Register for the Patriot Running Festival Williamsburg VA May 29-31, 2015

Patriot Running Festival
May 29-31, 2015

Williamsburg, Virginia

imageFrom 5K to the more than 21 miles of the Warrior Challenge, the Patriot Running Festival has an event for everyone. Join us at America’s Start Line, Williamsburg, Virginia, and take part in a three day running adventure. The Patriot Running Festival features the Run for the Dream Half Marathon on Sunday May 31st. The weekend also includes a 5K on Friday evening, May 29th, and an 8K and fun run event on Saturday, May 30th.
Up for a Challenge? Runners may choose from one of two challenges on the weekend, the Patriot Challenge (8K Saturday/Half Marthon Sunday), or the all-new Warrior Challenge (5K Friday/8K Saturday/Half Marthon Sunday). 

Runners will receive:

  • Finisher medal (all races, challenge runners also receive special challenge medal)
  • Technical Race Shirt (all races, challenge runners also receive special challenge shirt)
  • First 3000 runners receive single-day ticket to Busch Gardens
  • First 4000 runners receive single-day ticket to Colonial Williamsburg
  • All races will be proceeded by a Post Race Bash in the Sunken Garden at William and Mary. Beer/Food/Music will be on the menu.

Don’t forget to take advantage of great rates at our Official Race Hotels. The Colonial Williamsburg hotels are conveniently located just seconds from the start line. Runners who stay in one of these hotels will also have their Colonial Williamsburg tickets extended for the length of their stay.

The Patriot Running Festival proudly supports three great organizations: An Achievable Dream Academy, The Massey Challenge, and Paralyzed Veterans Racing. We invite and encourage you to create or join a fundraising team and support one of these great causes.

Register for the Patriot Running Festival

The Greater Williamsburg Distance Running Club

The Greater Williamsburg Distance Running Club is for Youth 4th-8th grade who want to get involved in distance running in Upper York County and Williamsburg, VA.   We have weekly practices, run in local road races and participate in USATF Youth Cross Country Meets

More info here

Revving up for Rev3 Triathlon in Williamsburg

As almost 1,000 athletes head into town this weekend for the Rev3 triathlon, officials are trying to head off the widespread outrage race-related traffic snarls sparked last year.

“Our main concern is letting our residents know which area is going to be congested,” said county spokeswoman Renee Dallman. “The majority of the race is going to be in James City County, and we’re hoping any disruptions are going to be minimal compared to last year.”

And while more than 900 people have signed up for the race on Sunday, that’s down to about half of last year’s attendance.


“Last year it was written up by Triathlon Magazine as the most-anticipated race of the year,” said Bob Harris, vice president of tourism with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. “Part of it last year was first-year excitement. A lot of people doing this were doing it for the first time, and without a lot of experience with triathlons.”

More of the story here

Jamestown will host Iron Eagle camp July 15

Jamestown High’s cross country team will host its annual Iron Eagle cross country camp on Monday, July 15 at the high school. The camp is for runners in grades 8-12 interested in preparing for the upcoming season. Sessions held Monday-Friday and will begin at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $25 and checks should be made payable to JHS Athletic Booster Club.

For more info, call 561-1110 or 814-3424 or email

Distance athletes flock to Williamsburg

June 21-2013

Thousands of out-of-town visitors will be here this Saturday to participate or simply watch the Rev3, a half triathlon event.

Organizeimagers are expecting 1,400 athletes to compete in the event, which combines a 1.2-mile swim with a 56-mile bike race and a 13.1-mile run.

Revolution3 Triathlon series is ready for several of the top professionals in the world to appear on the start line this Sunday in Williamsburg, including all of the series contenders. Three of the top five men from REV3  are back on the East Coast in historical Williamsburg for what is sure to be a challenging and fast course. In the women’s field, Kelly Williamson stands out as the favorite on paper, and race day should showcase some younger athletes striving for that coveted podium. With $50,000 prize purse and $5,000 in primes, the pace is sure to be as hot as the temperature.

Estimates are that 84 percent of the participants are from outside the region spanning Hampton Roads to Richmond. Participants represent 49 states and six foreign countries, according to Bob Harris, executive vice president for tourism of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.

