Loudoun Half Races

Loudoun Half Races The Loudoun Half & 8k are running races and a Family Festival held in the early Spring in Ashburn, VA, benefiting local HS running & athletic programs.
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As running becomes a faster-growing sport across the country, many of the high schools in Loudoun County, (VA) do not have the necessary funding for their track & field and cross country programs to allow student athletes to fully explore the sport. The Loudoun Half Marathon & 8k and The LoCo Challenge raises money to supplement the schools' budgets so that they may enhance these and other athletic programs. The race is organized by the Ashburn Area Running Club (AARC) a local group of running enthusiasts. Please consider participating or join us as a volunteer for this early-Spring community event!

Welcome to your VIRTUAL race week! Here's a look at your 2020 medal(s). Plan to run YOUR race whenever you can! We are e...
04/13/2020

Welcome to your VIRTUAL race week! Here's a look at your 2020 medal(s).

Plan to run YOUR race whenever you can! We are excited to see your virtual start and finish selfies!

Keep in mind, medals will be available for pick for those registered participants who live locally, after the stay at home order has been lifted (currently scheduled for June 10). Pick up locations TBA.

Not local? Keep an eye on your mailbox as your medal will be mailed. Not sure if you are considered non-local - PM us for clarification.

03/17/2020

With the continued changes an impact the Coronavirus is having on our community, and after multiple conversations with our local government and health officials, the Ashburn Area Running Club - AARC has made the difficult decision to cancel the 7th running of the Loudoun Half Races scheduled for April 18 & 19, 2020.

We know this comes as yet another disappointment in a long string of races that have had to cancel their running events, but we feel this decision is the right one for our participants, sponsors, partners, volunteers and community.

Please be patient as we work through the details of what a cancellation means to registered runners. Keep an eye on your inbox, as a detailed email will be sent to registered runners in the coming days.

Thank you for your continued support of the Loudoun Half Races, we look forward to the 8th (actual) running of the races in 2021.

The Loudoun Half Races

03/12/2020

The Ashburn Area Running Club - AARC is excited to be working to bring you the 7th running of the Loudoun Half Races.

At this time, there are no changes to any of our races. We are moving forward as planned and scheduled. We are monitoring the local impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), following the advice of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as well as staying in contact with Loudoun County officials for updates and recommendations. It is our top priority to bring a healthy and safe event to our running community.

As runners ourselves, we encourage you to listen to you body leading up to race weekend and to follow appropriate health guidelines to ensure you are well enough to participate in any race event.

We want everyone to do their best to keep our running community safe. We will provide ongoing updates to you on the Loudoun Half Races as necessary via the event website, email, and social media.

Week 6 of your Loudoun Half Marathon Training is here! Not yet registered...beat the price increase coming March 16!Visi...
03/10/2020
Training | Loudoun Half Races

Week 6 of your Loudoun Half Marathon Training is here! Not yet registered...beat the price increase coming March 16!
Visit http://loudounhalf.org/race-info/training/ for training info and race details.!

Below is the Training Program 12 week program Ashburn Area Running Club, producers of the Loudoun Half, invite you to join us in the following training schedule for the Loudoun Half. This schedule is a guide for novice and experienced half marathoners. The plan allows those with a minimum of 4 -5 mi...

Week four of our training plan, remember to be kind to yourself and remember your reasons! You've got this!Visit http://...
02/25/2020
Training | Loudoun Half Races

Week four of our training plan, remember to be kind to yourself and remember your reasons! You've got this!
Visit http://loudounhalf.org/race-info/training/ for a look at the training plan and to register.

Below is the Training Program 12 week program Ashburn Area Running Club, producers of the Loudoun Half, invite you to join us in the following training schedule for the Loudoun Half. This schedule is a guide for novice and experienced half marathoners. The plan allows those with a minimum of 4 -5 mi...

