Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
The 37th Annual Mulberry Island Half Marathon and 5k Run takes place on Fort Eustis, an active Army installation and half of Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The Half Marathon starts on Lee Blvd, runs along the James River, past the historic Matthew Jones House, along the side of The Pines Golf Course, and ends in front of Anderson Field House. You'll be motivated throughout the entire course by volunteers, Active Duty military members, and will get to see what a real Army installation looks like.
Event Site: Anderson Field House
Date: September 14, 2019
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up: 0600 (No packet pick-up before Race Day)
Half Marathon Start: 0730
5k Run Start: 0745
Access to Fort Eustis: Runners without a valid DOD ID will be required to stay to the right as they approach the main gate in order to obtain a temporary pass to enter Post. Please have a valid "The REAL ID Act of 2005" form of Identification of everyone in the vehicle, along with current vehicle insurance and registration. Please refer to https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories for more information.
Half Marathon: $50 ($55 on and after Sept. 1)
5k Run: $35 ($40 on and after Sept. 1)
19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 , 70 & Over
Prizes for Top 3 Overall Winners in each event (Half Marathon and 5K) + Custom Finsher Medals for both events. Custom Finisher Medal addition for top 3 in each age division.
This is a Peninsula Track Club Grand Prix event.
No Refunds/No Rain Date