THE RUN: This low-key event is being sponsored by the Virginia Happy Trail Running Club to encourage women to participate in trail running. Many of the organized trail races held in the area each year involve much longer distances, so this is an opportunity to learn if this form of running appeals to you. Trail running is slower than running on pavement or asphalt. So plan to kick back, enjoy the scenery, watch your footing, stay on the course, and remember...
"No Guts, No Glory"
TIME & PLACE: 8:30 AM Start on Saturday, September 11, 1999, at Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax County, VA. Course will close at 12:30.
COURSE: Forested, rolling terrain. 100% trail. Storms immediately preceding the event will effect stream crossings and some sections of the trail.
REGISTRATION: $18 (non-refundable) if postmarked not later than August 31, 1999. $20 thereafter. You may enter on race day, but entries will close at 8:00 AM. Mail entry form, with checks payable to VHTRC, to: WDF Half Marathon, c/o Jeanne Christie, CYC #67, 1000 Water St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. Registration limited to 150. WDF Registration Form
PACKET PICKUP: At race site from 7:00 to 8:00 AM Saturday.
AWARDS AND PRIZES: Awards to the top three women finishers. Additional prizes distributed after the race. Top male finisher will receive a token prize. Long-sleeved T-shirts awarded to participants.
PRACTICE RUNS!!! August 22 and 28 at 8:30 a.m. In response to popular demand, practice runs are scheduled. It is possible to run 6, 10, or 13 miles. Call to indicate you will be participating. Photos from the first training run.
HELP A RUNNER WITHOUT A CAR: For some runners, it's difficult to get to Fountainhead Regional Park. If you can give someone a ride, please check out the VHTRC Message Board to see if there is someone whom you can help. Need a ride? Post a message on the board.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact co-race directors: Jeanne Christie (301) 292-6316 (H) or Sharon Jans (703) 281-3162 (H).
The Womens' Distance Festival Half Marathon is a VHTRC event. It is sponsored by the Road Runners Club of American, Runners World Magazine, Moving Comfort, Fleet Feet Virginia , and Boot Camp for Women.
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DIRECTIONS TO FOUNTAINHEAD REGIONAL PARK:
From I-495: Exit 5, Braddock Road west to double left turn lane: left onto Burke Lake Road to juncture with Ox Road and continue straight as Burke Lake Road becomes Clifton Road to 4-way stop at Wolf Run Shoals: turn left onto Wolf Run Shoals, and left again onto Henderson Road; right onto Hampton Road; right onto Fountainhead Park; to parking lot about one mile into park on the right.
From I-95: Occoquan Exit to Route 123 (becomes Ox Road); left at a diagonal onto Hampton Road; left into Fountainhead Park; go to parking lot about one mile into park on right. (If you miss the Hampton Road turn, Henderson Road is further up Ox Road--turn left onto Henderson and left again onto Hampton Road. Turn Right into Fountainhead Park.)
WDF Registration Form