Burkes Garden is the location of a scenic half-marathon called "The Varmint." The race is named after a peculiarly large coyote that was killing sheep in the valley in 1952. As the story goes, this varmint was difficult to catch or kill, so a professional big game hunter was called in to get the beast. They eventually did get it. The coyote itself can be viewed at nearby Crab Orchard Museum.
This is the 22nd annual half marathon and 5K that runs through beautiful Burkes Garden, VA. It begins at the Burkes Garden Community Center.
Race Day Schedule:
6:30 a.m. - 13.1 Non-competitive Walk
7:50 am - wheelchair start
8:00 am - The Varmint 1/2 Marathon & 5K
8:10 am - 5K Race
11 mile Varmint Dash (12 & under) - NO FEE
SFTC Long Distance Series/ Special finisher's medal for 1/2 marathon and Sheep Trophies!
Pre-Registration by May 29, 2015 online, $2 Discount. Only pre-registered runners are guaranteed a shirt. (Regular Registration is between May 30 & June 13)
Contact Charity McDaniel 276-979-8044 for more information.
Admission Fee: Pre-Registration by May 29th the 13.1 $40; 5k $20; Regular Registration the 13.1 $50; 5k $25
Last Updated: 2/11/2015 3:00 PM