The Rev3 is an accomplishment of Sports Williamsburg, a subgroup of the chamber that markets the area for sporting events. And, in a way, it serves as an audition for the area.

More race info here

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Running calendar for Williamsburg VA March 2013

Saturday March 23 – Newport News to Yorktown – William and Mary Mason School of Business Yorktown Victory Run 8 Miler  – – 


Saturday March 30 – Williamsburg – 9th Annual Ali’s Run Bone Marrow 5K at William and Mary – Information and registration at

Saturday April 6- Williamsburg – New Quarter Park – Queens Lake 5K at New Quarter Park .

Sunday April 7 – College of William and Mary – RED Carpet Run 5K – 9 AM – Sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon to raise to raise awareness and contributions for YouthAIDS and the RED Campaign. Registration

Sunday April 7 – Surry – Virginia Duathlon –

Saturday April 13 – Richmond – Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K –

Saturday April 20 – Sunday April 21 – Hampton, Sandy Bottom Nature Park – 10 th Annual 24 Hour Run – individuals or teams of 2 to 12 – George Nelsen (757) 874-4635 or –

Saturday April 20 – Williamsburg – Run the D.O.G.  register online at [course records]

Saturday April 20 – Williamsburg, Governor’s Land – Walk for Hospice – Join us for a leisurely 2 mile walk followed by a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 20, 2013! Walk as an individual or form a team – invite family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to join you. Walk in memory of, or in honor of someone, or just walk to support Hospice House! and

Saturday April 27 – Stephens City – Warrior 5K and Fun Run –

Saturday May 4 – Williamsburg – Singletrack Maniac 50K – Start time 6am, 10 hour time limit (19 min mile pace).  Race course explores Freedom Park, 70% singletrack trails, start and finish location is Hornsby Middle School .  Race Director: Ellen Womeldorf, 757-259-4176, This ultra, a first of its kind in the area, is a James City County special event looking for volunteers and local sponsorship.

Saturday May 4- Williamsburg – Walsingham 5K Run/Walk – register online at More information at

Saturday May 4 – Hampton – Riverside 5K By The Bay – Proceeds to benefit the Riverside Rehabilitation Institute Giving Fund, which benefits patients that need assistance with their medical care. more information 

Saturday May 11 – Kilmarnock – Northern Neck Montessori School Kilmarnock 5K –

May 15 – 18 – Newport News Park – Virginia Senior Games –

Saturday June 1 – Williamsburg – Run for the Achievable Dream 8K – – 

Sunday June 2 – Williamsburg – Run for the Achievable Dream Half Marathon –

Saturday June 8- Williamsburg – Mental Health 5K Run – Eastern State Hospital – To benefit Bacon Street –

Saturday June 8 – Jamestown – Jamestown International Triathlon – 7 AM – Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 40K, Run 6.2 Miles –

Saturday, June 22 – Williamsburg – Virginia Legacy Soccer Club/Warhill 5K Run/Walk ] Entry Form 

Friday July 12 – Williamsburg – Sweatin’ for Scholarships: Triskaidekaphobia 5K Run/Walk -. Entry Form 

Or for more info on running in Williamsburg VA check out Colonial Road Runners website

Patriots Half and Spring Triathlons in Williamsburg VA

The Patriot’s Half: Located on the James River next to the Jamestown settlement, centerpiece for the 400th celebration of Jamestown. Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA the Patriot’s Half is a must do event. After a 1.2 mile swim in the James River athletes will ride through 58 miles of rural countryside on mostly flat terrain and good pavement. Once you have laced up your running shoes you’ll be treated to a flat and fast 13.1 mile run on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails.

Course Details:
The swim course is a 1.2 mile rectangular course in the brackish James River. The start and finish alternate each year between the beach next to ferry and the beach downriver from the 4H center (tide dependent). The water temperature is expected to be in the upper 70’s. A preliminary water temperature will be posted on the website on the Thursday prior to the event. An official reading will be taken race morning. There is a current in this swim course, be sure to practice swimming across currents and how to take advantage of them.

Bike: The bike course is fast and mostly flat. There are a couple rollers and sections of false flat on this course but you can ride the entire way in your big ring. There are 3 water bottle hand offs on the course at miles 15, 30, and 44 (Deer park sport caps). Please plan your fluid intake accordingly as there will be 12 miles to ride from the last hand off to the bike finish.

