5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
Leaf Peeper 10K
Festival of leaves 5K
October 13, 2019
Pie at the finish line! Join us for our 5th year of this super-fun annual event, which includes your choice of the Helltown Half, Shenandoah Leaf Peeper 10K, and Festival of Leaves 5K. You'll burn a ton of calories on course, so, as always, we'll meet you at the finish line with a slice of apple pie from local favorite The Apple House.
Pie at the finish line! Join us for our 5th year of this super-fun annual event, which includes your choice of the Helltown Half, Shenandoah Leaf Peeper 10K, and Festival of Leaves 5K--and made complete with calorie replenishment with a slice of apple pie from local favorite The Apple House! The three distances will have you tackling the hills in and around Front Royal during the Warren Heritage Society's 49th annual Festival of Leaves. With the Shenandoah Mountains and the South Fork of the Shenandoah River as the backdrop at the time of year when the colors of the changing leaves are simply stunning, the miles will fade quickly under your feet as you knock out this two-loop 13.1-mile, single-loop 10K course, or picturesque 5K course. Join us, and earn that pie for sure!
Click here for the Half and 10K course maps.
Click here for the 5K course map.
We will have three aid stations for the half: at the lap point, at the back gate at RMA on Main Street, and at Eastham Park.
Skyline High School
151 Skyline Vista DriveFront Royal, VA 22630
The start and finish area will be located in front of the football stadium.
Sunday October 13, 2019
6:00-7:30 am: Packet pickup at the race start area at Skyline High School in the parking lot in front of the football stadium--not the main school lot (151 Skyline Vista Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630)
7:30 am: Half race start
7:30 am: 10K race start
7:45 pm: 5K race start
8:15 am: Post-race pie sliced and ready for finishers!
8:30 am: "Rolling awards" begin. Once you cross the finish line, swing by the timing trailer for a print out of your results. We don't want to hold you up, so if you placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in your category, you can pick up your award and get your photo taken on the podium!
10:15 am: Rest and recover :)
Once you cross the finish line, you can head over to the timing trailer to get your results on site. Final results also can be found online here.
Timing, Age Groups, and Course Time Limits
The races will be timed using the MyLaps BibChip system. Start and finish times will be recorded and posted live to the race timing web site and will be available at the finish line through interactive screens at the timing trailer. Timing chips are disposable, so feel free to keep it as a memento or toss it in the trash. All awards are based off chip time.
The MyLaps tracking timing chip is attached to your race bib. Your bib should be attached to your front and be clearly visible.
For the half-marathon you must be able to maintain a 14-minute mile pace. In the event you do not make the cut off, you will be short-coursed to the 10K course.
Age group awards will be presented 3 deep in all divisions, for all races, for male and female categories: Under 16, 16-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50+.
$55 per person per event – Opening registration through 2/15/19
$65 per person per event – Early registration through 7/19/19
$75 per person per event – Regular registration through 9/16/19
$85 per person per event – Late registration through 10/12/19
$100 per person per event – Race-day price
$45 per person per event – Opening registration through 2/15/19
$50 per person per event – Early registration through 7/19/19
$55 per person per event – Regular registration through 9/16/19
$65 per person per event – Late registration through 10/12/19
$75 per person per event – Race-day price
$25 per person per event – Opening registration through 2/15/19
$30 per person per event – Early registration through 7/19/19
$35 per person per event – Regular registration through 9/16/19
$40 per person per event – Late registration through 10/12/19
$50 per person per event – Race-day price
SPECIAL YOUTH PRICING: All participants age 16 and younger can race any distance for $20. When you enter an applicable birth date at the registration page, you will see a "Special Pricing" option to click. (No other discounts can be applied.)
Click here for a copy of the Adventure Enablers Waiver for all participants. You will sign this waiver during the online signup process.
Post Race Food
Will race for pie?! Then we've got you covered with a delicious slice of apple pie from local legendary restaurant The Apple House.
Looking for things to do or a place to eat while you or your fans are in town? Check out our handy-dandy guide to our hometown!
Skyline Ranch Resort: 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630. Accommodations include chalets (up to 6 people), cabins (up to 6 people), and RVs (up to 4 people). Visit the website or call 540-635-4169 ext.1
Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Dr. Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840
Quality Inn - 10 S Commerce Ave Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-3161
Super8 - 111 South Street, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 636-4888
Camping and RVs:
Low Water Bridge Campground (RV hookups and tent camping), 192 Panhandle Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610 (just across the river from the start/finish line), (540) 635-7277
Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Drive Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840
Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-4169, $40 for RV site
The heart of a great event is its volunteers. If you have a passion for helping out and are interested in volunteering, click here to sign up. We have options for individuals, groups, and families. Donations to charities, such as school groups, are available. Looking to complete service hours? We can help you out with that too.
We are looking for volunteers to help with registration and packet pickup and to help out on the course. It's fun!
Entry fees are nonrefundable. No exceptions.
Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the half-marathon and 10K.
You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of any of the events.
Race numbers are required to participate.
Participants are permitted to wear earbuds or headphones, but for safety reasons, they are not recommended.