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Getting to Luray
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) – This is the closest airport to our host town of Luray, VA. It’s about an hour drive to Luray, but you can get a rental car on site. While it’s proximity to the race is a plus, flights may be hard to find since it’s a regional airport. Learn more on their website.
Dulles International Airport (IAD) – Your next closest option is Dulles International on the west side of Washington DC. Expect about an hour and a half drive to Luray. While it’s further away, you should easily be able to find a flight to this airport, as well as a rental car. Learn more on their website.
Reagan National Airport (DCA) – A third option is to fly into Reagan National, right along the Patomac on the border of Washington DC. You can expect traffic and about a two hour drive from this airport, but this is a great option for anyone wanting to spend time in DC before or after the race. It’s a big enough airport to easily find flights and car rentals. Learn more on their website.
To get to Luray, you’ll want to take I-81 towards New Market, VA, where you’ll connect with State Route 211 and head east to State Route 340. Head north to Luray.
These are general directions to our host town. Depending on where you’re coming from, there may be faster routes. We recommend using a maps service like Google Maps, or a maps app on your phone to find the best route to Luray.
Here are a few race-specific address if you need them.
Hotels & Camping
These will be large group sites, so if you reserve a spot, you’ll likely have some fellow runners as neighbors! There are bathrooms and showers on site, and we’ll provide group campfires. There aren’t any RV hookups, but we will allow some RVs to stay on site.
Shenandoah National Park: It’s hard to beat camping in the park! You can find a list of campsites on the Shenandoah website. Be sure to check the location of the campground before you book! Shenandoah is a long stretch of land. Try to find a site near the Thornton Gap Entrance Station, if possible.
Luray: This is our host town. The race will end in Luray at Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park, and our expo will be in Luray as well. Any hotel in town will be a good option for this event.
There are also several small towns around Luray, some with motels and B&Bs. Anywhere in the surrounding area is a good option.
New Market: New Market is just 20 minutes from Luray and has several hotel options. It is on the other side of Luray from Shenandoah National Park, but it’s still only about 30 minute drive to Skyline Dr.
Front Royal: Front Royal sits at the north end of Shenandoah National Park, where Skyline Dr. starts. There are plenty of hotel options here. Despite being a 30 minute drive from Luray, it’s a pretty good option if you’re flying into Washington DC.
Booking.com: Booking.com is a travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations. Click this link to begin searching nearby lodging!