Run For The Dream

  • 8K Run/Walk:  May 31, 2014 7:00am
  • Kids Fun Run:   May 31, 2014 9:00am
  • Half Marathon: June 1, 2014 7:00am
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Countdown to May 31, 2014

2014 Registration is open! Register Now

The Run for the Dream is now under the ownership of Flat-Out Events. Based in Newport News, Virginia, Flat-Out Events is an athletic events management company that coordinates races throughout Hampton Roads. Race operations will continue under the direction of Dave McGillivray, the race director of the BAA Boston Marathon, and his company DMSE Sports.



We are happy to announce that we have completed the revisions to the 2014 Run for the Dream Half Marathon and 8K Routes. Click on either the Half or 8K tabs above to view the updated routes. You are in for a treat as these routes capture the charm and beauty that makes Williamsburg so unique. Both races will begin from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center, wind through the colonial area, and finish up in Zable Stadium on the William & Mary campus. In addition, our Half Marathon runners will experience a beautiful stretch on the Carter's Grove Country Road. Both routes will be USATF certified courses.

Here's Why You Run

The Run for the Dream was created in 2011 as a fundraiser for An Achievable Dream, a non-profit organization that operates two nationally recognized K–12 schools in partnership with Newport News Public Schools. Although An Achievable Dream no longer owns the Run for the Dream, the organization will continue as a beneficiary of the event.

“This is an exciting time for An Achievable Dream with the expansion of our program to Virginia Beach in 2014,” said Kathy Edwards, interim president. “As we are growing, staff resources are needed in other capacities. We know that the race is in good hands and will continue to be a success.”

Register now for the 2014 races!
Traveling in from out of town? reserve your room TODAY at one of our official race hotels!
Make the Run for the Dream weekend a true family experience. Williamsburg and the rest of the Historic Triangle offer numerous opportunities for exploration and fun!

Calling all Cheer groups! The Run for the Dream needs you!
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