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Winchester Battlefield 5K/10K/Half
August 27, 2023
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About The Winchester Battlefield 5K/10K/Half
The Winchester Battlefield 5K/10K/Half Marathon located in Winchester, Virginia is a race that offers runners of all levels the ability to enjoy a scenic and challenging run. Taking place on August 27th, 2023, this event will start at Old Town Winchester and take participants on a tour of some of the most historic Civil War battlefields.
The route for the half marathon takes runners through some of the most breathtaking parts of town. The first few miles wind through downtown before heading out to Kernstown Battlefield where you can view cannons from both sides. Afterwards runners make their way around Belle Grove Plantation before taking in views from Cedar Creek National Park with its grand old trees and rolling hillsides. As you continue along your journey there are plenty more historical sights to be seen including Fort Collier and Stonewall Cemetery – two locations that played an important role during the war. Finally, it’s back into town for a sprint towards the finish line!
August weather in Virginia can vary greatly so it’s hard to predict what kind of conditions participants might have when they hit the course; however temperatures typically stay relatively mild with highs ranging between 73-86 degrees Fahrenheit (23-30 Celsius). That said, depending on when you sign up for this event humidity could play a factor so make sure to pay attention if you plan on running!
Since this is such an iconic race many spectators come out each year cheering on those who participate while adding even more emotion to what is already an incredible experience. With local bands playing music as well as food vendors throughout – there really isn’t any other race quite like it!
If you’re looking for something special then look no further than this Half Marathon which promises not only one of the best routes but also experiences filled with history and culture right here in beautiful Winchester, VA!