Calendar of Events

This is a list of trail running events that may be of interest to VHTRC members. VHTRC-sponsored events are noted by the Furbutt logo in the "Sponsor" column. Other events are listed only as a service -- we do not endorse them and have no responsibility for them. We suppose it is reasonable to think some of these events are very good and others are less so. But we really don't know. Caveat emptor.

You can add VHTRC events to your calendar.

We do not list all running events here. But VHTRC members may suggest events. To do so, e-mail Quatro Hubbard.

Events must be on dirt trails or otherwise of particular interest to VHTRC members to be listed in the club's calendar. This is not a place to list road races.

(If you are looking for local road races, go to Washington Running Report or Race Packet. For national ultras try Ultrarunning Magazine. For national trail runs, try Trail Runner Magazine. )

Events that have occurred are on the calendar of past events.

Quatro Hubbard has overall responsibility for this calendar.

November 2018
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
November 18, 2018 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 below Hemlock Overlook Park.

Clifton, VA
November 22, 2018 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 in November 2018.

Potomac, MD
December 2018
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
December 1, 2018 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
December 2, 2018 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
December 2, 2018 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
December 8, 2018 Magnus Gluteus Maximus
50 km
Web site

The first event in the now-storied history of the club; in 2018 under the direction of Katie Keier. Very low-key, 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.  Entry opens on November 5.

Clifton, VA
December 8, 2018 Hellgate
100 km
Web site

David Horton's "special" 100k starts one minute after midnight.  It is tough, cold, and icy. You will love it! This race has become semi-invitational, with registration generally starting after the Grindstone 100.  Beast Series participants get priority entry; the 2019 race, the 17th in the Hellgate series, will be held on December 14.

Natural Bridge, VA
December 15, 2018 Seashore Nature Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Virginia Beach, VA
December 29, 2018 Boyers Furnace
40 miles
Web site

This classic holiday Fat Ass race includes a nice mix of Massanutten Trail sections and dirt roads, with miles of spectacular views of the Fort Valley, Page Valley and Shenandoah Valley.  Entry is now open for the 2018 race.

Fort Valley, VA
December 29, 2018 HUFF
50km
Web site

Held at Chain O' Lakes Park in Indiana, the HUFF trail run offers a 50k, a 3-person relay and a single loop 10 miler.

Albion, IN
January 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
January 1, 2019 Redeye
50 km
Web site

Start out the new year with some cold miles at Prince William Forest Park and clear your head of any lingering hangover.  Sign up online for this very low-key run generally opens in early December after MGM 50k.

Triangle, VA
January 5, 2019 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
January 5, 2019 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
January 5, 2019 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
January 6, 2019 Willis River
50 km +
Web site

A free 50k (+/-) run on the Willis River Trail in central Virginia. There is a 35k option.

Cumberland, VA
January 20, 2019 Waterfall (MLK Training Weekend Day 2)
50 km
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. Day 2 is the Waterfall 50km race (Bur's Death March).  Come and get your sticker!  And remember: only finishers get the sticker.

Luray, VA
February 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
February 2, 2019 ICY 8 Trail Run
8 hours
Web site

Eight hour run on what are generally flat, runnable horse trails in Lake Anna State Park, located 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. 10 anniversary running in 2018; this is a good introductory event for first-time trail runners.

Lake Anna State Park, VA
February 2, 2019 Rocky Raccoon
100 miles
Web site

Five 20-mile loops on a very flat and fast 100% trail course. 50 mile option is also available.

Huntsville, TX
February 2, 2019 Uwharrie Mountain Run
40 miles
Web site

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

Uwharrie National Forest, NC
February 8, 2019 The Wild Oak Trail 100
100 miles
Web site

A run on the 27+ mile Wild Oak Recreational Trail, with four loops needed to finish this race. Tough and very low key. "Semi-Invitational." This is the "Real TWOT" since it is held on the traditional winter date in mid-February. For those planning to make a real attempt at the 100, plan on a Friday AM start, and others can start on Saturday.

Bridgewater, VA
February 9, 2019 The Algonquin
50 km
Web site

Flat, fast course on trail in Pocomoke River State Park in southeastern Maryland.

Pocomoke City, MD
February 16, 2019 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
February 16, 2019 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 deceptively tame start to the infamous 6 race "Beast Series." The 24th running of Holiday Lake in 2019!

