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Driving Directions & Parking

  VIRGINIA MAP
  Map of Virginia, showing the location of Browntown and the Greasy-Gooney 10K
 
 
 
  REGIONAL MAP
  Map of the area around Front Royal, Browntown, Linden, Strasburg, and the northern section of Shenandoah National Park
 
 
 
  MAP OF BROWNTOWN
  (Click here for a more detailed view)
  Map of Browntown, Virginia
 
Browntown is located at the intersection of Route 649 (Browntown Road) and Route 613 (Bentonville Road) in southern Warren County, Virginia, about eight miles south of Front Royal. Parking, registration, and the finish line will all be within a stone's throw of this intersection.

See the three maps at right for detailed views of the area, and scroll down this page for detailed driving directions and links to online maps!

Registration location
Our registration tables will be set up either outside near the finish line or inside at the Browntown Community Center, depending on the weather on race day. (Bathroom access, as always, will be at the Community Center, and we may also have a couple portable toilets available outside in case the Community Center plumbing gets overwhelmed.)

Parking
Our parking options are somewhat limited by the small size of Browntown, but we will have a few specific areas designated for parking on race day (shown on the map of Browntown at lower right). As we've done over the past few years, we'll place yellow "PARKING" signs in front of these areas, and we'll have a couple intrepid volunteers directing you as to where to park. Your cooperation with our parking volunteers will be greatly appreciated! (We'll also have a few "NO PARKING" signs placed in certain spots, so that nobody parks where they're not supposed to-- particularly in front of the Browntown Community Center or at our small staging area across the road from the Baptist Church.)

Maps & directions
Online maps of Browntown can be found via...
  Google Maps Google Maps (road & satellite)
  Bing Maps Bing Maps (road & satellite)
  MapQuest MapQuest (road & satellite)
  ACME Mapper ACME Mapper (road, satellite, topo)
  HERE Maps HERE Maps (road & satellite)
  OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap (road)
  Yandex Maps Yandex Maps (дорожная карта)
  ViaMichelin ViaMichelin (road & satellite)
  Waze Waze (road & traffic)
If you're using standalone map software or a GPS device to find Browntown, the address "1 Browntown Road, Browntown, VA 22610" (or the decimal coordinates "38.81111, -78.23365", or the mapcode "US-VA 4LB.M5X") will get you there. (Note to Waze users: You may have difficulty getting a consistent cell signal in and around Browntown itself.)

While the specific driving directions provided below are quite detailed, getting to Browntown is actually not that difficult. For most of you, it'll involve hooking up with Route 340, following 340 to/through Front Royal, turning onto Route 649 (Browntown Road), and following 649 for 7.6 miles to Browntown. It's just that simple! (Folks coming from the southwest will take Route 340 to Bentonville and follow Route 613 [Bentonville Road] for 5.6 miles to Browntown.)

Note: Routes 649 and 613 are winding two-lane roads with many hills and curves. Some sections can be prone to foggy conditions in the early morning hours. Deer, bears, and other animals cross the road with some frequency. Please drive carefully and don't speed! (To emphasize the point: While driving home from pre-marking the course a couple days before the 2012 race, the race director just barely missed hitting a deer that leaped out in front of his car with no warning.)

Here are detailed driving directions to Browntown from various locations in the northern Virginia region:

From Winchester & points north:
Take I-81 south to exit 300 (left exit) and get on I-66 eastbound. In 6.5 miles, take exit 6 (Front Royal, Routes 340/522), bear right off the exit ramp, and follow Route 340 south into Front Royal. In 1.8 miles, turn left at a stoplight (onto W. 14th St.) to continue following Route 340 southbound. In 0.2 miles, the road will curve sharply to the right and become Royal Avenue (still Route 340!). Get in the right lane, and in 0.4 miles, continue straight through a stoplight to stay on Royal Avenue/Route 340. Keep going straight for another 1.8 miles through Front Royal, eventually leaving town and passing the entrance to Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive. Take the next left (about a quarter mile past Skyline Drive, at a new stoplight) onto Route 649 (Browntown Road), and follow Route 649 for 7.6 miles to Browntown.

From Berryville, Charles Town, & points northeast:
Follow Route 340 south towards Front Royal. After going about 11 miles beyond Berryville, turn left at a stoplight at Double Tollgate (across from Dinosaur Land) to continue following Route 340 south. In 7½ miles, you'll pass under I-66. 1.9 miles beyond that, turn left at a stoplight (onto W. 14th St.) to continue following Route 340 southbound. In 0.2 miles, the road will curve sharply to the right and become Royal Avenue (still Route 340!). Get in the right lane, and in 0.4 miles, continue straight through a stoplight to stay on Royal Avenue/Route 340. Keep going straight for another 1.8 miles through Front Royal, eventually leaving town and passing the entrance to Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive. Take the next left (about a quarter mile past Skyline Drive, at a new stoplight) onto Route 649 (Browntown Road), and follow Route 649 for 7.6 miles to Browntown.

From Leesburg & northern Loudoun County:
Take Route 7 west towards Winchester. Exit at Berryville to follow Route 340 south, then follow the "From Berryville" directions above.

From Manassas, Fairfax, Washington, & points east:
Follow I-66 west to exit 13 (Linden, Routes 79/55). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left (at the new exit ramp stoplight), then at the next stoplight in 0.2 miles, turn right onto Route 55. Follow Route 55 for 5.3 miles into Front Royal (past Burger King, McDonald's, Spelunker's, etc.). Eventually Route 55 comes to a "T" intersection at Route 340. Turn left at the stoplight onto Route 340 and follow it for about half a mile. After passing the entrance to Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive, take the next left (at a new stoplight) onto Route 649 (Browntown Road). Follow Route 649 for 7.6 miles to Browntown.

