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Half marathon and 10K family fun races in Martinsville, VA - near Roanoke, VA and Greensboro NC

Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, April 2, 2022

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Saturday, April 2, 2022, will mark the 12th running of the MARTINSVILLE HALF MARATHON & 5K. The Martinsville race courses present tough but fair challenges to joggers, walkers and competitive runners alike. Both races start and finish at the Martinsville-Henry County YMCA in uptown Martinsville.


The half marathon winds through scenic uptown Martinsville before entering the Uptown Connector Trail on its way to the community’s iconic Dick & Willie Passage rail trail. Runners will then run the entirety of the Dick & Willie before retracing their steps through uptown on their return to the finish line at the YMCA.  


5K participants run and walk the streets of Uptown Martinsville. With only a few gentle hills, the course presents a fast track for competitive runners and a scenic tour of the area for all.


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·         Register online by clicking the registration link on this page.

·         Paper registration forms are available at link on this page and we recommend completed forms be delivered to YMCA by March 30.  In-person registration will also be accepted at packet pickup at YMCA, from Noon-6 PM on Friday, April 1.  There will be no in-person registration on race day.




·         At YMCA, Friday, April 1, Noon–6:00 PM.

·         At YMCA on race morning, 6:30 AM-7:30 AM



·         Runners & volunteers are encouraged to wear masks at packet pick-up.

·         Runners will be required to sign waiver/statement regarding COVID issues.

·         Masks are not currently required for spectators or runners but we recommend common sense social distancing and masking when in large groups.

·         Runners are requested to avoid personal contact, spitting, snot rockets, slinging sweat or running in tight groups. Hey, we know that it’s a race. Just try to give your competitors wide berth as you pass or get passed.

·         Race will start as a single group and to reduce congestion, runners will be directed to line up based on expected race pace.  Instructions to be given at start line prior to race.

·         These protocols are subject to change based on government and institutional guidelines at the time


Miles in Martinsville encourages friends, family and area citizens to come to get out and support the competitors.  There is plenty of parking available at various trailheads and in uptown parking lots.

Proceeds benefit programs of the YMCA.


·         Register by March 27, 2021

·         Run the Martinsville Half Marathon course by midnight, April 1, 2022.  Submit documentation of your run by downloading data from your GPS watch platform and forwarding to Race Director, Brad Kinkema at, by midnight, April 1, 2022.

·         Race Director will compile results and make arrangements to get you your SWAG.

·         Official gender specific tech fabric Half Marathon race shirt, finisher medal, and special finisher gift.

202 Registration

2021 Results

The Hugh Gerlach Determination Award

"An award for people who overcome."  The Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA is proud to partner with the Elster Foundation to offer the The Hugh Gerlach Determination Award!  This award is the brain child of Doug Goldstein who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2009 and has undergone numerous surgeries and procedures.  Doug, not satisfied with just surviving cancer, was determined to do what he loves... running.

Share your story and inspire others.  Each year, Miles in Martinsville will recognize all nominees and pick one overall winner for the The Hugh Gerlach Determination Award.  This award is announced during the awards ceremony at the annual Martinsville Half Marathon, 5K & Relay. 

Do you have an incredible story to share or do you know someone that has overcome tremendous obstacles? We want to hear the stories of determination and inspiration. We want to hear about your challenges that you have had overcome to be the person you are today.  

Inspire others -- share your story! 

E-mail your nomination and their story to:

Contact Information

Contact Brad Kinkema at 276-632-6427 or





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