2023 Shenandoah River 5k, 10k, & Half

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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.

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Come out and enjoy this scenic half-marathon, 10k and 5k in Shenandoah River State Park.  We have a hilly, paved 5k route with 200ft of elevation gain starting at 9:30am, and another 5k (trail, flatter) starting at 10:45am!

Walkers are welcome to attend this event.


Virtual Race Option

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.


Runners Receive

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event


Charity Information

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Race Start Times

Hilly, Road 5k – 9:30am

Half – 9:30am (Half marathon has a time limit of 3:15 for completion)

10k – 10:30am

Trail 5k – 10:45am


Registration Fees

5k – $35, until Oct 15 ($40)

10k – $55, until Oct 15 ($60)

Half – $70, until Oct 15 ($75)

***Price will increase $5 on race day

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Oct 25.  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


Race Medal Design

Race medal designs can be viewed on the Friday before the race on the Bishops Events Facebook page or our Instagram page.


Course Maps can be found at


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:

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents


Packet Pickup

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-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance


Water Stations

There will be 7 water stations along the 1/2 marathon course at approximately mile markers 1.25, 3.1, 4.85, 6.55, 7.8, 9.65 & 11.5.  Three water stations will be along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 1.25, 3.1 & 4.85.  Two water stations will be along the road 5k course at approximately mile markers 1.1 & 2. Two water stations will be along the road 5k course at approximately mile markers 1.25 & 1.85.  Gatorade will be available at some water stations.  Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.



Restrooms can be located in the park.



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.


Weather Policy

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 Shenandoah River State Park all the way at the base of the park by picnic shelters 1, 2, & 3. The GPS address is 350 Daughter of Stars Dr, Bentonville, VA 22610.  Continue straight down Daughter of Stars Drive for about a mile and a half.  When you can no longer go straight, take the left turn.   The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin:   38.863387, -78.309936