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
August 30, 2015 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. Online signup to join the run is now open.

Fountainhead Regional Park, VA VHTRC
August 29, 2015 Bald Eagle Megatransect
25 miles
Web site

This run bills itself as a challenging 25 mile endurance hike/trail run in central Pennsylvania. The course will take the entrants up and over Bald Eagle Mountain a number of times for a total elevation gain of 5000 feet.  Registration opens on Jan 1, and historically this race has filled quickly.

Lock Haven, PA Other
August 29, 2015 Twisted Branch
100 km
Web site

Inaugural running in 2015 of this 100km race in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Naples, NY Other
August 23, 2015 Patuxent River Park
5 km
Web site

An event at Patuxent River Park that is part of the REI Mid-Atlantic trail race series.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
August 22, 2015 Leadville
100 miles
Web site

This is the event for those who don't need oxygen to function. The lowest point on the course is 9200 feet. 

Leadville, CO Other
August 22, 2015 Fool's Gold
50 miles
Web site

With a backdrop of the Tobacco Root Mountains of Montana, this race is held in conjunction with the Ghosts of Yellowstone 100 miler.  There is a 50 km option as well.

Pony, MT Other
August 22, 2015 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. Online signup to join the run is now open.

Fountainhead Regional Park, VA VHTRC
August 21, 2015 Ghosts of Yellowstone
100 miles
Web site

Scenic 100 miler (with a 38-hour time limit) in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest of Montana, that is brought to you by Alex Papadopoulos.

Pony, MT Other
August 11, 2015 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 8, 2015 Kanawha Trace
50 km
Web site

A rails to trail race by the WVMTR, now an August race date.  There is a 10 km option along with the 50 km.

Barboursville, WV Other
August 8, 2015 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
August 8, 2015 Wildcat Ridge Romp
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 8, 2015 Maryland HEAT Race
50 km
Web site

This year what has been a 16 mile trail race in Patapsco State Park is also being offered as a 50 km option. Beer and BBQ afterward are included in the ticket price.

Columbia, MD Other
August 1, 2015 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
August 1, 2015 Lost Turkey
26.2 miles
Web site

Run on a point-to-point course in Blue Knob State Park in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Claysburg, 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 26, 2015 Escarpment
30 km
Web site

Highly recommended and challenging race in the Northern Catskill Mountains, for experienced endurance runners only.

Haines Falls, NY Other
July 25, 2015 Catherines
50 km
Web site

Popular event on the little-used trails in the southern section of the Massanutten Mountains, returns under new RD Dan Aghdam, and with an altered course. Registration will open in early June.

Luray, VA VHTRC
July 25, 2015 Burning River
100 miles
Web site

For those who like a little heat and humidity with their 100 miles on trail. Point-to-point course in Northeastern Ohio. There are 50 mile and 100 mile relay options as well.

Cuyahoga Valley, OH Other
July 19, 2015 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 18, 2015 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 18, 2015 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 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
July 11, 2015 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.  Don't delay, as entry slots generally fill quickly.

Frederick, MD Other
July 11, 2015 Buckeye Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Brecksville, OH Other
July 11, 2015 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 4, 2015 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. 

Hector, NY Other
June 27, 2015 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 27, 2015 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 20, 2015 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 20, 2015 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 '80s).

Pembroke, VA 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 19, 2015 Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Web site

Highly recommended run. Also a 50 miler, 50K and 30K. The VHTRC Blue Train destination race for 2015!

Dayton, WY 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 13, 2015 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 9, 2015 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 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 31, 2015 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

Trail 50 in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Ithaca, NY Other
May 30, 2015 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 14, 2015 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA 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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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