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
February 6, 2016 Rocky Raccoon
100 miles
Web site

Five 20-mile loops on a very flat and fast 100% trail course. 50 mile option is also available.

Huntsville, TX Other
February 6, 2016 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 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
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
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 9, 2016 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 9, 2016 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 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 19, 2015 Seashore Nature Trail
50 km
Web site

Double loop course on hard-packed dirt trails in First Landing State Park.

Virginia Beach, VA Other
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 Piedmont 8 Hour Run
8 hours
Web site

8 hour run on fairly flat trails located in Powatan State Park, on the James River just west of Richmond.

Powhatan, 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 21, 2015 JFK
50 miles
Web site

The oldest and largest U.S. ultramarathon.

Boonesboro, 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 Stone Mill
50 miles
Web site

The fall Maryland 50 miler that is run on single-track trails, and for less than $1 per mile. Registration will open on August 1.

Poolesville, MD Other
November 14, 2015 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Web site

Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD 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 8, 2015 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 7, 2015 Stone Cat Trail Races
50 miles
Web site

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

Ipswich, MA Other
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 24, 2015 Patapsco Valley
50 km
Web site

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

Baltimore, MD Other
October 23, 2015 Hot TWOT
100 miles
Web site

A run on the Wild Oak Recreational Trail, generally held in October. Tough and very low key. This is the "Hot TWOT" since it is held during what should be the warmer fall weather.  For those planning to run the full 100, plan on a Friday AM start; others generally start on Saturday AM.

Stokesville, 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 18, 2015 Mill Mountain Trail
Half Marathon
Web site

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

Roanoke, 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 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 New River Trail
50 km
Web site

There is now a 25km option in addition to the 50km.  Both race on a flat and beautiful rails-to-trails course in southwest Virginia.

Fries, VA Other
October 10, 2015 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 10, 2015 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 2015 race is closed.

Triangle, VA VHTRC
October 10, 2015 Oil Creek
100 miles
Web site

This event has concurrent 50K, 100K and 100 mile solo races, registration for these races opens around mid-March.

Titusville, PA Other
October 9, 2015 West Virginia Trilogy
50 km/50 miles/13.1 miles
Web site

"A triptych of runs on the Eastern Continential Divide" - day one is 50 km, day 2 is 50 miles, and day 3 is a half marathon.  This classic event is in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest, with the option to sign up for one race, two races or all three.

Seneca Rocks, WV 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
October 3, 2015 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 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 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
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 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 26, 2015 Belmead Trail Fest
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.

Powhatan, VA Other
September 20, 2015 Rick O'Donnell Memorial
5.22 miles
Web site

The VHTRC's Bill Susa hosts this race in Greenbrier State Park. There are two race options.  The 5.22 mile single loop event, or the 8 Hour Ultra Challenge.

Boonsboro, MD Other
September 19, 2015 Virgil Crest
100 miles
Web site

The former Iroquois Trail 100 miler is now the Virgil Crest Ultras, with a 50 km, 50 miler, and 100 mile relay option in addition to the solo 100 mile race.

Finger Lakes, NY Other
September 19, 2015 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
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 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 13, 2015 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 12, 2015 Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
40 miles
Web site

Four trail races at Douthat State Park west of Lexington, with distances of 40 miles, marathon, half marathon, and 5 miles to choose from.

Clifton Forge, VA Other
September 12, 2015 Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run
28.4 miles
Web site

A "daunting trail challenge" on a point-to-point course using sections of the Mason Dixon and Conestoga trails in York and Lancaster counties.

Pequea, PA Other
September 12, 2015 Groundhog
50 km
Web site

Punxsutawney is a beautiful place to run in September.  The event includes a 25 km race and a 10 km race as well as the 50 km.

Punxsutawney, PA Other
September 6, 2015 Labor Pain
12 hours
Web site

5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

Reading, PA Other
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Cacapon 12 Hour Challenge
12 hours
Web site

This 12 hour run involves 5-mile loops on single track trails in Cacapon State Park

Berkeley Springs, WV Other
June 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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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