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
May 28, 2017 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.  Sign-up through the VHTRC website opens on April 24.

McConnellsburg, PA VHTRC
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
May 20, 2017 Hat Creek
24 Hours
Web site

This race takes place on a 5 mile loop at Hat Creek Camps south of Lynchburg.

Brookneal, VA Other
May 14, 2017 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 13, 2017 UROC
100 km
Web site

The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) returns to its roots in Virginia after a few years out west.  New setting is at the Skylard 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
May 13, 2017 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 13, 2017 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 7, 2017 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 6, 2017 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The 23rd running of the VHTRC's rugged, demanding 100 mile race on the rocky trails in the Massanutten Mountains around Fort Valley.  Entry will open on January 1.

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
May 6, 2017 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 5.2 mile course within an hour for the duration of your race.  10 hour, 6 hour and 3 hour challenges offered, with winners determined by the fastest time for the final loop.  A marathon is also offered, with a 10 hour time limit.

Derwood, MD Other
May 6, 2017 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 6, 2017 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 6, 2017 Miwok
100 km
Web site

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

Sausalito, CA Other
April 30, 2017 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 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 29, 2017 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 29, 2017 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 29, 2017 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 is also a 50 miler option.  The 100 miler is the first race in the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

Albion, IN Other
April 29, 2017 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 29, 2017 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 29, 2017 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.  Limited to 50 runners.

Triangle, VA Other
April 29, 2017 Promise Land
50 km
Web site

Beautiful trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with only three climbs to negotiate. Third and probably best event in the Lynchburg Ultra Series.

Bedford, VA Other
April 23, 2017 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

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

Reston, VA 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 22, 2017 Dogwood 12 Hour
12 Hours
Web site

This 12 hour race is held on a 2.5-mile course in Pocahontas State Park south of Richmond.  There is also a 10 mile option and a 4-person relay field available.

Chesterfield, VA Other
April 15, 2017 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 15, 2017 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. In 2017 the race will be held on a Saturday to avoid Easter Sunday.

Milton, MA Other
April 15, 2017 Chocolate Bunny
26.6 miles
Web site

A low-key, tough, night-time run on the southern section of the MMT course. Prior daytime experience on the MMT course is a prerequisite for entry into this run. Sign up for the 2017 event will open about 2 weeks prior to the event.

Luray, VA VHTRC
April 9, 2017 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, 2017 Bull Run Run
50 miles
Web site

A beautiful, challenging run amongst the bluebells along the rolling Bull Run Trail in Northern Virginia. This is the 25th year of the VHTRC's premier event.

Clifton, VA VHTRC
April 2, 2017 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
April 1, 2017 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

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

Williamsburg, 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
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
March 26, 2017 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 25, 2017 Mt. Tammany 10
40 miles
Web site

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

Columbia, NJ Other
March 25, 2017 Miocene Epic Endurance Challenge
6 Hours
Web site

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

Lusby, MD Other
March 25, 2017 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 25, 2017 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.  Entry is open.

Susquehanna State Park, MD Other
March 18, 2017 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 18, 2017 The Instant Classic
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 is also a half-marathon option. After a one-year hiatus in 2016, the Instant Classic is back for 2017.

Chesterfield, VA Other
March 18, 2017 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 about two weeks prior to the run.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
March 5, 2017 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
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
February 18, 2017 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 18, 2017 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 18, 2017 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. This year this Training Academy event his being directed by Angela Russell. Entry opened on January 27; wait list is currently open.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
February 18, 2017 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA Other
February 11, 2017 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 11, 2017 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.

Appomattox, VA Other
February 11, 2017 The Algonquin
50 km
Web site

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

Pocomoke City, MD Other
February 10, 2017 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 4, 2017 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 4, 2017 ICY 8 Trail Run
8 hours
Web site

Eight hour run on what are generally 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.

