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
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
December 7, 2014 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
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
February 28, 2015 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
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
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
March 11, 2012 Buzzard's A.C. Marathon (discontinued 2012)
26 miles
Web site

Canceled in 2012.

Harrisburg, PA 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
February 14, 2015 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA 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
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
March 14, 2015 Elizabeth Furnace
50 km
Web site

A low-key 50 km in the Elizabeth Furnace area of the Massanutten Mountains, utilizing the old Dogwood Half Hundred course. Entry for the 2016 race will open in late January.

Fort Valley, VA VHTRC
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
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
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
January 3, 2015 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
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
March 21, 2015 Hinte Anderson Trail Run - HAT
50 km
Web site

A late winter tradition. A beautiful trail loop that you do twice. A great first ultra.  All that and much more.  Entry opens on November 28.

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
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 ICY 8 Trail Run
8 hours
Web site

Eight hour run on what are generally horse trails in Lake Anna State Park 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
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 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
December 13, 2014 Magnus Gluteus Maximus
50 km
Web site

The club's first event. 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. It's available now on the event Web page.

Clifton, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
March 21, 2015 Seneca Creek - Greenway Trail
50 km
Web site

Due to snow, this race has been rescheduled for March 21. 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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
March 14, 2015 Thomas Jefferson
100 km
Web site

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

Charlottesville, 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
February 7, 2015 Uwharrie Mountain Run
40 miles
Web site

8 and 20 mile options also available.  Online entry opens on November 1st.

Uwharrie National Forest, NC Other
February 8, 2015 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 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
January 3, 2015 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 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
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).

Fairfax Station, VA VHTRC
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 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 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