medal Design
Course Maps can be found at
All three courses are along the Bright Hope Trail.
Live Race Results
Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com. Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results. Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.
We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race. We also award the 1st Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+. Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.
We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.
Social Media Challenge
On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend. The winner will receive 50% off a future race! Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:
Packet pickup is available at the event. We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.
Race Day Registration
There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirts sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
There will be 10 water stations along the 1/2 marathon course at approximately mile markers 0.7, 2.1, 3.3, 4.3, 5.5, 6.9, 8.2, 9.6, 10.8 & 11.8. Four water stations will be along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 1.4, 2.6, 3.6 & 4.8. Two water stations will be along the 5k course at approximately mile markers 1.4 & 1.7. Gatorade will be available at some water stations. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Restrooms can be located at the end of the parking lot.
Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off. We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc). You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.
Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack. Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions. All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes. In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.
Refunds & Transfers
To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.
Directions to Parking
There is parking within the Bright Hope Area across from the main entrance to Pocahontas State Park. The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 37.359645, -77.572968