From Luray & the southern Page Valley:
Head north on Route 340 for about 14½ miles to Bentonville, and turn right onto Route 613 (Bentonville Road). Follow Route 613 for 5.6 miles to Browntown, where the road comes to a "T" intersection at Route 649 (Browntown Road), just past O.J. Rudacille's store. The Baptist Church parking lot will be directly in front of you, or you can turn left to park in the smaller lot on the right-hand side (a couple hundred feet after the turn).

From Harrisonburg, New Market, and the southern I-81 corridor:
Take I-81 to exit 264 (New Market, Route 211) and follow Route 211 east for 14.6 miles. About two miles beyond Luray Caverns, exit off of the Route 211 bypass onto Route 340 north. Follow Route 340 north for 13.8 miles to Bentonville, and turn right onto Route 613 (Bentonville Road). Continue on Route 613 for 5.6 miles to Browntown, where the road comes to a "T" intersection at Route 649 (Browntown Road), just past O.J. Rudacille's store. The Baptist Church parking lot will be directly in front of you, or you can turn left to park in the smaller lot on the right-hand side (a couple hundred feet after the turn).

From Culpeper, Sperryville, & Rappahannock County:
From Culpeper, follow Route 522 north to Sperryville. From Sperryville, continue north on Route 522 for 8.1 miles, then turn left at Massies Corner to keep heading north on Route 522 towards Front Royal for another 14½ miles. Upon reaching Front Royal, turn left at a stoplight onto Route 55 west (there's a KFC on the near right corner). Follow Route 55 for 0.6 miles to a "T" intersection and turn left at the stoplight onto Route 340 south. After passing the entrance to Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive in about half a mile, take the next left (at a new stoplight) onto Route 649 (Browntown Road). Follow Route 649 for 7.6 miles to Browntown.

How far is Browntown from...?

 
city distance est. drive time
Bentonville, VA6 miles10 minutes
Front Royal, VA8 miles17 minutes
Linden, VA15 miles30 minutes
Luray, VA20 miles28 minutes
Strasburg, VA21 miles40 minutes
Boyce, VA25 miles46 minutes
Stephens City, VA26 miles45 minutes
Washington, VA26 miles40 minutes
Marshall, VA28 miles43 minutes
Berryville, VA32 miles54 minutes
Sperryville, VA32 miles48 minutes
Winchester, VA33 miles55 minutes
The Plains, VA33 miles48 minutes
New Market, VA34 miles55 minutes
Woodstock, VA34 miles55 minutes
Middleburg, VA37 miles1 hr. 5 min.
Warrenton, VA41 miles58 minutes
Wardensville, WV43 miles1 hr. 15 min.
Charles Town, WV44 miles1 hr. 12 min.
Elkton, VA45 miles1 hour
Purcellville, VA47 miles1 hr. 18 min.
Harpers Ferry, WV50 miles1 hr. 18 min.
Culpeper, VA51 miles1 hr. 10 min.
Manassas, VA53 miles1 hr. 8 min.
Harrisonburg, VA53 miles1 hr. 15 min.
Leesburg, VA57 miles1 hr. 24 min.
Martinsburg, WV57 miles1 hr. 10 min.
Fairfax, VA62 miles1 hr. 15 min.
 
city distance est. drive time
Moorefield, WV65 miles1 hr. 35 min.
Reston, VA66 miles1 hr. 30 min.
Ashburn, VA69 miles1 hr. 35 min.
Dumfries, VA70 miles1 hr. 30 min.
Berkeley Spr., WV70 miles1 hr. 35 min.
Frederick, MD71 miles1 hr. 40 min.
Romney, WV74 miles1 hr. 40 min.
Arlington, VA73 miles1 hr. 30 min.
Waynesboro, VA75 miles1 hr. 45 min.
Washington, DC78 miles1 hr. 35 min.
Fredericksburg, VA78 miles1 hr. 45 min.
Hagerstown, MD78 miles1 hr. 30 min.
Staunton, VA80 miles1 hr. 45 min.
Charlottesville, VA81 miles2 hours
Rockville, MD82 miles1 hr. 40 min.
Greencastle, PA86 miles1 hr. 40 min.
Chambersburg, PA98 miles1 hr. 50 min.
Westminster, MD103 miles2 hrs. 25 min.
Columbia, MD103 miles2 hours
Baltimore, MD114 miles2 hrs. 12 min.
Cumberland, MD114 miles2 hrs. 18 min.
Annapolis, MD116 miles2 hrs. 10 min.
Richmond, VA132 miles2 hrs. 35 min.
Lexington Park, MD140 miles2 hrs. 45 min.
Harrisburg, PA151 miles2 hrs. 40 min.
Kalamazoo, MI592 miles9 hrs. 50 min.
Edmonton, AB2371 mi.40 hours
Perth, Australia11506 mi.a long time!

(Disclaimer: The mileages and drive times listed above are rough estimates. Your results may-- and probably will-- vary! We've tried to err on the conservative side with the drive times. If you spot any glaringly bad estimates, let us know via e-mail.)

If you are left with any questions about where Browntown is or how to get there, just send an e-mail to co-race director/Greasy-Gooney 10K cartographer Karsten Brown!


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