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
April 1, 2017 'Nutt' Endurance Challenge
50 km
Web site

5k and 25k options in addition to the 50k for this 5k loop course on mountain bike trails on the western slopes of the Massanutten Mountains.

Keezeltown, 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
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 17, 2017 Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

First in a fall series of trail races in Northern Virginia parks.  10 mile race, with a 5 mile option.  This race is held at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Lorton, VA Other
December 3, 2017 Bear Creek
10 miles
Web site

A fun run on primarily the Willis River Trail in Bear Creek State Park and Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia.

Cumberland, 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 30, 2017 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. Entry through online signup is open.

Wardensville, WV VHTRC
February 25, 2017 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
June 24, 2017 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

First in a summer 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
August 26, 2017 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

Race series in suburban Maryland.  This 10 km race with 5 km option is held at Little Bennett Regional Park.

Clarksburg, MD Other
July 29, 2017 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

Part of the Blue Crab Bolt series of races. This 10 km race with a 5 km option is held on the trails at Schaeffer Farms in suburban Maryland.

Germantown, MD Other
September 23, 2017 Boulder Beast
27 miles
Web site

"The rock gardens on this course make coming down from Signal Knob during The Ring a cakewalk." The pre- and post-race festivities include a bottomless stein.

Lock Haven, PA Other
April 15, 2017 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
July 8, 2017 Buckeye Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Brecksville, OH Other
March 11, 2012 Buzzard's A.C. Marathon (discontinued 2012)
26 miles
Web site

Canceled in 2012.

Harrisburg, PA Other
July 8, 2017 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 15, 2017 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
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
October 14, 2017 Cat's Tail
26.5 miles
Web site

Catskill trail marathon with 7,000 feet of elevation gain.  The race will utilize a wave start.

Shandaken, NY Other
July 22, 2017 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 2017 race.

Luray, VA VHTRC
June 3, 2017 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

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

Ithaca, NY Other
June 16, 2017 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
August 5, 2017 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
December 2, 2017 Devil Dog
100 miles
Web site

Five-loop event on the trails of Prince William Forest Park, with a three-loop 100k option. This new holiday tradition is brought to you by Toni Aurilio and Team Gaylord, so the entertainment and enthusiasm levels will be off the charts.

Triangle, 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
October 29, 2017 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A 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
October 15, 2017 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A 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
November 26, 2017 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A 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 19, 2017 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A 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
June 11, 2017 Fountainhead
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon with a 10 km option at Fountainhead Regional Park.

Fairfax Station, 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 20, 2017 Hat Creek
24 Hours
Web site

This race takes place on a 5 mile loop at Hat Creek Camps south of Lynchburg.

Brookneal, VA Other
December 9, 2017 Hellgate
100 km
Web site

David Horton's 100k starts one minute after midnight, and it is tough, cold, and icy. You will love it! This race has become semi-invitational, with registration starting after the Grindstone 100. Next year the race will be on December 8, 2018.

Natural Bridge, VA Other
October 1, 2017 Hemlock
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon on the Bull Run trails.

Clifton, VA Other
November 12, 2017 Jim Schatz Memorial Trail
10 km
Web site

This race is directed by VHTRC member Tom Simonds, on behalf of the Loudoun Road Runners, to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat and Pets for Vets. Formerly the Loudoun Trail 10k; host site is Camp Highroad in Bluemont, about 20 minutes outside of Leesburg.

Bluemont, VA Other
October 27, 2017 Joe’s Almost Annual B-Day Ride (discontinued, 2017)
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.

Front Royal, VA Other
June 3, 2017 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

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

LaGrange, WI Other
September 9, 2017 KTA Trail Challenge
50 km
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. Formerly known as the Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run.

Pequea, PA Other
September 3, 2017 Labor Pain
12 hours
Web site

5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

Reading, PA Other
September 23, 2017 Legend Brewing Ultra & Relay
12 hour
Web site

8-10 mile loop on single- and double-track with two staffed aid stations. Can also be run as a two-person relay. All proceeds go to Belmeade Stables.

Powhatan, VA Other
November 18, 2017 Little Gunpowder
50 km
Web site

An incredibly well-supported event on very runnable trails. Out-and-back 50k on the Little Gunpowder trails, northeast of Baltimore.

Kingsville, MD Other
September 23, 2017 Mason District Running Festival
6 hours
Web site

The Mason District Festival is a multiple event (5K, 10K, 1 mile, 6 hour solo and relay, and kids fun run) held in a small park in the middle of Fairfax County. Hosted by the VHTRC's Bernard Pesjak as a gift to the community (no entry fees).

Annandale, VA Other
June 24, 2017 Mason-Dixon Longest Day Challenge
100 km
Web site

An invitational Delaware Trail Dawgs point-to-point run along the challenging Mason-Dixon line trail, with a goal of completing the entire 100k+ distance during the daylight of the longest Saturday of the year.

