7:00am on Saturday June 3, 2017Start:
Doukenie Winery (loop course)
13.1 miles/5K (3.1 miles)Wine & Music Festival:
9:30am to NoonAwards Ceremony:
This race has a limited-size field designed to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination road racing experience possible. Ancillary events and other activities are planned for our guests before and after the race, and we encourage spending time in the area to take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer. Loudoun County and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay.
Once registered you should receive an email confirmation (save this) from the registration company (imAthlete), and periodic emails with important event information as the race date approaches. We are all thrilled to welcome you to Loudoun County and DC’s Wine Country for the Wine County Half Marathon!
Local runners from the Loudoun Road Runners Club will lead pace teams for finishing times of 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45. Look for the pace leaders in the starting corral with sign/balloons indicating the finishing time of your choice. Email pace team coordinator Paul Hackley with any questions.
Timing & Results
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.
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.
Weather conditions can vary widely and are somewhat unpredictable in this region in early June so we suggest checking the local weather for Purcellville or Leesburg, VA just prior to the event.
Conditions are typically humid, with the potential for warm temperatures rising during the day. The race starts at 7:00am and temperatures during the race will likely be in the mid-60’s to low 70’s.
AwardsTop 3 Overall Male & Female
1st Place$400 plus Gift Certificate to a Loudoun County Winery and Fortessa Award Plate
2nd Place$200 plus Gift Certificate to a Loudoun County Winery
3rd Place$100 plus Gift Certificate to a Loudoun County Winery
Rules & Safety
Please line up at the start according to your pace. Elite runners will be positioned at the front with runners lining up behind them by mile pace. Please look for the pace signs posted along the start chute to guide your position. Please do not line up ahead of your pace time! This is chip timed so your time will officially begin when you cross the timing mat at the start line. Top 3 overall are on gun time. Take extra caution as you start the race!
Please obey law enforcement officers and volunteers at all times! They are positioned on course for your safety. In rare cases, law enforcement may require runners to stop to allow traffic to pass. Failure to obey law enforcement and volunteers may result in removal from the course and disqualification.