Calendar of Past Events

These are past events on the VHTRC calendar. Until an event has a new date in the future, the event will be on this list. To see the list with future events, go to the regular calendar.

Date Event Description Place Sponsor
November 10, 2019 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails below Hemlock Overlook Park.

Clifton, VA Other
November 10, 2019 Jim Schatz Memorial Trail
10 km
Web site

This race is directed by VHTRC member Tom Simonds, on behalf of the Loudoun Road Runners, to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat and Pets for Vets. Formerly the Loudoun Trail 10k; host site is Camp Highroad in Bluemont, about 20 minutes outside of Leesburg.

Bluemont, VA Other
November 9, 2019 Stone Mill
50 miles
Web site

The fall Maryland 50 miler that is run on single-track trails, and for less than $1 per mile. Fun and fast, and noted for its outstanding aid stations.

Poolesville, MD Other
November 9, 2019 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Web site

Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park, this race is put on by the Annapolis Striders.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
November 9, 2019 Canary in the Cave
25 km
Web site

WVMTR event in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia.

Fayetteville, WV Other
November 3, 2019 Fire on the Mountain
50 km
Web site

A challenging, scenic and largely isolated run on the beautiful trails of the Green Ridge State Forest in western Maryland. About 75 percent trails, primarily single-track, and about 25 percent logging road.

Flintstone, MD Other
November 3, 2019 Potomac Heritage
50 km
Web site

The event that proves that there are beautiful trails inside the Beltway. Tentative date for 2019. Entry opens October 1.

Washington, DC VHTRC
November 2, 2019 Mountain Masochist
50 miles
Web site

Virginia's premier fall ultrarunning event is still going strong. The event that gave us the "Horton Mile" is now hosted by Clark Zealand. A tough and notoriously "long" course in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  MMTR is part of the Lynchburg Ultra Series and the Beast Series.

Lynchburg, VA Other
November 2, 2019 Stone Cat Trail Races
50 km
Web site

Put on by the G.A.C. and sponsored by a brewery. What is there not to like about that? After a long and storied run, the 50 miler and its associated marathon are no more.  50k distance only starting in 2019.

Ipswich, MA Other
November 2, 2019 Pinhoti
100 miles
Web site

Point-to-point course on the Pinhoti trail in the Talladega National Forest, east of Birmingham in central Alabama. This race was the Blue Train destination for 2017.

Heflin, AL Other
November 2, 2019 Schaeffer
13.1 miles
Web site

Held at Schaeffer Farms trail near South Germantown Recreational Park, there is a 10k option along with the half marathon.

Germantown, MD Other
October 27, 2019 Tussey Mountainback
50 miles
Web site

Dirt road and pavement course; previous participants speak highly of its beauty. 2019 date will move the race to late October.

State College, PA Other
October 26, 2019 CATs Trail Fest
26.2 miles
Web site

Put on by the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners (CATs) and held on single-track mountain bike trails on the campus of the Miller School, just west of Charlottesville in Albemarle County.  The CATHalf was augmented with the Pounding Creek Marathon in 2018, and for 2019 a Trail 10k has been added.

Charlottesville, VA Other
October 26, 2019 Patapsco Valley
50 km
Web site

Held on the surprisingly rolling trails of Patapsco Valley State Park outside of Baltimore. Brought to you by the VHTRC's Chef Mario Raymond, and the post-race feast is not to be missed.

Baltimore, MD Other
October 20, 2019 Call of the Wilds Mountain Fest
50 km
Web site

Over 7,000 feet of elevation gain in the 50k course; there is a 25k option.

Waterville, PA Other
October 20, 2019 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails of Riverbend Park in suburban Virginia.

Great Falls, VA Other
October 19, 2019 Quad State Quad Buster
46 miles
Web site

You run in four states in one day, traditionally held on the Saturday the weekend before the Marines Corps Marathon. It's a long run over challenging trail - you will have to move with dispatch to finish in daylight. Entry is limited to VHTRC members; and will open a few weeks prior to the run.

Pen Mar, PA VHTRC
October 19, 2019 Uwharrie
100 miles
Web site

Very challenging 100 mile race, with a 100 km option, in the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina. Entry opens on January 1.

Troy, NC Other
October 19, 2019 Wawayanda Wonderful
100 miles
Web site

A four loop 100 miler on a cloverleaf course, this race is held in Wawayanda State Park on the New Jersey boundary with New York.  There are 50km and 50 mile options.

Hewitt, NJ Other
October 19, 2019 Medoc Trail Races
26 miles
Web site

Fairly flat and fast marathon and 10 mile races in Medoc Mountain State Park near Raleigh. Registration is on May 15th, and the race historically has filled quickly.

Hollister, NC Other
October 19, 2019 Trails 4 Tails
50 km
Web site

A weekend full of races in Historic Washington Crossing Park (of Revolutionary War fame) in New Jersey, alongside the Delaware River and the Pennsylvania border. Saturday is the 50k race, and Sunday has a series of shorter races, including "Triple Dog" (combination of the Saturday 50k, with Sunday's 5k and 15k races) and "Double Dog" (5k and 15k races combined) options.

Washington Crossing, NJ Other
October 13, 2019 Green Monster
50 km
Web site

The Green Monster Trail Challenge is held in the mountains of Tioga State Forest in northern Pennsylvania and includes 50k, 25k and 15k distance options.

