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
July 4, 2020 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
June 27, 2020 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 27, 2020 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. Registration opens on Jan 1.

Stowe, VT Other
June 27, 2020 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 27, 2020 Western States
100 miles
Web site

The first trail 100 miler has a beautiful course, great aid stations, and a field selected by lot rather than merit.

Squaw Valley, CA Other
June 27, 2020 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 26, 2020 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 20, 2020 Mohican
100 miles
Web site

Traditional trail run in Ohio, there are 50 mile and trail marathon options along with the 100 miler.

Loudonville, OH Other
June 20, 2020 Highlands Sky
40 miles
Web site

A tough, slow, and beautiful run, on a course that is unique for this area. A great weekend for the whole family at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.  Registration opens on January 1.

Davis, WV Other
June 20, 2020 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 20, 2020 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 20, 2020 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 19, 2020 Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
60 miles
Web site

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

Chattanooga, TN Other
June 19, 2020 Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Web site

Highly recommended run. Also a 50 miler, 50K and 30K.

Dayton, WY Other
June 13, 2020 Laurel Highlands
70 miles
Web site

One of the purest trail runs around. Tough and historic. There is also a 50K option and a relay.

Ohiopyle, PA Other
June 13, 2020 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 13, 2020 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

There is also a 100 km. Signup begins on Jan 1.

LaGrange, WI Other
June 6, 2020 Old Dominion
100 miles
Web site

The Old Dominion is the second oldest 100 miler. The course is a mix of road and trail in and around the Massanutten Mountains and Fort Valley.

Woodstock, VA Other
June 6, 2020 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
June 6, 2020 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
June 5, 2020 San Diego
100 miles
Web site

A major 100 miler in the mountains of eastern San Diego County. 

San Diego, CA Other
May 31, 2020 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
May 30, 2020 World's End
100 km
Web site

Apparently this one is pretty challenging.  Run on the Endless Mountains in Loyalsock State Forest and Worlds End State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania.  There is a 50k option.

Forksville, PA Other
May 30, 2020 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

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

Ithaca, NY Other
May 24, 2020 Holy Cowans Gap
50 km
Web site

Alisa Springman and Sue Malone co-host this holiday weekend race in south-central Pennsylvania's Cowans Gap State Park.  Very challenging course in a beautiful area, with a lakeside barbeque at the finish. The 2020 race entry will be through the VHTRC online system and will open in the spring.

McConnellsburg, PA VHTRC
May 23, 2020 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 16, 2020 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 16, 2020 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The VHTRC's rugged, demanding 100 mile race on the rocky trails in the Massanutten Mountains around Fort Valley.  Entry opens on January 1.

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
May 16, 2020 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
May 9, 2020 Thoroughbred Races
50 km
Web site

This race 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
May 3, 2020 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 Lake Fairfax Park.

Reston, VA Other
May 2, 2020 Miwok
100 km
Web site

A highly recommended trail run in the beauty of Marin County, north of San Francisco.

Sausalito, CA Other
May 2, 2020 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 2, 2020 Grayson Highlands
50 km
Web site

This race is held in the beautiful Grayson Highlands State Park in far southwest Virginia.

Mouth of Wilson, VA Other
May 2, 2020 Rock the Ridge
50 miles
Web site

24 hour time limit for this race in the Mohonk Preserve in the Hudson Valley region north of New York City.  There is a relay option in addition to the individual 50 mile race.

New Paltz, NY Other
May 2, 2020 UROC
100 km
Web site

The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) is held at the Skylark Nature Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains.The course includes single track trails mixed with some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 100k, 50k and 25k options.

Skylark, VA Other
April 26, 2020 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 25, 2020 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 25, 2020 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 optional 50k. Limited to 50 runners.

Triangle, VA Other
April 25, 2020 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 2020 race will be the 20th Promise Land.

Bedford, VA Other
April 25, 2020 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
April 25, 2020 C&O Canal
100 miles
Web site

A flat and fast 100 mile race held on the scenic C&O Canal.