Run: The new run course is FANTASTIC! This course is a combination of asphalt bike paths and VERY well maintained and mulched jogging trails. There is not a hill anywhere on this course. It is a 2 loop course for the half with well stocked aid stations at least every mile throughout. Each aid station will have water, HEED, ice, flat Coke, Chex mix, orange quarters, Hammer Gel, and E-Caps. Each station will also have a porta jon nearby.

More info here

August/ September Road Races in Williamsburg VA

Register now for these  upcoming races in the Williamsburg VA  area :

Saturday Aug. 11: The Vineyards of Williamsburg 5K Run/Walk, Williamsburg. Visit

Saturday, Aug. 18: Boys and Girls Clubs Smart Smiles 5K at the Mariner’s Museum, Newport News. Visit

Saturday, Aug. 25: York River State Park’s Recovery Rocks 5K. Visit http://www.colonialroadrunners. org

Saturday, Sept. 8: The Hare & Tortoise New Quarter Park 8K Run/Walk. Visit http://www.hareandtortoiserunwalk. com . Saturday,

Sept. 8: Jamestown Patriots Half Iron Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon. Visit http://www.colonialroadrunners. org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Cheatham Annex’s Salute to the Military Red, White and Blue 5K. Visit

Saturday, Sept. 22: Ft. Eustis’ Mulberry Island Half Marathon and 5K.

Run for the Dream training

Runners interested in participating in the Run for the Dream 8K or Half Marathon on May 19 and 20 can participate in “8
Weeks to an 8K,” a special program offered by the Victory Family and R.F. Wilkinson branches of the YMCA. Eight-week sessions
begin March 24 and include a structured exercise regimen, weekly group training runs, and special clinics. The cost is
$35 for members of the YMCA and $50 for nonmembers.

Call Franki Pivarnik, community wellness director, 867-3300.

For the running crowd in Williamsburg VA

Mark your calendars for this upcoming road running event

May 19 & 20, 2012: Run for The Dream 

Run through the streets of our nation’s founding fathers and Virginia’s colonial capital. This is an inaugural race you won’t want to miss! Proceeds benefit An Achievable Dream, with support for the Wounded Warriors. Come out to run, to walk, or to watch and cheer on the competitors. 

May 19:  8K run/walk 8:00 a.m. (USA Track & Field Masters 8K National Championship Race)

May 19: Kids Fun Run 10:00 a.m.

May 20: Run for The Dream Half Marathon 7:00 a.m.

More information.

Run The D.O.G. 5K

April 14, 2012: Run The D.O.G. 5K

Brought to you by Colonial Sports and the Colonial Road Runners, this 5K course winds through downtown Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary, and finishes on Duke of Gloucester Street in the Historic Area. Proceeds of the race support Avalon: A Center for Women and Children. More Information.

Run the 8 mile Yorktown Victory Run-March 24, 2012

Whether you are a runner or enjoy a nice walk, participate in the Yorktown Victory Run and take in the picturesque views of Virginia’s historic terrain. This is an eight mile Colonial Roadrunner Grand Prix event. The course starts at Newport News Park and follows the bikeway to Washington’s Headquarters on the Yorktown Battlefield. The run continues through Surrender Field leading you to the finish line at the Yorktown Victory Monument in the Colonial National Historical Park.

Click here for a Newport News Park map and the Yorktown National Park map. Bus transportation will return participants back to Newport News Park. Please note the course will close at 12:00 pm.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to KIDZ’NGRIEF. Your registration fee includes a racer’s packet with goodies, a tee shirt, and refreshments at the end of the race. Prizes awarded to the top three in each bracket and top three overall for men and women.










7:30 am
9:00 am
11:15 am


Race Day Registration
Run/ Walk Begins
Awards Ceremony



$30 Now through March 20th

$35 During Packet Pickup & Race Day

Use discount code STUDENT or MILITARY to receive $5 off

(must show appropriate ID at Packet Pickup)


Click here to register online

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Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering with the Yorktown Victory Run, send an email

Running in Williamsburg

Colonial Road Runners is the running club for the Greater Williamsburg Area. Member club of Road Runners Clubs of America and USA Track and Field.

