April 9, 2022 @ 12:00 am
The Charlottesville Marathon & Half Marathon is one of the oldest and most coveted races in Charlottesville. It has been defined as America’s Destination Marathon because of its scenic beauty and historical background.A true community event, the race showcases the area’s natural beauty, engaging running community, historical background, architectural heritage, vibrant music and nightlife, and booming wine and craft beer industry. The course has been voted as “One of the Most Scenic in the East”. It starts and finishes in downtown Charlottesville. The course is comprised of quiet roads and bike paths along the Rivanna River and scenic Charlottesville neighborhoods. Thousands of local runners use these roads every day: come join them!
The course starts at Court Square in the heart of historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. It then traverses some of the most scenic and historic areas on the East Coast, running past many historic sites including Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda, located at the University of Virginia.
The course includes beautiful Albemarle wine and horse country. The race finishes in Charlottesville’s most historic downtown neighborhoods including 2 miles along the Riverview Park paved footpath.