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 16, 2015 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The 21st 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 16, 2015 Fountainhead Off-Road
13.1 miles
Web site

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

Fairfax Station, VA Other
May 9, 2015 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 9, 2015 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

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

Williamsburg, VA Other
May 9, 2015 50's For Yo Momma
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
May 9, 2015 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 3, 2015 Great Falls Park
5 km
Web site

An event at Great Falls National Park that is part of the REI Mid-Atlantic trail race series.

Great Falls, VA Other
May 3, 2015 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 2, 2015 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, 2015 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 2, 2015 24 Hour Adventure Trail Run
24 hours
Web site

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

Prince William Forest, VA Other
May 2, 2015 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, 2015 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
April 26, 2015 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, 2015 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 25, 2015 24 Hour Ultra Run & Relay
24 hours
Web site

A 24 hour run that is on a 3.75 mile dirt trail. You can apply miles from another event you ran earlier that day. Runners have run a double with BRR in the past, but again this year the two races are not on the same weekend.

Hampton, VA Other
April 25, 2015 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 25, 2015 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 25, 2015 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 24, 2015 Moonlight Bootlegger
5 km
Web site

Night race on the trails of Explore Park east of Roanoke.

Roanoke, VA Other
April 19, 2015 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 19, 2015 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 18, 2015 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
April 18, 2015 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.  The event has migrated from early August to early June and now mid-April race dates.

Sterling, VA Other
April 18, 2015 Grayson Highlands
26 miles
Web site

Marathon and half-marathon race distances offered at this event in southwest Virginia's Grayson Highlands State Park.

Mouth of Wilson, VA Other
April 12, 2015 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 12, 2015 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

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

Annandale, VA Other
April 11, 2015 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 VHTRC's premier event.

Clifton, VA VHTRC
April 11, 2015 Spring Thaw
10 km
Web site

5 km or 10 km race options, held on trails in the Willowsford Conservancy area.

Ashburn, VA Other
April 4, 2015 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 2016 event will open about 2 weeks prior to the event.

Luray, VA VHTRC
March 29, 2015 Rosaryville Off-Road
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 28, 2015 Tuscarora Trail Ultra
50 km
Web site

This race is held in the Tuscarora State Forest in Perry County in Pennsylvania.

New Germantown, PA Other
March 28, 2015 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 22, 2015 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.

Lorton, VA Other
March 21, 2015 Spring Thaw
10 km
Web site

5 km or 10 km race options, held on trails in the Fountainhead Regional Park.

Fairfax Station, VA Other
March 21, 2015 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 opens on November 28.

Susquehanna State Park, MD Other
March 21, 2015 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, 2015 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 21, 2015 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.

Chesterfield, VA Other
March 14, 2015 Spring Thaw
10 km
Web site

5 km or 10 km race options, held on trails in the Willowsford Conservancy area.

Ashburn, VA Other
March 8, 2015 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The second of five events in this series, this Backyard Burn trail race starts and finishes at Fountainhead.  Distances offered are 5 and 10 miles.

Fairfax Station, VA Other
March 6, 2015 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 Bill Wandel.

Front Royal, VA VHTRC
March 1, 2015 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 Hemlock Overlook.

Clifton, VA Other
February 21, 2015 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 race options (10.5 and 21 miles).

Callaway, MD Other
February 21, 2015 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 14, 2015 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 14, 2015 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA Other
February 7, 2015 Uwharrie Mountain Run
40 miles
Web site

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

Uwharrie National Forest, NC Other
February 7, 2015 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 7, 2015 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. Sign-up for the Training Academy runs open two weeks prior to the events.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
January 18, 2015 MLK Training Weekend - Day 2
26 miles
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. On Day 2, the run is a variation on the classic "Gap-to-Gap" section of the MMT 100 course, with the start/finish now at the more accessable Route 211 East parking lot.

Luray, VA VHTRC
January 17, 2015 Massanutten Training Academy Run #1
32 miles
Web site

Day One of the MLK Weekend 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.

 

 

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
January 10, 2015 Willis River
50 km +
Web site

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

Cumberland, VA Other
January 3, 2015 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 3, 2015 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 13, 2014 Magnus Gluteus Maximus
50 km
Web site

The club's first event. Very low-key, a lot of fun, and no fee for those who RSVP and then show for the run. Come ring in the holidays with Furbutt and the VHTRC! Be sure to fill out the online RSVP to enter, which should be available on the event Web page in the fall.