Appomattox, VA
February 23, 2019 Hashawha Hills
50 km
Web site

10th anniversary of this late winter VHTRC classic. In keeping with tradition, RD Alan Gowen has once again lowered the entry fee for next year's race. Lottery will be held in the 2nd week of January.

Westminster, MD
February 23, 2019 Reverse Ring
71 miles
Web site

Why anyone who has completed The Ring would want to do this is anyone's guess. Entry is open only to those in the Fellowship, so the rest of you can breathe a sigh of relief and run Hashawha. Mike Bur and Quatro Hubbard are the "organizers."  Entry will open through the VHTRC online signup on Jan 24.

Fort Valley, VA
February 23, 2019 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA
March 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
March 2, 2019 Umstead Trail Marathon
Marathon
Web site

A trail marathon held in the same Umstead State Park in the heart of the North Carolina Triangle as the Umstead 100 miler.

Raleigh, NC
March 2, 2019 Seneca Creek - Greenway Trail
50 km
Web site

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. Under new management in 2019, with Jill Jacobs taking the helm. Look for updated details late in October 2018.

Gaithersburg, MD
March 2, 2019 No Mans
50 km
Web site

New in 2019 and with a new course among the myriad trails of Prince William Forest Park: the No Man's 50k.  Women's only race, with a two-woman relay team option on the two loop course.

Triangle, VA
March 9, 2019 Bel Monte Endurance Run
50 miles
Web site

This event is put on by the folks who bring you the UROC/Great Eastern races, and it is held near Charlottesville. Event also includes a 50k and 25k.

Sherando Lake, VA
March 16, 2019 Elizabeth Furnace
50 km
Web site

A challenging, low-key 50 km in the Elizabeth Furnace area of the Massanutten Mountains, utilizing the old Dogwood Half Hundred course. Excellent training for those inclined to run the MMT 100 miler in May.  Entry for the 2019 race will open to VHTRC club members on Jan 30.

Fort Valley, VA
March 16, 2019 Pocahontas Trail Fest
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 are also half-marathon and marathon relay options. Formerly known as the Instant Classic, this event is now under new race management.

Chesterfield, VA
March 23, 2019 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. Registration opens on the day after Thanksgiving.

Susquehanna State Park, MD
March 23, 2019 Mt. Tammany 10
40 miles
Web site

Very challenging race on the mountain, technical trails in the Delaware Water Gap along the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border west of New York City.

Columbia, NJ
March 23, 2019 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
March 29, 2019 Greenbrier Endurance Runs
100 miles
Web site

The Greenbrier Endurance Runs are in Greenbrier State Park in western Maryland. 100 mile run starts on Friday evening; there is a 50 mile "Midnight Madness Run", and a 50k fun run on Saturday morning.  Hosted by MMT RD Kevin Sayers, entry opens on November 1.

Boonesboro, MD
March 30, 2019 Dogwood Ultra Marathons
24 Hours
Web site

This 24 hour race is held on a 3.5-mile course in Twin Lakes State Park in Prince Edward County, west of Richmond in Central Virginia.  There is also a 12 hour and a 10 mile individual option, as well as a four-person relay option.

Green Bay, VA
April 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
April 6, 2019 Umstead
100 miles
Web site

8 loops in Umstead Park on a wide gravel horse trail.  There is a 50 mile option for those who drop from the 100 miler after 4 loops.  Registration for this race closes very quickly.

Raleigh, NC
April 13, 2019 Bull Run Run
50 miles
Web site

A beautiful, challenging run amongst the bluebells along the rolling Bull Run Trail in Northern Virginia. This will be the 27th year of the VHTRC's premier event. Entry opens on November 15. There will be no lottery for this year's race.

Clifton, VA
April 14, 2019 Don't Run Boston
50 miles
Web site

The best way to finish your Boston Marathon taper - run a 50 miler the day before.  Put on by TARC, there is also a 50 km option.

Milton, MA
April 20, 2019 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. Sign up for the 2019 event will be opened by RD Dave Woll a few weeks before the run..

Luray, VA
April 20, 2019 24 Hour Adventure Trail Run
24 hours
Web site

This event is run on the trails out of Camp 5 (Happyland Camp) in Prince William National Park.  The course consists of 6.25-mile loops.