Lake Anna State Park, VA Other
February 4, 2017 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 28, 2017 Massanutten Training Academy Run #1
32 miles
Web site

Day #1 of the MLK weekend of mountain training runs. 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. Postponed in 2017 from Jan 14 to Jan 28 due to icey conditions.

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
January 15, 2017 MLK Training Weekend - Day 2
50 km
Web site

The traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend kick-off to Massanutten 100 training, with two long training runs on portions of the MMT course. Day 2 is the Waterfall 50km race (Bur's Death March).

Luray, VA VHTRC
January 15, 2017 Willis River
50 km +
Web site

A run on the Willis River Trail in central Virginia. 35 km bailout option also available in addition to the full 50k.  This Fat Ass race used to be known as the Swinging Bridge 50 km.

Cumberland, VA Other
January 14, 2017 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 7, 2017 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 1, 2017 Rotary Resolution
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
December 4, 2016 Bear Creek
10 miles
Web site

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

Cumberland, VA Other
November 12, 2016 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Web site

Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
November 6, 2016 Loudoun Trail
10 km
Web site

This race is directed by VHTRC member Tom Simonds to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat.  The host site is Camp Highroad in Bluemont, about 20 minutes outside of Leesburg.

Bluemont, VA Other
November 6, 2016 Potomac Heritage
50 km
Web site

The event that proves that there are beautiful trails inside the Beltway. The post-run party is not to be missed! 

Washington, DC VHTRC
October 29, 2016 The CATHalf Marathon
13.1 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.

Charlottesville, VA Other
October 28, 2016 Joe’s Almost Annual B-Day Ride
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. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to participate, particularly since plans can change based on the weather.

Front Royal, VA Other
October 8, 2016 TARC
100 miles
Web site

The first 100 mile trail race in Massachussets, held on a course near Boston by the Trail Animals Running Club.  The 100 miler consists of five 20-mile loops on a gently rolling single-track course.  There is also a 50 mile race option.

Weston, MA Other
October 1, 2016 Cumberland Trail
50 km
Web site

Challenging event on the rugged New River section of the Cumberland Trail in the Cove Lake State Park in Tennessee.

Caryville, TN Other
October 1, 2016 StumpJump
50 km
Web site

Lollipop single-track course with over 4400 feet of elevation gain, held primarily within the Prentice Cooper State Forest in southeastern Tennessee.

Chattanooga, TN Other
October 1, 2016 PB&J Fat Ass 50K
50 km
Web site

A runnable Fat Ass 50km on the easy rolling trails of Prince William Forest Park.  Registration for the 2016 race is closed.

Triangle, VA VHTRC
September 24, 2016 Not Yo Momma's
100 miles
Web site

The race is held in Great Seal State Park, just north of Chillicothe.  Multiple 25-km loops make up the majority of this 100 mile course.  There are also 100-km, 75-km, 50-km and 25-km race options.

Chillicothe, OH Other
September 11, 2016 Stumpy's Marathon
26 miles
Web site

Another presentation of the Trail Dawgs, Stumpy's is held on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Newark, DE Other
September 4, 2016 Labor Pain
12 hours
Web site

5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

Reading, PA Other
September 4, 2016 ThorpeWood
10 km
Web site

This 10k race is held at ThorpeWood mountain retreat, near Catoctin in the Frederick area.  There is a 5k fun run option as well.

Thurmont, MD Other
August 21, 2016 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.  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 6, 2016 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. 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
July 30, 2016 Conococheague Fat Ass
50 km
Web site

50 km race in the Tuscarora State Forest, Perry County, which is located in south central Pennsylvania.  This event is being co-directed by Don Halke and Randy Deitz.

New Germantown, PA Other
July 24, 2016 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
June 19, 2016 Patuxent River Park
10 km
Web site

This event at Patuxent River Park is on a two-loop course, so there is also a 5k race option.

Croom, MD 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
Web site

On hiatus in 2016 - look for its return in 2017!

Mason Neck, VA VHTRC
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