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Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, March 24, 2018

GREAT DAY


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Saturday March 24, 2018 will mark the 8th running of the MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN 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. Half marathon runners then wind through scenic uptown Martinsville before entering the Uptown Connector Trail on their way to the community’s iconic Dick & Willie Passage rail trail. They 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. The half marathon course is certified by USA Track & Field, the national governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. 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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INSPIRATION WALL

Our INSPIRATION WALL is back for 2018.  There are so many reasons we run.  What inspires you?  Do you want to honor the life, the struggle or the memory of a friend or loved one.  Maybe you want to support a worthy cause that has impacted your life.  The MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN HALF MARATHON, 5K & RELAY gives you the opportunity to honor whatever inspires you and whoever you wish to inspire.  

For more information on the Wall and how to sign up, just click on the  button below.

Corporate Team Challenge

Join with your associates to foster health and wellness in our community.   Represent your company or organization by running, walking or volunteering at the 8th annual Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon & 5K on March 24, 2018.  All you have to do is identify your organization when you register, by completing the Corporate Challenge blank.  For details, just click on the  button below.

Half Marathon, 5K and Relay Training Teams

If you are nervous about training for your first 5K or half marathon, we can help!!! Get the support and advice to help guide you to the finish line!  

Half marathon training begins January 13
5K training begins February 10

Click on the Training Team Flyer for all the details.  If you have questions please contact Brad@martinsvilleymca.com!

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:  brad@martinsvilleymca.com.

While in Martinsville

Travel

Martinsville is easy to get to -- a mere 60 minutes south of Roanoke and 60 minutes north of Greensboro, both along the 220 corridor; and 30 minutes from Danville on Route 58 West.  The race begins at the Martinsville Y, 3 Starling Avenue in the city.

What to Do

There is plenty to keep you busy while spending the weekend in Martinsville and Henry  County.  From museums, arts, and music to exploring the beauty of the outdoors along trails and rivers, there is something for everyone.  Take a look at www.VisitMartinsville.com for local activities, things to do, and places to stay and dine.  Be sure to download the free Visit Martinsville travel app to your mobile device. It is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

Run, Cheer, Volunteer!

Volunteers Needed and Appreciated

Interested in being a part of the biggest race event in Martinsville without all of the running?  Then the answer is clear, just volunteer.  Click on our volunteer page and sign up for your preferred job.  Bring your friends and join the fun!  For more information, please contact Brad Kinkema via phone, 276-632-6427 or email, brad@martinsvilleymca.com.

Contact Information

Contact Brad Kinkema at 276-632-6427 or brad@martinsvilleymca.com

 

 

2017 Results

Virtual Runners are not in the results yet.  They will be added Monday.

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