2012 Williamsburg Race Schedule check the CRR site for more up to date info

Saturday Feb 18 – Williamsburg – Girl Scout Cookie 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m.; 1 mile fun run/walk, 9:30 a.m.; Girl Scout Camp Skimino, 448 Fenton Mill Road. Pam Leonard or . Website: [entry in .PDF format]

Saturday Feb 18 – Gloucester – Gloucester County Educational Foundation 8K Run, 9:30 a.m., Gloucester High School . Carol Dehoux (804-693-0298). Email: , Mike Jenkins (804-694-0640). Email: or Helen Worthington (804-642-5998). Email: rhworthington@cox.netentry in .PDF format

Sunday Feb 26 – Williamsburg – Sentara Colonial Half Marathon and 5K –

Saturday March 10 – Williamsburg – Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K [course records ] [course map] [entry flyer in .PDF format]

Saturday March 17 – Chesterfield – Pocahontas State Park – Instant Classic Marathon Trail Run and Half Marathon –

Saturday March 17 – VA Beach – Shamrock 8K –

Sunday March 18 – VA Beach – Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon –

Saturday March TBD – Williamsburg – Ford’s Colony 5K [course records] [course map]

Saturday March 24 – Newport News to Yorktown – William and Mary Mason School of Business Yorktown Victory Run 8 Miler 9 a.m., Newport News Park to Yorktown Victory Monument. Website: Rick Platt, Colonial Road Runners (757-229-7375). Email: [course records] course map part 1; course map part 2] [entry flyer in .PDF format]

Saturday April 14 – Williamsburg – Run the D.O.G. [Duke of Gloucester Street] 5K, 7:30 a.m.; 1 mile fun run, 7 a.m. Jim Elder (757-253-0277). Email: Jim [entry in .PDF page 1, page 2 or enter at

Saturday April 21 – Williamsburg – Walsingham 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.; 1 mile fun run/walk, 8:30 a.m.; Walsingham Academy . Sean Pieri (757-784-6678). Email: , Courtny Fout (757-259-1408). Email: . Website: or Rick Platt, Colonial Road Runners (757-229-7375). Email: [entry form in .PDF format]

Saturday May 5 – Lightfoot – Colonial Heritage 5K Fight Against MS. Details to follow.

Saturday May 12- Williamsburg – New Quarter Park – Queens Lake 5K at New Quarter Park – Rick Platt, Colonial Road Runners (757-229-7375). Email: [course records]

Saturday May 19 – Williamsburg – Run for the Achievable Dream 8K –

Sunday May 20 – Williamsburg – Run for the Achievable Dream Half Marathon –

Saturday May TBD – Mental Health 5K Run – Eastern State Hospital – Williamsburg – [course records] [course map]

Saturday, June TBD – Newport News – Icelandic Seafood Fest 8K Run/Walk – Website:

Saturday, June 16 – Williamsburg – Virginia Legacy Soccer Club/Warhill 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m.; 1 mile fun run, 7:30 a.m.; Warhill Sports Complex (WISC). Frances Ford (757-871-8813). ; or Rick Platt, Colonial Road Runners (757-229-7375). Email: . [course records] [entry in .PDF format]

Saturday August TBD – Williamsburg – The Vineyards of Williamsburg 5K Run/Walk [course records] [course map]

Friday August TBD – York River State Park – Recovery Rocks 5K Run/Walk [course records]

Saturday September TBD – Salute to the Military “Red, White and Blue 5K” [course records]

Saturday September TBD – Williamsburg – The Hare & Tortoise New Quarter Park 8K Run/Walk [course records]

Saturday October TBD – Williamsburg – Crapolfest 5K Run – course records

Saturday October TBD – Williamsburg – Warhill Sports Complex – Run for Breast Health 10K. [course records] [course map at ]

Saturday October TBD – Williamsburg – William and Mary Homecoming 5K Run/Walk[USATF course map and W&M course map] [course directions] [race records]

Saturday November 10 – Richmond – Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K –

Saturday November TBD – Williamsburg – Governor’s Land 5K Run for the Brain [2012 RRCA VA 5K Championship] [course records ] [ course map in .pdf format] [USATF course map ] [ virtual tour ]

Saturday December TBD – Lightfoot – Sentara Sleighbell 5K Run/Walk. [course map]