Knoxville, MD Other
April 25, 2020 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 19, 2020 Spring Backyard Burn
10 Miles
Web site

A spring series of 10 mile races. Each race also has a 5 mile option. This race is held on the trails of Pohick Bay Regional Park in southern Fairfax County.

Lorton, VA Other
April 19, 2020 Don't Run Boston
50 miles
Web site

The best way to finish your Boston Marathon taper - run a 50 miler the day before.  Put on by TARC, there is also a 50 km option.

Milton, MA Other
April 18, 2020 Hyner
50 km
Web site

The Hyner Trail Challenge 50k in north central Pennsylvania offers 5 major climbs and 6500 feet of vertical; there is a 25k option.

Hyner, PA Other
April 18, 2020 Gunpowder Keg
50 km
Web site

A two-loop course (with a single loop 25k option) on the trails of the Bunker Hill section of Gunpowder State Park, north of Baltimore.

Parkton, MD Other
April 11, 2020 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 11, 2020 Chocolate Bunny
26.6 miles
Web site

2020 training run canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

A low-key, tough, night-time run into Easter on the southern section of the MMT course. Prior daytime experience on the MMT course is a prerequisite for entry into this run.

Luray, VA VHTRC
April 5, 2020 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
April 4, 2020 Bull Run Run
50 miles
Web site

2020 race canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

A beautiful, challenging run amongst the bluebells along the rolling Bull Run Trail in Northern Virginia. This will be the 28th year of the VHTRC's premier event. Entry opens on November 15.

Clifton, VA VHTRC
April 4, 2020 Umstead
100 miles
Web site

8 loops in Umstead Park on a wide gravel horse trail.  There is a 50 mile option for those who drop from the 100 miler after 4 loops.  Registration for this race closes very quickly.

Raleigh, NC Other
March 29, 2020 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 28, 2020 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

Held on a mountain bike trail system in Williamsburg's Freedom Park.

Williamsburg, VA Other
March 28, 2020 Dogwood Ultra Marathons
24 Hours
Web site

This 24 hour race is held on a 3.5-mile course in Twin Lakes State Park in Prince Edward County, west of Richmond in Central Virginia.  There is also a 12 hour and a 10 mile individual option, as well as a four-person relay option.

Green Bay, VA Other
March 28, 2020 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 28, 2020 Massanutten Training Academy Run #3
37.5 miles
Web site

2020 training run canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.​

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).

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
March 28, 2020 Miocene Epic Endurance Challenge
9 Hours
Web site

A trail race on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, held on a five-mile loop in Calvert Cliffs State Park, with 9 hour or 6 hour format options.

Lusby, MD Other
March 27, 2020 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 21, 2020 Terrapin Mountain
50 km
Web site

Run in the same general area as the Promise Land 50k, this event is part of the Lynchburg Ultra and Beast series. Half marathon option is also available.

Sedalia, VA Other
March 21, 2020 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 21, 2020 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 15, 2020 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

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

Clifton, VA Other
March 14, 2020 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 14, 2020 Bel Monte Endurance Run
50 miles
Web site

This event is put on by the folks who bring you the UROC/Great Eastern races, and it is held near Charlottesville. Event also includes a 50k and 25k.

Sherando Lake, VA Other
March 7, 2020 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 7, 2020 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
March 7, 2020 Seneca Creek - Greenway Trail
50 km
Web site

A run on the beautiful Greenway Trail in Montgomery County. Marathon option available along with the full 50 km distance.  The start and finish are at Seneca Creek State Park.

Gaithersburg, MD Other
March 1, 2020 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, and offers a new course in 2020.

Annandale, VA Other
February 29, 2020 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 29, 2020 Hashawha Hills
50 km
Web site

In keeping with tradition, RD Alan Gowen has once again lowered the entry fee for the 2020 race. Online signup opens in early to mid January.

Westminster, MD VHTRC
February 28, 2020 The Wild Oak Trail 100
100 miles
Web site

A run on the 27+ mile Wild Oak Recreational Trail, with four loops needed to finish this race. Notoriously tough, and very low key, with a 48 hour time limit.

Stokesville, VA Other
February 26, 2020 TWOT
200 miles
Web site

2020 sees the inaugural running of Virginia's first 200 mile race, and how appropriate that it be held on the Wild Oak Trail.  96 hour time limit.

