Fredericksburg Blue & Gray 1/2 Marathon & 5km
Except for the Race Date, information on this page has not been confirmed.
Date/Time

Sunday December 8, 2019

Half-Marathon - 7:30am

5 km - 7:38am

Snow Date - December 15, 2019

Location

Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg, VA

2301 Caroline Street - Fredericksburg VA 22401

For Ages

Half-Marathon - All ages. Runners under 15 years old are not encouraged to run.

5 km - All ages.

Fees
Half-Marathon Fees

Until October 31, 2019 - $60 (No T-shirt? $55)

November 1 to December 2, 2019 - $70 (No T-shirt? $65)

After December 2, 2019 - $80 (No T-shirt? $75)

5 km Fees

Until October 31, 2019 - $30 (No T-shirt? $25)

November 1 to December 2, 2019 - $35 (No T-shirt? $30)

After December 2, 2019 - $40 (No T-shirt? $35)

Registration
Opens May 18, 2019
Premium

Finisher's Medal. Tech shirt to all registering before November 23, 2019. Don't want a shirt or when we run out? Entry fee will be reduced by $5.

We are using the same model shirts as last year. Some said the shirts ran large, especially in the sleeves.

Personalized Finisher Medal

Each finisher will receive a medal. For an additional $10, we will mail you a plate with your name and finish time, that you can attach to your medal.

Post Race Food

Soup from Sammy T's, Pizza from Cici's and Glazed Donuts from Krispy Kreme. Bananas, Hot Cocoa, Water and Gatorade.

No Beer This Year

For those that have run in the past, there will be No Beer served this year. File this under the "Too many Lawyers" heading. If we do provide beer in future years, we can not advertise that information in advance.

Courses
Half-Marathon Course

USATF Certified - on the Heritage Trail and Canal Path, will always be in a counterclockwise direction.

On the first loop of the circuit, there is a small loop on the roads below the college

On the second loop of the circuit, there is a out and back spur on the Fall Hill Trail and a small loop on the roads of Normandy Village

The link below leads to the map the Radio Club uses. Though it is not exact on the sides of the road and paths used by the course. It does have ajoining streets and a little easier to follow arrow line.

Fun Facts about the Fall Hill Trail

Trail is 1.38 miles long, running from the junction with the Canal Path and Heritage Trail to Gordon Shelton Blvd.

Low point is 45 feet at the junction with the Canal Path and Heritage Trail, course mile point 5.25, and high point is 278 feet on the bridge spanning I-95.

From low point to high point is 5161 feet at a 4.5% gradient. Maximum gradient is about 12.5%. The first 1691 feet at the bottom has an average gradient of 11.1%.

You get to come back down the trail at mile point 9.8.

5 km Course

USATF Certified - out and back course on the Heritage Trail and Canal Path with a small loop on the roads below the college.

Aid on Course

Half-Marathon - Water at miles 2.5, 4,4. 6.4, 8.8, 10.5, 11.8 - Gatorade at miles 4.4, 6.4, 8.8, 10.5, 11.8 - Porta Pots at miles 2.5, 3.0 7.5, 10.5, 11.8

5 km - Water at miles 1.3 - Porta Pots at miles 1.3, 1.8

We are not providing any Gu or Gel on the course. So, bring your favorite and dispose of the packets at aid stations.

Aid Station Maps
Training Programs

Need help training for a Half-Marathon? The organizations below are providing training programs for this year's Fredericksburg Blue & Gray 1/2 Marathon. Press the buttons for more information.

Want to provide a training program and be listed here? email vic@farc.org

Parking and Baggage Tent

The parking lots in Old Mill Park will open at 6am. There is room to park about 200 cars in the park. Please carpool. Do not park on the grass. The exit from the park does not cross the race course.

Once the park lots are full, you will not be able to drive into the park. Park on the streets to the west of the park. There is a large lot at Charles and Progress, which is less than .3 miles from the park.

For those not parked in the park, there is a baggage tent to the right of the shelter.

We will check clear bags only. Leave no valuables in your bag. We are not guaranteeing the security of your bag. Please give yourself enough time to drop a bag.

Time Limits

Half-Marathon - 3 1/2 hours

5 km - 1 1/2 hours

Awards & Categories
Half-Marathon Awards

Overall Top 3 Men and Women - Cash $150, 75, 50

Masters - Top Man and Woman - Cash $50

Age Groups - 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over - Top 3 Men and Women in each age group - Gift Certificates

Course Record Bonuses - $100 - for first man finishing faster than 1:12:32 and first woman finishing faster than 1:29:45

5 km Awards

Overall - Top 3 Men and Women - Gift Certificates

Age Groups - 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over - Top Man and Woman in each age group - Gift Certificates

Result Timing

Chip Timing using Chronotrack Bib Tags provided by Race Timing Unlimited. Gun and Chip times will be recorded. All awards are based on Gun Time.

Information

Email: vic@farc.org



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