Chessie Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
Event Info
Date: October 19, 2019

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Distance: Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5k

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McKethan Park
Old Buena Vista Road (Rt 631)
Lexington, VA 24450
Oct 18, 2019
  • 10:00 AM Packet Pickup at Walkabout Outfitters, 21 S Main St, Lexington, VA
  • 7:00 PM Packet Pickup is Closed
Oct 19, 2019
  • 6:30 AM Packet Pickup at the 2nd Pavilion (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION)
  • 7:00 AM Packet Pickup is Closed
  • 8:00 AM Marathon & Half-Marathon Races Start
  • 8:30 AM 5K Race Starts
  • 3:00 PM All race support functions will stop at 3PM.
This year the Full Marathon is back, following a very successful inaugural run last year! Runners will get to see the whole trail twice. You will be amazed at how the landscape changes as the sun comes over the cliffs transforming the narrow valley and the sparkling river at its bottom. Spectators will agree that this is the best marathon course ever as they cheer on their loved ones five times without ever having to leave the park-like setting of the start/finish area. And while we certainly hope this doesn’t happen, if you have to change your marathon run to a half marathon or ¾ marathon, you won’t have to worry about hitchhiking back to your car. Ideal for the first-time marathoner!

Half Marathon runners will see nearly all of the trail as they head east towards Buena Vista, loop back to the starting line on the way to Lexington, and then loop back down to the finish line.

5K runners will head towards Lexington, running along remote sections of the Maury River through forests and fields, and at the base of towering limestone cliffs. When the river bends into a double horseshoe, they will loop back for a slightly downhill finish.
Eric Sheffield