Wellsboro, PA Other
October 12, 2019 New River Trail
50 km
Web site

There is a 25km option in addition to the 50km, and an early start option.  The race is held on a flat and beautiful rails-to-trails course in southwest Virginia.

Fries, VA Other
October 12, 2019 Indiana Trail
100 miles
Web site

The only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana, held at the Chain O' Lakes State Park. There are also 100 km and 50 miler options. Moving from the spring to the fall in 2018.

Albion, IN Other
October 12, 2019 Oil Creek
100 miles
Web site

This event has concurrent 50K, 100K and 100 mile solo races, registration for these races opens around mid-March.

Titusville, PA Other
October 12, 2019 Cloudsplitter
100 miles
Web site

Held in the Cumberland Mountains in SW Virginia. The 100 miler has a 40 hour cutoff. There are accompanying 100 km, 50 km and 25 km races held concurrently. 

Norton, VA Other
October 12, 2019 No Business
100 miles
Web site

100.8 mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee.  Start/finish is in an abandoned coal mining town.

Stearns, KY Other
October 12, 2019 Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock
50 miles
Web site

50 mile and 50 km races held primarily in Pilot Mountain State Park, utilizing the Sauratown trail system.

King, NC Other
October 11, 2019 West Virginia Trilogy
50 km/50 miles/13.1 miles
Web site

"A triptych of runs on the Eastern Continential Divide" - day one is 50 km, day 2 is 50 miles, and day 3 is a half marathon.  This classic and highly challenging event is in West Virginia's beautiful Monongahela National Forest, with the option to sign up for one race, two races or all three.

Seneca Rocks, WV Other
October 11, 2019 Hot TWOT
100 miles
Web site

A run on the Wild Oak Recreational Trail. Tough and very low key. This is the "Hot TWOT" since it is held during what should be warmer fall weather, but it has often been anything but hot at this time of year on these trails, so be prepared!  For those aiming to run the full 100, plan on a Friday AM start; others generally start on Saturday AM.

Stokesville, VA Other
October 6, 2019 Blues Cruise
50 km
Web site

Race management says of the run: "This Ultra was created to give newcomers to the world of ultra running a relatively easy race to get started."  The race where the term "benign trail" was first coined.

Reading, PA Other
October 6, 2019 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails of Lake Fairfax Park in suburban Virginia.

Reston, VA Other
October 6, 2019 Black Forest
100 km
Web site

The 65 mile course is held in Hyner Run State Park and the Sproul and Tiadaghton State Forests in north central Pennsylvania.  13,400 feet of elevation gain and a 19 hour cut-off for this challenging race.

Hyner, PA Other
October 5, 2019 PB&J Fat Ass 50K
50 km
Web site

A runnable Fat Ass 50km on the easy rolling trails of Prince William Forest Park, directed by the VHTRC's Sarah Curtis.

Triangle, VA VHTRC
October 4, 2019 Grindstone
100 miles
Web site

A challenging 100 miler that is held in the same general location as TWOT, and is the East Coast's Hardrock qualifying race. Grindstone is part of the Beast Series. Note 6 p.m. Friday starting time.

Swoope, VA Other
September 29, 2019 Vermont
50 miles
Web site

50 mile course alternates between roads and trails, with lots of hills.  There is also a mountain bike race, a 50km run and a three-person relay option in the 50 mile run.

Brownsvillle, VT Other
September 29, 2019 National Capital
20 miles
Web site

Classic DC area fall marathon training race, now being held on the C&O Canal Towpath. 5 miler option also available.

Potomac, MD Other
September 28, 2019 Mason District Running Festival
6 hours
Web site

The Mason District Festival is a multiple distance fundraising event (5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, 6 hour, 3 hour, and kids fun run) held in a small park in the middle of Fairfax County. Hosted by the VHTRC's Bernard Pesjak.

Annandale, VA Other
September 28, 2019 Crazy 8
8 Miles
Web site

This is a new event for 2019. Utilizing the Marl Ravine Mountain Bike trail at York River State Park in James City County near Williamsburg. The 8-mile course will be on an out and back trail loop. 

Williamsburg, VA Other
September 28, 2019 Cat's Tail
26.5 miles
Web site

Catskill trail marathon with 7,000 feet of elevation gain.  The race will utilize a wave start.

Shandaken, NY Other
September 28, 2019 Hinson Lake
24 hours
Web site

1.5032-mile loop on a flat dirt path, with numerous wooden bridges, around Hinson Lake in southern North Carolina. Low key and low cost; now with chip timing.

Rockingham, NC Other
September 27, 2019 The Bear
100 miles
Web site

Steep climbs and autumnal colors in the Northern Wasatch Range of northern Utah and southern Idaho.

Logan, UT Other
September 27, 2019 Yeti
100 miles
Web site

30 hour time limit for this popular event in far southwest Virginia, run on a former railroad bed that has been converted into the Virginia Creeper Trail.

Abingdon, VA Other
September 22, 2019 Rick O'Donnell Memorial
5.22 miles
Web site

The VHTRC's Bill Susa hosts this race in Greenbrier State Park. There are two race options.  The 5.22 mile single loop event, or the 8 Hour Ultra Challenge.

Boonsboro, MD Other
September 21, 2019 Barkley Fall Classic
50 km
Web site

No, this is not THAT Barkley.  Instead, this is a (relatively) saner introduction to Frozen Head State Park, the home of the Barkley Marathons. 

