Hokie Half Marathon & 5k

Blacksburg, VA

The 8th Annual Hokie Half Marathon will be entirely VIRTUAL due to current conditions and and our commitment to the safety of our community. While this is not the Hokie Half anyone envisioned, we remain excited to connect through the sport of running in new ways as we all adapt to our new normal.

To take part in the 2020 Virtual Hokie Half Marathon and 5k, you will have one month to complete your race -- between September 20th and October 18th, pick the day that works best for your schedule and ensure you have perfect race weather! Once you complete your race within the official race date window, you will report your results on a link right here on the Hokie Half homepage. While there will no longer be cash prizes, there will still be age group awards for the top three in each division as initially planned.
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If you haven't already signed up, follow the sign up link at www.HokieHalf.com. Registration will be open from September 7th to September 20th. No late fee registration will be offered.
  • Half Marathon - $55.00: includes Hokie Bird finisher medal, finisher magnet, long-sleeve performance shirt, and postage
  • Hokie 5K - $35.00: includes Hokie Bird finisher medal, short-sleeve performance shirt, and postage
  • No Frills Half Marathon OR 5k - $10.00: compete virtually with eligibility for age group awards, but does NOT include shirt, medal, or magnet
If you have already signed up, you have the option to participate in the 2020 Virtual Hokie Half Marathon or 5k, defer your entry to 2021, or receive a refund. Please let us know your preference at www.HokieHalf.com. If you choose to participate in this year's virtual race, you will be refunded the difference of your initial entry and entry to the virtual race. Please submit your intentions by September 20th. If we do not hear back from those who have already registered, you will be refunded.
 
Thank you for your understanding and we hope all of you are staying healthy, happy, and fit in these challenging times. We'll see you on the virtual starting line!***


**************************** 2020 In Person Race is Cancelled *****************************
COME TO BEAUTIFUL BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA THIS FALL AND RUN WITH THE HOKIES! The 8th Annual Hokie Half Marathon and 5K will take place Sunday, September 20, 2020. So come join us in September and earn your Hokie Bird finisher medal and some awesome race swag! The Hokie Half Marathon is the 7th race in the RunAbout Sports Race Series.

 

Race Info
You can register for the 2020 Hokie Half Marathon & 5k on this website or by mailing a hard copy form to RunAbout Sports. 
The Hokie Half Marathon is limited to 3000 participants and the Hokie 5K is limited to 1000 runners and walkers. 

Race Start Time: 7:00am for half marathon and 7:30am for 5K. Average temperature at start time: 56 degrees. Average temperature at 10am: 65 degrees. 

Registration Fees
Online Registration Closes 9/17/20 at midnight / Paper forms will be accepted until 8pm on 9/19/2020


Hokie Half Marathon
Price Level One: $83 Before 8/19/2020 (deadline is 11:59pm August 18th)
Price Level Two: $88 8/19/2020 - 9/11/2020 (deadline is 11:59pm Sept. 11th)
Price Level Three: $93 9/12/2020 - 9/19/2020 (no race day registration)

Hokie Half No-Frills Option – Only receive Hokie Bird Finisher Medal and finish line food.
NO participant shirt or finisher shirt.
Price Level One: $68 Before 8/19/2020
Price Level Two: $73 8/19/2020 - 9/11/2020
Price Level Three: $78 9/12/2020 - 9/19/2020

Hokie 5k (NO Finisher Medal)
Price Level One: $27 Before 8/19/2020
Price Level Two: $32 8/19/2020 - 9/11/2020
Price Level Three: $35 9/12/2020 - 9/19/2020

Hokie 5k (WITH Finisher Medal*)
Price Level One:  $42 Before 8/19/2020
Price Level Two: $47  8/19/2020 - 9/11/2020
Price Level Three: $50  9/12/2020 - 9/19/2020
*5k Medal: Same as Hokie Half medal but with 5K

Virtual Race- Hokie Half Marathon (includes shipping, Finisher Medal, participant long sleeve shirt, short sleeve finisher shirt and finisher magnet)
Price Level One: $55.00 Before 8/19/2020 (shipping in the US, if outside the US may have to pay shipping difference)
Price Level Two: $60.00 Before 9/19/2020 (shipping in the US, if outside the US may have to pay shipping difference)
* verified picture of watch or treadmill showing distance and one with you after your run needs to be emailed to us or posted on our facebook page. 

