• America's Destination Marathon

    April 1, 2017
  • One of the Best New Spring Marathons

    Runners' World Magazine
  • Fun for the Whole Family

    Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 8K, Kids K
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  • Why Run This Race

    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 craft beer industry.

    Take a long weekend and see all that the area has to offer.
  • A Spectacular Course

    The course for the Charlottesville, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 8K & Kids K has been voted as one of the most scenic in the East. It starts and finishes at historic Court Square, follows the banks of the Rivanna River, and showcases some of the most historic and runners friendly neighborhoods in Charlottesville.

    Thousands of local runners run these roads every day;
    come join them!
  • Race Reviews

    "One of the Best New Marathons in the U.S.A."
    RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE

    "One of the Top Destination Marathons in the country"
    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    "Considered by many as the Most Scenic marathon course in the East"
    RUNNING TIMES MAGAZINE

    "One of the 15 Best Spring Marathons"
    LIFE BY DAILY BURN
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About the Race

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, follows the banks of the Rivanna River, and showcases some of the most historic and runners friendly neighborhoods in Charlottesville. 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.

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The results are in

"One of the Best New Marathons in the U.S.A." RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE

"One of the Top Destination Marathons in the country" THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Considered by many as the Most Scenic marathon course in the East" RUNNING TIMES MAGAZINE

"One of the 15 Best Spring Marathons" LIFE BY DAILY BURN

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