Wartburg, TN Other
September 21, 2019 12 Hour Trail Run
12 hours
Web site

A 12 hour run on trails in Prince William Forest National Park.  The loop is 6.5 miles in length with about 650 feet of elevation gain.

Triangle, VA Other
September 21, 2019 Nasty 9 Trail Run
9 miles
Web site

This race will offer two race distances, a challenging nine mile course with over 2000 feet of vertical gain and a 3-4 mile course with about 500 feet of climbing. 100 percent of both courses will be on the awesome single-track of Brushy Hills, a watershed tract outside of Lexington.

Lexington, VA Other
September 21, 2019 Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line
100 miles
Web site

A majority of the course follows the Arizona Trail and the historic Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stage Line route that was in use in the late 19th century.  Many of the aid station locations match the stage line's watering holes. Former VHTRC member Ian Torrence directs this event, which includes a 55k and relay option.

Flagstaff, AZ Other
September 21, 2019 Trails for Tails
40 miles
Web site

5 laps of 8 miles each along the trails and some roads in the Codorus State Park in south-central Pennsylvania.

Hanover, PA Other
September 21, 2019 Table Rock
50 km
Web site

Formerly a 50 miler and 50k, but in 2016 the 50 miler is gone, replaced with a 30k option. Race on a mix of single track, double track and gravel roads through the Pisgah National Forest area in southwestern North Carolina.

Morganton, NC Other
September 21, 2019 Mountain Madness
50 km
Web site

Trail race in Shepherd Lake Recreation Area in New Jersey's Ringwood State Park. 7.77 mile "fun run" option is also available.

Ringwood, NJ Other
September 21, 2019 Boulder Beast
27 miles
Web site

"The rock gardens on this course make coming down from Signal Knob during The Ring a cakewalk." The pre- and post-race festivities include a bottomless stein.

Lock Haven, PA Other
September 15, 2019 Patapsco Trail Fest
26.2 miles
Web site

Sunday is the trail running day for the Trail Fest weekend at Patapsco Valley State Park, with a half marathon and a one mile fun run option in addition to the trail marathon on offer.

Ellicott City, MD Other
September 14, 2019 Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic
50 km
Web site

YUTC is a popular trail race put on by the North East Ohio Trail Club. There is a 25 km option in addition to the 50 km.

Youngstown, OH Other
September 14, 2019 Rock N' The Knob
26 miles
Web site

Known as "Pennsylvania's highest trail race" Rock N' the Knob offers a marathon, half marathon and a 10k distance to choose from.

Claysburg, PA Other
September 7, 2019 Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
40 miles
Web site

Four trail races at Douthat State Park west of Lexington, with distances of 40 miles, marathon, half marathon, and 5 miles to choose from.

Clifton Forge, VA Other
September 7, 2019 Women's Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Web site

The third big event of the VHTRC's race year. A festive run, for women only, held on the southern sections of the beautiful Bull Run Occoquan Trail (including the infamous Do Loop) in Fountainhead Regional Park.

Fairfax Station, VA VHTRC
September 7, 2019 Pine Creek Challenge
100 miles
Web site

Out-n-back race on a rail trail through Pine Creek Gorge, the "Grand Canyon of the East," in northern Pennsylvania.  100 km option.

Wellsboro, PA Other
September 7, 2019 KTA Trail Challenge
50 km
Web site

A "daunting trail challenge" on a point-to-point course using sections of the Mason Dixon and Conestoga trails in York and Lancaster counties. Formerly known as the Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run.

Pequea, PA Other
September 6, 2019 Superior Sawtooth
100 miles
Web site

Three races at this tough event now: the Moose Mountain Marathon, Superior Trail 50 Mile, and Superior Sawtooth 100 Mile. This is the race formerly known as the Superior Trail 100.

Lutsen, MN Other
September 6, 2019 Wasatch Front
100 miles
Web site

At one time, before Hardrock, Wasatch was thought to be the hardest 100 miler. This is the last event in the Grand Slam, and it is challenging and beautiful.

Kaysville, UT Other
September 1, 2019 Labor Pain
12 hours
Web site

5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

Reading, PA Other
August 31, 2019 Iron Mountain
50 miles
Web site

16 mile and 30 mile options as well as the traditional Iron Mountain 50 miler, with staggered start times for each. These races in a beautiful section of southwest Virginia are under the direction of Kevin Townsend.

Damascus, VA Other
August 24, 2019 Shepherd's Spring
100 km
Web site

Hosted by MMT and Catoctin RD Kevin Sayers, and held primarily on the C&O Canal Towpath.  There are 100k, 50k and half marathon options. 

Sharpsburg, MD Other
August 24, 2019 Volunteers Party
Optional
Web site

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club holds an annual afternoon party for members and for the volunteers at its events over the past year. The party recognizes the vital contribution that volunteers make to the success of the club and its events. There is good conversation, bad jokes, and plenty of food and drink.

Carderock, MD VHTRC
August 24, 2019 Cascade Crest
100 miles
Web site

A popular and scenic 100 miler in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Lottery similar to the MMT 100 system will be used to fill the field in early February.

Easton, WA Other
August 24, 2019 Women's Half Marathon Training Run
13 miles
Web site

The second of two practice runs on the Women's Half Marathon course, with group leaders and varying training distances available. Focus is generally on the "Do Loop" section. Open to anyone, including men, but entrants in the Women's Half are particularly urged to join us for this fun run, as are non-entrants who know the course.

