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Loudoun Half Races 8k, Half Marathon, Fun Run, LoCo Challenge Produced by the Ashburn Area Running Club

The Ashburn Area Running Club’s Loudoun Half Races, presented by Inova Heart and Vascular Institute – Schaufeld Family Heart Center, is proud to announce the sixth running of the Loudoun Half, 8k and one mile Fun Run on April 6 and 7. The LoCo Challenge, an opportunity to run both the 8k and the Half Marathon, will be offered again this year.  Named the “2014 & 2015 Best Half Marathon of the Mid-Atlantic Region” by the readers of Competitor Magazine.

“We want to encourage a healthy community and the Loudoun Half Races are a great way to get the public moving. Their variety of races provides an option for the beginning or experienced runner,” said Stacey Metcalfe, Director of Government and Community Relations, Inova Loudoun Hospital.

The schedule:

Saturday, April 6

8 a.m.             8k (4.98 miles)

8:05 a.m.        LoCo Mile Fun Run

Races start and end at One Loudoun, 20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn.

Sunday, April 7

7 a.m.             Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

Race starts and ends at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn.

All runners registered by April 2 are guaranteed to receive a commemorative race tech shirt. Finishers of the 8K and Half Marathon will receive a finishers’ medal when crossing the finish line.  New in 2019, all 8k finishers will receive a finishers’ swag item.


Teams are welcome for the 8k and Half Marathon races.

Since 2013, the Loudoun Half Races has donated nearly $100,000 to Track & Field and Cross Country school programs in Loudoun County.

Registration closes at noon on Thursday, April 4. To register and for more information visit

Media Contacts: Loudoun Half & 8K Race Director,


The Ashburn Area Running Club (AARC) is a non-profit running club for the greater Ashburn area, sanctioned and insured by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).  AARC has been named the Best Running Club in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the readers of Competitor Magazine for 5 years running.

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