Hokie Half Marathon & 5k

Blacksburg, VA

The 9th Annual Hokie Half Marathon will be October 3rd, 2021. The earlier date of Sept 19th is parents weekend and there were very few hotel rooms available so we changed it to 10/03. Registration will open on April 19th. The Hokie Half Marathon and 5K is limited to 1000 runners at this time. If the governor's order changes we will add more spots.

At this time masks are required until you pass the start line (then masks may be removed during the race). Once you finish we ask that you put on your mask when exiting the finish corrall area. We will have masks available if you need one. Stagger starts could also be used depending on Covid situation.

We will be sending out updated information once we get close to race day on procedures. 

Thank you!
James DeMarco
Hokie Half Marathon and 5K

COME TO BEAUTIFUL BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA THIS FALL AND RUN WITH THE HOKIES! The 9th Annual Hokie Half Marathon and 5K will take place Sunday, October 3rd, 2021. So come join us in October and earn your Hokie Bird finisher medal and some awesome race swag! The Hokie Half Marathon is also part of the RunAbout Sports Race Series.

Race Info
You can register for the 2021 Hokie Half Marathon & 5k on this website or by mailing a hard copy form to RunAbout Sports. 
** At this time the 2021 race is limited to 1000 runners. The Hokie Half Marathon is limited to 3000 participants and the Hokie 5K is limited to 1000 runners and walkers if things open up fully. 

Race Start Time: 7:30am for half marathon and 8:00am for 5K. Average temperature at start time: 52 degrees. Average temperature at 10am: 58 degrees. 

Registration Fees
Online Registration Closes 09/30/21 at midnight / Paper forms will be accepted until 8pm on 10/02/2021


Hokie Half Marathon
Price Level One: $83 Before 9/03/2021 (deadline is 11:59pm September 2nd)
Price Level Two: $88 9/03/2021 - 9/25/2021 (deadline is 11:59pm Sept. 25th)
Price Level Three: $93 9/26/2021 - 10/02/2021 (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 9/3/2021
Price Level Two: $73 9/03/2021 - 9/25/2021
Price Level Three: $78 9/26/2021 - 10/02/2021

Hokie 5k (NO Finisher Medal)
Price Level One: $27 Before 9/03/2021
Price Level Two: $32 9/03/2021 - 9/25/2021
Price Level Three: $35 9/26/2021 - 10/02/2021

Hokie 5k (WITH Finisher Medal*)
Price Level One:  $42 Before 9/03/2021
Price Level Two: $47  9/03/2021 - 9/25/2021
Price Level Three: $50  9/26/2021 - 10/02/2021
*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 10/02/2021 (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 10/02/2021

Online Registration Closes 09/30/21 at midnight / Paper forms will be accepted until 8pm on 10/02/2021

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 21st, 2021. 

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. 25th, 2021). 

 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 15th 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 5:30am 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 2021 course will be the same as 2019. The course is certified by USATF. 

COMPLIMENTARY ENTRIES
Complimentary entries are available for the 2021 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 3, 2021

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