Race 13.1 returns to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the third annual Race 13.1 Roanoke half marathon, 10k and 5k event on June 17, 2017. The race starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Roanoke along the river at Rivers Edge North, and the course will feature stretches of greenway along the picturesque Roanoke River!
Situated in the Roanoke Valley to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Roanoke is known as the "Star City of the South" and features the prominent Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain. The Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway and a wine making region are nearby contributing to the city being been named one of the best outdoor towns on the East Coast. The numerous attractions for visitors of all ages and interests will make for a great weekend before and after the race!
- Beautiful course that features stretches of greenway along the picturesque Roanoke River!
- Plenty of aid stations throughout the course!
Where can I register?
Click on the 'register' tab above!
How many participants are allowed in each event?
Half Marathon: 1,500
Will participants receive any merchandise?
Each racer will receive this race tech t-shirt! We will offer both men’s and women’s size shirts. All participants will also receive access to numerous Event Deals. A link to view and claim the Event Deals will be emailed out prior to the race and can be found on the race page. If you choose to register at packet pick-up on race day, we cannot guarantee a race t-shirt. They will be available to race day registrants on a first come, first serve basis while quantities last.
Will there be medals for participants?
All half marathon finishers will receive this finishers medal!
All 5k and 10k finishers will receive this finishers medal!
Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase?
Yes, professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase.
Is this race a USATF Certified Course?
Yes. Course certification numbers are below:
- Race 13.1- VA17018RT
- 10k - VA17020RT
- 5k - VA17019RT
Is there a time limit?
Yes. All participants must complete their race distance by 10:30am.
Will there be awards?
Age group and overall awards for the 5k and 10k will be given at 9am, and half marathon awards will be given at 10am. Runners must be present to receive their prize. We are unable to mail awards after the race.
Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.
An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:
Time standards: 1:14:00 for males and 1:28:00 for females.
Time standards must be met in the 12 months preceding the race date.
Runners must have proof of their time. Email email@example.com for details.
Race 13.1 reserves the right to adjust time standards at any time.
All elite athlete requests must be submitted at least 10 days prior to race day to firstname.lastname@example.org
When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up for Race 13.1 Roanoke will be:
Can I pick up someone else’s packet?
If you have a picture of their photo ID, yes you can. A picture on your phone works well!
How do I become a volunteer?
We need volunteers to make this event happen! All volunteers will be given a t-shirt! Please click the volunteer tab above for more information.
Will there be live tracking for my athlete?
Yes, we're excited to offer live tracking with SpotRacer, click here for more details!
We will do all we can to make sure each of our races is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued.
Where can I find the results?
Results will be posted in real time on our website! We will also send you a text message during the race with a link to view the results after you finish.
Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may change your race distance, and you may also transfer to another race at least 72 hours prior Race Day. Please note: If you do not change your race distance either online or in person with a Race 13.1 staff member prior to the race start, you will be disqualified from the event.
What food and drinks will be on the course?
The course will have feature plenty of aid stations, and water and sports drink will be served at the aid stations.
Will there be bathrooms on the course?
We will have two Rent-A-Johns at each aid station on the course.
Can I wear headphones?
It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers. We have a unique course where you must listen to volunteers.
Can someone else run in my place?
No, you are not allowed to transfer bib numbers.
Can I register on race day?
Yes, you will be able to register on race day and at packet pick-up, as well as online up until one hour prior to the race – though you must pick up your bib in time to race!
Are walkers allowed in the race?
Yes! However, you must meet the requirements of the completing the race in 3.5 hours or less (any distance).
I am unable to attend the race. Can you mail me my shirt and/or medal?
We are unable to mail shirts or medals after the race. You may have someone else pick up your shirt for you if you are unable to attend.
Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?
No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.