Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Autumn Races Abound in the Historic Triangle

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HISTORIC TRIANGLE — As the summer begins to wind down and the temperatures begin to slowly drop, running races of varying lengths begin to populate weekend event calendars across the country.

There are more than 20 races scheduled from August to October in the Historic Triangle alone. There is something for runners of any ability, from easy 5 kilometer fun runs all the way up to half marathons and Olympic level triathlons.

Entry fees also vary, with many of the races putting at least a percentage of the profit towards a specific charity or organization. Listed below are some of the races that will be taking place in the Williamsburg area from this Saturday, Aug. 14 through the first weekend of October. For registration information for any of the races, click the link provided below.

Saturday, Aug. 14

Saturday, Aug. 28

Sept. 10-12

  • Patriots Triathlon at Jamestown Settlement, 2217 Jamestown Road. This triathlon series will feature long course, Olympic and spring distance races, so there is a distance for triathletes of  all abilities. The race starts at Jamestown Beach and will give the participants to the chance to see the area all around Jamestown Settlement. Both the long course and the Olympic races will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11. The sprint race will start on Sunday, Sept. 12.

Saturday, Sept. 11

  • Hare and Tortoise 5K at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive. Proceeds from this race, also known as the Karene O’Hare/Bitsy Whitten Ovarian Cancer Memorial Run, will go to supports Ovarian Cancer screening, treatment and education for uninsured and under-insured women in the greater Williamsburg community.
  • Virginia Brewery Running Series at The Virginia Beer Company, 401 Second Street. This course starts and finishes at the brewery. All participants, 21 and older, will get a beer and a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series. 10 percent of the proceeds will go to goes directly to local nonprofits like Dream Catchers of Williamsburg.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Saturday, Sept. 25

Saturday, Oct. 2


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