Stokesville, VA Other
February 22, 2020 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA Other
February 22, 2020 Reverse Ring
71 miles
Web site

Why anyone who has completed The Ring would want to do this is anyone's guess. Entry is open only to those in the Fellowship, so the rest of you can breathe a sigh of relief and run Hashawha Hills. Mike Bur and Quatro Hubbard are the "organizers."  Entry opens on January 24th.

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
February 22, 2020 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 15, 2020 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 "Beast Series." 2021 sees changes, as David Horton has passed the race on to a new RD, and a 25K option has been added.

Appomattox, VA Other
February 15, 2020 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 8, 2020 The Algonquin
50 km
Web site

Flat, fast course on trail in Pocomoke River State Park in southeastern Maryland.

Pocomoke City, MD Other
February 8, 2020 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 Jan 6..

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
February 1, 2020 Rocky Raccoon
100 miles
Web site

Five 20-mile loops on a very flat and fast 100% trail course. 50 mile option is also available.

Huntsville, TX Other
February 1, 2020 Uwharrie Mountain Run
40 miles
Web site

8 and 20 mile options also available.  Online entry for the lottery opens on November 1st.

Uwharrie National Forest, NC Other
February 1, 2020 ICY 8 Trail Run
8 hours
Web site

Eight hour run on what are generally flat, runnable horse trails in Lake Anna State Park, located north of Richmond and west of Fredericksburg.  Runners have a choice of an 8-mile loop or a 4.7-mile loop to run each time out. 10 anniversary running in 2018; this is a good introductory event for first-time trail runners.

Lake Anna State Park, VA Other
February 1, 2020 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 18, 2020 Massanutten Training Academy Run #1
32 miles
Web site

Day #1 of the MLK weekend of mountain training runs, this year hosted by Larry Huffman. This is a roughly 50km section of the MMT 100 course along the western ridge of the Massanuttens, starting at the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp and ending at Signal Knob.  Entry opened on the 18th of December

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
January 18, 2020 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 5, 2020 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 4, 2020 Frozen Sasquatch Trail
50 km
Web site

Two loops on a 15.8 mile course in the Kanawha State Park outside of Charleston.  One loop 25km option is also available.

Charleston, WV Other
January 4, 2020 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 4, 2020 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
December 14, 2019 Seashore Nature Trail
50 km
Web site

Double loop course on hard-packed dirt trails in First Landing State Park.

Virginia Beach, VA Other
December 7, 2019 Devil Dog
100 miles
Web site

Five-loop event on the trails of Prince William Forest Park, with a three-loop 100k option. This new holiday tradition is brought to you by Toni Aurilio and Team Gaylord, so the entertainment and enthusiasm levels will be off the charts.

Triangle, VA Other
November 23, 2019 Little Gunpowder
50 km
Web site

An incredibly well-supported event on very runnable trails. Out-and-back 50k on the Little Gunpowder trails, northeast of Baltimore.

Kingsville, MD 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
July 27, 2019 Running with the Devil
12 hours
Web site

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 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 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 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
June 30, 2019 Buckeye Trail
50 km
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Trail race in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located just south of Cleveland.

Brecksville, OH Other
June 11, 2019 OH!lly
5 km
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A weekday evening 5k on the trails of the University of Virginia's Observatory Hill, put on by the CATs.

Charlottesville, VA Other
May 11, 2019 VHTRC Trail Work Party
Not a run
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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
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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 4, 2019 Bear Mountain
50 Miles
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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
April 27, 2019 North Face Endurance Challenge
50 miles
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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 14, 2019 Mountain Maple Run
5 km
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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
March 30, 2019 Rise Run Shine Running Festival
6 Hour
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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
January 27, 2019 VHTRC trail work day on the Bull Run Occoquan Trail
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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
November 11, 2018 Phantastic Phall Phat Ass
13.1 miles
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Stumpy's Marathon. Is No Longer (RIP - 2017)

Newark, DE Other
April 22, 2017 Mt. Penn Mudfest
15 km
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Canceled in 2012.

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