About The Race

About the Prince William Half Marathon

Voted Runner Up for Best Half Marathon and Best Course in the Washington DC area in the 2017 Best of Washington Running Survey!

The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a unique racing experience. The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue in Prince William County in Bristow, VA. Here runners can enjoy a race village atmosphere complete with live music featuring several local bands, food, beer garden and more. 

Runners will make their way to, and travel through, the Manassas National Battlefield. All roads on the course are paved. Upon your return to Jiffy Lube Live, the race celebration will be in full swing, welcoming you back after YOUR PERSONAL BATTLE and more importantly…personal victory!


  • plenty of free parking close to the race start
  • beautiful paved and closed course through the Manassas National Battlefield
  • fantastic finisher’s medal and race t-shirt
  • awards without a long drawn-out awards ceremony
  • real bathrooms at the race start/finish  
  • finish line celebration with food, music, activities for the entire family

Participant Guide

The 2017 participant guide can be found at the link below.

2017 Participant Guide – Online



Question: How old must I be to race the half marathon?
Answer: The half marathon is open to all ages 12 and older.

 Question: What time should I arrive at the race?
Answer: Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of the race.

 Question: What is the course time limit?
Answer: 3 hours and 30 minutes (approximately 16 minutes/mile) 

 Question:  Are walkers allowed?
Answer: Yes, as long as they stay within the allotted time limit.

 Question: How do I contact a half marathon organizer?
Answer: info@princewilliamhalf.com

 Question: Are dogs allowed?
Answer: We love K-9s, but we ask that you leave ‘FIDO’ at home for the safety and comfort of other runners.

Question: Registration Confirmation- How do I know if I am registered?
Answer: You can confirm your registration by signing into your runsignup.com account and viewing your current registrations. Final confirmation and race day information will be emailed to participants within 2 weeks before the event.

Question: Can someone else pick up my race material?
Answer: Yes, but you must have a copy of their Photo I.D. 

Question: What do I do if I cannot participate after I’ve registered?
Answer: Registrations can be deferred to the 2018 Prince William Half Marathon race or transferred to another runner. For more information, click here

Question: How do my friends/family sign up for runner tracking?
Answer: Download and use the RaceJoy app. For more information, click here