Virginia Creeper Marathon


27th Annual Virginia Creeper Marathon 

Hosted by the State of Franklin Track Club

Sunday, April 6, 2025 - 8:00 AM

Virginia Creeper Trail - Abingdon, VA

Non-refundable, non-transferable entry fee: $15   Entry Form

Due to the nature of the course and support facilities, race management reserves the right to limit the race-day field to 100 runners. 

Please note: this is a low-key, low-frills event.  Amenities are minimal.

Race memento given to race-day participants.

Awards presented to the top finisher, male and female and to the top (1) finisher in the following age groups, male and female:
29-under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.


Our course is pleasantly scenic.  The race starts and finishes on the Virginia Creeper Trail near the Abingdon Trailhead which is at the junction of Green Springs Road and the Virginia Creeper Trail, at 300 Green Springs Road, Abingdon, Virginia.  The race is run on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a former railroad bed.  The Trail is flat to gentle grade, with a soft running surface (plus the occasional wooden trestle).  This course is two out-and-back segments on the Trail.  The first turnaround is approximately 1 mile south of the Alvarado Station Trailhead, the second turn around is approximately .1 miles from the Abingdon Trialhead, and the third turnaround is at the Watauga Trailhead.  Runners come to/thru the Watauga Trailhead three times (miles 3.6, 15.6, 22.6) and the Alvarado Station Trailhead twice (approx. miles 8.5 and 10.7).  Those locations have car/parking access which makes them wonderful spots for family and friends to photograph and cheer their runners on to an excellent finish.  Aid stations (every 3 - 3.5 miles) and the finish line will have water, sports drink, refreshments and homemade goodies.

For additional information, contact

Donna Bays, Race director

(423) 530-4706