Fountainhead Regional Park, VA VHTRC
August 18, 2019 Women's Half Marathon Training Run
13 miles
Web site

The first of two practice runs on the Women's Half Marathon course, with group leaders and varying training distances available. Focus is generally on the "Do Loop" section. Open to anyone, including men, but entrants in the Women's Half are particularly urged to join us for this fun run, as are non-entrants who know the course.

Fountainhead Regional Park, VA VHTRC
August 17, 2019 River Valley Run Trail Festival
15 km
Web site

A very challenging 15k held on the trails of the River Valley Ranch in northern Maryland.  10k and 5k trail options also available. 

Manchester, MD Other
August 17, 2019 Twisted Branch
100 km
Web site

100km race in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Naples, NY Other
August 17, 2019 Maryland HEAT Race
50 km
Web site

A challenging 50k course on single-track trail provides scenic views and rock scrambles in the hilly Patapaco River Valley. 25k option. A BBQ after-party (with vegan option) included in the ticket price.

Columbia, MD Other
August 17, 2019 Leadville
100 miles
Web site

This is the event for those who don't need oxygen to function. The lowest point on the course is 9200 feet. 

Leadville, CO Other
August 13, 2019 Late Summer Meltdown
4 miles
Web site

Last in the CATS summer series of races, another weekday evening event, held on trails near Pen Park, on the northside of Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, VA Other
August 10, 2019 Wildcat Ridge
100 km
Web site

Like most New Jersey Trail Series events, this is a multi-loop race. 10 mile, 50 km, and 50 mile options for this race, held within the Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

Rockaway, NJ Other
August 10, 2019 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

Race series in suburban Maryland.  This 10 km race with 5 km option is held at Little Bennett Regional Park.

Clarksburg, MD Other
August 3, 2019 Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail
50 km
Web site

Out and back run on the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail in the Caledon Natural Area near Fredericksburg.  The 3-H Trail Half Marathon is now included as a shorter option at this event.

King George, VA Other
August 3, 2019 Kanawha Trace
50 km
Web site

Primarily run on the Kanawha Trace trail, and put on by the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners club.  There is are 25 km and 10 km options along with the 50 km.

Barboursville, WV Other
July 27, 2019 Catherines
50 km
Web site

Popular event on the little-used trails in the southern section of the Massanutten Mountains, now under the direction of Dan Aghdam. Registration through the VHTRC online signup system will open Monday July 1 for the 2019 race.

Luray, VA VHTRC
July 27, 2019 Running with the Devil
12 hours
Web site

Postponed until 2019. 2 mile loop at Mountain Creek ski resort with over 900 feet of elevation gain/loss on each loop. 3 hour and 6 hour options also available.

Vernon, NJ Other
July 27, 2019 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

Part of the Blue Crab Bolt series of races. This 10 km race with a 5 km option is held on the trails at Schaeffer Farms in suburban Maryland.

Germantown, MD Other
July 21, 2019 Rosaryville
50 km
Web site

Flat and fast race in Rosaryville State Park in Maryland.  There are also 10km, 10 mile, and 25km options.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
July 20, 2019 Conococheague Fat Ass
50 km
Web site

50 km race in the Tuscarora State Forest, Perry County, which is located in south central Pennsylvania.

New Germantown, PA Other
July 20, 2019 Catoctin
50 km
Web site

The run you love to hate. Tough, rocky trail, great support and post-run activities. Entry opens after June 1 and will fill fairly quickly.  There is also a 25k point-to-point race, with a later start, for veterans age 52 or older.

Frederick, MD Other
July 20, 2019 Vermont
100 miles
Web site

One of the oldest 100 mile runs. Beautiful countryside, friendly management, and a runnable course. 100 km option is also available.

Woodstock, VT Other
July 20, 2019 Tahoe Rim Trail
100 miles
Web site

This race promises lovely views of Lake Tahoe from the low-rent side of the border.  50 miler and 55 km options also available.

Carson City, NV Other
July 13, 2019 Boar’s Head Resort Turn & Burn
4.65 Miles
Web site

Latest race in the Charlottesville Summer Trail running series, held on the hilly trails in and around the Boars Head Inn west of Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, VA Other
July 13, 2019 Viaduct Trail Ultramarathon
100 miles
Web site

This Fat Ass 100 miler is comprised of four 25-mile laps of this rail-to-trail course.  There is also a 50 mile option.

Lanesboro, PA Other
July 6, 2019 Finger Lakes Fifties
50 miles
Web site

Series of races in Finger Lakes National Forest in western New York state. The 25 km, 50 km, and 50 mile races all share the same loop course. Registration opens on January 1 and tends to fill quickly.

Hector, NY Other
July 6, 2019 Cacapon 12 Hour Challenge
12 hours
Web site

This 12 hour run involves 5-mile loops on single track trails in Cacapon State Park

Berkeley Springs, WV Other
June 30, 2019 Buckeye Trail
50 km
Web site

Trail race in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located just south of Cleveland.

Brecksville, OH Other
June 29, 2019 Night Train
50 km
Web site

The course for this Central Virginia event is a double out and back, held on a rail to trail crushed gravel path that crosses the famous High Bridge twice.  New in 2018 is a half marathon option.

