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
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 22, 2014 JFK
50 miles
Web site

The oldest and largest U.S. ultramarathon.

Boonesboro, MD Other
November 15, 2014 Canary in the Cave
25 km
Web site

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

Fayetteville, WV 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 8, 2014 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Web site

Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
November 8, 2014 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 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
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 even 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 25, 2014 Patapsco Valley
50 km
Web site

A new 50km 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 19, 2014 Mill Mountain Trail
Half Marathon
Web site

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

Roanoke, VA Other
October 18, 2014 Uwharrie
100 miles
Web site

New 100 mile race, with a 100 km option, in the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina.

Troy, NC Other
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 Cumberland Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Caryville, TN Other
October 11, 2014 Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock
50 miles
Web site

50 mile and 50 km races held primarily in Pilot Mountain State Park.

King, 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 11, 2014 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 10, 2014 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 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 5, 2014 Blues Cruise
50 km
Web site

Race management says of the run: "This Ultra was created to give newcomers to the world of ultra running a relatively easy race to get started."  The race where the term "benign trail" was first coined.

Reading, PA 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
October 4, 2014 Crocker Conservancy
5 km
Web site

This 5 km trail race is being organized by the Powhatan School in Clarke County in northern Virginia as part of their Fall Festival.

Boyce, VA Other
October 4, 2014 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 4, 2014 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
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 27, 2014 Mountain Madness
50 km
Web site

Trail race in Shepherd Lake Recreation Area in New Jersey's Ringwood State Park. 7.77 mile "fun run" option is also available.

Ringwood, NJ Other
September 27, 2014 Belmead Trail Fest
50 miles
Web site

8.9-mile loops on the bridle trails of the historic Belmead Plantation west of Richmond.  Marathon and 50 km options also available.

Powhatan, VA 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 Hinson Lake
24 hours
Web site

1.5-mile loops on a flat dirt path, with numerous wooden bridges, around Hinson Lake. Low key and low cost - still only $1 per hour.

Rockingham, NC Other
September 21, 2014 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 20, 2014 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 20, 2014 12 Hour Trail Run
12 hours
Web site

A 12 hour run on trails in Prince William Forest National Park.

Prince William Forest, VA Other
September 20, 2014 Trails for Tails
40 miles
Web site

5 laps of 8 miles each along the trails and some roads in the Codorus State Park in south-central Pennsylvania.

Hanover, PA Other
September 13, 2014 Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic
50 km
Web site

YUTC is a popular trail race put on by the North East Ohio Trail Club. There is a 25 km option in addition to the 50 km.

Youngstown, OH 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). The entry lottery is open for the 2014 race.

Fairfax Station, VA VHTRC
September 7, 2014 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 6, 2014 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 6, 2014 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
September 6, 2014 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
August 31, 2014 Labor Pain
12 hours
Web site

5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

Reading, PA Other
August 23, 2014 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.

Pony, MT Other
August 22, 2014 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 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 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 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 9, 2014 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 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
August 2, 2014 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 2, 2014 Conococheague Fat Ass
50 km
Web site

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

New Germantown, PA Other
July 20, 2014 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 19, 2014 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 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 22, 2014 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 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
June 14, 2014 Laurel Highlands
70 miles
Web site

One of the purest trail runs around. Tough and historic. There is also a 50K option and a relay.

Ohiopyle, PA Other
June 14, 2014 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 7, 2014 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

There is also a 100 km.

LaGrange, WI Other
June 7, 2014 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 16, 2014 Thunder Rock
100 miles
Web site

Held entirely within the Cherokee National Forest, this race is in SE Tennessee near Chattanooga, along the North Carolina and Georgia borders.

Benton, TN Other
May 10, 2014 Run For The Hops
10 km
Web site

Two-loop trail race (5 km option is also available) that includes some steeplechase obstacles to match the Triple Crown horse racing theme for the occasion.  Put on by a local brew pub outside of Charlottesville.

Roseland, VA Other
May 10, 2014 Capon Valley
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.

Yellow Spring, WV Other
May 10, 2014 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, 2014 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 26, 2014 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 19, 2014 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. 2014 entry is closed.  Sign up for the 2015 event will be announced through the VHTRC listserve by RD Tom Corris a couple of weeks before the run.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
April 6, 2014 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 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
April 5, 2014 Hungry Mother
7.5 miles
Web site

Choice of two distances at this trail race at Hungry Mother State Park in Smyth County. Long course is 7.5 miles and short course is 6 miles.

Marion, 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 29, 2014 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 has closed entry for 2014.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
March 8, 2014 Seneca Creek - Greenway Trail
50 km
Web site

A point-to-point run on the beautiful Greenway Trail in Montgomery County. "Marathon" bailout option available along with the full "50 km" distance.  Picnic at Riley's Lock at the end is not to be missed!

Damascus, MD Other
March 8, 2014 Green Legs & Hamstrings
13.1 miles
Web site

Dr. Seuss-themed races (10km and 5km options in addition to the half marathon) on mountain biking trails in the southeast Virginia city of Danville.

Danville, VA Other
March 1, 2014 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 this training event is open now.

Massanutten Mountains, VA VHTRC
February 1, 2014 Massanutten Training Academy Run #1
32 miles
Web site

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 now closed.

 

 

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
January 18, 2014 MLK Training Weekend - Day 1
28.5 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 1, the "Catherine's 8" run is held partly on the section of the MMT 100 course that is south of Route 211. Online sign up for the 2015 Cat 8 will open sometime in mid-December, 2015.

Luray, VA VHTRC
November 3, 2013 March of Dimes Trail Run
7 miles
Web site

Trail race at Gambrill State Park outside of Frederick, the host site for the Catoctin 50K.  This 7 miler is on the yellow trail instead of the Catoctin blue.  And it is for those who like to race after sleeping in - start time is at noon.

Frederick, 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