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November 4, 2023

Start Time: 8:00 am


Kernstown Battlefield

610 Battle Park Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

Experience the breathtaking beauty of fall in the Shenandoah Valley by participating in the region's top half marathon or our new 5K! Whether you choose 13.1 or 3.1 miles, these races offer a challenge for seasoned runners or novice runners. The starting line is situated in the historic Kernstown Battlefield, and the course takes runners through scenic Middle Road and picturesque country roads throughout Frederick County. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the stunning fall foliage while achieving your fitness goals!

*NEW* for 2023 is the Battlefield 5K! This out-and-back course will begin in Kernstown Battlefield, heads out to Middle Road and returns to the start. What a fun way to high five some running buddies! You choose how you would like to participate - just as an individual or join a team at no additional charge! 

Like the saying goes, the more the merrier! Grab a group of family members, friends or co-workers to come join the fun. In addition to your individual entry into the 5K, participants can also create or join a team at no additional charge. Teams will consist of 4 individual runners in the 5K event. Categories include Corporate Coed, Community All Female, Community All Male or Community Coed. Each runner on the team will still race as an individual and be eligible for individual awards. Your team's individual times will be added together and scored for the team competition.


Racers are encouraged to pick up their race packets prior to race day! The expo will be open on Friday, November 3, 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Pro Motion/Pro Physical Therapy. This expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays.


3127 Valley Avenue

Winchester, Virginia 22601


As you visit Winchester for the race, we want you to experience everything Frederick County has to offer! We are happy to announce that Country Inn & Suites, conveniently located in Kernstown Commons, is offering a special rate for our participants for Friday, November 3.



Country Inn & Suites

141 Kernstown Commons Blvd, Winchester, VA 22602


In order to receive these discounted rates, make your reservation by using this booking link. If reserving over the phone, call (540) 869-7657, press Option 2 and ask for Room Block name “Battlefield Half Marathon”.


A limited number of rooms are on hold just for Battlefield participants, so reserve soon. Reservations must be made by Oct 27th and the hotel will release remaining rooms from the block after that date.




The Battlefield Half Marathon could not happen without the assistance of our volunteers. If you are interested in being a volunteer please click here.

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