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
December 8, 2018 Hellgate
100 km
Web site

David Horton's "special" 100k starts one minute after midnight.  It is tough, cold, and icy. You will love it! This race has become semi-invitational, with registration generally starting after the Grindstone 100.  Beast Series participants get priority entry; the 2019 race, the 17th in the Hellgate series, will be held on December 14.

Natural Bridge, VA Other
December 2, 2018 Bear Creek
10 miles
Web site

A fun run on primarily the Willis River Trail in Bear Creek State Park and Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia.

Cumberland, VA Other
December 2, 2018 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 Fountainhead Regional Park in suburban Virginia.

Fairfax Station, VA Other
December 1, 2018 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 22, 2018 VHTRC Turkey Chase
2 hours
Web site

The VHTRC version of this traditional fall running classic. Thanksgiving morning on the C&O Canal and the trails around Great Falls, on the Maryland side. Hosted by Bur.

Signup and more information will be available in November 2018.

Potomac, MD VHTRC
November 18, 2018 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 17, 2018 JFK
50 miles
Web site

The oldest and largest U.S. ultramarathon.

Boonesboro, MD Other
November 17, 2018 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 11, 2018 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 10, 2018 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Web site

Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
November 10, 2018 Canary in the Cave
25 km
Web site

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

Fayetteville, WV Other
November 4, 2018 Potomac Heritage
50 km
Web site

The event that proves that there are beautiful trails inside the Beltway. Under new management in 2018 (VHTRC Bored member "White House Tom" McNulty)!  Check the website for more details. Entry opens October 1.

Washington, DC VHTRC
November 3, 2018 Schaeffer
13.1 miles
Web site

Held at Schaeffer Farms trail near South Germantown Recreational Park.

Germantown, MD Other
November 3, 2018 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 3, 2018 Stone Cat Trail Races
50 miles
Web site

Put on by the G.A.C. and sponsored by a brewery. What is there not to like about that? Arguably, one of the best running weekends in the East. Marathon option in addition to the 50 miler.  The races are now so popular, there is a lottery for entry.  Lottery is held from July 1-10.

Ipswich, MA Other
October 28, 2018 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 27, 2018 Patapsco Valley
50 km
Web site

Held on the trails of Patapsco Valley State Park Avalon Area, outside of Baltimore.  Brought to you by the VHTRC's Mario Raymond.

Baltimore, MD Other
October 27, 2018 Pounding Creek Marathon/CATHalf Marathon
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.

Charlottesville, VA Other
October 26, 2018 Run Around The Gorge
40 miles
Web site

Three-day stage race in the New River gorge in West Virginia.

Fayettville, WV 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
October 20, 2018 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 20, 2018 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 20, 2018 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 June 1, and the race historically has filled quickly.

Hollister, NC Other
October 19, 2018 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 the warmer fall weather, but it has been anything been 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 14, 2018 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 13, 2018 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 13, 2018 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 12, 2018 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 7, 2018 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, 2018 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.  Entry through the VHTRC's online sign up system opened August 31 and capped at 110 on September 11.

Triangle, VA VHTRC
October 6, 2018 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
September 30, 2018 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 29, 2018 Shepherd's Spring
100 km
Web site

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

Sharpsburg, MD Other
September 29, 2018 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 29, 2018 Big Schloss
50 km +
Web site

A challenging, low-key race that is closer to 32 miles. Put on by Amy and Steve Platt through 2010; revived in 2014 by Kirstin Corris.  Generally held on the last Saturday in September, and limited to about 60 runners. Entry through online signup will open early August.

Wardensville, WV VHTRC
September 22, 2018 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 22, 2018 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 22, 2018 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 22, 2018 Mason District Running Festival
6 hours
Web site

The Mason District Festival is a multiple event (5K, 10K, 1 mile, 6 hour solo and relay, and kids fun run) held in a small park in the middle of Fairfax County. Hosted by the VHTRC's Bernard Pesjak as a gift to the community (no entry fees).

Annandale, VA Other
September 16, 2018 Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

First in a fall series of trail races in Northern Virginia parks.  10 mile race, with a 5 mile option.  This race is held at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Lorton, VA Other
September 16, 2018 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 16, 2018 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. Cancelled in 2018 due to hurricane forecast.

