Shenandoah Half Marathon

September 15, 2018, 7:00 am
Luray, Virginia

Get away to the peaceful Shenandoah!

Run through beautiful scenery, quiet farm roads, and a gorgeous finish at the lake!

The Course

Our Shenandoah is a scenic road race near Shenandoah National Park. We’ll start at Hawksbill Recreation Park in Stanley, VA and end at Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park in Luray. This is a challenging uphill course with great scenery, quiet farm roads, hilly roads in the foothills, and a gorgeous finish at the lake!

We'll have parking at both the start and finish lines, with shuttles taking runners to the start in the morning, and back to their cars after the end of the race. This course will give you the perfect taste of Shenandoah before you head into the park for a weekend of exploration!

>> View more Course Details here.


Traveling to Shenandoah

Where to Stay

The most convenient (and fun) place to stay at the race is the Vacation Races Campground, which we’ll set up by the finish line! The campground (marked in yellow) will be available Thursday through Sunday. If you don’t have a tent, then you can also rent one from us. You’ll be able to reserve your camping spot when you register for the race!

If camping isn't your speed, we recommend looking for hotels in the following nearby towns:

  • Luray
  • Stanley
  • New Market
  • Front Royal

Where to Fly

If you're flying here you'll want to check for flights into:

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Driving to the Race

Race HQ will be at Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park in Luray, VA. Find directions here.


Bib & Packet Pickup

You have a couple of options for picking up your bib and race packet including: at the Race Expo, at the Start Line, or mailed to you.

>>Read more about your options here.


Race Day

We'll have lots of free parking at both the start line (Hawksbill Recreation Park in Stanley, VA) and the finish line (Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park in Luray, VA), with shuttles taking runners to the start in the morning, and back to their cars after the end of the race. Here's a tentative schedule of events for race day:

5:00 am – Finish Line and Start Line Parking Opens
5:15 am – Raffles Begin at Start Line (one every five minutes)
5:30 am – First Shuttles Leave to Start Line/ Finish Line Parking Close
6:00 am – Last Shuttle Leaves to Start Line
6:30 am – Start Line Parking Closes
6:45 am – Runners Line Up/Last Call For Gear Check
7:00 am – RACE STARTS
9:45 am – Awards Ceremony

When you finish the race, you'll grab a snack box, take some pictures, hang out and make friends for a while, and then we encourage you to go explore Shenandoah National Park!


Package Pricing

Appalachian Triple

Sep. 7, 8, and 15, 2018

  • Great Smoky Mountains 5K Race Entry
  • Shenandoah Half Race Entry
  • Great Smoky Mountains Half Race Entry
  • 2 Race Shirts
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch
    (if requested)
  • 3 Finisher Medals
  • 1 Caldera Triple Medal

$353 / runner

$253 / runner

Save $100 through March 4th

Bobcat Double

Sep. 8 and 15, 2018

  • Shenandoah Half Race Entry
  • Great Smoky Mountains Half Race Entry
  • 2 Race Shirts
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch
    (if requested)
  • 2 Finisher Medals
  • 1 Bobcat Double Medal

$293 / runner

$213 / runner

Save $80 through March 4th

Shenandoah Half

Sep. 15, 2018

  • Shenandoah Half Marathon Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Hydrapouch
    (if requested)

$139 / runner

$99 / runner

Save $40 through March 4th