Runners follow a long, straight out-and-back course for the half marathon that starts at the trailhead in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, which lies just off Route 17 near the state’s southern border with North Carolina. The race route follows the park’s Dismal Swamp Canal Trail south from the starting line down to the half-way turnaround point, and then back to the start for the race finish line.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.