The Ashburn Area Running Club will hold its sixth running of the Loudoun Half, 8K and one-mile Fun Run on April 6 and 7. The LoCo Challenge, an opportunity to run both the 8K and the Half Marathon, also returns this year.

“We want to encourage a healthy community and the Loudoun Half Races are a great way to get the public moving. Their variety of races provides an option for the beginning or experienced runner,” stated Stacey Metcalfe, director of Government and Community Relations for Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Since 2013, the Loudoun Half Races has donated nearly $100,000 to track and field and cross-country school programs in Loudoun County.

On Saturday, April 6, the 8K and LoCo Mile Fun Run will be held at One Loudoun in Ashburn, starting at 8 a.m. On Sunday, April 7, the 13.1-mile half marathon will be held at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, starting at 7 a.m.

Registration closes April 4. To register and for more details go to