Virginia > Lynchburg Half Marathon & 5K
Lynchburg, VA • Saturday, August 10, 2013 • Course Map
Featuring a course that follows a route along this central Virginia city's Blackwater Creek Bikeway & Riverwalk, a 14-mile trail that combines both paved and natural surfaces on its route along the James River that flows nearby, the Lynchburg Half Marathon & 5K is part of the Lynchburg Road Runners summer race series of running events.
The out-and-back course for the race starts and finishes at Lynchburg's Blackwater Creek Natural Area, which looks over the James and nearby Treasure Island, which lies in the middle of the river. Just over 500 runners crossed the finish line in both races combined at the event's 2012 running, including 303 finishers in the half marathon.
From there, runners follow a course along the bikeway, which includes plenty of shaded, tree-lined stretches, and the race is run entirely on paved surfaces. Runners in the half marathon will start the race at 7:30 AM -- followed by the 5K start at 8:00 AM and a youth run at 9:00 AM -- and they may register on the day of the race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the central western part of the state, just over 110 miles west of Richmond, the city of Lynchburg typically experiences warm and sometimes quite hot and humid weather in the late summer season, with relatively even precipitation throughout the year.
In August, the city's average monthly temperatures range between 85°F and 63°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.2 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Aug. 10), the average low is 63°F and the average high is 86°F.
View the race route map for the Lynchburg Half Marathon
To reserve your spot in the late summer 2013 running of the Lynchburg Half Marathon or 5K race, visit the event website.
Official Race Website
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