Prince William Gets Its First Half-Marathon Road Race

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Prince William County will host its first major road race on Sunday, September 25, 2016, as the inaugural “Novant Health-UVA Health System Prince William Half-Marathon” begins and ends at Jiffy Lube Live.

The half-marathon is expected to bring in 2,300 to 2,500 runners from at least 25 states, according to event organizer Rob Dulin, president of Fun Run Racing, LLC. A number of participants are also expected to be Prince William County residents, according to Dulin.

“The main thing we really want to promote is the fact that we have an active, vibrant running community here in Prince William County. Now we have a high-profile, distance race in our own backyard, which gives us the opportunity to showcase Prince William County.”

Participants will run along University Boulevard to U.S. Route 29 North where they will turn around just before the intersection of Sudley Road. There are three additional loops off of Route 29, where runners will follow the course around New York Monuments Loop, the parking lot at Deep Cut, and the loop around Brawner Farm.

Therefore, residents and travelers should take note that Route 29, between University Boulevard and Sudley Road, will be closed that day from 6:00 a. m. to 10:30 a. m. Spectators for the event will not be able to access the course, but there will a number of activities at Jiffy Lube Live throughout the duration of the event according to Dulin. “We will have a Runner’s Village with live bands and festivities beginning at 6:30 a. m., and spectators will be able to cheer on the runners at the start of the race, enjoy live music and entertainment, and then cheer the runners in as they make their way back to the finish line.”

Residents can see a map with real time road closure information in the county by visiting pwcgov.org/roadclosures. In addition to the map, the application also includes a feature where the user can sign up to receive notifications about road closures via text or email through the Prince William Community Alert Network.

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