10 weeks out from race day! How's your training coming along? Plan to join us for our course preview run on Saturday, Ma...
02/18/2020
Training | Loudoun Half Races

10 weeks out from race day! How's your training coming along?
Plan to join us for our course preview run on Saturday, March 28th at 7 AM from Broad Run High School! Great way to see the course and meet other fellow runners taking on the Loudoun Half!
For a full look at our training schedule visit https://loudounhalf.org/race-info/training/

Below is the Training Program 12 week program Ashburn Area Running Club, producers of the Loudoun Half, invite you to join us in the following training schedule for the Loudoun Half. This schedule is a guide for novice and experienced half marathoners. The plan allows those with a minimum of 4 -5 mi...

10 weeks out from Race Day! Here's a snap shot of this weeks training recommendation:-Midweek workout: Hill Repeats – Fi...
02/10/2020
Training | Loudoun Half Races

10 weeks out from Race Day! Here's a snap shot of this weeks training recommendation:
-Midweek workout: Hill Repeats – Find a hill that takes you 60 seconds to run up. Run up and down the hill 4 times maintaining threshold pace.
-Midweek Run: 5 – 6 miles at an easy/long pace.
-Interval workout: 4 – 6 x 800m at 10k pace and rest for 90 seconds between each one.
-Long Run: 7 – 8 miles at easy/long pace.
Visit http://loudounhalf.org/race-info/training/ for a look at the LoCo Half 12 week program.

Below is the Training Program 12 week program Ashburn Area Running Club, producers of the Loudoun Half, invite you to join us in the following training schedule for the Loudoun Half. This schedule is a guide for novice and experienced half marathoners. The plan allows those with a minimum of 4 -5 mi...

11 weeks out from race day! Have you started your training for the half or LoCo Challenge? Take a peak at our training p...
02/06/2020
Training | Loudoun Half Races

11 weeks out from race day! Have you started your training for the half or LoCo Challenge? Take a peak at our training program to use as a guide, or motivate you to get on it!
Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register.
http://loudounhalf.org/race-info/training/

Below is the Training Program 12 week program Ashburn Area Running Club, producers of the Loudoun Half, invite you to join us in the following training schedule for the Loudoun Half. This schedule is a guide for novice and experienced half marathoners. The plan allows those with a minimum of 4 -5 mi...

Join us for the 7th running of the Loudoun Half Races! BONUS: all those registered by Feb. 14 will receive added RACE SW...
01/27/2020

Join us for the 7th running of the Loudoun Half Races!
BONUS: all those registered by Feb. 14 will receive added RACE SWAG! (even if you are already registered!)
Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register. Price increase coming February 2! Register soon to save!

Price increase coming December 21!Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to take advantage of the early bird pricing!
12/19/2019

Price increase coming December 21!
Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to take advantage of the early bird pricing!

Happy Halloween! Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 Loudoun Half Races! Visit www.LoudounHalf.org  TODAY to register ...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 Loudoun Half Races! Visit www.LoudounHalf.org TODAY to register with special Halloween prices!
8k: $30 (Increases to $40 tomorrow)
Half: $40 (Increases to $55 tomorrow)
LoCo Challenge: $75 (Increases to $95 tomorrow)
Through midnight tonight!

All treats and no tricks on this Halloween Eve! Registration NOW OPEN with special Halloween pricing now through Hallowe...
10/30/2019

All treats and no tricks on this Halloween Eve!
Registration NOW OPEN with special Halloween pricing now through Halloween @ midnight! Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register for the 2020 Loudoun Half Races!

Excited to announce the 2020 dates for the Loudoun Half Races! Registration will open October 31!
10/07/2019

Excited to announce the 2020 dates for the Loudoun Half Races! Registration will open October 31!

Happy Global Running Day! Get out there and celebrate running with a run!
06/05/2019

Happy Global Running Day! Get out there and celebrate running with a run!

Thanks for running with us! Results can be found at www.LoudounHalf.org. (Note: you may need to scroll down to select th...
04/07/2019

Thanks for running with us! Results can be found at www.LoudounHalf.org.

