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 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
July 23, 2016 Catherines
50 km
Web site

Popular event on the little-used trails in the southern section of the Massanutten Mountains, now under the direction of Dan Aghdam. Registration through the VHTRC online signup system opened on May 31 for the 2016 race.

Luray, VA VHTRC
July 16, 2016 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 16, 2016 Catoctin
50 km
Web site

The run you love to hate. Tough, rocky trail, great support and post-run activities. Entry form available after June 1.  New for 2016: a 25k with a later start, for veterans age 55 or older.

Frederick, MD Other
July 16, 2016 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 16, 2016 Tahoe Rim Trail
100 miles
Web site

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

Carson City, NV Other
July 16, 2016 Vermont
100 miles
Web site

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

Woodstock, VT Other
July 15, 2016 Hardrock
100 miles
Web site

Very tough, oxygen-deprived run of the San Juan Mountains in beautiful southwest Colorado.

Silverton, CO Other
July 9, 2016 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
July 9, 2016 Buckeye Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Brecksville, OH Other
July 2, 2016 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 25, 2016 Catamount
50 km
Web site

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

Stowe, VT Other
June 24, 2016 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 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
June 18, 2016 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

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 18, 2016 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 18, 2016 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 18, 2016 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 17, 2016 Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Web site

Highly recommended run. Also a 50 miler, 50K and 30K. The VHTRC Blue Train destination race for 2016!

Dayton, WY Other
June 17, 2016 Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
60 miles
Web site

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

Chattanooga, TN Other
June 11, 2016 OSS/CIA Night Run
50 miles
Web site

Challenging night run on a 25+ mile loop on primarily single track trail in Prince William Forest Park.

Prince William Forest, VA Other
June 7, 2016 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 4, 2016 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

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

LaGrange, WI Other
June 4, 2016 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

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

Ithaca, NY Other
May 29, 2016 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 nice barbeque at the finish.  Sign-up through the VHTRC website opens a few weeks before the race.

McConnellsburg, PA VHTRC
May 21, 2016 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 14, 2016 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 14, 2016 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The 22nd 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 14, 2016 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

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

Williamsburg, VA Other
May 14, 2016 Reservoir Relay
18 miles
Web site

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

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

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

Yellow Spring, WV Other
May 7, 2016 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.  Inaugural race in 2016.

Triangle, VA Other
May 7, 2016 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 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 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 1, 2016 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
April 30, 2016 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 30, 2016 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 30, 2016 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
April 30, 2016 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 30, 2016 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 30, 2016 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 24, 2016 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 23, 2016 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 23, 2016 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 17, 2016 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 17, 2016 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.

Lorton, VA Other
April 17, 2016 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 16, 2016 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 10, 2016 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 9, 2016 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 9, 2016 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 2, 2016 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 26, 2016 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 26, 2016 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 19, 2016 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 19, 2016 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 13, 2016 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

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

Lorton, VA Other
March 12, 2016 Thomas Jefferson
100 km
Web site

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

Charlottesville, VA Other
March 6, 2016 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 Laurel Hill.

Lorton, VA Other
February 27, 2016 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 20, 2016 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 (17k and 34k).

Callaway, MD Other
February 20, 2016 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
February 20, 2016 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 20, 2016 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA Other
February 13, 2016 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. Tough and very low key. "Semi-Invitational." This is the "Real TWOT" since it is held on the traditional winter date: the 2nd Saturday in February. For those planning to make a real attempt at the 100, plan on a Friday AM start, and others can start on Saturday.

Bridgewater, VA Other
February 13, 2016 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 13, 2016 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 6, 2016 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
February 6, 2016 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 6, 2016 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 22, 2016 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. Cancelled due to blizzard in 2016.

Front Royal, VA VHTRC
January 17, 2016 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). Online sign-up will open in December.

Luray, VA VHTRC
January 16, 2016 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 16, 2016 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. Sign-up for this event is closed for 2016.

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
January 10, 2016 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.  For 2016, big changes, as this is now a Fat Ass event.

