Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon

29 Mai 2021 (Sat)



Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon

schedule 24-Stunden Ticketstornierung

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Join Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon

The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience. Destination Races produces the Wine Country Half Marathon series in renowned wine regions across North America. Loudoun County plays host to this popular event located in and around historic Leesburg, VA, one hour west of Washington DC. This is the only event in the series held in the eastern US.

The race starts and finishes at bucolic Doukenie Winery, the perfect venue for hosting the post-race Wine & Music Festival, Presented by Visit Loudoun. This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of the winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. Come experience the race of a lifetime as we welcome you to Virginia and DC’s Wine Country!

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The course for the race follows a meandering, loop-shaped point-to-point route that starts at Doukenie Winery, located a couple of miles east of the village of Mechanicsville off Mountain Road.

From this 500-acre winery and farm nestled at the base of Short Hill Mountain along the Virginia-West Virginia border, runners head out onto Mountain Road (State Route 690) and head north, along a gradual uphill slope for the first couple of miles.

Rolling hills along paved country roads greet runners as they head out along the course’s first few miles, with barns, horses and long farm fencing along the sides of the roads as they pass through the miles in the early going.

Runners keep heading north along Mountain Road for the first five and a half miles of the race until they reach the right turn onto Axline Road, which also coincides with a welcome downhill just after passing the mile 5 marker.

Farm fields, houses and trees dot the landscape as runners keep heading southeast along Axline toward the halfway point of the race, past Hiddencroft Vineyards on the way to the next right turn, this time onto Picnic Woods Road.

There’s an uphill stretch as runners make their way through miles 6 and 7, and as they head south along Picnic Woods, the route features rolling hills as it passes by farm fields and through tree-lined stretches and ponds on the way to Morrisonville Road.

The last three miles of the race take runners west along Morrisonville Road — where they’ll run past the horse farms at at Hunt Valley Equestrian Center — and then back to Mountain Road, where they turn left and head south along the stretch they ran earlier in the race.

After heading down Mountain Road, runners then turn off the highway for the final quarter-mile stretch into Dounkenie Winery, where runners will get the chance to sample the varietals and enjoy the finish line festivities.

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Start address: 13648 Tarara Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA

Finish address: 14727 Mountain Rd, Hillsboro, VA 20132, USA

Im Preis enthalten

  • Race entry
  • Race giveaways
  • Post-race medallion
  • Post-race food
  • Parking
  • Does NOT include the Crystal Wine Glass and Entry into the Wine and Music Festival (can be purchased on-site)

Praktische Informationen


There are many hotels nearby.

Service nach dem Lauf

The event will have a post-race area and the Wine and Music Festival. The post-race area is free to everyone. The Wine and Music Festival requires purchase of the wine glass..The post-race area will have food trucks and other sponsors. The food trucks will include La Petit Loulou and Hog It Up. Serving hours will be between 8:00am and 12 noon


12 years


Seven aid stations will be placed on-course between the start and finish areas. Various non-profits, school teams and other groups host these stations. They are placed on-course at key locations and intervals approximately 1.5 miles apart.


Awards will be given to the top 3 winners of the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Team Awards will go to Team Competition and Winery Team Winners. The age groups will be 3 deep in 10 year brackets. Awards will not be mailed

Lagerung der Ausrüstung

A gear check service is provided near the start area for runners to store their warm-ups in the bag provided by race staff. In large letters and numbers, write your bib number and last name on the bag, tie it closed, and hand to the volunteers at the appropriate section, usually assigned by bib numbers. The bag will be stored until pickup after the race finish. All gear check bags need to be retrieved by 12:00 noon on race day. Any items left at the event will be donated to charity.

Maximale Zeit

To enter the half marathon you must be able to finish the course in 3 hours and 30 minutes and keep a 16:00/mile pace or better. Casual walkers are not permitted in the half marathon due to this time limit. If you cannot keep the required pace on course, you will not be guaranteed course supervision by law enforcement and volunteers. Transportation to the finish area for non-finishers without medical problems will be provided via the SAG vehicle.


Parking is available on-site. 

Angebotener Fotoservice

FinisherPix is the official photographer at Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon. Your personal race photos will be available at Make sure your bib number is facing front at all times and don't forget to smile when you cross the finish line.

Das Laufkit beinhaltet

At the Race Expo, you will receive your bib, timing chip, shirt and other race information.


Water will be offered at each aid station and hydration drink will be provided at aid stations 2, 4, 6, and 7. GU Energy Gels will be distributed at Aid Station #5. Please discard wrappers in trash receptacles at aid stations, or put them in your pocket, not alongside the road.


The race is chip timed to provide accurate and fair results for runners. Runners will receive a chip and gun time in the results. Top 3 overall finishers are based on gun time, all other finisher results use chip time results. The timing chips are disposable and do not need to be returned.

Refund Policy

No Refund Policy | Since Virginia is still in Phase III, for 2021 we are limiting entries to 500 and, if necessary, divide the field into two groups of 250 each. Because of the outdoor nature of the race, we are very confident that we will hold the event with extensive safety measures. Therefore, we are going ahead with all organizations tasks and expenses required. Additional measures, such as waves, might need to be implemented if necessary. However, please note that entries are non-refundable and non-deferrable. If you are not willing to assume the risk of a possible cancellation, please do not register or wait until closer to the event. Organizing the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon takes many months and many resources, and it is not financially feasible to offer refunds because of a cancellation beyond our control. Therefore, by registering, you UNDERSTAND and AGREE that your race entry is non-refundable and non-deferrable.


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Häufig gestellte Fragen

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?


You can switch races up until the week before the event.

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?


We recommend that you pick up your race packet at the Friday Race Expo, which is open to the public. At the Race Expo, you will receive your bib, timing chip, shirt and other race information. Exhibitor booths, sampling, merchandise sales and other events are typically held at the Race Expo. Date: Friday | September 4, 2020 Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm Location: Reston Town Center Pavilion by Potomac River Running at 1818 Discovery St, Reston, VA 20190

Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon

schedule 24-Stunden Ticketstornierung

local_activity Deals & Rabatte

verified_user Refundable Booking

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