Calendar of Past Events

These are past events on the VHTRC calendar. Until an event has a new date in the future, the event will be on this list. To see the list with future events, go to the regular calendar.

Date Event Description Place Sponsor
May 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
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
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 24, 2016 Big Schloss
50 km +
Web site

A challenging, low-key race that is closer to 32 miles. Put on by Amy and Steve Platt through 2010; revived in 2014 by Kirstin Corris.  Generally held on the last Saturday in September, and limited to about 60 runners.

Wardensville, WV VHTRC
October 2, 2016 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
March 11, 2012 Buzzard's A.C. Marathon (discontinued 2012)
26 miles
Web site

Canceled in 2012.

Harrisburg, PA 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 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
November 12, 2016 Canary in the Cave
25 km
Web site

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

Fayetteville, WV 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
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 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
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
October 1, 2016 Cloudsplitter
100 miles
Web site

The only 100 mile race in the commonwealth of Kentucky.  The out-and-back course is on the Pine Mountain Scenic Trail, starting and finishing in the Breaks Interstate Park in the southeastern part of the state.  The 100 miler has a 40 hour cutoff. There are accompanying 100km, 50km and 25 km races held concurrently. 

Elkhorn City, KY Other
July 30, 2016 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
October 1, 2016 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
August 6, 2016 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
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
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
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
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
October 28, 2016 Joe’s Almost Annual B-Day Ride
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, particularly since plans can change based on the weather.

Front Royal, VA Other
July 30, 2016 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
June 4, 2016 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

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

LaGrange, WI Other
September 4, 2016 Labor Pain
12 hours
Web site

5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

Reading, PA Other
July 30, 2016 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
November 6, 2016 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
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
October 31, 2015 Midnight Maniac (discontinued in 2015)
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
September 24, 2016 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
November 5, 2016 Mountain Masochist
50 miles
Web site

Virginia's premier fall ultrarunning event is still going strong. A tough, "long" course in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lynchburg, VA 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
September 25, 2016 National Capital
20 miles
Web site

Classic DC area fall marathon training race, now being held on the C&O Canal Towpath. 5 miler option also available.

Potomac, MD Other
October 1, 2016 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
September 24, 2016 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
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
October 8, 2016 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
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
September 18, 2016 Patapsco Trail Fest
26.2 miles
Web site

Sunday is the trail running day for the Trail Fest weekend at Patapsco Valley State Park, with a half marathon and a one mile fun run option in addition to the trail marathon on offer.

Ellicott City, MD 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
October 1, 2016 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 2016 race is closed.

Triangle, VA VHTRC
August 9, 2016 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
November 19, 2016 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.  The loops are 2.85 miles in length.

Powhatan, VA Other
November 6, 2016 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! 

Washington, DC 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
September 18, 2016 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
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
November 12, 2016 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Web site

Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
May 14, 2016 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

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

Williamsburg, VA 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
November 5, 2016 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
October 1, 2016 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
September 11, 2016 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 24, 2016 Table Rock
50 km
Web site

Formerly a 50 miler and 50k, but in 2016 the 50 miler is gone, replaced with a 30k option. Race on a mix of single track, double track and gravel roads through the Pisgah National Forest area in southwestern North Carolina.

Morganton, NC Other
October 8, 2016 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
September 23, 2016 The Bear
100 miles
Web site

Steep climbs and autumnal colors in the Northern Wasatch Range of northern Utah and southern Idaho.

Logan, UT Other
October 29, 2016 The CATHalf Marathon
13.1 miles
Web site

Put on by the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners (CATs) and held on single-track mountain bike trails on the campus of the Miller School, just west of Charlottesville in Albemarle County.

Charlottesville, VA Other
March 12, 2016 Thomas Jefferson (discontinued, 2017)
100 km

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

Charlottesville, VA Other
September 4, 2016 ThorpeWood
10 km
Web site

This 10k race is held at ThorpeWood mountain retreat, near Catoctin in the Frederick area.  There is a 5k fun run option as well.

Thurmont, MD Other
September 24, 2016 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
October 30, 2016 Tussey Mountainback
50 miles
Web site

Dirt road and pavement course; previous participants speak highly of its beauty.

State College, PA Other
August 20, 2016 Twisted Branch
100 km
Web site

100km race in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Naples, NY Other
August 1, 2015 VHTRC Member & Volunteer Recognition Party
Not a run
Web site

On hiatus in 2016 - look for its return in 2017!

Mason Neck, VA VHTRC
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
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
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
September 17, 2016 Women's Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Web site

The third big event of the VHTRC's race year. A festive run, for women only, held on the southern sections of the beautiful Bull Run Trail (including the infamous Do Loop).

Fairfax Station, VA VHTRC
August 21, 2016 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 6, 2016 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
June 13, 2015 XTERRA Richmond [discontinued in 2016]
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. XTERRA opted not to return to Richmond in 2016

Richmond, VA Other
July 10, 2016 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