Run for the Dream Half Marathon

Sunday, May 31, 2015 • Williamsburg, VA • Course Map

On the last weekend of May, An Achievable Dream and Colonial Williamsburg will host the 5th annual Run for the Dream in Williamsburg, Virginia. Saturday is Armed Forces Day and will begin with the Fit to Run, Fit to Dream 8K Run/Walk honoring Wounded Warriors.

Sunday is the main event — the Run for the Dream Half Marathon. This year the race’s 8K will take place on Saturday, and it will also add the 5K distance, which will be run Friday evening.

The half marathon will start at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitors Center, wind through the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, and finish at the College of William & Mary’s Zable Stadium. The half marathon route will take runners down the Colonial Parkway toward Jamestown before returning to the City of Williamsburg and the Historic Area.

Proceeds from the Run for the Dream will go to An Achievable Dream, a nationally recognized K-12 school dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, and that education can break the cycle of poverty.

The race will also benefit the Wounded Warriors Programs, dedicated to assisting and advocating for the severely wounded, ill and injured members of the armed forces and for their families.

– Race description provided by An Achievable Dream

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southeastern Virginia, just over 50 miles southeast of Richmond and roughly 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., Williamsburg typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in May, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 31 degrees (in 1966) and as high as 98 degrees (in 1996).

On race day (May 31), the average low is 59ºF and the average high is 82ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Run for the Dream Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM

Course Time Limit

4 hours


  • $75 for the half marathon, if registered by September 30, 2014
  • $80 between October 1 – December 31
  • $85 between January 1 – April 30, 2015
  • $90 on May 1 and after


To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Williamsburg’s Run for the Dream Half Marathon or 8K Run/Walk, register at here.

Official Race Website


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