(Note: you may need to scroll down to select the LoCo Half)

Sweet dreams of a PR! LoCo Half start time is 7 AM!Packet pick up and race day registration open at 5:45 AM!
04/06/2019

Sweet dreams of a PR! LoCo Half start time is 7 AM!

Packet pick up and race day registration open at 5:45 AM!

Congrats to our LoCo 8k runners! Great job this morning! Here’s a few pics from our photographer. You can find all pictu...
04/06/2019

Congrats to our LoCo 8k runners! Great job this morning!

Here’s a few pics from our photographer. You can find all pictures from the 8k here:
https://aarc.smugmug.com/Loudoun-Half/2019/8K/

Please share your pics with us!!

(Note: keep taking a peek at the link, more pics will be added)

Thanks for running with us! Results can be found at www.LoudounHalf.org. (note: you may need to scroll down to select th...
04/06/2019

Thanks for running with us! Results can be found at www.LoudounHalf.org.

(note: you may need to scroll down to select the LoCo 8k)

Sleep tight! We'll see you in the morning for the LoCo 8k start at 8 AM.Race Day packet pick up and race day registratio...
04/05/2019

Sleep tight! We'll see you in the morning for the LoCo 8k start at 8 AM.

Race Day packet pick up and race day registration open at 7 AM.

Plan to pick up your packet on Friday between 4 and 7 PM or Saturday between 2 and 6 PM. Race day packet pick up and rac...
04/05/2019

Plan to pick up your packet on Friday between 4 and 7 PM or Saturday between 2 and 6 PM.

Race day packet pick up and race day registration one hour prior to each race.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of the Loudoun Half Races! Plan to visit with with them after the Loco 8k an...
04/04/2019

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of the Loudoun Half Races! Plan to visit with with them after the Loco 8k and/or LoCo Half!

Save $5 to when you register online by noon on April 4 at www.LoudounHalf.org.

Time to get yourself in! Be a part of the LoCo Races! Online registration open through noon Thursday, April 4!Use promo ...
04/03/2019

Time to get yourself in! Be a part of the LoCo Races! Online registration open through noon Thursday, April 4!

Use promo code "LastMin19" and save $5 when you register at www.LoudounHalf.org.

Look for youth athletes from these schools while out on the course for the LoCo 8k and LoCo Half!The Loudoun Half Races ...
04/02/2019

Look for youth athletes from these schools while out on the course for the LoCo 8k and LoCo Half!

The Loudoun Half Races has donated nearly $100,000 to Loudoun County Public Schools track and field/cross country programs over the past 5 years!

Need to get registered visit www.LoudounHalf.org and use promo code "LastMin19" to save $5.

Welcome to Race Week!
04/01/2019

Welcome to Race Week!

03/31/2019
CNY Racing

LoCo Challengers - have you seen this?

Let's get ready to RUN LoCo!

https://www.facebook.com/CNYRacing/videos/269565180588176/

Hey race fans! Run the Loudoun 8k on April 6th and the Loudoun Half Marathon on April 7th and get both medals and their Loco magnetic connector. Bam! #cnyracing #loudounhalf #loudounhalfmarathon #loudouncounty #ashburnva #ashburn #race #marathon #halfmarathon #running #boomerang #runningmedals #challenge Loudoun Half Races

Good info from our partners at Inova Loudoun Hospital.
03/31/2019
Heart Attacks and Women

Good info from our partners at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.

One. Week. To. Go!Taper, sleep, hydrate! ... and see you next weekend!Need to register? Visit www.LoudounHalf.org and us...
03/30/2019

One. Week. To. Go!
Taper, sleep, hydrate! ... and see you next weekend!

Need to register? Visit www.LoudounHalf.org and use promo code "LastMin19" for a $5 savings!

8k, LoCo Mile Fun Run, Half Marathon, and the LoCo Challenge make up a weekend of LoCo running fun!8k/Half Marathon fini...
03/26/2019

8k, LoCo Mile Fun Run, Half Marathon, and the LoCo Challenge make up a weekend of LoCo running fun!

