Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, November 24, 2024 • Norfolk, VA • Course Map

The second most populous city in Virginia plays host to the Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon & 10K (formerly known as the Harbor Lights Half Marathon before 2016). This mid-November event takes runners on a tour of Norfolk’s historic neighborhoods and Old Dominion University before finishing along the harbor that gives the event its name.

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Beginning on Waterside Drive in downtown Norfolk, the half marathon course weaves north along downtown Norfolk before running along Mowbray Arch and heading toward the Botetourt Gardens. Runners continue along Park Place and reach the halfway point of the course while running through the historic Old Dominion University.

The second half of the course continues south toward the finish line at the harbor, taking runners back south near the start while following a completely different route. Much of the course is fast and flat like much of the oceanfront, and the course is a great one for setting a personal record.

Runners looking for an extra challenge can register for the Get Nauti Challenge and complete a 5K on Saturday in addition to (or preparation for) the half marathon on Sunday.

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the southeastern coast of Virginia, Norfolk experiences cool weather in November, especially in the mornings. November is also Norfolk’s driest month, with just under 3 inches of precipitation on average for the month.

On race day (Nov. 24), the average low is 43ºF and the average high is 60ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM


  • $75 and up for the half marathon
  • $45 and up for the 10K
  • $35 and up for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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