This relatively new 50k takes place on Sunday, day two, of the MLK holiday weekend training runs. Start time is 8 AM, so you can sleep in for the full day on the trails that await. Traditionally, we have run a variant of the “Gap to Gap” section of the MMT course on the southern end of the Massanuttens and for the past several years, we started and ended at the so called “211 East parking”. This 50k is yet another variant on that theme - only it packs a lot more of a punch.
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.