Fountainhead Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run

May 19, 2024


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Fountainhead Course Description

The Fountainhead Half Marathon+ and 10K+ courses are absolutely tough and they are absolutely beautiful. Fountainhead Regional Park, in Fairfax County, VA, is only 30 minutes outside of Washington D.C. and has an extremely remote feel for being so close to a major metropolitan area.  The half marathon(+) course includes a 6-mile long stretch of the Bull-Run Occoquan Trail (BROT) from Fountainhead to Bull Run Marina as well as three seldom used side trails along the BROT.  The 10K(++) course uses a shorter section of the BROT and one of the side trails…yes…it’s the one with the really epic climb!

Race day information sent to racers

Race is SOLD OUT…no race day registration.

There are 4 aid stations on the 10K course and 7 aid stations on the half marathon course.  All aid stations have water and Gatorade.  The aid station at about mile 7 on the half marathon course has snacks and and a portajohn.

Race Date: Sunday May 19, 2024
Start Time: 8:00am (HM+), 8:20 (10K++)
Location: Fountainhead Park in Fairfax Station, VA
Course Length:
6.9 miles (10K++) OR 13.5ish miles (HM+)
Elevation Gain: 700 feet OR 1,400 feet

Fountainhead finisher medal
Fountainhead t-shirt

Registration Fees

Half Marathon

  • $70 – New year (through 1/1)
  • $75 – Early (through 2/19)
  • $80 – Regular (through 4/19)
  • $85 – Late (through 5/18)
  • $90 – Race day (if available)


  • $50 – New year (through 1/1)
  • $55 – Early (through 2/19)
  • $57.50 – Regular (through 4/19)
  • $60 – Late (through 5/18)
  • $65 – Race day (if available)

Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, sweet finisher medal, professional race operations, free race photos, chip timing, wonderful volunteer support, medical support, breakfast burritos… yum!, and a race t-shirt you’ll love.

Race Day Schedule

6:30am – check-in opens
7:50am – Half marathon pre-race briefing
8:00am – Half marathon starts
8:10am – 10K pre-race briefing
8:20am – 10K++ starts
9:30am – Post-race food available
10:20am – 10K++ awards
11:00am – Kids race **
11:20am – Half marathon awards

** Kids race is for ages 2-11. We split into age groups and run short out and back race. Kids who participate can pick from the Treasure Box.




Backyard Burn at Laurel Hill

9601 Ox Rd
Lorton, VA 22079


Fountainhead Regional Park
10875 Hampton Rd.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

From Interstate 66:

  • Take I-66 to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway – formerly Rt 7100). * Exit at 55A SOUTH toward Springfield.
  • Travel south on Rt. 286 for approx. 6 miles.
  • Exit onto Rt. 123 SOUTH (Ox Rd.) for approx. 3 miles.
  • Right onto Henderson Rd.
  • Left on Hampton Rd.
  • Right into park.
  • Continue to the upper parking lot on the right.
  • Follow the signs to parking and check-in.

From Interstate 95:

  • Exit I95 and take Rt. 123 NORTH for approx. 4.5 miles.
  • Left on Hampton Rd. for approx. 3 miles.
  • Left into park.
  • Continue to the upper parking lot on the right.
  • Follow the signs to parking and check-in.

Race Rules

  • Portable music players or any device requiring in-ear headphones are not permitted.
  • Outside assistance is only permitted within 50 meters of an aid station.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front and must be visible at all times.
  • Half marathon racers must maintain a minimum pace that will allow for a 4 hour maximum finish.
  • Pets and Pacers are not allowed on the course.
  • Baby strollers are not permitted on the course.
  • Respect other racers, volunteers, race staff, and the environment. No littering.
  • Poor sportsmanship may result in disqualification.
  • Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the race.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Age Groups

Men, Women, Non-Binary – 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79

Ready to Race?