2024 Spring Third Winchester Battlefield 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 Spring Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Come enjoy the scenic routes at Third Winchester Battlefield!

Walkers and strollers 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

Team Virginia is a group of organ transplant recipients and living donors of all ages and backgrounds who come together every two years somewhere in the USA to compete in Olympic style events.   Our mission is to raise awareness of the need for organ donors, and showcase how successful organ transplantation can be for the recipient and the impact it can have on their families.  We are organized and comprised of unpaid volunteers and all funds are used to help raise awareness.

 

Race Start Times

Half – 8am (Half marathon has a time limit of 3:15 for completion)

If you think your pace for the half marathon is near or above three hours, please reach out to BishopsEvents@yahoo.com to arrange an earlier start time as we want to accommodate all runners’ abilities.

10k – 8:15am

5k – 8:30am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until April 15 ($35)

10k – $45, until April 15 ($50)

Half – $65, until April 15 ($70)

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

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before April 17.  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

T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.

 

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

This is a trail route on a mostly light gravel dirt path. The 5k is one loop. The 10k is two. The half is three loops, but does have a detour out-and-back section each lap. Check the course map for elevation gain.

 

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.

 

Awards

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.

 

Photos

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 11 water stations along the 1/2 marathon course at approximately mile markers 0.9, 2.1, 2.9, 4.35, 5.25, 6.45, 7.25, 8.7, 9.6, 10.8 & 11.6.  Five water stations will be along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 0.9, 1.6, 3.1, 4, 4 & 7.  Two water stations will be along the 5k course at approximately mile markers 0.9 & 1.6. Gatorade will be available at some water stations.  Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.

 

Restrooms

Port-a-john can be located near the start/finish line.

 

Volunteers

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

We are an all-weather race company (rain or shine or sleet or snow). We will email registered runners and post on social media if the race is cancelled, but this is quite rare, otherwise assume the race is taking place as scheduled.

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

The best address to use for the race is 251 First Woods Dr, Winchester, VA 22603.  This will take you to Millbrook High.  Keep the school on your right as you pass by the bus lot, and go all the way back to the practice field.  You will see our white Bishop’s Events trailer back there.  The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 39.193456, -78.115727