Susquehanna State Park, MD 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
February 10, 2017 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 the VHTRC's Bill Wandel.

Front Royal, VA VHTRC
September 23, 2017 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
April 22, 2017 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 24, 2017 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 14, 2017 New River Trail
50 km
Web site

There is a 25km option in addition to the 50km, and an early start option.  The race is held on a flat and beautiful rails-to-trails course in southwest Virginia.

Fries, VA Other
July 1, 2017 Night Train
50 km
Web site

The course for this Central Virginia event is a double out and back, held on a rail to trail crushed gravel path that crosses the famous High Bridge twice.

Farmville, VA Other
June 6, 2017 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 14, 2017 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
September 17, 2017 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
August 8, 2017 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 5, 2017 Phantastic Phall Phat Ass
13.1 miles
Web site

A "Phat Ass Haph Marathon" put on the week before Stone Mill on the Redland Trails in Montgomery County.  Hosted by the Muddy Shoes trail running group from MoCo, there is a 10k option as well.

Redland, MD Other
November 18, 2017 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 4, 2017 Pinhoti
100 miles
Web site

Point-to-point course on the Pinhoti trail in the Talladega National Forest, east of Birmingham in central Alabama. Blue Train destination for 2017!

Heflin, AL Other
October 29, 2017 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! Entry opens in mid-September  

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
April 1, 2017 REI Night Run
10 km
Web site

This night run offers 10 km or 5 km options, and will be held in the Pine Grove section of Prince William Forest Park.

Triangle, VA Other
May 21, 2017 Reservoir Relay
18 miles
Web site

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

Fairfax, VA Other
September 17, 2017 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 22, 2017 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
April 2, 2017 Rosaryville
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
November 11, 2017 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Web site

Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD Other
January 1, 2017 Rotary Resolution (discontinued, 2017)
10 km
Web site

New Year's Day race on the grounds of the historic Morven Park  estate outside of Leesburg.  There is also a 4 km option.

Leesburg, VA Other
October 27, 2017 Run Around The Gorge
40 miles
Web site

Three-day stage race in the New River gorge in West Virginia.

Fayettville, WV Other
June 17, 2017 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
November 4, 2017 Schaeffer
13.1 miles
Web site

Held at Schaeffer Farms trail near South Germantown Recreational Park.

Germantown, MD Other
December 16, 2017 Seashore Nature Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Virginia Beach, 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
April 23, 2017 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
May 7, 2017 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

This final race in the spring Backyard Burn trail race series offers 10 and 5 mile options. This event is hosted at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Lorton, VA Other
March 26, 2017 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The second event in this series, this Backyard Burn trail race starts and finishes at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park.  Distances offered are 5 and 10 miles.

Clifton, VA Other
March 5, 2017 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 Wakefield Park.

Annandale, VA Other
November 4, 2017 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
September 16, 2017 Stumpy's Marathon
26 miles
Web site

Another presentation of the Delaware Trail Dawgs.

Newark, DE Other
September 23, 2017 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
September 29, 2017 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 28, 2017 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
April 29, 2017 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
September 23, 2017 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
February 4, 2017 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
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
November 23, 2017 VHTRC Turkey Chase
2 hours
Web site

The VHTRC version of this traditional fall running classic. Thanksgiving morning on the C&O Canal and the trails around Great Falls, on the Maryland side. Hosted by Bur.

Signup and more information will be available a week or two before the run.

Potomac, MD VHTRC
July 29, 2017 Viaduct Trail Ultramarathon
100 miles
Web site

This Fat Ass 100 miler is comprised of four 25-mile laps of this rail-to-trail course.  There is also a 50 mile option.

Lanesboro, PA 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
August 27, 2017 Volunteers Party
Optional
Web site

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club holds an annual party for members and for the volunteers at its events over the past year. The party recognizes the vital contribution that volunteers make to the success of the club and its events. There is good conversation, bad jokes, and plenty of food and drink.

Carderock, MD VHTRC
August 12, 2017 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
January 15, 2017 Willis River
50 km +
Web site

A run on the Willis River Trail in central Virginia. 35 km bailout option also available in addition to the full 50k.  This Fat Ass race used to be known as the Swinging Bridge 50 km.

Cumberland, VA Other
September 9, 2017 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). Lottery for entry opens on July 11.

Fairfax Station, VA VHTRC
August 26, 2017 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 13, 2017 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 9, 2017 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
September 30, 2017 Yo Momma's Old School
50 miles
Web site

The race is held in Great Seal State Park, just north of Chillicothe, on a 4 mile loop course.  This year this race is a 50 miler, with 50-km, 25-km and 8-miler race options.

Chillicothe, OH Other