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Harpers Ferry Half Marathon

Harpers Ferry Half Marathon

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA | TBD

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A course that takes place almost entirely within Harpers Ferry National Park offering scenic views of mountain ranges, historic buildings and notable battlefields significant during the American Civil War era!

 

Race Perks
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Why We Love It

Harpers Ferry, most known for John Brown's raid on the Armory during the American Civil War, is a historic town located where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet the state lines of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. This quaint town blends historic American Civil War battlefields, 18th and 19th Century artisan skills and trade, and outdoor recreation into a single destination.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Harpers Ferry National Park

A 4,000-acre park rich in Native American and American Civil War histories. It is home to historic trails, battlefields, exhibits, museums, and shops. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, hike, walk/run, white water raft.

C&O Canal National Historical Park

A 185-mile (298 km) recreational park along the Potomac River once used for cargo transportation is now home to trails and historic lock houses. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, fish, walk/run.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

A 2,185-mile (3,515 km) public footpath in the Appalachian Mountains that cuts through cuturally significant lands and towns. It is one of the longest continuous paths, touching 14 States and stretching from Georgia to Maine, and takes approximately 6 months to cross end-to-end.

Antietam National Battlefield

The site of General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North and the "bloodiest single day battle in American History". Activities: boat, bike, camp, fish, hike, horseback.

Average Temperature

High - 75°F (24°C) Low - 52°F (11°C)

Transportation

Airport

Dulles International Airport (IAD)
40 mi (64 km) from Harpers Ferry

Train

Amtrak Harpers Ferry Station (HFY)
Located downtown

Accommodations

Bavarian Inn11.1 mi (17.9 km) from start/finish
Clarion Hotel Shepherdstown11.2 mi (18.0 km) from start/finish
Hampton Inn Charles Town5.2 mi (8.4 km) from start/finish
Jackson Rose Bed and Breakfast2.4 mi (3.9 km) from start/finish
Laurel Lodge3.0 mi (4.8 km) from start/finish
Quality Hotel Conference Center1.2 mi (1.9 km) from start/finish
Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast3.4 mi (5.6 km) from start/finish
The Angler's Inn2.8 mi (4.5 km) from start/finish
The Ledge House Bed and Breakfast3.2 mi (5.1 km) from start/finish