Farmville, VA Other
June 29, 2019 Lost Turkey
50 km
Web site

Run on trails in and near Blue Knob State Park in central Pennsylvania.  The point-to-point races include the 50k and a half marathon distance.

Blue Knob, PA Other
June 28, 2019 Black Hills
100 miles
Web site

A challenging 100 mile race in the Black Hills of South Dakota. There are two other offered race distances (100 km or 50 miles).

Sturgis, SD Other
June 22, 2019 Manitou's Revenge
54 miles
Web site

In the summertime you know you want to run in the Catskills. This very challenging 54 miler is run on the same trails as the popular Escarpment race. The cut off is 24 hours.

Maplecrest, NY Other
June 22, 2019 Catamount
50 km
Web site

There is a 25 km option.  The 50 km is a two-loop course on a wide, hard-packed trail system located below Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak.

Stowe, VT Other
June 22, 2019 Many on the Genny
40 Miles
Web site

A 40 mile trail ultra using both sides of the famous gorge in Letchworth State Park of western New York, an area that is often called the Grand Canyon of the East.

Mount Morris, NY Other
June 22, 2019 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

First in a summer trail running series in suburban Maryland.  This 10 km race with a 5 km option is held on the trails of Seneca Creek State Park.

Gaithersburg, MD Other
June 22, 2019 Mason-Dixon Longest Day Challenge
100 km
Web site

An invitational Delaware Trail Dawgs point-to-point run along the challenging Mason-Dixon line trail, with a goal of completing the entire 100k+ distance during the daylight of the longest Saturday of the year.

Susquehanna State Park, MD Other
June 15, 2019 Eastern Divide
50 km
Web site

A race on the Cascade Crest trail at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, near Blacksburg (where Dirty Dancing was filmed in the late 1980s).

Pembroke, VA Other
June 14, 2019 Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
60 miles
Web site

Three straight days of trail races in the Chattanooga area, with Day 1 on Raccon Mountain (18 miles), Day 2 on Lookout Mountain (22 miles) and the final day Signal Mountain (20 miles).

Chattanooga, TN Other
June 11, 2019 OH!lly
5 km
Web site

A weekday evening 5k on the trails of the University of Virginia's Observatory Hill, put on by the CATs.

Charlottesville, VA Other
June 8, 2019 OSS/CIA Night Run
50 miles
Web site

Challenging night run, held on a 25+ mile loop on primarily single track trail in Prince William Forest Park.  There is also a single-loop 25 mile race option.

Prince William Forest, VA Other
June 2, 2019 Fountainhead
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon with a 10 km option at Fountainhead Regional Park; another in the Backyard Burn series of races.

Fairfax Station, VA Other
June 1, 2019 Ran It With Janet
50 km
Web site

Three loops on the very historic Manassas National Battlefield Park trails.  The Janet that you Ran It with is Janet Choi, and her race is held on National Trails Day each year.

Manassas, VA Other
May 26, 2019 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

Trail 50 miler in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Ithaca, NY Other
May 25, 2019 Cow Bone
24 Hours
Web site

The latest adventure hosted by MMT and Catoctin RD Kevin Sayers. The 1.5 - 2 mile loop is on the private property of Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministries in Maryland. In addition to the 24 hour race, there are 6 and 12 hour options. 24 hour finishers who complete 100 miles will get a buckle!

Sharpsburg, MD Other
May 11, 2019 Glacier Ridge Trail
50 miles
Web site

An event in the Morraine State Park in western Pennsylvania.  There are 50km and 30km options as well. 

Butler, PA Other
May 11, 2019 VHTRC Trail Work Party
Not a run
Web site

Come work on the trails in the Massanutten Mountains. Our primary purpose is to prepare for the upcoming MMT 100 miler, though these are the trails we use all year long. Have fun and do your part to maintain the trails we all love to run at the same time.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
May 5, 2019 Bear Mountain
13.1 miles
Web site

Day two of the North Face series of races in Bear Mountain State Park. Saturday races are longer, and these Sunday races are the shorter options: half marathon, 10km and 5km.

Bear Mountain, NY Other
May 5, 2019 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

This final race in the spring Backyard Burn trail race series offers 10 and 5 mile options. This event is hosted at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Lorton, VA Other
May 4, 2019 Bear Mountain
50 Miles
Web site

Part of the North Face race series, this is a challenging race on a beautiful course just north of New York City in the Catskill Mountains.  Saturday races include the 50 miler, a 50 km, a trail marathon and a marathon relay.

Bear Mountain, NY Other
May 4, 2019 Farm Park Challenge
10 hours
Web site

A unique event, at least for this area, on the trails of the Montgomery County Agricultural Farm Park.  The "challenge" is to complete the 5.18 mile course within an hour for the duration of your race.  The challenges offered are 6 loops/50k and 10 loops/50 miles, with each loop starting at the top of each hour..  The winners are determined by the fastest time for the final loop.  

Derwood, MD Other
May 4, 2019 24 Hour Adventure Trail Run
24 hours
Web site

This event is run on the trails out of Camp 5 (Happyland Camp) in Prince William National Park.  The course consists of 6.25-mile loops.

Prince William Forest, VA Other
May 4, 2019 Chopawamsic Challenge
100 km
Web site

10 loops of a 10km course in Prince William Forest Park, with over 12,000 feet of elevation gain and an 18 hour time limit. 12 hour time limit for the 50k. Limited to 50 runners.

