Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
5
The Hokie Half Marathon and 5K is coming back bigger and better than ever this September. With the first four miles on roads, the next six travel along the Huckleberry Bike Trail before heading back onto roads and bike trails for the final miles. Water and Gatorade are provided every … MORE
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    BrandonThompson REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The Hokie Half Marathon is one of my favorite races. This was my third time running and the race has gotten better every year. The race starts just south of … MORE

    The Hokie Half Marathon is one of my favorite races. This was my third time running and the race has gotten better every year. The race starts just south of the Virginia Tech campus in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center and runs down 460/Main Street to the Mall in Christiansburg (3 miles). Miles 3-8 are along the Huckleberry Trail, a paved running trail that includes several wooden bridges over streams and railroad tracks. There are two challenging hills at mile 9 just south of VT Lane Stadium and at mile 12. Awesome race swag includes a long sleeve technical shirt, short sleeve technical finisher shirt, big Hokie Bird finisher medal, and 13.1 car magnet. Great selection of snacks and drinks to refuel after the run. Several live music spots along the route and lots of spectators cheering you on. My only wish is that the run route would go through the VT campus (around the drill field or through Lane Stadium).

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    BrandonThompson REPEAT RUNNER '17

    One of my favorite races of the year. The Hokie Half offers a small-field of racers but a fun environment. Most of the course is on paved roads blocked off … MORE

    One of my favorite races of the year. The Hokie Half offers a small-field of racers but a fun environment. Most of the course is on paved roads blocked off for runners. The most scenic portion of the run is a 5-mile stretch along the Huckleberry Trail. The finisher medals are big and feature the Hokie Bird (VT mascot). My only complaint is that the course does not run through the Virginia Tech campus.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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