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Virginia Marathon (Full/Merikos/Half/10k/5k)

When: March 23, 2025
Where: Middleburg, VA
Race type(s): Marathon, Half-marathon, 10k, Other

The Virginia Marathon goes through Virginia’s horse and wine country. Developed by Old Dominion Racing, this event will include both live/in-person racing. The live race kicks off in historic Middleburg. Land at Dulles International Airport in Loudoun County and within 30 minutes, arrive at this postcard-worthy town dating back to 1787. Travel along paved roads (some gravel) in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, enjoying scenic vistas, horse farms, rolling countryside and plenty of shade. Everyone starts and ends at The Hill School, which is minutes from Middleburg’s downtown streets filled with boutiques and locally-owned restaurants. Athletes seeking a greater challenge can opt for the full Marathon or Merikós to go up Bull Run Mountain (elevation gain of 3000+ ft in total) and back again!

It was the second most beautiful course I’ve ever run, the first being the Yorkshireman in the UK, so hard to compete with. Packet pickup was seamless, the volunteers were kind, enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. The course was well marked, and the perfect kind of challenge. There were plenty of porta-potties. The TShirts are cute, and the blanket is a great piece of swag. Well done! I can’t wait to run it (hiking those hills) again.

— H. Kelly

Packet Pickup:

Beat the long lines race morning and pickup up your bib and more at Road Runner Sports! All runners will enjoy special, race-participant only shopping promotions, with even bigger savings if you are a member of their VIP family. Come by the store on packet pick up day and start saving now!
Also, get a free pair of Virginia Marathon Compression Socks (first come first serve at Saturday’s Packet Pickup)!

On Saturday before (3/22/2025) the race:
Road Runner Sports Sterling (12pm – 4pm) – 47100 Community Plaza, Suite 118, Sterling, VA

Also on race day from 6:30am until your event starts at The Hill School (Compression socks available for purchase at race day packet pickup).