Active Duty Military Virtual Race (includes shipping, Finisher Medal, participant long sleeve shirt, short sleeve finisher shirt and magnet)
Price Level One: $50.00 Before 9/19/2020

Online Registration Closes 9/17/20 at midnight / Paper forms will be accepted until 8pm on 9/19/2020

CANCELLATION AND TRANSFER POLICY
Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. We do allow the transfer of your bib number as long as it is done by September 6th, 2020. 

You can also defer your registration for one calendar year, but must email us (runaboutsports@gmail.com) at least 1 week before the event date (Sept. 13, 2020). 

 NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

HOKIE HALF MARATHON AWARDS
Overall Male and Female Awards:
1st place male and female: $500
2nd place male and female: $300
3rd place male and female: $200

Age Group Awards - Awards will be given to the top three male and female half-marathon finishers in each of the following age divisions: 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-over. Age group awards will be mailed once results are official.

Half Marathon Finisher Awards – All finishers of the Half Marathon (including No-Frills option runners) will receive a Hokie Bird Half Marathon finishers medal.

HOKIE 5K AWARDS
Hokie Bird medals will be given to the top three in male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 8 & under, 9–12, 13–17, 18–23, 24–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 & over.

Only those who register for the 5k finisher medal will receive one upon completion. (If you would like a medal for the 5k, you must register under the option that includes the medal)

Age group awards will be mailed once results are official. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

PACKET PICK-UP POLICY
- There is very limited packet pick-up on race day - at bag drop off. 
- Please make the appropriate accommodations to ensure you will be able to pick up your packet on Saturday between noon and 8pm at the University Mall (801 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, Follow the signs)
- You are allowed to pick up a friend’s packet as long as you have a note from them to do so and a copy of a picture ID with their full name.

BIB NUMBERS AND TIMING CHIP
The racing bib numbers will have a disposable timing chip and each bib will have the participant’s name or nickname on their bib. We will print your preferred name on the bib number exactly as it is written on the registration form. Race management will not allow anything deemed inappropriate to be printed. Registering past September 1st will not ensure that your name is printed on your bib. 

THE RACE NUMBER MUST BE WORN ON THE FRONT OF YOUR SHIRT AND NOT COVERED IN ANY WAY WHEN YOU FINISH.

EVENT EXPO
There will be a small expo at the University Mall (801 University City Blvd, Blacksburg) where packet pick up will also occur. The Expo will run from noon until 8pm, the same hours during which packets can be picked up. The Expo will have a wide range of merchandise for sale, including a variety of Virginia Tech gear and apparel and all things running!

 RACE DAY PARKING

- Beginning at 5:00am on race day, buses will shuttle athletes and spectators from Virginia Tech’s Chicken Hill parking – across from Lane Stadium – to the start/finish area. They will run every 10 minutes. 
- Parking passes will be distributed at packet pick up.
- Please remember if you have a VT yearly parking pass you are NOT allowed to park here as it is for visitors. Parking lot B is about 1.5 miles from the start/finish area.
DROPPING OFF A RUNNER
- If you are dropping off a runner, you can drop them off at the Virginia Tech Airport. It is directly across from the start/finish area. Please follow all directional signs when dropping off. The VT Airport is also the location buses will be dropping off and picking up athletes and spectators. 

COURSE TIME LIMIT
Please remember the Hokie Half Marathon has a four hour time limit for participants. The course will close at 4 hours (about 18:20 pace per mile). Those who did not finish within the four hour cut-off can still participate in the post race food and festivities, however we will not give out any finisher awards to those who did not finish on time and course support may not be available after 11:00am.

 COURSE MAPS
The 2020 course will be the same as 2019. The course is certified by USATF. 

COMPLIMENTARY ENTRIES
Complimentary entries are available for the 2020 Hokie Half Marathon for anyone achieving the following Half Marathon standards on a certified course within the last year:

Men: Sub 1:09:00
Women: Sub 1:22:00

COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL ROOMS
A limited amount of complimentary hotel rooms will also be available on a first-come first-serve basis for anyone achieving the following Half Marathon standards on a certified course within the last year:

Men: Sub 1:06:00
Women: Sub 1:18:00
 
**Contact race director James DeMarco if you have met these standards for more information:  runaboutsports@gmail.com

When & Where

Sep 20, 2020
Oct 18, 2020

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