8k/Half Marathon finishers will receive Ashburn Area Running Club - AARC finishers' swag as we celebrate 15 years of running!

Use promo code "LastMin19" when you register at www.LoudounHalf.org!

We are looking forward to seeing you TWO weeks to go! Not yet registered? Plan to join us for the LoCo Mile Fun Run, LoC...
03/23/2019

We are looking forward to seeing you TWO weeks to go!

Not yet registered? Plan to join us for the LoCo Mile Fun Run, LoCo 8k, LoCo Half, and a few spaces remain in the LoCo Challenge!

Use promo code "LastMin19" to save $5 on your last minute decision to join in the LoCo Fun!! Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register!

Bring your youth athletes out on Sunday, April 7 for the Loudoun Half's Kids' HEP Events put on by the Ashburn Elite Tra...
03/20/2019

Bring your youth athletes out on Sunday, April 7 for the Loudoun Half's Kids' HEP Events put on by the Ashburn Elite Track & Field Club!
The Kids' HEP is free with participants receiving medals for completing all five events!
Plan to join us from 8 AM - 10 AM on the turf at Broad Run High School!

Yikes - the price jumps tomorrow! Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register before the price increase for one of our FOUR ra...
03/15/2019

Yikes - the price jumps tomorrow!
Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register before the price increase for one of our FOUR racing experiences!

Registered runners of the #LoCo8k, #LoCoHalf, and #LoCoChallenge receive commemorative tech race t-shirt, finishers' medal and NEW for 2019 additional finishers' swag!

#GoLoCoWithUs! #PriceIncreaseIsComing! #OneLoudoun #BroadRunHighSchool!

We are happy to announce our 2019 school beneficiaries! In 5 years of producing the Loudoun Half Races, the Ashburn Area...
03/14/2019

We are happy to announce our 2019 school beneficiaries!

In 5 years of producing the Loudoun Half Races, the Ashburn Area Running Club - AARC has donated $97,000 to Loudoun County Public Schools Track & Field/Cross Country programs to assist youth athletes in their running goals!

Thank you to our participants and sponsors for your continued support!

Be a part of the LoCo craze and register to run at www.LoudounHalf.org before March 16 to beat the price increase!

03/12/2019

Join us on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday April 7 for the LoCo Races! 8k, LoCo Mile, Half Marathon, & the LoCo Challenge! Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register! Price Increase March 16.

It's T-shirt Tuesday! Here's a look at your Loudoun Half Races' 8k, Half, and LoCo Challenge commemorative race shirts! ...
03/12/2019

It's T-shirt Tuesday! Here's a look at your Loudoun Half Races' 8k, Half, and LoCo Challenge commemorative race shirts!
and NEW for 2019 - in addition to your medal, finishers' swag surprise for each 8k and Half finisher!
Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register! Price increase March 16! #TshirtTuesday #LoCoRaces #BeatThePriceIncrease!

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LoCo Challenge complete! Social distance style 👍. Leah Brewster and I did the 8k on 4/17 and Half this morning. All willpower and a huge sense of accomplishment!
I did my 8K today in Florida! :) Super hot here in the 90s. Have fun with your Virtual runs! 🏃🏿‍♀️
Don't miss your chance to meet the mighty Chewbacca just past milepost 2 in the 8k (and just before milepost 4 in the 1/2). Free high fives, hugs and photos. For you elite runners, the subtle glance out of the corner of your eye is welcome!
Hi! Do you anticipate that race day registration will be available for the half marathon on Sunday?
Where can I check to see if I have registered for the 8k? I couldn't find a spot on the website. Thanks!
I just signed up for the Half Marathon in April and will be joining Claire JB again! Wahoo! 😃
Perfect Weather for Loudoun Half Race Weekend! On your mark! Get set! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Is it possible to walk the 8k? I am still not allowed to run but I am thinking of walking instead.
Sadly, I need to switch from the Half to the 8k race. How is this done?
I was just wondering if the 8k and/ or half marathon course are stroller friendly...?
Who's in? Don't let the price increase get cha!