Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.3
(4 Ratings)  (4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.8
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
3
The Harpers Ferry Half Marathon is a challenging and hilly course covering the expanse on Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Civil War era towns connecting them. Expansive views of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, a loop through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park School House Ridge South, Murphy Farm, … MORE
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    jsquinks FIRST-TIMER '23

    I really enjoyed this small town race! The course runs via some beautiful spots and gorgeous views. It’s so incredibly hilly, though - truly, I only saw one person running … MORE

    I really enjoyed this small town race! The course runs via some beautiful spots and gorgeous views. It’s so incredibly hilly, though – truly, I only saw one person running up the big hill at Mile 10. You won’t get a PR here, but that was ok by me.

    As for production: everything seemed to run well. I thought the medals were a bit lackluster, but the shirts are cute. I’m also fully aware that it’s small and family run (maybe?), so I’m not upset about it.

    My two complaints: I wish they had mile markers! I only knew how far I’d gone because of my watch. And the post-race food tents only had bananas, clementines, water, and pizza — would’ve been great to have a bit more variety. Overall, though, I enjoyed this race and think it’s a good option for a 50 States hopeful 🙂

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    Paddy FIRST-TIMER '21

    This race is all hills, going up and going down. They are a lot more fun running down. The route is through park dirt trails, roads, and hills. You run … MORE

    This race is all hills, going up and going down. They are a lot more fun running down. The route is through park dirt trails, roads, and hills. You run through 3 different park areas, some of the trails were not marked well. Then through Harper’s Ferry which is cool. Small race that starts and ends at a river tubing place. No race shirt the year I did it, bought a shirt online to help out the race, and it sucked. Wood finishers medal which was cool. Beer and snacks at the end. Ok race, it was driving distance for me. Did mention there were a lot of hills. My legs actually gave out at the end. I swear there is one hill that is over 1.5 miles long, if not longer. Challenging, but I enjoyed it.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    LifebytheMile REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The course is hard as you would expect from a WV race. There are hills and scenery and it is challenging. Completely doable but it is challenging. It is a … MORE

    The course is hard as you would expect from a WV race. There are hills and scenery and it is challenging. Completely doable but it is challenging. It is a small town race and has a small town vibe which I love. I will definitely be back again.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    sdalessio FIRST-TIMER '21

    Hilly although this year the course was altered from the usual course. But the racecourse will always be hilly. Beautiful scenery, historic landmarks, good crowd support, and well-run race. MORE

    Hilly although this year the course was altered from the usual course. But the racecourse will always be hilly.

    Beautiful scenery, historic landmarks, good crowd support, and well-run race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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