Triangle, VA Other
April 28, 2019 Ironmaster's Challenge
50 km
Web site

Held in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest in southern Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by a local Chambersburg brew pub!  In addition to the 50 km race, there are 25 km and 15 km options.

Gardners, PA Other
April 27, 2019 North Face Endurance Challenge
50 miles
Web site

Series of races utilizing trails in the Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Regional Park and also the Potomac Heritage trail.

Saturday distances are 50 miles, 50 km and marathon.  Sunday races will be a half marathon, a 10 km and a 5 km.

Sterling, VA Other
April 27, 2019 River Valley Run
13.1 miles
Web site

Trail half marathon held on the River Valley Ranch along the Gunpowder River in northern Maryland.

Manchester, MD Other
April 27, 2019 Promise Land
50 km
Web site

One of the premier events in the mid-Atlantic. Beautiful trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with only three climbs to negotiate. Third and probably best event in the Lynchburg Ultra Series and the Beast Series, the 2019 race will be the 19th Promise Land.

Bedford, VA Other
April 27, 2019 Beau Biden Foundation
30 km
Web site

A 3-loop race of a 10k course held on the Granogue Estate north of Wilmington near the Pennsylvania border. There are 30k, 10k and 5k race options.

Wilmington, DE Other
April 27, 2019 24 Hour Ultra Run & Relay
24 hours
Web site

A 24 hour run that is on a 3.75 mile dirt trail.

Hampton, VA Other
April 27, 2019 Coopers Rock
50 km
Web site

A rocky, challenging and scenic 50k with half marathon option in Coopers Rock State Park in north central West Virginia.

Bruceton Mills, WV Other
April 20, 2019 Thoroughbred Races
50 km
Web site

This race, new in 2018, takes place on the Tobacco Heritage Trail in southside Virginia, run on a new rail trail scratched out of a former Norfolk Southern Railroad spur line between the towns of Lawrenceville and LaCrosse.  There is a 30k option.

LaCrosse, VA Other
April 14, 2019 Mountain Maple Run
5 km
Web site

5k on the trails at Camp Hidden Meadows in Bartow, WV.  Come for the race, stay for the free post-race pancake breakfast.

Bartow, WV Other
April 14, 2019 Spring Backyard Burn
10 Miles
Web site

The Spring Backyard Burn trail race series offers 10 and 5 mile options.  This event is hosted at Lake Fairfax Park.

Reston, VA Other
April 13, 2019 Breakneck Point Trail Runs
26.2 miles
Web site

"Expansive vistas overlooking the rugged Hudson Valley, beautiful single track, historic ruins, and a few of the steepest ascents and descents of any trail race in the country." What more can you ask for?  If you asked for a half marathon instead of a full, they offer that option as well.

Beacon, NY Other
April 7, 2019 Buck Ridge Burn
13.1 miles
Web site

A dual distance trail race (half marathon, or a 5 km-ish option) that winds through the Michaux State Forest in southern Pennsylvania.  The races are directed by Jen Henry.

Pine Grove Furnace, PA Other
March 31, 2019 Rosaryville
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon and 10 km options for this race on the trails of Rosaryville State Park. Another race in the Backyard Burn series of events.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
March 30, 2019 Rise Run Shine Running Festival
6 Hour
Web site

Lots of options available to trail runners at this festival in Wakefield Park in Northern Virginia.  6 hour run, 3 hour run, an early 5km and a later 5km are available.

Annandale, VA Other
March 30, 2019 Massanutten Training Academy Run #3
37.5 miles
Web site

This third event in the Massanutten Training Academy series will cover the final third of the MMT course (from Camp Roosevelt back to Camp Roosevelt). Director Dave Woll will open entry through the VHTRC online system on February 25.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
March 30, 2019 Miocene Epic Endurance Challenge
6 Hours
Web site

A trail race on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, held on a five-mile loop in Calvert Cliffs State Park.

Lusby, MD Other
March 29, 2019 Greenbrier Endurance Runs
100 miles
Web site

The Greenbrier Endurance Runs are in Greenbrier State Park in western Maryland. 100 mile run starts on Friday evening; there is a 50 mile "Midnight Madness Run", and a 50k fun run on Saturday morning.  Hosted by MMT RD Kevin Sayers, entry opens on November 1.

Boonesboro, MD Other
March 23, 2019 Mt. Tammany 10
40 miles
Web site

Very challenging race on the mountain, technical trails in the Delaware Water Gap along the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border west of New York City.

Columbia, NJ Other
March 23, 2019 Tuscarora Trail Ultra
50 km
Web site

This race is held in the Tuscarora State Forest in Perry County in Pennsylvania, and while it is run on trail and forest service road, it is not run on the Tuscarora Trail.

New Germantown, PA Other
March 23, 2019 Hinte Anderson Trail Run - HAT
50 km
Web site

A late winter tradition. A beautiful trail loop that you do twice. A great first ultra.  All that and much more. Registration opens on the day after Thanksgiving.

Susquehanna State Park, MD Other
March 17, 2019 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The Backyard Burn trail race series offers 10 and 5 mile options.  This event is hosted at Laurel Hill Park.

Lorton, VA Other
March 16, 2019 Pocahontas Trail Fest
Marathon
Web site

A low-key and exceptionally well-marked marathon held on dirt roads and wide trails in Pocahontas State Park, south of Richmond. Flat and fast; there are also half-marathon and marathon relay options. Formerly known as the Instant Classic, this event is now under new race management.

