Can I register on the day of the race?

Yes. So long as the field is not yet filled, you can register the morning of the race at Packet Pickup. You are not guaranteed a tech t-shirt with race day registration, but you will receive a finisher’s medal as well as all other premiums that are provided to race participants.

Can I transfer from the Half Marathon to the 8k?

You are welcome to transfer from the half to the 8k, during packet pickup or in race morning. Our costs do not allow us to refund you the difference.

Can I transfer from the 8k Marathon to the Half?

You cannot transfer from the 8k to the half.

Can a race entry be transferred to someone else?

You cannot transfer your race entry to another individual.

Can someone else where my race bib?

No. Bibs are not transferable. Any transferred bibs will result in disqualification.

I was injured after registering for the race. Can I get a refund or defer until next year?

We incur fixed costs for each runner based on registration numbers. As a result – unfortunately – we are not able to issue any refunds or allow a deferment.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Please pass the word and invite your friends and family members to help out. For more information checkout our Volunteer page.

What are the minimum age requirements to participate?

You must be at least 15 years old to participate in the half marathon. While there is no minimum age requirement for the 8k or the Fun Run, ALL participants who are 17 & under must submit a waiver at packet pickup that is signed by a parent or guardian.

What should I wear?

Temperatures can vary widely in the early spring in Eastern Loudoun. We suggest you bring gloves, a hat and long sleeve shirt. Early in the race, you might have to shed some clothes so don’t wear anything too nice in case you want to throw them away. If you want to shed some clothes, the abundance of on-site parking should enable you to leave unneeded items in your car and still get to the start line in plenty of time. Of course, to ensure this it’s always best to arrive early!

Past temperatures on Race Day:
  • 2017 – Hi 66 Lo 46
  • 2016 – Hi 74 Lo 38
  • 2015 – Hi 86 Lo 53
  • 2014 – Hi 86 Lo 53

Are the courses certified?

Both courses are approved by local authorities, and for distance accuracy by a course certification company.

What type of running surfaces are on the courses?

The races are run on the paved asphalt of local streets and the Washington & Old Dominion Trail Regional Park.

Does the 8k and Half offer pace groups?

Not this year, but we hope to add this amenity in the future.

What are the time limits of the 8k?

90 minutes (18 min pace)

What are the time limits of the Half Marathon?

3.5 hours (16 min pace)

Will there be corrals for the races?

There are no assigned corrals. However, we ask that runners seed themselves according to their ability with 8 min pace or faster runners towards the front/start line, 9 – 10 min pace towards the middle and 11 – 16 min towards the back of the starting area.

What do you provide along the 8K course?

There will be 2 stops approximately every 2 miles, staffed by local high school track and cross country team members. They will offer water and Gatorade.

What do you provide along the Half Marathon course?

There will be 6 stops approximately every 2 miles, staffed by local high school track and cross country team members. They will offer water, Gatorade and snacks.

Can I wear headphones while racing?

For your safety and that of your fellow runners, the use of MP3 players is strongly discouraged.

Are strollers or special vehicles permitted on the course?

The following items are NOT permitted on the course by race participants: baby joggers are permitted on the 8k course, but not the half marathon. Any other apparatus (or vehicle) with wheels is not permitted on any part of either course unless an exception has been made by the race director. These regulations are for all participants’ safety.

Is it a closed course?

Most of the half marathon (and the entire 8k course) will be on roads which will be coned off but not closed to traffic in the other lanes. A portion of the half marathon course will utilize paved the W&OD trail, which is a Northern VA Regional Park. This beautiful green-way will not be closed to local residents, though race organizers will do their best to keep you (and them) safe on the course. You may encounter walkers, strollers and bicyclists from time to time.

Is it possible to drive the courses?

No. The course is not entirely drive-able as a portion of the course is on the paved Washington & Old Dominion Trail. Participants are encouraged to preview those sections of the course on foot or bicycle.

Will there be mile markers along the route?

Yes. Every mile will be marked on both the half marathon and 8k courses.

Does the race benefit a charity?

Yes! Proceeds from this event will benefit the student athletes of Loudoun County, cross-country and track/field teams.

Do you have a mailing list to which I can subscribe?

Yes. If you are registered you are automatically subscribed. Otherwise, you can be added to our mailing list to receive periodic announcements and race updates. Please click HERE.

Where can I find the race results?

http://potomac.enmotive.com/results

What sports drink and gels are available on the course?

Gatorade various flavors
GU various flavors (on Half Marathon course at mile 9)

Where can I park for the races?

8k and Fun Run parking information, Click here

Half Marthon parking information, Click here

Will there be corrals for the races?

There are no assigned corrals. However, we ask that runners seed themselves according to their ability with 8 min pace or faster runners towards the front/start line, 9 – 10 min pace towards the middle and 11 – 16 min towards the back of the starting area.

How many runners are expected?

  • 8k: 500
  • Half: 700
  • Fun Run: 150