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Star City Half Marathon & 10K Virtual Race

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: November 1, 2020 to November 29, 2020
  • Admission: Half: $70 online; 10K: $45 online
  • Location: Virginia Amateur Sports
    711 C 5th St NE
    Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Phone: (540) 819-8300
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We’re so excited to offer you the chance to run on an official course no matter which distance you choose.
While race day will look different this Fall, we still want to provide you a unique and fun experience! Run your
Star City Half Marathon or 10k in Roanoke, the official race course or virtually on your own anytime from
Sunday, November 1 – Sunday, November 29. Upload your finish time via RaceJoy, to receive an official
finish time and be added to the event leaderboard. The first 350 participants to register (and remain
registered) will receive a $10 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods in their SWAG bag!

Other options are available if you cannot make this work, so please see our participant options below.

1. Run the event in Roanoke – 2 Course Options.
You’re in! If you plan to take part in either the Star City Half Marathon or 10k in Roanoke, you do not
need to take any action. There are 2 course options – run the normal race course or the 2020
Greenway only course (both will be in RaceJoy). There will not be markings on the roads or closures,
so please prepare accordingly and run safely, the RaceJoy app will provide directions. Use RaceJoy to
be included on the event leaderboard. Overall awards are being given to those that run the Roanoke
courses and submit through RaceJoy.

2. Complete your race virtually anytime during the month of November.
If you are unable to participate on the official course(s) in Roanoke, you will have the opportunity to
participate virtually anytime from Sunday, November 1 – Sunday, November 29. Run or walk the race
distance you have registered for, participate in RaceJoy to be added to the event leaderboard, and be
in the running for a special category of awards.

3. Defer your registration to next year’s event at no cost.
You may defer your registration from the 2020 Star City Half Marathon or 10K to the 2021 event. You
may only defer to and from the same event distance. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to
another person. The deadline to defer is November 1st.

4. Donate your race entry to Virginia Amateur Sports.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are vital to our mission of inspiring wellness and
competition. Your support allows us to: advocate for education and youth programs for safe sports
experiences, promote and host events for all ages and skill levels to help encourage active lifestyles
and training, develop fun, events for the community and the family, partner with community
organizations to help opportunities to participate and also meet needs such as our current Torch
Hunger Campaign with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. If you choose to donate, you will receive a tax

Please Respond with your decision by November 1st via this link – click here

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Star City Half Marathon & 10K Virtual Race
  • 711 C 5th St NE
  • Roanoke, VA 24016
  • to
  • Virginia Amateur Sports
  • Half: $70 online; 10K: $45 online
  • Recurring daily