The Charlottesville Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 8K & Kids K is one of the oldest and most coveted races in Charlottesville. It has been defined as America's Destination Marathon because of its scenic beauty and historical background.
A true community event, the race showcases the area's natural beauty, engaging running community, historical background, architectural heritage, vibrant music and nightlife, and booming wine and craft beer industry. The course has been voted as “One of the Most Scenic in the East”. It starts and finishes at historic Court Square, runs by the University of Virginia, by Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda and showcases some of the most historic and runner-friendly neighborhoods in Charlottesville, including the natural beauty of the Rivanna river. Thousands of local runners use these roads every day: come join them!
Charlottesville, nestled below the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, is located in the heart of Albemarle County.
The city is famous for its history, culture, traditions, and stunning natural beauty. Home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, The University of Virginia, the Virginia Film Festival and the Dave Matthews Band, Charlottesville has activities for every taste.
For beginners and fitness buffs a like, there’s nothing like the spirit found at Charlottesville’s annual marathon and half marathon, held every April. Participants in Charlottesville’s longest annual race are able to run through a beautiful, historic city and view landmarks such as Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda in addition to Charlottesville’s famous... more