Ellicott City, MD Other
September 15, 2018 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 Trail (including the infamous Do Loop). Lottery for entry opens on July 11.

Fairfax Station, VA VHTRC
September 8, 2018 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 8, 2018 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
September 8, 2018 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
August 26, 2018 Women's Half Marathon Training Run
13 miles
Web site

The tentative date for the second of two practice runs on the Women's Half Marathon course, with group leaders and varying training distances available.  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 26, 2018 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 18, 2018 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 18, 2018 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 14, 2018 Pen Park 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 11, 2018 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 11, 2018 Women's Half Marathon Training Run
13 miles
Web site

The tentative date for the first of two practice runs on the Women's Half Marathon course, with group leaders and varying training distances available. Open to anyone, including men, but entrants in the Women's Half are particularly urged to join us for this fun run.

Fountainhead Regional Park, VA VHTRC
August 11, 2018 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 4, 2018 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
August 4, 2018 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
August 4, 2018 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.

King George, VA Other
July 28, 2018 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 28, 2018 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 22, 2018 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 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
July 7, 2018 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, 2018 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 23, 2018 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 23, 2018 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 16, 2018 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 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
June 15, 2018 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 12, 2018 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 3, 2018 Fountainhead
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon with a 10 km option at Fountainhead Regional Park.

Fairfax Station, VA Other
June 2, 2018 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 13, 2018 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 12, 2018 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, 2018 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
May 5, 2018 Hat Creek
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.

Brookneal, VA Other
April 29, 2018 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 22, 2018 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 14, 2018 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

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

Williamsburg, VA Other
April 8, 2018 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 8, 2018 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 31, 2018 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 25, 2018 Rosaryville
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon and 10 km options for this race on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
March 24, 2018 'NUTT Endurance Challenge
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 24, 2018 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 24, 2018 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 11, 2018 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The second event in this series, this Backyard Burn trail race starts and finishes at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park.  Distances offered are 5 and 10 miles.

Clifton, VA Other
March 10, 2018 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
March 4, 2018 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, 2018 Moonlight Run
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
February 24, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 3, 2018 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.

Glen Echo, MD VHTRC
January 13, 2018 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
December 30, 2017 Pain in the Neck
50 km
Web site

Fat Ass event held on a fairly flat 5k loop course on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Cambridge, MD Other
November 18, 2017 Piedmont 8 Hour Run
8 hours
Web site

8 hour run on fairly flat trails located in Powatan State Park, on the James River just west of Richmond.  The loops are 2.85 miles in length.

Powhatan, VA Other
November 5, 2017 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 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
October 1, 2017 Hemlock
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon on the Bull Run trails.

Clifton, VA Other
September 23, 2017 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 23, 2017 Legend Brewing Ultra & Relay
12 hour
Web site

8-10 mile loop on single- and double-track with two staffed aid stations. Can also be run as a two-person relay. All proceeds go to Belmeade Stables.

Powhatan, 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
September 3, 2017 Labor Pain
12 hours
Web site

5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

Reading, PA Other
July 9, 2017 XTERRA Rosaryville
15 km
Web site

This event is part of the XTERRA Trail Run Atlantic Series.  There is a 5 km option in addition to the 15 km.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
July 8, 2017 Buckeye Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Brecksville, OH Other
June 17, 2017 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
May 21, 2017 Reservoir Relay
18 miles
Web site

All sorts of options with this race on the Bull Run trail.  You can run it solo, or as part of a 2-person or 3-person relay team.

Fairfax, VA Other
April 29, 2017 Trail Triple Crown
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
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.  Note generous start time of 10 AM!

Reading, PA Other
April 1, 2017 REI Night Run
10 km
Web site

This night run offers 10 km or 5 km options, and will be held in the Pine Grove section of Prince William Forest Park.

Triangle, VA Other
April 1, 2017 'Nutt' Endurance Challenge
50 km
Web site

5k and 25k options in addition to the 50k for this 5k loop course on mountain bike trails on the western slopes of the Massanutten Mountains.

Keezeltown, VA Other
February 25, 2017 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.  Entry is now through a lottery system, which opens on September 1.

Black Mountain, NC 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 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 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
August 1, 2015 VHTRC Member & Volunteer Recognition Party
Not a run
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On hiatus in 2016 - look for its return in 2017!

Mason Neck, VA VHTRC
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