Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon, 5K & Relay
Saturday, March 25, 2017
NEW NAME SAME GREAT RACE
The YMCA is proud to partner with the Martinsville Bulletin to be a Title Sponsor for the Miles in Martinsville Challenge Series. We look forward to this partnership helping us grow the Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon, 5K and Relay to new heights!
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 who ever you wish to inspire. For 2017 we are proud to introduce the INSPIRATION WALL.For more information on the Wall and how to sign up, just click on the button below.
2017 Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon, 5K & Relay
Join us for the 7th Annual Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon, 5K & Relay! Runners will enjoy a beautiful run through Uptown Martinsville and along the Dick & Willie Passage.
Runners and walkers can choose from a variety of distances; a 3.1 mile 5K, a 13.1 mile half marathon or grab a couple of friends and relay the 13.1 mile course!
We have added a half marathon virtual run the week before the race!!!! Run a half marathon the week before and submit your GPS time to email@example.com and get the same great swag as race day runners. Awards given for top 3 male and top 3 female.
This is a family friendly event! Spectators and cheering sections are offered along the way!
Expo and Spaghetti Dinner
We are proud to add an Expo during packet pick up as well as carbo loading! We will have a spaghetti dinner with meals available to go as well.
Corporate Team Challenge
Join up with fellow workmates to compete in the 2017 Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon, 5K and Relay Corporate Team Challenge. Earn points for each registered participant as well as for any race volunteers from your company. There are 5 divisions including Schools and Religious Groups.
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 14
5K training begins February 11
Click on the Training Team Flyer for all the details. If you have questions please contact Brad@martinsvilleymca.com!
The Elster 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 Elster 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 Elster 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Updated Results
Tentative results are posted. If you don't see your results (Jenny Smith I need your time) please e-mail me at Brad@martinsvilleymca.com.
While in Martinsville
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, email@example.com.
Contact Brad Kinkema at 276-632-6427 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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