Cumberland, VA Other
January 2, 2016 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 26, 2015 Boyers Furnace
40 miles
Web site

This holiday classic is hosted by the VHTRC's Tony Escobar and Carter Wiecking, this year with a new start/finish at Camp Roosevelt. Nice mix of Massanutten Trail sections and dirt roads around the southern end of the Fort Valley.  A rare opportunity to see some underutilized portions of the eastern ridge of the Massanuttens, with mile after mile of great views into two valleys.

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
December 6, 2015 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
December 5, 2015 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 will be available on the event Web page in the fall.

Clifton, VA VHTRC
November 29, 2015 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The final event in this fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails around Hemlock Overlook in suburban Virginia.

Clifton, VA Other
November 21, 2015 Little Gunpowder
50 km
Web site

Out-and-back 50k on the Little Gunpowder trails, northeast of Baltimore.

Kingsville, MD Other
November 15, 2015 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

Fifth of six events in this 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
November 14, 2015 The CATHalf Marathon
13.1 miles
Web site

A new race from the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners (CATs), held on single-track mountain bike trails on the campus of the Miller School, just west of Charlottesville in Albemarle County.

Charlottesville, VA Other
November 14, 2015 Canary in the Cave
25 km
Web site

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

Fayetteville, WV Other
November 8, 2015 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!  Online entry is now open for this race.

Washington, DC VHTRC
November 8, 2015 EX2 Off-Road
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon and 10 km options on the trails of Prince William Forest Park.

Triangle, VA Other
November 1, 2015 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

Fourth of six events in this fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails of Laurel Hill Park in suburban Virginia, on the grounds of the former Lorton Penitentiary.

Lorton, VA Other
October 31, 2015 Fall Foliage
10 km
Web site

Held at Fountainhead Regional Park, this is the final event in a series of three Northern Virginia area "Fall Foliage Trail" races. There is a 5k option along with the 10k.

Fairfax Station, VA Other
October 31, 2015 Midnight Maniac
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
October 18, 2015 Mill Mountain Trail
Half Marathon
Web site

A 20km race on trails on Mill Mountain, overlooking Roanoke.

Roanoke, VA Other
October 18, 2015 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

Third of six events in this 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 17, 2015 Fall Foliage
10 km
Web site

Held on the trails at the Greens at Willowsford, this is the second of three Northern Virginia area "Fall Foliage Trail" races.  There is a 5k option along with the 10k.

Aldie, VA Other
October 17, 2015 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 3, 2015 Gunpowder Keg
50 km
Web site

Multi-loop Fat Ass event in the Bunker Hill area of Gunpowder Falls State Park northeast of Baltimore.

Kingsville, MD Other
October 3, 2015 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, 2015 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

Second of six events in this 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
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 Fall Foliage
10 km
Web site

Held on the trails at the Grant at Willowsford, this is the first of three Northern Virginia area "Fall Foliage Trail" races.  There is a 5k option along with the 10k.

Ashburn, 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 13, 2015 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

First of six events in this fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails of Wakefield Park in suburban Virginia.

Annandale, VA 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

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!  RSVP's are now being gladly accepted through the online signup.

Mason Neck, VA VHTRC
July 12, 2015 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
June 20, 2015 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

This 10 km race with a 5 km option is held on the trails at Schaeffer Farms in suburban Maryland.

Germantown, MD Other
June 13, 2015 XTERRA Richmond Trail Runs
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.

Richmond, VA Other
June 6, 2015 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

Second of three races in this series in suburban Maryland.  This 10 km race with 5 km option is held at Little Bennett Regional Park.

Clarksburg, MD Other
June 6, 2015 FTC Trails Challenge
5 km
Web site

Sponsored by the Fauquier Trails Coalition, this is a "Swiss Alpine" version 5 km race on the Lord Fairfax Community College campus near Warrenton.

Warrenton, VA Other
May 30, 2015 Keswick Hunt Club Fox Trot
5 km
Web site

Cross-country race held on the grounds of Castalia Farm near Charlottesville, with the very sane start time of 6 pm, and a post-race "Hunt Breakfast" that includes a tasting from Barboursville Winery.

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

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

Roanoke, VA Other
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
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 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. On a hiatus in 2016.

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
October 24, 2014 Joe’s Almost Annual B-Day Ride (cancelled in 2015)
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.

Front Royal, VA 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
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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