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Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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On January 9, 2019, we posted about a potential change to our Martinsville Half Marathon race course due to severe erosion on the Dick & Willie Passage Trail.  County authorities have now notified us that damage is worse than originally thought and that section of the trail will not be repaired in time for our March 30 race.  Unfortunately, there is no way to simply bypass that section of trail.


The new course will retain the character of the original and will still be run on Uptown Martinsville streets; the Uptown Connection Spur Trail; and the upper section of the Dick & Willie Passage Trail.  The course will keep the original start and finish lines.  Please note that this change will result in the course not being USATF certified.  However, rest assured, it will still be 13.1 miles!  

Local runners who reviewed the change, feel that it is excellent solution to the problem.  Most would suggest that the resulting elevation chart could bring faster times versus the original.

The new course map is attached and can be found under our race link at WWW.MILESINMARTINSVILLE.COM

The race will start and finish in the original location.  Following the street by street, turn by turn instructions, runners will discover the first 6 miles follow the original course.  Then runners will return to Uptown Martinsville via Uptown Connection Spur rather than continuing down the Dick & Willie Passage Trail.  Following a simple loop turn they will return to the Dick & Willie Passage for a second loop on the section run previously.  Upon returning to Uptown Martinsville at the end of the second loop, runners will move directly to E. Church Street via Franklin and Walnut Streets and negotiate the final mile to the original finish line.

We are working on producing a video tour of the new course which we will place on our website at WWW.MILESINMARTINSVILLE.COM upon completion.  It will also be posted on the Miles in Martinsville Facebook page.

If you have any questions regarding details of the new course, please do not hesitate to contact Joe Philpott by email at or telephone at 276-252-2011.

2019 Results

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Our INSPIRATION WALL is back for 2019.  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 HALF MARATHON, 5K & RELAY gives you the opportunity to honor whatever inspires you and whoever you wish to inspire. 

For details, just click on the  button below.

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:

The Sheree Poe Memorial 5K Walk

For those who want to be a part of the Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K but choose not to run, we offer the Sheree Poe Memorial 5K Walk. This is a non-competitive event conducted simultaneously with the 5K Run. Walkers will enjoy a morning of exercise, camaraderie, inspiration and post-race celebration along with the runners.
Sheree Poe was the Co-Pastor at Mercy Crossing Church when she passed away unexpectedly in early 2017. Over 275 friends, family and church members honored her by walking and jogging the 5K at the 7th Annual Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K.
Registration fees are the same as the 5K race. If an organization wishes to form a team with 12 or more participants and chooses not to receive the event race shirt, a discounted fee can be offered. Organizations interested in discounted arrangements should contact:
Brad Kinkema @ 276-632-6427 or
Joe Philpott at 276-252-2011 or

Spectator Info

Make the Martinsville Bulletin Half Marathon and 5K the most exciting race around.  Come out and cheer runners and walkers on.  Click SPECTATOR INFO below to see how you can support this race. 

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 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.

Visit Martinsville Speedway. Built in 1947, the track continues 70 years later as a major stop on the NASCAR circuit, hosting the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 truck race - March 23 and the STP 500 Monster Energy Series Cup Race - March 24. More information and tickets available at

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,

Contact Information

Contact Brad Kinkema at 276-632-6427 or




2017 Results

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



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