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Martinsville Half Marathon, 5K & Relay

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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2014 Offers a Perfect Race Day!

Saturday, March 22 brought beautiful weather and perfect temperatures for everyone involved in the Martinsville Half Marathon, 5K & Relay!  Registration topped 400.  Many thanks are offered to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and race participants that made this event a success.

Use of the new timing system enabled sharing results within minutes of the run.  A generous grant from the Women in Philanthropy group of the Martinsville Area Community Foundation allowed for the purchase of the excellent system.  Apologies are offered for the delay of the race start due to a connectivity issue.

Professional race photos were captured by Kenny Webster.  Please visit his website, to view and purchase photos.

Personal stories of determination are being gathered for the Elster Determination Award.  If you have a story or wish to share a story on behalf of someone you know, please share it via email with Brad Kinkema, CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA,  Read others' stories by clicking on the Elster Determination Award orange buttons.

Check back as the date for 2015 will be set soon.  Congratulations to all runners, wear your swag with pride!

2014 Corporate Challenge Results

The corporate challenge for the Martinsville Half Marathon, 5K & Relay expanded in 2014 to five competitive divisions.  Winners for 2014 are:

  • Large Company Division -- Eastman

  • Medium Company Division -- Carilion Clinic

  • Small Company Division -- Southwestern Virginia Gas Company

  • Education/Religous Groups Division -- Team Turton/Mt. Olivet Elementary School

  • Mom & Pop Shop Division -- American Global Logistics

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.  We want to hear your story of determination and the challenges you have overcome to be the person you are today.  Inspire others -- share your experience.  E-mail your story to:

2015 Date is Saturday, March 21 -- Mark Your Calendar!

Training Teams for the 5K and Half will be available for the 2015 race!

  • A Corporate Challenge  will be issued!

  • Certified Half Marathon Course

  • Relay Team Option

  • Flat & Rolling Hill Combination Courses

  • Great Race Swag and Awards

  • Fantastic Race Support

  • Chip Timing

Relay teams must consist of three members and can be coed or all one gender. A train whistle will be passed from one team member to the next as they pass through the transition areas which are: 

  • First Leg, 2.8 miles, exchange on Fisher Street along the Dick & Willie Passage; 

  • Second Leg, 5.8 miles, exchange at the El Parral turn around on the Dick & Willie Passage; 

  • Third Leg is 4.5 miles and takes the final team member to the finish line.

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.


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,

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