Saturday, February 18, 2023 • Williamsburg, VA • Course Map
More than 900 runners cross the finish line each year at the Williamsburg’s Sentara Colonial Half Marathon & 5K, including more than 700 in the half marathon alone, for a race that takes runners along the streets and neighborhoods of this historic Virginia city nestled in the Chesapeake Bay area and celebrates its 44th annual running in the late winter of 2023.
The race begins with a processional to the start by the Williamsburg Fife and Drum Company, and from there the race takes runners on a combination of hills and flat stretches over Williamsburg’s city streets and through its historic neighborhoods, the race begins downtown on the beautiful campus of the College of William and Mary and takes runners along a scenic, hilly route through the city’s residential areas.
After that, the race takes participants out to Carter’s Grove Country Road and to the edge of the Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park, before returning back to the College for the finish.
Runners are limited to 3.5 hours for the half marathon and 1 hour for the 5K, and runners will finish the race in William and Mary Hall, where spectators can watch from the arena stands.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the state’s southeastern corner, just over 50 miles southeast of Richmond and roughly 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., Williamsburg typically sees February temperatures that average between 32°F and 51°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 3.3 inches, making February its second-driest month of the year.
On the day of the race (Feb. 18), the average low is 33°F and the average high is 53°F.
- 2022 Half Marathon Results
- 2021 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2020 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2019 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2018 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2017 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2016 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2014 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2013 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2012 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
- 2011 Colonial Half Marathon Overall Results
See the race route map for the Colonial Half Marathon here.
- 8:30 AM – half marathon
- 8:45 AM – 5K
- $70 – $75 for the half marathon
- $40 – $45 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the late winter 2023 running of Williamsburg’s Colonial Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
Will there be pacers?
Can I still register for the 5k race on the race day? How early should I get there? Are there parking lots nearby?
Is there a way to get the half marathon shirt? Thanks for the early cancellation- great idea.