New webpage for Gwynn’s Island Race

Held in conjunction with the annual Gwynn’s Island Festival in Mathews County, Virginia on the last weekend in June.

Other Fun Facts

Mathews County Visitors

Learn more about the area by visiting the Mathews Visitor Information website at which also includes a full calendar of events and recommended places to eat & stay during your visit. The Gwynn’s Island Museum is just one of the county’s historic sites and sits right next to the festival grounds.

Places to Stay in Mathews

4-Mile Race Course

Start/Finish at Gwynn’s Island Civic Center > Old Ferry Road > Chesapeake Rd > Mad Calf Rd > North Bay Haven > Old Ferry > turnaround at Tin Can Alley > Old Ferry > South Bay Haven > Edwards Landing > turnaround at dock > South Bay Haven > Old Ferry to finish.


The 2020 Race was 4 miles and was held under a new “By Appointment” format where participants raced in a live setting with start times spaced 2 minutes apart for social distancing.

2020 Results

2016 – 2019 Events consisted of three separate races: 8k Race, 5k Race and the Fun Run option. In 2015 (inaugural year), we had 5k & Fun Runs options.

2019 8k Race2019 5k Race2019 Fun Run
2018 8k Race2018 5k Race2018 Fun Run
2017 8k Race2017 5k Race
2016 8k Race2016 5k Race2016 Fun Run
2015 5k Race2015 Fun Run

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