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Luray Half Marathon
October 15, 2023
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About The Luray Half Marathon
The Luray Half Marathon is an annual event held in the picturesque and historic town of Luray, Virginia. The race takes place on 15 October 2023 and participants will be treated to a truly unique experience.
The route for the half marathon is relatively flat, with some gradual ascents throughout the course. It starts at downtown Luray near Hawksbill Creek Park and winds its way past many historical sites including old mills, farms, churches, schools and cemeteries before eventually ending up in front of Shenandoah National Park’s famous Skyline Drive entrance. Along the way you’ll pass through several townships including Stanleytown, Timberville, Broadway and Mt Jackson giving racers plenty of opportunities to take in the local scenery as well as soak up some history!
October is a perfect time for this race due to its mild climate which can range from temperatures between 40-65 degrees Fahrenheit making it ideal for running long distances. You’re also likely to experience very little rain during this period so conditions should remain dry throughout your run!
As with any event like this there are sure to be plenty of crowds cheering you on from start to finish including family members along with fellow runners offering their support as you make your way around the course. Special events such as live music performances also take place at different points along the route helping create an even more enjoyable atmosphere – something that makes racing here even more special!
All in all participating in the Luray Half Marathon offers anyone looking for a great day out or looking for a chance to explore one of America’s most beautiful regions something really quite unique; it truly has something for everyone no matter what level runner they may be or whether they’re just looking for something fun do outdoors!