Athletic and General Events

A permit is required for all athletic events, including 5K and 10K races, walkathons, track meets, etc., and should be requested at least 30 days in advance. Please complete the Special Use Application at the link below and return it to:

Permits Coordinator
Petersburg National Battlefield
1539 Hickory Hill Rd.
Petersburg, VA 23803

PETE's policy and application for Special Use Permit (10/2018)

Link to Trail Map

Preapproved 5K routes from the Eastern Front Visitor Center parking lot and Mahone Avenue parking lot. (Participants that wish to use the Mahone Parking Lot must have a pass or approval to enter Fort Lee Army Base.)

For questions, contact the Permits Coordinator at (804) 732-3571 ext. 116 or e-mail

Last updated: October 16, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803


(804) 732-3531 x0

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