Radford University Athletics and the Radford University Athletic Foundation will be hosting the Third Annual Highlander Half Marathon and 5K presented by Carilion Clinic on Saturday, April 27, 2019. All race proceeds will go towards the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund which provides scholarship aid to our 16 athletic programs. The Half Marathon will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Dedmon Center on Radford University's campus. The race course will take runners on a tour of Radford that includes Main Street, our beautiful campus, and the surrounding neighborhoods. As runners head back to town, they will continue on their tour through Wildwood Park and end at Bisset Park. The 5K will begin at the Dedmon Center at the same time as the half marathon (8:00 a.m.). Runners will jump on the Bisset Park trail right by the dog park and follow it the whole way down the river. This race provides a scenic and family friendly race for everyone to enjoy. All runners will cross the finish line and go straight into the Rolling on the River Food Truck Rodeo in Bisset Park. Come join us for a day of fun! Wear your Radford gear and show your support for our Highlanders.
Also, enjoy a special discount on kids under the age of 12 that decide to join us for the run! Kilts are strongly encouraged!
The Highlander Half & 5K presented by Carilion Clinic is a part of Highlander Pride Weekend, a three-day fundraiser from Radford Athletics and E.C. Pace Company to raise funds for the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. The weekend includes the Red & White Gala presented by English Meadows Senior Living Community, the Highlander Open Golf Tournament presented by Atlantic Bay Mortgage, and the Highlander Half & 5K presented by Carilion Clinic. For more information on Highlander Pride Weekend, visit TheHighlanderClub.com/hpw.
REGISTRATION If you register after April 17, 2019, you are NOT guaranteed your requested shirt size. The last day to register online is April 20, 2019. Paper registration will be open for the 5K and Half Marathon at the Dedmon Center at packet pick-up on Friday ONLY. There will be NO race day registration.
SWAG: The Highlander Half Marathon is limited to 300 participants. Half marathon participants will receive a finisher's medal, race shirt and car magnet. The Highlander 5K is unlimited to runners and walkers. Participants in the 5K will receive a race shirt.
AWARDS: Half Marathon awards will be given to the top-3 male and female finishers for each age group, as well as top-3 overall male and female. For the 5K, awards will be given to the top-3 overall male and female finishers only.
AGE GROUPS: 17 & under, 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60 & up (*Half Marathon only!)
IMPORTANT REMINDERS *The last day to register online is April 20. **The last day to register is Friday, April 26 at packet pick-up. Day-of registration will NOT be available on Saturday, April 27. ***Anyone that registers after April 17 is not guaranteed their shirt size.
CANCELLATION & TRANSFER POLICY Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. We do allow the transfer of your bib number as long as it is done by April 1st, 2019. You can also defer your registration for one calendar year, but must contact us (email@example.com) by April 1, 2019 to do so. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
PACKET PICK-UP: Packet Pick-up will be held at the Dedmon Center (Riverside entrance) on Friday, April 26 from 11:00am – 1:00pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm, and Saturday (race day) from 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. You may pick up a race packet for another registered runner, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Race day packet pick-up at the Dedmon Center, Riverside Entrance 8:00 a.m. | Half Marathon & 5K Start 10:30 a.m. | 5K Awards Ceremony in Bisset Park 11:00 a.m. | Half Marathon Awards Ceremony in Bisset Park 12:00 p.m | Half Marathon Course closes
RACE DAY PARKING & TRANSPORTATION The Highlander Half Marathon & 5K are point-to-point races, meaning that they start and end at separate locations. Both races will start at the Dedmon Center (101 University Drive) and end at Bisset Park at the Rollin' on the River Festival. Main athlete/spectator parking will be in Lot Z next to the Dedmon Center. Limited parking will also be available at Bisset Park. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on race day, buses will shuttle athletes and spectators between the Bisset Park finish line and Lot Z.
RUNNER DROP-OFF If you are dropping off a runner, you can drop them off at Lot Z. It is directly across from the start line. Please follow all directional signs when dropping off. Lot Z is also the location buses will be dropping off and picking up athletes and spectators for Bisset Park.
ROLLIN' ON THE RIVER FESTIVAL The Highlander Half & 5K races both finish in Bisset Park at the Rollin' on the River Festival. The festival will include food trucks, live entertainment, and family activities. Each runner will receive one (1) complimentary beer ticket for the beer truck at the Rollin' on the River Festival. If you are 21 and plan on using the beer ticket, please make sure to bring your ID with you or have a family member/friend carry it for you during the race so that you can enjoy the cold beverages post-race.
QUESTIONS & COMMENTS Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the Highlander Half Marathon & 5K.