Massanutten Training Academy

Run 4: Chocolate Bunny

The Chocolate Bunny is a nighttime run designed to mimic what you’ll experience during MMT. It is a marathon covering miles 70 to 96 of MMT, the section between the two Gap Creek/Jawbone aid stations — some sections of which all MMT runners will do in the dark. While it is the shortest of the Academy training runs (an even marathon), it’s got plenty of challenges including Big Run, Kern’s Mountain, and Bird Knob. Did we mention that it’s at night? The run starts and finishes at the Route 211 parking lot, which is near mile 90 at MMT.

We will meet at the Route 211 parking lot at 6:30 pm with the goal to be running by 7:00 pm. You will need a flashlight (that’s the point).

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This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The VHTRC does not provide medical care for runners at this event. Runners are responsible for their own health, safety, and well being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the course, at any aid station, or at the finish. The club does not supply any medical goods or services, including bandages, splints, antiseptic, or Ibuprofen or any other drugs to maintain the health of runners. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the runners' responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner as soon as possible. Since most of our events are in remote areas, medical care may be far away in distance or time. Each year, runners finish — or are forced to drop out — with scrapes, deep cuts, hematomas, dislocations, and sprains. Runners have experienced cuts, bruises, bee stings, and asthma attacks. This is an event with very real risks.

Last modified: Mar 25, 2015