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 Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K features 13.1 & 3.1 miles of scenery! Petersburg is conveniently located in central Virginia with a close proximity to Richmond! If you have seen the movie Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis, then you have seen Petersburg... the movie was filmed there!
Our Half Marathon course was designed to capture the historical aspects of the city and the surrounding areas. The Start & Finish will take place in historic downtown Petersburg by the Union Train Station. Runners will make their way through the streets, lined with shops and Bed & Breakfasts before heading out towards the Petersburg National Battlefield; the site of battles in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Now for the most unique aspect of this event... during your run through the Battlefield you will be able to witness a battle re-enactment taking place! Actors will be using their muskets to create the sights and sounds of a battle!
Join us for a unique event that is sure to deliver lasting memories! Runners and Walkers of all abilities are welcome. In addition to the Half Marathon, we offer a 5K that is ideal for families to participate in!
The Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Location: Petersburg, VA
* Half Marathon Start Time: 7:00AM
* 5K Start Time: 7:30AM
Check with the event website for additional details on the schedule and times, http://RunPetersburg.com
Make sure to find us on Facebook for race updates and details, http://Facebook.com/PetersburgHalfMarathon
The packet pickup locations will be listed on the website. We will offer race morning pickup!