Boyer's Furnace 40 Mile

Boyer’s Furnace is a low-key, minimally supported 40-mile loop through the Massanutten Mountains. The run was started in 2006 by Greg Loomis and is named for Boyer’s Furnace, one of four stone blast furnaces operated in Fort Valley during the 19th Century.

The event is a "fat-ass" - no entry fee, no awards, some aid.  Entry to the 2016 race will be opened on Monday November 21, through the VHTRC's online entry process.  The field will be limited to 75 runners.

Entrants List - 2016

Interested in volunteering?  Please contact the RDs, as volunteers are needed to make this race a success! 

Where: The start is at Camp Roosevelt's "horse parking lot" at the southern end of the Fort Valley (also known as Stephens Trail Parking in Google Maps).  

When: Monday, December 26, 2016 at 7:00 am. (NOTE - NEW DATE!!)

Elevation profile:

Altitude profile

More information: Turn sheet | Topo Maps | Start Location

And Even More Information:  Contact Tony Escobar

Results of Prior Runs

Club Event Participant Medical Policy

This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The VHTRC does not provide medical care for runners at this event. Runners are responsible for their own health, safety, and well being at this event.  No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the course, at any aid station, or at the finish. The club does not supply any medical goods or services, including bandages, splints, antiseptic, or Ibuprofen or any other drugs to maintain the health of runners. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the runners' responsibility.  In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner as soon as possible.  Since most of our events are in remote areas, medical care may be far away in distance or time.  Each year, runners finish — or are forced to drop out — with scrapes, deep cuts, hematomas, dislocations, and sprains.  Runners have experienced cuts, bruises, bee stings, and asthma attacks. This is an event with very real risks.