The Charlottesville Marathon & Half Marathon is one of the oldest and most coveted races in Charlottesville. It has been defined as America’s Destination Marathon because of its scenic beauty and historical background.
A true community event, the race showcases the area’s natural beauty, engaging running community, historical background, architectural heritage, vibrant music and nightlife, and booming wine and craft beer industry. The course has been voted as “One of the Most Scenic in the East”. It starts and finishes at bucolic Knight’s Gambit Vineyard, only minutes from downtown Charlottesville. The course is comprised of quiet country roads and a mixture of pavement and gravel. The views of the Shenandoah National Park and local horse farms and vineyards make this course one of the most scenic and memorable in the Country. Thousands of local runners use these roads every day: come join them!
Knight’s Gambit Vineyard, only minutes from Charlottesville, is a family-run, solar-powered business established in 2003. The tasting room features spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All of the wines they serve are made from estate grown fruit.