Chesterfield, VA Other
March 3, 2019 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The Backyard Burn trail race series offers 10 mile and 5 mile options.  This event is hosted at Wakefield Park.

Annandale, VA Other
March 2, 2019 No Mans
50 km
Web site

New in 2019 and with a new course among the myriad trails of Prince William Forest Park: the No Man's 50k.  Women's only race, with a two-woman relay team option on the two loop course.

Triangle, VA Other
March 2, 2019 Umstead Trail Marathon
Marathon
Web site

A trail marathon held in the same Umstead State Park in the heart of the North Carolina Triangle as the Umstead 100 miler.

Raleigh, NC Other
February 23, 2019 Febapple Frozen Fifty
50 miles
Web site

10 mile loops, so there are also 10 mile, 20 mile and 50 km options.  Uses the same trails as the Mayapple 100 km and 50 km races, held in May.

Maplewood, NJ Other
February 23, 2019 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

Half marathon run on the Dahlgren Rail Heritage trail near Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg, VA Other
February 23, 2019 Black Mountain Marathon & Mount Mitchell Challenge
26 miles & 40 miles
Web site

A very popular race to the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain on the East Coast.

Black Mountain, NC Other
February 16, 2019 Holiday Lake
50 km
Web site

Fairly flat and fast, this is a good intro race for new trail and ultra runners. The first race in the Lynchburg Ultra Series, and the deceptively tame start to the infamous 6 race "Beast Series." The 24th running of Holiday Lake in 2019!

Appomattox, VA Other
February 16, 2019 Frozen Heart
50 km
Web site

Three loops on single-track trail in St. Mary's River Park in southern Maryland.  There are also single loop and double loop races (17k and 34k), and a 3-person relay option.

Callaway, MD Other
February 16, 2019 Mid-Maryland
50 km
Web site

This event is in Howard County. 5 loops of a 10km course in Rockburn Branch Park allows for a solo 50km run or a 5-person relay.

Elkridge, MD Other
February 9, 2019 Massanutten Training Academy Run #2
29.5 miles
Web site

The second Massanutten Training Academy run will cover the second third of the MMT 100 mile course, from Signal Knob/Elizabeth Furnace to Camp Roosevelt. Entry for this training event will open about two-three weeks prior to the run.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
February 2, 2019 VHTRC Awards Party
Not a run
Web site

A party for all VHTRC members, to announce and honor the winners of the VHTRC awards for the previous calendar year.  RSVP will open for the party right after the New Year.

Glen Echo, MD VHTRC
January 27, 2019 VHTRC trail work day on the Bull Run Occoquan Trail
Web site

Please join us for a VHTRC trail work day Sunday January 27th on the BROT trail!  We will meet at 8:30 am at the Bull Run Marina parking area and will be done by 2:30 pm.  Please wear boots and bring work gloves and a lunch or snack with you.  Water is a must.  

Fairfax County, VA VHTRC
January 19, 2019 PHUNT
50 km
Web site

Start off the new year right with the Delaware Trail Dawgs at their annual fat ass 50k, held in Fair Hill Park.  There is a 25k option.

Elkton, MD Other
January 6, 2019 Willis River
50 km +
Web site

A free 50k (+/-) run on the Willis River Trail in central Virginia. There is a 35k option.

Cumberland, VA Other
January 5, 2019 Wachtung
50 km
Web site

A 5-loop course, with options to run a single loop (10 km), double loop (half marathon), four loops (marathon) or the full 50 km. Held on the Wachtung Reservation in north-central New Jersey.

Mountainside, NJ Other
January 5, 2019 Salem Lake Shore Frosty Fifty
50 km
Web site

Double out-and-back around Salem Lake, primarily on dirt double-track. Flat and fast.

Winston-Salem, NC Other
November 11, 2018 Phantastic Phall Phat Ass
13.1 miles
Web site

A "Phat Ass Haph Marathon" put on the week before Stone Mill on the Redland Trails in Montgomery County.  Hosted by the Muddy Shoes trail running group from MoCo, there is a 10k option as well.

Redland, MD Other
October 21, 2018 BROT Trail Work
Trail Work
Web site

First of a new series of quarterly trail work opportunitites in areas commonly used by VHTRC runners.

Clifton, VA VHTRC
July 21, 2018 Camp Holiday Trails
5 miles
Web site

5 mile race put on by the CATs on the trails of Camp Holiday, south of Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, VA Other
June 16, 2018 Belmead Trail
20 km
Web site

Two loops of the trails on the historic Belmead property west of Richmond.  Single loop 10k option; second loop includes some different trails.

Powhatan, VA Other
May 5, 2018 Hat Creek (discontinued 2018)
24 Hours
Web site

This race takes place on a 5 mile loop at Hat Creek Camps south of Lynchburg.  Start time is at noon, and team competition is available in addition to solo runners. [Race discontinued, 2018]

Brookneal, VA Other
April 28, 2018 Trail Triple Crown (last held, 2018)
26 miles
Web site

Another outstanding Trail Dawg event. Races on this day include a full marathon, a half marathon, 10k, and 5k. Runs take place in White Clay Creek State Park. You can run three races in one morning!

