Sunday, December 2, 2018 • Fredericksburg, VA • Course Map
Staged during the waning weeks of fall and early weeks of winter in this historic southeastern Virginia city, this race marks its 18th annual running this year along a course that unfolds through the city’s downtown areas, past the campus of the University of Mary Washington and along the waters of the Rappahannock River that flows through the heart of the town.
From the starting line in Old Mill Park, the race follows an out-and-back multi-loop course through the city, taking runners along the Rappahannock Canal, where runners follow the canal path that runs alongside it.
After repeating one loop and passing Old Mill Park, runners continue along the Rappahannock Canal, but this time they keep going along Fall Hill Avenue and tackle the only hill of note on the course, with a elevation change of 200 feet in less than half a mile. After tackling that hill, runners follow Fall Hill Avenue and Shelton Boulevard, where they turn around near Marks & Harrison Amphitheatre and coast down Fall Hill.
It’s smooth sailing from there, as runners make another loop through downtown Fredericksburg and back toward the finish line at Old Mill Park.
The race is run, organizers add, whether it’s raining, snowing or the sun is shining. There’s a 3 hour, 30 minute time limit for the half marathon.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in northern Virginia, about an hour’s drive from Washington D.C., Fredericksburg typically experiences cool to cold weather conditions in the late fall and early winter weeks, with relatively even precipitation throughout the year.
In December, temperatures range between 27°F and 49°F, while precipitation totals average just under 3.3 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Dec. 2), the average low is 30°F and the average high is 53°F.
- 2017 VA Runner Blue & Gray Half Marathon Results
- 2016 VA Runner Blue & Gray Half Marathon Results
- 2015 VA Runner Blue & Gray Half Marathon Results
- 2014 VA Runner Blue & Gray Half Marathon Results
- 2013 VA Runner Blue & Gray Half Marathon Results
- 7:30 AM – half marathon
- 7:38 AM – 5K
- $50 – $70 for the half marathon
- $25 – $35 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the late fall/early winter 2018 running of the Fredericksburg Blue & Gray Half Marathon or 5K, register online at ChronoTrack.com here.
Official Race Website
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