Chessie Trail Fall Half Marathon and 5K
Event Info
Date: October 28, 2017

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Distance: Half Marathon & 5k

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McKethan Park
Old Buena Vista Road (Rt 631)
Lexington, VA 24450
Oct 27, 2017
  • 6:00 PM Packet Pickup at Walkabout Outfitters, 21 S Main St, Lexington, VA
  • 9:00 PM Packet Pickup is Closed
Oct 28, 2017
  • 6:30 AM Packet Pickup (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION)
  • 7:00 AM Packet Pickup is Closed
  • 8:00 AM Half-Marathon Starts
  • 8:30 AM 5K Race Starts
  • 12:00 PM All race support functions will stop at noon.
Registration & payment will only be accepted online. Registration will be cut off on October 27 & there is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Student registrations do not include pre-race dinner or beer. Students will be required to show proof of current enrollment at packet pick up.

Half Marathon Course: The course starts & ends at the midpoint of the Chessie Trail. It consists of an out & back loop east toward Buena Vista, & then an out & back loop west toward Lexington. The race will start & finish on the Chessie Trail at the McKethan Park/I-81 overpass. From McKethan Park the course will go about 3.92mi toward Buena Vista. There is one detour due to a washed-out bridge over the South River where the trail shifts over to Stuartsburg Rd for 1/3 mi. Please stay on the west (trail) side of the paved road, both out & back. This is the only section of the course where you will encounter a very short, very steep hill at Old Sheppard Rd. Just before the Buena Vista trailhead, the course will turn around and retrace the trail 6.55mi toward Lexington. It will pass the starting line & continue until reaching the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rt 11) in Lexington. At the Veterans Bridge, the course will return 2.63mi back to the finish at McKethan Park.

5K Course: Race will start & finish on the trail at McKethan Park/I-81 overpass. From McKethan Park the course will go towards Lexington 2.5K, then turn around near the middle of the 2 horseshoe bends, & proceed back to finish at McKethan Park.
Eric Sheffield