Run For It

It’s time to start training for fall’s upcoming foot races.

Riverside Drive during the Anthem Richmond Marathon. 

Photo courtesy of Sports Backers 

Thinking about running your first (or second or third or even twelfth) long race this fall? Running experts say you should give yourself about 12 weeks to train for a half-marathon (a little less time for a 10-miler, a little more for a full marathon), so if you’ve had your eye on a 13.1 but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, now’s the time to sign up and start preparing for the fall race season. And whether you’re looking for a 10-miler, half, full marathon or triathlon, and whether you prefer pounding pavement, winding through trails or trekking up and down mountains, Virginia has a race just for you.   

Upcoming Fall Races

Virginia 10-Miler, Lynchburg
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016  

Crucible Sprint Triathlon, Hopewell
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Hokie Half-Marathon, Blacksburg
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Charlottesville Area Trail Runners Half-Marathon, Albemarle County
Oct. 29, 2016 

Cross Country Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon, Springfield
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Anthem Richmond Marathon and Half Marathon, Richmond
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 

Virginia Running Festival Half-Marathon, Newport News
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Star City Half-Marathon, Roanoke
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 

Strength in Numbers

Joining the distance running game as a newbie can be daunting for sure, but the good news is you don’t have to go it alone. There are thousands of others around the state who love to spend their Saturday mornings running for hours on end—it’s just a matter of finding the right group.

Blacksburg Striders: Blacksburg •  

Charlottesville Track Club: Charlottesville •  

City Sports Mosaic Run Club: Fairfax •

Lynchburg Road Runners Club: Lynchburg •  

Richmond Road Runners: Richmond •   

Run NNK: Northern Neck • 

Tidewater Striders: Norfolk, Virginia Beach •  

Virginia Happy Trails Running Club: Arlington •

Wolf Pack Run Club: Abingdon •   
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