Harpers Ferry, WV.
2011 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon
2011 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon - Kids Run
Harpers Ferry, WV.
2012 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon
2012 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon
2012 Harpers Ferry, WV.
2012 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon - Kids Run
2011 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon - Kids Run
2011 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon - Kids Run
2011 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon
2011 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon
2011 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon
John Brown's Fort Harpers Ferry National Park, WV.
School House Ridge South - Harpers Ferry National Park, WV.
For Love Of Children
Harpers Ferry, WV
For Love Of Children

Welcome to The Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, 5K run & Kids Run. May 13th 2017!



Half Marathon Course Video!


Harpers Ferry Half Marathon - Online Registration

Online registration closes at 4:00pm Thursday, May 11. Registration will be available at Packet Pick Up Friday, May 12 at Clarion Harpers Ferrry from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and Race Day, May 13 at River Riders from 6:00am - 8:30am. Keep in mind the Half Marathon begins at 8:00am

Race Info
Friday, May 12, 2017
4:00pm – 8:00pm: Packet Pick Up Location: Clarion Hotel Harpers Ferry 4328 William L Wilson Fwy, Harpers Ferry, WV

Saturday, May 13, 2017
6:00 – 8:30am: Race Day Registration/ Late Packet Pick up Location: River Riders 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV

8:00am: Half Marathon Start
8:45am: 5K Start
9:00am: Kids Run Registration begins
11:00am: 1 Mile Kids Fun Run
9:00am – 12:30pm: Post Race Party Celebration & Cheer Section for Runners!

Relax and enjoy pizza, bagels, adult beverages while supplies last, apples and music provided by Freedom’s Run Race series.

On Shoes will provide cornhole activities and raffles – winners will get a FREE pair of shoes!! So practice your throwing skills in between training runs this week!

Not enough, Ortega’s Taco Shop will also be present, selling delicious and warm breakfast burritos for $6. A perfect post-race treat!

Enjoy post race recovery treatments from Structural Elements. XOSKIN and Two River Treads will be there selling merchandise, as well.

Other Race Day Items

Race Day Parking Parking will be at River Riders near the start of the race. We will have signs and parking volunteers on race day to guide you where to go.

Finish Line For spectators, the finish line is a short walk up from the main building of River Riders/ Start of the race. It is located at the aerial/ adventure park. Signs will be posted to show you where to go.

Course Time Cut Off Due to permits with the town and Harpers Ferry National Park, the courses have time cut offs we must adhere to.

The 5K course will be open until 10:15am/ 10:30am.

The Half Marathon course will be open until 11:30am to allow participants to experience the rich scenery and history of the course. Walkers in the half marathon will have 3.5 hours to complete it, for a 16 min mile pace.

If you arrive at the Lower Town Aid Station, just passed Mile 10, after 10:50am, you will be given the option to continue or drop out and driven back to the finish line. If you have not arrived at the finish line by 11:30am, your bib will be taken and we will no longer be able to offer course support. However, you may continue to the finish line. We will not kick you off the course.

Volunteers Volunteers help with this race rain or shine, so please be sure to thank our volunteers as you run by. We would not be able to continue with our races without the fantastic support of our stellar volunteers.

Weather Policy This event will take place rain or shine. If conditions become unsafe, emergency protocol will go into action and postponing the start of the race may take place. Safety is our number one priority. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Look at local forecasts for Harpers Ferry.

2017 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, 5K Run, and Kids Run will be held May the 13th 2017!

The 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, Lower Town Harpers Ferry, John Brown's Fort, Bolivar, Storer College,and the homes taking you back to the 1860's .

Our 5K event is a mix of trail and includes a loop of the School House Ridge South portion of the Harpers Ferry National Park.

And our Kids Event will be on site at River Riders and School House Ridge South.

Trip Advisor 50 US Road Races to Attempt In Your Lifetime - WV Harpers Ferry Half Marathon


2011 Testimonials! 2011 Testimonials Click Here!!!



Video Montage from 2011!


Photos from Half Marathon!

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Freedoms Run

26 miles through 4 National Parks. Celebrate History, Community Health, And the Soul of Running. Marathon - Half Marathon - 10K - 5K - Kids Fun Run. Experience Our Four National Parks - Harpers Ferry, the C&O Canal, Antietam National Battlefield, and the Potomac Heritage Trail. Visit us at Freedoms Run