Newark, DE Other
March 24, 2018 'NUTT Endurance Challenge (last held in 2018)
50 km
Web site

The "NUTT" Challenge is held on the mountain bike trails of the Western Slope of southern section of the Massanutten Mountains, with the Massanutten Resort. The 50km race consists of 5 laps of a figure-8 route; there are 25km and 5km options.

Keezletown, VA Other
March 2, 2018 Moonlight Run (discontinued 2018)
14 miles
Web site

A traditional VHTRC romp in the dark in the northernmost section of the Massanutten Mountains - without lights.  Hosted by the VHTRC's Bill Wandel.

Front Royal, VA VHTRC
October 27, 2017 Joe’s Almost Annual B-Day Ride (discontinued, 2017)
50 miles
Web site

This is a bike ride on the Skyline Drive, timed to coincide with Joe Clapper's birthday and with the glorious fall foliage of Shenandoah National Park.

Front Royal, VA Other
September 16, 2017 Stumpy's Marathon (discontinued in 2017)
26 miles
Web site

Stumpy's Marathon. Is No Longer (RIP - 2017)

Newark, DE Other
April 22, 2017 Mt. Penn Mudfest
15 km
Web site

The Mt. Penn Mudfest is held in Egleman’s Park & Lake, and is hosted by Reading's Pagoda Pacers club. Lollipop course made up of a 5k uphill "stick", a 5k loop, and a 5k descent back down the stick to the finish.  Took 2018 off; back in 2019(?)

Reading, PA Other
January 1, 2017 Rotary Resolution (discontinued, 2017)
10 km
Web site

New Year's Day race on the grounds of the historic Morven Park  estate outside of Leesburg.  There is also a 4 km option.

Leesburg, VA Other
May 7, 2016 Capon Valley (discontinued in 2015)
50 km
Web site

A 50 km that has developed a great reputation, this picturesque race is just across the Virginia border in West Virginia. The 2016 race was canceled.

Yellow Spring, WV Other
March 12, 2016 Thomas Jefferson (discontinued, 2017)
100 km

Multi-loop race on single track trails in Walnut Creek Park near Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, VA Other
October 31, 2015 Midnight Maniac (discontinued in 2015)
13 hours
Web site

Night race on a 3.6-mile fire road course at the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg. 8 pm to 8 am race time equals 13 hours - that's right, this race is held around the start of daylight savings time, so you get that extra hour of running time!

Williamsburg, VA Other
September 26, 2015 Belmead Trail Fest (discontinued in 2015)
50 miles
Web site

8.9-mile loops on the bridle trails of the historic Belmead Plantation west of Richmond.  10 km, Marathon and 50 km options also available. Event canceled for 2016, and future events are uncertain pending sale of the plantation.

Powhatan, VA Other
September 19, 2015 Virgil Crest (discontinued 2015)
100 miles
Web site

After a nine year run, the Virgil Crest Ultras held their last running in 2015.  The races will not be put on in the future.

Finger Lakes, NY Other
September 12, 2015 Groundhog (discontinued in 2015)
50 km
Web site

Punxsutawney Groundhog 50k was discontinued after the 17th running in 2015 due to land use restrictions.

Punxsutawney, PA Other
June 13, 2015 XTERRA Richmond [discontinued in 2016]
21 km
Web site

21km and 10km trail races, both held on a primarily single-track course in and around the James River in downtown Richmond. This is a very challenging course on rolling mountain bike trails. XTERRA opted not to return to Richmond in 2016

Richmond, VA Other
May 9, 2015 50's For Yo Momma (discontinued in 2015)
50 miles
Web site

Held at Hargus Lake in the A.W. Marion State Park in Ohio, and run on a 4-mile loop.  There is also a 50km option.

Circleville, OH Other
March 11, 2012 Buzzard's A.C. Marathon (discontinued 2012)
26 miles
Web site

Canceled in 2012.

Harrisburg, PA Other
October 15, 2011 SMUT Run (discontinued 2012)
100 km
Web site

The Southern Massanutten Ultra Trail (SMUT) Run is a low-key, difficult 100 km fatass race, with a 50 km option.  Entry opens on September 15.  Note not only new distances this year, but new starting location.

Luray, VA Other
October 8, 2011 Andiamo (discontinued 2011)
45.5 miles
Web site

This is not a trail run, but it has traditionally been sponsored by the VHTRC. It is a run of the entire W&OD bike path. This race could return in the future, pending the identification and approval of a new race director.  Contact the VHTRC board if you are interested.

Purcellville, VA VHTRC
June 25, 2011 Anstr's Run und Fest (discontinued, 2011)
Not a run
Web site

Anstr Davidson's birthday party and annual attempt to upstage We$tern $tate$.  There is a trail run in the morning, but the main event is the party.  RSVP via email to Anstr. 2011 was the last Run und Fest.

Arlington, VA Other
January 23, 2011 Eagle Run (discontinued, 2011)
10 to 26 miles
Web site

A tour of Mason Neck to see eagles and history with Gary Knipling as our guide. Eagle Run Sunday was one of the defining events of the VHTRC.  The 20th anniversary Eagle Run - and the last - was held on January 23, 2011.  Thanks to Gary for 20 great years, and to everyone for their support over those years.

Mason Neck, VA VHTRC
November 13, 2010 Potomac Overlook Trail Runs (discontinued 2010)
4 km, 8 km
Web site

These popular, short trail runs are back. Run either of two distances. It's inexpensive, close, and the small entry fee goes to local parks.

Arlington, VA VHTRC