Prince William Forest, VA
April 20, 2019 Chopawamsic Challenge
100 km
Web site

10 loops of a 10km course in Prince William Forest Park, with over 12,000 feet of elevation gain and an 18 hour time limit. 12 hour time limit for the 50k. Limited to 50 runners.

Triangle, VA
April 27, 2019 North Face Endurance Challenge
50 miles
Web site

Series of races utilizing trails in the Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Regional Park and also the Potomac Heritage trail.

Saturday distances are 50 miles, 50 km and marathon.  Sunday races will be a half marathon, a 10 km and a 5 km.

Sterling, VA
April 27, 2019 Promise Land
50 km
Web site

One of the premier events in the mid-Atlantic. Beautiful trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with only three climbs to negotiate. Third and probably best event in the Lynchburg Ultra Series and the Beast Series, the 2019 race will be the 19th Promise Land.

Bedford, VA
April 27, 2019 24 Hour Ultra Run & Relay
24 hours
Web site

A 24 hour run that is on a 3.75 mile dirt trail.

Hampton, VA
April 27, 2019 C&O Canal
100 miles
Web site

A flat and fast 100 mile race held on the scenic C&O Canal.

Knoxville, MD
April 27, 2019 River Valley Run
13.1 miles
Web site

Trail half marathon held on the River Valley Ranch along the Gunpowder River in northern Maryland.

Manchester, MD
May 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
May 4, 2019 Miwok
100 km
Web site

A highly recommended trail run in the beauty of Marin County, north of San Francisco.

Sausalito, CA
May 4, 2019 Rock the Ridge
50 miles
Web site

24 hour time limit for this race in the Mohonk Preserve in the Hudson Valley region north of New York City.  There is a relay option in addition to the individual 50 mile race.

New Paltz, NY
May 4, 2019 Farm Park Challenge
10 hours
Web site

A unique event, at least for this area, on the trails of the Montgomery County Agricultural Farm Park.  The "challenge" is to complete the 5.18 mile course within an hour for the duration of your race.  The challenges offered are 6 loops/50k and 10 loops/50 miles, with each loop starting at the top of each hour..  The winners are determined by the fastest time for the final loop.  

Derwood, MD
May 4, 2019 Grayson Highlands
50 km
Web site

This race is held in the beautiful Grayson Highlands State Park in far southwest Virginia.

Mouth of Wilson, VA
May 4, 2019 Bear Mountain
50 Miles
Web site

Part of the North Face race series, this is a challenging race on a beautiful course just north of New York City in the Catskill Mountains.  Saturday races include the 50 miler, a 50 km, a trail marathon and a marathon relay.

Bear Mountain, NY
May 5, 2019 Bear Mountain
13.1 miles
Web site

Day two of the North Face series of races in Bear Mountain State Park. Saturday races are longer, and these Sunday races are the shorter options: half marathon, 10km and 5km.

Bear Mountain, NY
May 11, 2019 UROC
100 km
Web site

The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) is held at the Skylard Nature Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains.The course includes single track trails mixed with some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 100k, 50k and 25k options.

Skylark, VA
May 11, 2019 Glacier Ridge Trail
50 miles
Web site

An event in the Morraine State Park in western Pennsylvania.  There are 50km and 30km options as well. 

Butler, PA
May 18, 2019 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The 25th running of the VHTRC's rugged, demanding 100 mile race on the rocky trails in the Massanutten Mountains around Fort Valley.

Fort Valley, VA
May 26, 2019 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 lakeside barbeque at the finish. The 2019 race entry will be through the VHTRC online system and will open in the spring.

McConnellsburg, PA
May 26, 2019 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

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

Ithaca, NY
June 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
June 1, 2019 Old Dominion
100 miles
Web site

The Old Dominion is the second oldest 100 miler. The course is a mix of road and trail in and around the Massanutten Mountains and Fort Valley.

Woodstock, VA
June 1, 2019 World's End
100 km
Web site

Apparently this one is pretty challenging.  Run on the Endless Mountains in Loyalsock State Forest and Worlds End State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania.  There is a 50k option.

Forksville, PA
June 1, 2019 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

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

LaGrange, WI
June 7, 2019 San Diego
100 miles
Web site

A major 100 miler in the mountains of eastern San Diego County. VHTRC member and former BRR RD Scott Mills is co-RD of this event.

