Lace-up your running shoes for the Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The race kicks off at 7:00 am from Jiffy Lube Live, winds through scenic Manassas National Battlefield Park and returns to Jiffy Lube Live for a post-race celebration. We know that running a half marathon is not without effort. It takes time, energy, focus and determination.
Reasons to Run the Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon:
1) The Historic Views
The Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a unique racing experience. Traveling along paved roads, you'll make your way along gently rolling hills providing panoramic views of Manassas National Battlefield Park. The First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) - the first major land battle of the American Civil War occurred at Manassas National Battlefield Park in July of 1861. Race participants will run past the famous Henry Hill House where Thomas J. Jackson (aka Stonewall Jackson) held the important high-ground position leading to the retreat of the Union army.
2) Free Onsite Parking & Affordable Accommodations
Runners can experience a DC area race without the Washington DC traffic. Jiffy Lube Live is easily accessible via I-95, I-66 and Rt 29. The race venue has ample free parking (and REAL BATHROOMS!). Participants needing a place to stay nearby before and after the race will find a wide variety of affordable options to choose from (with over 4,000 hotel rooms alone in Prince William, Virginia!).
3) Unique Finisher's Medal
What's a race without a fantastic finisher's medal and race t-shirt? Previous years' finisher medals have featured the Manassas National Battlefield cannons and the historic Henry Hill House on their designs.
4) Post Race Food & Beer Garden
Will run for donuts and beer.... Revel in the breakfast of champions with post-race menu items from Duck Donuts or Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Or savor the moment with a craft beer from Cedar Run Brewery. Enjoy your time in the Race Village with a complimentary recovery massage while DJ Dr. Chi spins the latest tunes.
5) The Many Things to Do Before & After the Race
Online Registration is open until 11:59 pm Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Race Day Registration will also be available onsite.
Still Not Convinced?
Still nervous about running the half marathon? Bring your family and friends and do the 5K race instead. Runners and walkers of all abilities and ages are welcome to participate!