Entry is closed

Finish line in 2022

Keith Knipling

Entry Process

Entry fee
  • $55
Entry limit
  • 240 runners
Entry schedule
  • Mon Apr 10, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Entry opens

  • Mon Aug 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Deadline to withdraw and get a refund

  • Thu Aug 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Entry closes

You must be at least 18 years old on race day to enter. There is one exception to this rule: If you will be at least 16 years old on the day of the race, you may enter if you are on a mother-daughter team.

Covid Info / Precautions

The pandemic is a moving target and the race director will consider the state of community spread as the race approaches and require safety precautions on race day as necessary.

The entire event, including runner check-in, is outdoors. The entry field is limited to 240 people, and runners spread out fairly quickly into the race — there’s lots of room in the first mile.

In the event that the race must be canceled for public safety, you will be compensated with either a full refund of your entry fee (less RunReg fees) or an entry slot for the next Women’s Half Marathon.

How You Pay

All registration is online via RunReg. You don’t need to set up an account; you can check out as a guest.


Entry is not transferable to other runners.


The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club is a nonprofit organization and we don’t want to take money from you if you’re not getting something from us. We are pleased to offer full refunds (minus RunReg transaction fees) if you can’t run. The deadline to withdraw and get a refund is August 14. Should you need to withdraw from the race, contact the race director.


If you have questions about anything, contact the race director.

Male cheerleaders strut their stuff at the August 31, 2002, practice run.