San Diego, CA
June 8, 2019 OSS/CIA Night Run
50 miles
Web site

Challenging night run, held on a 25+ mile loop on primarily single track trail in Prince William Forest Park.  There is also a single-loop 25 mile race option.

Prince William Forest, VA
June 8, 2019 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
June 8, 2019 Highlands Sky
40 miles
Web site

A tough, slow, and beautiful run, on a course that is unique for this area. A great weekend for the whole family at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.  Registration opens on January 1.

Davis, WV
June 14, 2019 Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Web site

Highly recommended run. Also a 50 miler, 50K and 30K.

Dayton, WY
June 15, 2019 Mohican
100 miles
Web site

Traditional trail run in Ohio, there are 50 mile and trail marathon options along with the 100 miler.

Loudonville, OH
June 22, 2019 Catamount
50 km
Web site

There is a 25 km option.  The 50 km is a two-loop course on a wide, hard-packed trail system located below Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak.

Stowe, VT
June 22, 2019 Many on the Genny
40 Miles
Web site

A 40 mile trail ultra using both sides of the famous gorge in Letchworth State Park of western New York, an area that is often called the Grand Canyon of the East.

Mount Morris, NY
June 22, 2019 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
June 28, 2019 Black Hills
100 miles
Web site

A challenging 100 mile race in the Black Hills of South Dakota. There are two other offered race distances (100 km or 50 miles).

Sturgis, SD
June 29, 2019 Western States
100 miles
Web site

The first trail 100 miler has a beautiful course, great aid stations, and a field selected by lot rather than merit.

Squaw Valley, CA
July 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
July 6, 2019 Finger Lakes Fifties
50 miles
Web site

Series of races in Finger Lakes National Forest in western New York state. The 25 km, 50 km, and 50 mile races all share the same loop course. Registration opens on January 1 and tends to fill quickly.

Hector, NY
July 19, 2019 Hardrock
100 miles
Web site

Very tough, oxygen-deprived run of the San Juan Mountains in beautiful southwest Colorado.

Silverton, CO
July 20, 2019 Catoctin
50 km
Web site

The run you love to hate. Tough, rocky trail, great support and post-run activities. Entry opens after June 1 and will fill fairly quickly.  There is also a 25k point-to-point race, with a later start, for veterans age 52 or older.

Frederick, MD
July 20, 2019 Tahoe Rim Trail
100 miles
Web site

This race promises lovely views of Lake Tahoe from the low-rent side of the border.  50 miler and 55 km options also available.

Carson City, NV
July 20, 2019 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
July 27, 2019 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 will open Monday July 1 for the 2019 race.

Luray, VA
August 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
August 3, 2019 Angeles Crest
100 miles
Web site

If you want to run this Los Angeles area race, make plans well in advance, since race management chooses to fill the field a year early.

Wrightwood, CA
August 10, 2019 Martha Moats Baker Memorial
50 km +
Web site

A low-key run to explore the other trails around Wild Oak in the Jefferson National Forest. A creation of the legend, Dennis Herr. Entry into the 2019 race will open in early July.

Stokesville, VA
August 10, 2019 Eastern States
100 miles
Web site

The race that appears to have put an end to any discussion about which 100 miler in the East is the toughest.  Canceld in 2018, but scheduled to return in 2019.

Waterville, PA
August 17, 2019 Leadville
100 miles
Web site

This is the event for those who don't need oxygen to function. The lowest point on the course is 9200 feet. 

Leadville, CO
August 17, 2019 Twisted Branch
100 km
Web site

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

Naples, NY
August 24, 2019 Cascade Crest
100 miles
Web site

A popular and scenic 100 miler in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Lottery similar to the MMT 100 system will be used to fill the field in early February.

Easton, WA
August 31, 2019 The Ring
71 miles
Web site

If you want to run the Reverse Ring in late February (and who wouldn't?!), you have to get this run done first! Entry will be by lottery in 2019. and will open July 22.

Fort Valley, VA
August 31, 2019 Iron Mountain
50 miles
Web site

16 mile and 30 mile options as well as the traditional Iron Mountain 50 miler, with staggered start times for each. These races in a beautiful section of southwest Virginia are under the direction of Kevin Townsend.

Damascus, VA
September 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
September 6, 2019 Superior Sawtooth
100 miles
Web site

Three races at this tough event now: the Moose Mountain Marathon, Superior Trail 50 Mile, and Superior Sawtooth 100 Mile. This is the race formerly known as the Superior Trail 100.

