Ashland Half Marathon Event Details

phh-eventdetailsAll aboard for summer’s hottest half marathon. Enjoy an escape to Ashland, Virginia and run 13.1 miles along rolling hills, historic downtown, and maybe even a train or two! The Ashland Half Marathon is an event of Sports Backers and the Richmond Road Runners Club.

Event Details

  • Photo ID required for packet pick-up. You may pick up a packet for another pre-registered runner, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.
  • 3.5-Hour Time Limit (16:00 per mile pace) – You must reach the designated checkpoints at the 6.3-mile mark by 8:11 a.m. and the 10-mile mark by 9:10 a.m. or you will be asked to board the shuttle to the finish. The course closes at 10 a.m. and will no longer have traffic protection, medical aid or water stops.

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-up will take place at Sports Backers Stadium (Orange Lot)

  • 100 Avenue of Champions, Richmond, VA 23230
  • Friday, August 27th 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Packet Pick-up on race day will be available at the Start/Finish area

  • Corner of North Center Street and Henry Clay Road
  • 5:45 – 6:30 a.m.

Parking on Race Day

Carpooling strongly encouraged! A map of the start finish area and directions can be found here.

Parking Locations:

Since parking in Ashland is at a premium, participants are strongly encouraged to carpool to the race. Reduce congestion, save yourself some gas money and share the experience with your friends. These are all great reasons to all drive together.


  • Bottle Refill stations* with Diamond Springs water and sports drinks at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.
  • Energy Gels
  • Port-o-johns at Start/Finish and near water stops
  • Top-notch medical support
  • Post-race celebration with pre-packaged food and drinks

* The Ashland Half Marathon is a cupless event. All participants must come prepared to carry their own hydration system.


  • Top-3 overall male and female
  • First place male and female masters

All awards will be determined by chip time and will be mailed out after the race.


  • This race is conducted under the rules of USATF and the Road Runners Club of America.
  • In consideration of the safety of all participants, NO STROLLERS, BABY JOGGERS, IN-LINE SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES, HANDCYCLES, OR ANIMALS ON LEASHES will be allowed on the course.
  • NO HEADPHONES or personal listening devices will be allowed. This will be strictly enforced.
  • Once received, entries are non-refundable. Entries may not be transferred or given to another person.

RRRC Grand Prix Race

The Ashland Half Marathon is a Richmond Road Runners Club Grand Prix Race. Each year the club runs a series of races, and members collect points by placing or volunteering at the events. At the end of the year the male and female winners are announced as the Grand Prix Champions at the club’s annual banquet.

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