Virginia Marathon (Merikos/Half/10k/5k) - 2021

130 Madison St,
Middleburg, VA 20117

Running > 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon

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Event Description

Race Description

The inaugural Virginia Marathon is coming to Virginia’s horse and wine country this November. Developed by Old Dominion Racing, this event will include both live/in-person racing and virtual racing. All in-person racers will have access to built-in virtual training as well. The live race is Saturday November, 6, 2021, kicking off in historic Middleburg. Land at Dulles International Airport in Loudoun County and within 30 minutes, arrive at this postcard-worthy town dating back to 1787. Travel along paved roads (some gravel) in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, enjoying scenic vistas, horse farms, rolling countryside and plenty of shade. Everyone starts and ends at The Hill School, which is minutes from Middleburg’s downtown streets filled with boutiques and locally-owned restaurants. Athletes seeking a greater challenge can opt for the full or Merikós to sprint up Bull Run Mountain and back again - the only race in Virginia to offer this option!

Event details and schedule


What You Get


  • All marathon finishers get a cozy Virginia Marathon blanket

  • A voucher good for food and/or discounts at Restaurants, Breweries and Boutique stores in the beautiful Town of Middleburg (just 30 mins from NOVA)

  • Mouth-watering cinnamon rolls from Great Harvest Bread, Girl Scout cookies, snacks (available before and after the race)

  • Single-location drop bags will be provided for Marathon, Merikós, and Half Marathon participants

    • Drop bag checkpoints are:

      • Bull Run checkpoint

        • Marathon Mile 16

        • Merikós Mile 10

      • Half Marathon ‘Turn Around’ checkpoint

        • Marathon Miles 12 and 20

        • Merikós Miles 6 and 13

        • Half Mile 6

  • Commemorative tech shirt

  • Finisher’s medal

  • Virtual training: free registration to your race’s virtual equivalent

  • Access to the platform to help you prepare


Registration Fees


Virginia Marathon - $110 (includes parking and food voucher)
Merikós (19.65 Miles) - $90 (includes parking and food voucher)
Half - $75 (includes parking and food voucher)
10k - $55 (includes food voucher)
5k - $35 (includes food voucher)


Parking - $10 per car; parking fee included with Full, Half or Merikós registrations.


Race-Day Registrations will be allowed (shirts might not be available on Race Day for late registration).


Prizes (Live)


Top three places for male and female overall and top male and female for the following age groups for each race:


< 15
15 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 - 79
80 - 84

Raffle (Live Only)

We will be raffling great prizes, including:

  • Garmin GPS watch

  • Free registrations to future ODR races

  • ODR t-shirts, and more

Race Times

Virginia Marathon - 7:00am
Merikós - 7:45am
Half - 9:00am
10k - 10:30am
5k - 11:00am

Race Details

Start/Finish is by The Hill School’s Amphitheater (Google Maps Link).
The Hill School is 130 Madison St, Middleburg, VA 20117 (Google Maps Link)

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on race day from 5:30am until your event starts at the race start (The Hill School).


10% of proceeds goes to the The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided nearly $200 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund.


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