Virginia > Fort Eustis Mulberry Island Half Marathon & 5K
Fort Eustis, VA • Saturday, September 22, 2012 • Course Map
Now with three decades as a running tradition here on this military base just to the northwest of nearby Newport News and Norfolk, Va., Fort Eustis's Mulberry Island Half Marathon & 5K Runs makes its 32nd annual running in the fall of 2012, for a race that usually draws more than 250 runners for both races combined, and about 200 runners cross the finish line in the half marathon alone.
The event is a fall counterpart to a 10K race that the organizers at the base hold each year in the spring, and both races feature out-and-back courses that start and finish at the Anderson Field House recreation center, located on the base at 643 Dickman Street. From there, runners follow the route along stretches of the nearby James River, where runners can look out onto the "ghost fleet" of ships out in the bay just off Mulberry Island.
Weather & Climate
Located in the southeastern corner of Virginia, roughly 65 miles southeast of Richmond and about 20 miles northwest of Newport News, Fort Eustis typically experiences mild to moderately warm weather in the early fall, and usually sees its heaviest rainfall of the year in July, August and September. The city's average monthly temperatures in September range between a high of 82°F and a low of 60°F -- on Sept. 22, the average high is 80°F and the average low is 58°F -- while rainfall totals average just under 5 inches for the month.
View the race route map for the Mulberry Island Half Marathon
$30 for the half marathon, if registered by September 17, 2012
$35 after Sept. 17
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2012 running of Fort Eustis's Mulberry Island Half Marathon or 5K, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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