About the Windsor Castle Races
The Windsor Castle races are at Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield, VA. This is your chance to get in some great summer heat training on a 3.1 mile trail with about 150 ft gain per loop. Want to run but the whole event? Try out the Mini Windsor (2 hours) or Half Windsor (5 hours). We also have a 5k race. (Teams aren’t available for the mini, half, or 5k.)
Come out and race the course to see how many miles you can get or just enjoy time on your feet and getting some nice miles walking and running.
This is a low-key event, but it is chip timed.
Runners are able to set up chairs or tents (no larger than 10x10) close to the trail.
There is a solo runner option and a team option (10 hour only). No additional cost to field a team of up to 6 runners. You can register as a solo runner and switch to a team later. To field a team you need a team captain and a team name (family friendly name, please).
We are also offering a Rucking option for each event. Ruckers are asked to have a minimum of 10 pounds in their backpack/rucksack. Want to learn more about rucking? Check out this helpful site! https://www.goruck.com/pages/what-is-rucking. We are unable to provide refunds.
About the run itself
Parking Opens: 5:15 am
Packet Pick Up: 5:45 am - 6:40 am
Races start: 7:00 am.
10 hour Race end: 5:00 pm
Chip timed event!
Stocked aid station to include: water, coke, chips, gummy snacks, granola bars, cookies, freeze pops.
Although the loop is only 3.1 miles, it is June so it’ll be hot and most likely very humid. All runners are strongly encouraged to have a hydration device while running. The trail goes through both shaded areas as well as open spaces.
The loop is 3.1 miles and covers a very easy, navigable trail loop. The trail is a smooth, groomed trail that’s packed dirt with some small, packed gravel in areas, but mostly dirt all the way around. There are two street crossings, however there is very minimal traffic in this area. The course will be marked. It is an open park so there will be others on the course.
Runners are able to set up chairs or tents (no larger than 10x10) close to the trail. There is plenty of space to spread out in the tent area.
Early optional packet pick up to be announced.
There are awards for the top women and men finishers in all events, along with a home-made finisher's medal for all runners. Awards for the top 3 teams with most miles, too. Awards will also be mailed for age groups. If there is a tie in miles, the award will go to the runner who ran the miles the quickest. ALL finishers get a finisher's item.
About Windsor Castle Park and Facilities On Site
Windsor Castle Park is a wonderful park located in the Town of Smithfield. You can read about the park here: http://www.windsorcastlepark.com
Event's current local time: 11:22 PM ET
If you've not visited the Town of Smithfield before or Isle of Wight County, please consider checking it out and staying for the weekend and supporting local businesses. It's a lovely place to visit. https://www.genuinesmithfieldva.com There will be a lot to do in the town and county the weekend of June 8. If you have family or friends that might want to cheer you on they'll definitely want to check out everything that's happening in the community. It's also super close to other wonderful tourist destinations if you're looking to make this a "race-cation", such as Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and Virginia Beach.