Park to Park 1/2 Marathon

Gently rolling hills, mountain vistas and beautiful serene river crossings make this road course a must do spring race!!! Benefits Therapeutic Adventures – central Virginia’s foremost provider of outdoor adaptive programs.

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Saturday – April 25, 2015

7:00 AM 

New for 2013!

Is your better half looking for something to do while you run the half marathon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s hard to believe that in 2014 we will be hosting the 6th annual Park to Park Half Marathon!  We have come such a long way and we wouldn’t be where we are without our fabulous runners!  If you have run with us before, welcome back!  If you are new to our scene, check out the details below.    Check out some comments from this year’s race:

I just wanted to send a note to say how thoroughly I enjoyed participating in the Park to Park half marathon this weekend.  The route was beautiful, the race was well organized (start, finish, SAGs, traffic control, etc. all great) and the fan support was better than races I’ve run that were more than twice the size.  I’ll definitely be back to do this race again!

I just want to thank all of you who helped make yesterday’s race a success. It was extremely well organized and it was obvious you spent a lot of time to ensure a fun and successful race. This was my first half-marathon and I was very pleased with how smoothly everything went. My sister and I enjoyed the race very much and if we decide to run another half-marathon in the future your race will be top on our list!

I want to thank you for a fun race this past Saturday.  I talked a friend into running it with me (our first time on your course), and he ran a personal best for the distance.  Both of us had a great time and would be happy to run the course again in the future.

Experience the best views in the Shenandoah Valley on this 13.1 mile point to point course connecting Waynesboro’s Ridgeview Park to Augusta County’s Stuarts Draft Park. Gently rolling hills, mountain vistas and beautiful serene river crossings make this Park to Park course a must do spring race. The race will be completely supported with fully stocked aid stations and a post race party at the finish line.

Course Map

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Mile 0: Start at Ridgeview Park behind Westwood Hills Elementary School

Mile 13.1: End at Stuarts Draft Park behind Guy K. Stump Elementary School

 

Registration Fee

$80 on Race Day at Ridgeview Park- 6:15am-6:45am

 

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What’s Included

Therapeutic Adventures, Inc.Some of the best views in the Valley, performance wicking t-shirt, finisher’s medal, fully stocked aid stations, chip timing, post race party with food & drink and the satisfaction of knowing that a portion of your race fee will be donated to Therapeutic Adventures, Inc.

We are excited that a portion of the proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable educational organization, committed to providing greater access to adaptive outdoor recreation (Adaptive Snow Sports, Adaptive Water Sports, and Adaptive Wilderness Adventures) – their primary goal is to improve the quality of life of ALL persons by helping them achieve independence in the outdoor environments where adaptive adventure activities are offered and enjoyed.  Program services include:

  • Freedom OutdoorsAdaptive Adventure Outfitters. Provides assistive technology, adaptive outdoor equipment, safety products outdoor gear & specialty products to help individuals achieve greater functional independence in the outdoors.
  • Operation Freedom Outdoors - is a service of THERAPEUTIC ADVENTURES, INC. committed to providing greater access to adaptive outdoor recreation for our disabled military heroes.

To learn more about some of the work they are doing in the Shenandoah Valley click  http://www.TAonline.org

Want to make a donation?  Click here to give to Therapeutic Adventures!

First Time Runners

Not sure you are ready for 13.1 miles? We have assembled a few sites to help you get motivated and help you train properly to run your first half marathon. Follow these links to get started!

>  Running for Newbies
>  Half-Marathon Training

Fine Print

The course will be open to traffic, with support from local law enforcement at key intersections.

Buses will take runners back to start beginning at 9 AM.

The post race party and awards ceremony will be held at Stuarts Draft Park.

Course time limit will be 3 hours (13:45 minute mile pace).

Headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) are allowed on the race course, but are used at the risk of each individual runner.

Baby joggers are NOT allowed for this race.

Family members wishing to meet runners at the finish MUST enter Stuarts Draft Park at the Edgewood entrance off of 340.

There will be no refunds three weeks prior to race day.

You must be at least 12 years old on or before April 26, 2014 to participate.

Interested in Getting Involved

Opportunities to gain exposure for your business or civic group still exist. For more information contact Waynesboro Parks and Recreation @ 540-942-6735.

Race Day Directions

To Ridgeview Park-Start
From I-64, take Exit 94.  When you get off the exit ramp, go East on Route 340 towards Waynesboro.  Proceed approximately 2 miles.  At the traffic light at Riverview Cemetery, turn right onto 13th Street.  At the stop sign turn right onto Magnolia Avenue.  Magnolia ends at the park.

To Stuarts Draft Park-Finish
Leave Ridgeview Park, the same way you entered, heading back to Route 340.  At the stoplight on 13th Street, turn left onto Route 340.  Once on Route 340, continue driving straight on Route 340, through Stuarts Draft for 8 miles.  After going through the stoplight at 8 miles, you will turn left on Edgewood Lane.  Stuarts Draft Park is all the way up Edgewood Lane.

Past Winners

2011

2012

2013

Awards

Awards for Park to Park Half Marathon:

Includes gift certificates & great running schwag.

Overall Male/Female:   1st
Overall Masters Male/Female: 1st
Division Winners: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Male – 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44. 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & over
Female – 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44. 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & over

 Need a Great Night’s Sleep

 

Best Western Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center: The special room rate of $97.99 plus tax includes a full hot breakfast buffet, a 24 hour business center, fitness center, indoor saltwater pool & is 100% non-smoking. Contact the hotel directly and mention Park to Park half marathon to receive the discounted room rate. The deadline for the rate is 30 days prior to arrival. (540) 942-1100.

Day’s Inn Waynesboro:  The special room rate of $70.00 plus tax includes views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as handicapped-accessible and non-smoking accommodations. All rooms include microwaves and refrigerators. Start your day with free Daybreak continental breakfast and a free newspaper.  Contact the hotel directly and mention Park to Park half marathon to receive the discounted room rate. The deadline for the rate is 30 days prior to arrival.  (540) 943-1101.

Sponsors

Waynesboro Parks & RecreationAugusta County Parks & RecreationBest Western Inn & Conference CenterDuPont Credit UnionRagged Mountain Running ShopPepsi Virginia is for Lovers

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