Saturday, November 18, 2023

Course Maps
Bag Check Information
Hotel Information
Participant Goody Bag
Food Drive
Race Results

TIME:  8am - Kids Fun Run, 8:15am - Half & 8:30am - 10K

Half Marathon (In person) - $70 (until 11:59PM on July 12th)
                                            $80 (July 13th - Nov 15)
                                            $85 (At Packet Pick Up) - 
If the event fills up, there will be no race day registration available

10K (In person) - $45 (until 11:59PM on July 12th)
                            $55 (July 13th - Nov 15)
                            $60 (At Packet Pick Up) - 
If the event fills up, there will be no race day registration available

NEW FOR 2023!!! Kids 1 Mile Fun Run (In Person) - $20 (not timed, will receive finisher medal and shirt)

Half Marathon (Virtual) - $50*
10K (Virtual) - $40*

* Virtual Race Participants will receive a finisher medal and participant packet (shirt, socks, etc) in the mail (week following the race), but are NOT eligible for age group and overall awards.
   VIRTUAL RACE DEADLINE for completion is 11/18/23 at 11:59PM (Submit times through RaceJoy app beginning Nov 1st)

** Get 20% off by going through one of our race ambassadors (they are posting on social media and using #starcityhalf as well as commenting on posts)


Deadline - November 16 at 11:59PM

Be sure to sign up by Nov 1 to be guaranteed a shirt! Extra shirts will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Socks are on a first come first serve basis.

Race is the 3rd leg of the Roanoke Valley Triple Crown!

Early Bib Pickup
When: Friday, November 17 from Noon - 6:00 pm
Where: Fleet Feet Roanoke (click for directions)

Race Day Bib Pickup
When: Saturday, November 18 from 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Where: River's Edge Park/Fields - North, off of Reserve Avenue  (click for directions)

Food is on a First come First Serve Basis!

Course will begin being taken down at 11:45am, this is based on a 15 minute mile pace.
Half Marathon Course

10K Course

Parking - please park in the Carilion Garage which is across from the Park Entrance.

Food Drive Partnership

For every 6 cans of food donated at the event a $10 Dick’s gift certificate will be earned. No limits per person.

In partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Kroger to help feed local families in need.

Contests for Mast General Store Gift Certificates, there are 2 contests, so make sure you check out both:
1) Follow, Like and tag friends in the comment of this post to be entered to win one of 5 - $25 gift cards to Mast General Store! Earn one entry for each comment.
2) Best Photo – Tag us in your race/award photos and use the hashtag #starcityhalf to be entered for a $100 gift card!
(Gift cards are for the Roanoke store located at 401 S Jefferson St. Drawings will be held November 21)

 Use our hashtag 

To all of the dedicated participants running in the Star City Half Marathon and 10K races.  We are having a live race this year and look forward to seeing you all finish out the year with a competitive outing. For many of you this race will mark the final leg of the Virginia’s Blue Ridge Triple Crown.  Due to the lack of certified personnel, we are unable to safely man the major intersections throughout the city.  This year. on the pathway adjacent the soccer fields in the Reserve Ave parking lots.  We will run both races out and back on the Greenway keeping with the theme of, “flat and fast”.  We hope to work with the City of Roanoke on a newly designed course as the certified personnel is replenished to man the necessary intersections. Thank you for understanding and know that safety for our participants is always priority.

The post-race food “A Taste of Roanoke” and awards ceremonies will be held in the Roanoke City Parks & Rec parking lot off Reserve Ave.  No public parking will be allowed in these lots to make room for the post-race festival.  “Race Joy” will be utilized. The course is listed on the app and can also be found on the website along with the registration and other race information. We thank you for your participation in the long running tradition and we look forward to seeing you in November“ - Dan Foutz, VAS President 

            Special Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors            


All dates, times, locations and formats are tentative at this time. Virginia Amateur Sports reserves the right to make changes to the sport information noted on this page. Some dates, locations and times may change due to registration numbers. Participants are encouraged to check sport info often for any changes.

*Athletes need to provide their own personal injury insurance for participation in all Virginia Amateur Sports events.