Lutsen, MN
September 6, 2019 Wasatch Front
100 miles
Web site

At one time, before Hardrock, Wasatch was thought to be the hardest 100 miler. This is the last event in the Grand Slam, and it is challenging and beautiful.

Kaysville, UT
September 7, 2019 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
September 14, 2019 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
September 21, 2019 Nasty 9 Trail Run
9 miles
Web site

This race will offer two race distances, a challenging nine mile course with over 2000 feet of vertical gain and a 3-4 mile course with about 500 feet of climbing. 100 percent of both courses will be on the awesome single-track of Brushy Hills, a watershed tract outside of Lexington.

Lexington, VA
September 21, 2019 Barkley Fall Classic
50 km
Web site

No, this is not THAT Barkley.  Instead, this is a (relatively) saner introduction to Frozen Head State Park, the home of the Barkley Marathons. 

Wartburg, TN
September 21, 2019 12 Hour Trail Run
12 hours
Web site

A 12 hour run on trails in Prince William Forest National Park.  The loop is 6.5 miles in length with about 650 feet of elevation gain.

Triangle, VA
September 21, 2019 Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line
100 miles
Web site

A majority of the course follows the Arizona Trail and the historic Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stage Line route that was in use in the late 19th century.  Many of the aid station locations match the stage line's watering holes. Former VHTRC member Ian Torrence directs this event, which includes a 55k and relay option.

Flagstaff, AZ
September 27, 2019 Yeti
100 miles
Web site

30 hour time limit for this popular event in far southwest Virginia, run on a former railroad bed that has been converted into the Virginia Creeper Trail.

Abingdon, VA
September 27, 2019 The Bear
100 miles
Web site

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

Logan, UT
September 28, 2019 Hinson Lake
24 hours
Web site

1.5032-mile loop on a flat dirt path, with numerous wooden bridges, around Hinson Lake in southern North Carolina. Low key and low cost; now with chip timing.

Rockingham, NC
September 29, 2019 Vermont
50 miles
Web site

50 mile course alternates between roads and trails, with lots of hills.  There is also a mountain bike race, a 50km run and a three-person relay option in the 50 mile run.

Brownsvillle, VT
October 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
October 4, 2019 Grindstone
100 miles
Web site

A challenging 100 miler that is held in the same general location as TWOT, and is the East Coast's Hardrock qualifying race. Grindstone is part of the Beast Series. Note 6 p.m. Friday starting time.

Swoope, VA
October 12, 2019 Cloudsplitter
100 miles
Web site

Held in the Cumberland Mountains in SW Virginia. The 100 miler has a 40 hour cutoff. There are accompanying 100 km, 50 km and 25 km races held concurrently. 

Norton, VA
October 12, 2019 No Business
100 miles
Web site

100.8 mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee.  Start/finish is in an abandoned coal mining town.

Stearns, KY
October 12, 2019 Indiana Trail
100 miles
Web site

The only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana, held at the Chain O' Lakes State Park. There are also 100 km and 50 miler options. Moving from the spring to the fall in 2018.

Albion, IN
October 19, 2019 Quad State Quad Buster
46 miles
Web site

You run in four states in one day, traditionally held on the Saturday the weekend before the Marines Corps Marathon. 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; and will open a few weeks prior to the run.

Pen Mar, PA
October 19, 2019 Uwharrie
100 miles
Web site

Very challenging 100 mile race, with a 100 km option, in the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina. Entry opens on January 1.

Troy, NC
October 27, 2019 Tussey Mountainback
50 miles
Web site

Dirt road and pavement course; previous participants speak highly of its beauty. 2019 date will move the race to late October.

State College, PA
November 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
November 2, 2019 Mountain Masochist
50 miles
Web site

Virginia's premier fall ultrarunning event is still going strong. The event that gave us the "Horton Mile" is now hosted by Clark Zealand. A tough and notoriously "long" course in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  MMTR is part of the Lynchburg Ultra Series and the Beast Series.

Lynchburg, VA
November 3, 2019 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.

Flintstone, MD
November 9, 2019 Stone Mill
50 miles
Web site

The fall Maryland 50 miler that is run on single-track trails, and for less than $1 per mile. Fun and fast, and noted for its outstanding aid stations.

Poolesville, MD