Run For The Dream

  • 5K Run/Walk:  May 29, 2015 6:30pm
  • 8K Run/Walk:  May 30, 2015 7:00am
  • Kids Fun Run:   May 30, 2015 9:00am
  • Half Marathon: May 31, 2015 7:00am
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Countdown to May 29, 2015

NEW in 2015!

It's with great excitement that we are announcing the expansion of the Run for the Dream event. The 2015 event will still feature the Run for the Dream Half Marathon on Sunday, and the 8K Run/Walk on Saturday, but this year it will all start on Friday evening with a 5K Run/Walk event on the William & Mary campus. The 5K will begin at 6:30pm. With the addition of the 5K event will also come the addition of a Thursday packet pick-up time, from 4pm-7pm at the Woodlands Conference Center.

Adding the new 5K on Friday also means an additional multi-race challenge. We will still be offering the very popular Patriot's Challenge (8K & Half Marathon), and new to this year will be the WARRIOR Challenge (5K, 8K, Half Marathon), in which participants will run a combined 21.17 miles. 

Check out the 5K and Warrior Challenge pages for more details!


Don't miss out on your FREE Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg tickets! There are just over 700 tickets available for Busch Gardens and 1,500 available for Colonial Williamsburg! 


Patriot Running Festival

With the expansion of the weekend, we felt the weekend really needed a title that would be inclusive of all of the events, as well as capture the essence of its location in Williamsburg, thus the Patriot Running Festival. The Run for the Dream Half Marathon will continue to be the featured event of the festival. 


Book Your Stay Today

If you are traveling in to town for the weekend, be sure to book your stay at an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel, the Official Race Hotels of the Patriot Running Festival. What is better than rolling out of bed and walking to the start line, located on the grounds of the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites. The budget-friendly Governor's Inn is also within walking distance, located less than a mile from the start! Or choose to stay at the upscale Williamsburg Lodge which is just steps away from the Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary City and walking distance to William and Mary. Special rates are available at each property and as a Colonial Williamsburg hotel guest you'll enjoy a range of extra benefits including free wi-fi and complimentary self-parking. For more information visit the official race hotels page.


2014 Pictures are available

Find your personal Run for the Dream race pictures brought to you by Capstone Photography!

CLICK HERE to check them out now.



Register now for the 2015 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!
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