Race Day Schedule
5:15 Jiffy Lube Live Parking Lot Opens
6:30 Start Line Music Begins
6:55 National Anthem
7:00 Half Marathon Start
7:20 5k Start
8:00 Awards Tent Opens
8:30 Beer/Food Garden Opens
12:45 Race Village Festival Closes
Race Day Traffic Advisory
We STRONGLY encourage participants to arrive 1 HOUR PRIOR to the race start to avoid delays in parking/getting to the start line. There is plenty of free parking at Jiffy Lube Live (JLL), with only a short walk for runners to the entrance of the venue. Runners will have access to their vehicles pre and post race.
The parking lot will open at 5:15 am on race day and is available via both directions on Wellington Rd from 5:15 am 6:45 am. At 6:45 am, police will close the race course to traffic. From 6:45 am onward, vehicles can only enter JLL via Wellington Rd from Balls Ford/Devlin Rd. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive Bristow, VA 20136
Venue and Course
The USATF certified course starts and ends at Jiffy Lube Live, Prince William County’s premiere concert venue for national musical acts located in Bristow, VA. The venue features close convenient parking so that you can easily access your car from the race start and finish. It also features real bathrooms – so no porta potties to contend with!
Runners will be treated to gently rolling hills in a beautiful countryside setting while progressing through the Manassas National Battlefield Park. All roads are paved. We encourage you to soak in multiple historical sites such as the New York Monuments, the Stonehouse, the Dogan House and the Brawner Farm House.
Course Start/Finish: Permanent bathroom facilities and medical aide are located at the start/finish of the race.
On-Course Aid Stations: Each course aid station will have water, Gatorade, portable bathrooms and medical aid. Aid stations are located at mile markers 2, 3, 4, 6.5, 8.75 and 11. GU will be available at the aid station located at mile marker 8.75.
Medic Runners/Biker: Medic runners and 1 medic biker from Novant Health/UVA Health will be completing the half marathon (wearing yellow vests) in case you have a medical issue
Half Marathon Course Time Limit: The official course time limit is 3 hours, 40 minutes. Runners must clear mile marker 6 within 1:40 of their start time and mile marker 9 within 2:30 of their start time. If a runner falls behind the limits, they will either run a shortened course or be picked up by the tail vehicle.
5k Course Time Limit: The official course time limit is 50 minutes, which is a 16:30 min/mile.
Spectators: We encourage all spectators to view the start and finish of the race from Cellar Door Drive on Jiffy Lube Live property. While runners are on the course you can enjoy the race festivities in the venue. Due to the nature of the course, police and race officials are asking spectators to refrain from driving to points along the course. Roads along the course will be closed by police and will not be accessible to spectator vehicles. Runners will be cheered on the course by our good friends at the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation.
Half Marathon Course Map
5k Course Map
Click below to view a video of the course! PLEASE NOTE: This preview video was shot in the spring and the race is held the fall so you don’t get to see just how beautiful it is in the video.
Running Your Best Race
Half marathon start corrals are used to provide a quick start for faster athletes, as well as a positive race experience with sufficient room to run/walk along the race course for slower athletes. Runners will start the race in waves from their corrals with 90 seconds between each wave. Start corrals are assigned based on the estimated finish time entered at registration. Your personal start corral is printed on your race bib, and your timing chip will be attached to your bib. Your race time starts when you cross the start line.
Corral Approximate Finish Time
Corral A 1:44 and below
Corral B 1:45 to 1:54
Corral C 1:55 to 2:09
Corral D 2:10 to 2:24
Corral E 2:25 to 2:44
Corral F 2:45 and over
We have partnered with The Running Store to provide pace groups for the half marathon. Experienced pacers will help you reach the finish line at your goal time. Pace groups are FREE and open to all participants. The following pace groups will be offered:
1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00 hours
Group captains will have signs in the corrals with their pace goal listed. You do not need to sign up in advance to be part of a pace group. Just line up with your pacer and introduce yourself to him/her – they love to know who they are running with (and who to yell at – no, we’re just kidding about that one!) See the table below to see the pace that will be maintained within each group in order to complete the race within the goal pace.
Finish Time Pace (min/mile)
You can easily track your runner friend or family member using the FREE RaceJoy app which is available for ios and android users. Runners, carry your phone while you run and RaceJoy can offer live tracking, progress alerts and send-a-cheer. The app can be downloaded at any time.
Some key RaceJoy features include:
GPS Progress Alerts
- Receive GPS-based progress alerts at every mile on the course that provide your pace and estimated finish time.
- Post alerts on your Facebook and Twitter walls.
- Have friends and family track your performance.
Live GPS Tracking (Map View)
- Supporting spectators can track you live as you progress along the race course – from home or at the race site.
- NearMe proximity alerts let spectators know you are drawing near.
- Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.
- Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans while you run.
- Send custom cheers with RaceJoy’s new Text-to-Cheer.
- Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time!
For more information on RaceJoy, click here.
You and your muscles worked hard during the race, now its time to start the healing process! Relax – we’ve got you covered! Advantage Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation will be offering complimentary recovery massages and recovery advice after the race in the Race Village.
For any issues or concerns you may have before or after the race, you can contact Advantage Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation at one of their offices list below. Go to their website here for more information on their services.
7560 Gardner Park Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155
FAX (703) 753-2207
9161 Liberia Ave, Ste 205
Manassas, VA 20110
FAX (571) – 229-1112
Post Race Food and Beer Garden
Once runners cross the finish line they will be awarded their medal and proceed through the finish line chute for post race water and nutrition. Afterwards, runners will make their way to the Race Village to enjoy a post race “breakfast” food, including a unique DUCK DONUT and beverage/beer.
Everyone will be treated to a continuous tunes by our DJ! While runners are out on the course, friends and family are invited to stay and listen to music until their runner returns and can join them in a post race celebration
After the race, check out your time/ranking at the results table. If you think you’ve won an individual or team award go over to the awards tent and claim your prize! Our awards verifiers will check the list and if you’re on it boom you get your award then and there!
Overall First Place Male and Female – $100 Running Store gift card, complimentary entry to the 2020 Prince William Half Marathon and a custom Prince William Half Marathon Winner’s medal
Overall First Place Male and Female Masters – $100 Running Store gift card, complimentary entry to the 2020 Prince William Half Marathon and a custom Prince William Half Marathon Winner’s medal
Overall Second Place Male and Female – $75 Running Store gift card and a custom medal
Top 3 male & female in each age group: 12-14,
1st place – $20 gift card to The Running Store and a custom “age group winner” medal
Team Competition – Non-Timed “Running Crew” Award
The Top 5 teams that have the largest number of half marathon runners registered by 11:59 pm on August 31, 2019 will receive our “Running Crew” award. There must be a minimum of 4 members on a team for this to be awarded. These 5 teams will be awarded the following:
- Designated area in the Pavilion area of Jiffy Lube Live before, during and after the race where you can keep all your gear and gather with your teammates.
- A banner displaying your team name, which you may keep. Think of all the great pictures you can take!
- Gift cards to Not your Average Joe’s Restaurant as follows: 1st place = $150, 2nd place = $125, 3rd place = $100, 4th place = $75, 5th place = $50
Team Competition – Timed “Speedy” Award
The team with the lowest accumulated time for the half marathon will receive our “Speedy” award.
Size: Each team must have at least 4 members – teams can be co-ed
Scoring: The top 4 fastest finishers will be scored to obtain a total team time.
Prizes: The winning team will receive Tifosi Swank Sunglasses (max of 10) courtesy of The Running Store.
Age Group Winners