Clifton, VA VHTRC
December 13, 2014 Broad Run Trail Jingle Bell
5 miles
Web site

Race on the Broad Run trail to benefit the Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition Trails and Blueways projects.

 

Bristow, VA Other
December 7, 2014 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 22, 2014 Little Gunpowder
50 km
Web site

Out-and-back 50k on the Little Gunpowder trails, northeast of Baltimore. The route for this Fat-Ass race is mainly single-track trail, with a very short connecting section of paved road.

Kingsville, MD Other
November 9, 2014 Loudoun Trail
10 km
Web site

Third year for this race 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 2, 2014 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!  After a hiatus in 2013, Potomac Heritage returns in November of 2014.

Washington, DC VHTRC
October 26, 2014 Fire on the Mountain (discontinued, 2014)
50 km
Web site

A challenging, scenic and largely isolated run on the beautiful trails of the Green Ridge State Forest in western Maryland. About 75 percent trails, primarily single-track, and about 25 percent logging road. The final year for this event will be 2014.

Flintstone, MD Other
October 25, 2014 Quad State Quad Buster
46 miles
Web site

You run in four states in one day. It's a long run over challenging trail - you will have to move with dispatch to finish in daylight. Entry is limited to VHTRC members.

Pen Mar, PA VHTRC
October 18, 2014 Medoc Trail Races
26 miles
Web site

Fairly flat and fast marathon and 10 mile races in Medoc Mountain State Park near Raleigh.

Hollister, NC Other
October 11, 2014 The Wild Oak Trail
100 miles
Web site

A run on the Wild Oak Recreational Trail, generally held on the second Saturday in October. Tough and very low key. "Semi-Invitational." This is the "Hot TWOT" since it is held during what should be the warmer fall weather.  E-mail RD Dennis Herr for entry starting in early Septmber, and for those planning to run the full 100, plan on a Friday AM start.

Stokesville, VA Other
October 11, 2014 New River Trail
50 km
Web site

Race put on by the VHTRC's Annette Bednosky on flat and beautiful rails-to-trails course in southwest Virginia.

Fries, VA Other
October 5, 2014 CMT Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Web site

A new trail half-marathon hosted by the Richmond Road Runners Club in Bear Creek Lake State Park and Cumberland State Forest west of Richmond and south of Charlottesville.  This is in the same area as the popular Bear Creek 10 Miler and the Willis River 50km races.

Cumberland, VA Other
October 4, 2014 Dirty Damsel
13.1 miles
Web site

Another series of races in the Rosaryville State Park, in this case for women only.  In addition to the half marathon, there are 10 km and 5 km options.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
September 27, 2014 Big Schloss
50 km +
Web site

The long-awaited return of this beloved fall classic. A challenging, low-key race that is closer to 32 miles. Put on by Amy and Steve Platt through 2010.  It took a villlage to revive this race for 2014.  Limited to 60 runners.

Wardensville, WV VHTRC
September 27, 2014 Maymont X-Country Festival
8 miles
Web site

A loop course, primarily on trails, in the James River Park in the heart of Richmond.  Held in conjunction with a series of cross country races at historic Maymont.

Richmond, VA Other
September 13, 2014 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).

Fairfax Station, VA VHTRC
August 16, 2014 XTERRA Charlottesville
15 km
Web site

Races of 15 km and 7 km on the single track trails of Walnut Creek Park, south of Charlottesville.  The races will be held the day before sprint triathlons at the same location.

North Garden, VA Other
August 16, 2014 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 10, 2014 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
August 2, 2014 VHTRC Member & Volunteer Recognition Party
Not a run
Web site

The must-do event of the summer for club members and for those who have volunteered at club events. Hosted again this year by VHTRC Club Ambassador Emeritus Gary Knipling and coordinated by VHTRC Beer Sommelier Joe Clapper, so you know you will want to be there!

Mason Neck, VA VHTRC
July 12, 2014 The Feast of St. Roch
25 km
Web site

Another Trail Dawgs Fat Ass event, held primarily on the trails of Fair Hill Park.

Newark, DE Other
June 21, 2014 Mason-Dixon Longest Day Challenge
100 km
Web site

A low-key run on the longest day of the year.  Not for the directionally challenged!

Susquehanna State Park, MD Other
April 5, 2014 Hippity Hop Trail Trot
5 km
Web site

A trail race on the campus of the Linton Hall School near Manassas in Northern Virginia.

Bristow, VA Other
March 29, 2014 Patapsco Fat Ass
50 km
Web site

Fat Ass 50k+ in Patapsco Valley State Park near Ellicott City.

Ellicott City, MD 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