Calendar of Events

This is a list of trail running events that may be of interest to VHTRC members. VHTRC-sponsored events have the Furbutt logo.

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.

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August 2014
August 30 (Saturday)
The Ring
71 miles
Massanutten Mountains, VA    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 into the 2014 event is now closed.
August 30 (Saturday)
Iron Mountain
50 miles
Damascus, VA    Web site
16 mile and 30 mile options as well as the traditional Iron Mountain 50 miler. These races in a beautiful section of southwest Virginia are under the direction of Kevin Townsend.
August 31 (Sunday)
Labor Pain
12 hours
Reading, PA    Web site
5-mile loops on generally flat trails.

September 2014
September 5 (Friday)
Wasatch Front
100 miles
Kaysville, UT    Web site
At one time, before Hardrock, Wasatch was thought to be the hardest 100 miler. The last event in the Grand Slam is challenging and beautiful.
September 5 (Friday)
Superior Sawtooth
100 miles
Lutsen, MN    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.
September 6 (Saturday)
Ultra Race of Champions
100 km
Vail, CO    Web site
UROC has moved west.
September 6 (Saturday)
Groundhog Fall
50 km
Punxsutawney, PA    Web site
Punxsutawney is a beautiful place to run in September.
September 6 (Saturday)
Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
40 miles
Clifton Forge, VA    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.
September 6 (Saturday)
Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run
28.4 miles
Pequea, PA    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.
September 6 (Saturday)
Gunpowder Keg
50 km
Kingsville, MD    Web site
Multi-loop Fat Ass event in the Bunker Hill area of Gunpowder Falls State Park northeast of Baltimore.
September 7 (Sunday)
Stumpy's Marathon
26 miles
Newark, DE    Web site
Another presentation of the Trail Dawgs, Stumpy's is held on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
September 13 (Saturday)
Women's Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Fairfax Station, VA    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).
September 13 (Saturday)
Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic
50 km
Youngstown, OH    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.
September 20 (Saturday)
12 Hour Trail Run
12 hours
Prince William Forest, VA    Web site
A 12 hour run on trails in Prince William Forest National Park.
September 20 (Saturday)
Virgil Crest
100 miles
Finger Lakes, NY    Web site
The former Iroquois Trail 100 miler is now the Virgil Crest Ultras, with a 50 km, 50 miler, and 100 mile relay option in addition to the solo 100 mile race.
September 20 (Saturday)
Trails for Tails
40 miles
Hanover, PA    Web site
5 laps of 8 miles each along the trails and some roads in the Codorus State Park in south-central Pennsylvania.
September 21 (Sunday)
Rick O'Donnell Memorial
5.22 miles
Boonsboro, MD    Web site
The VHTRC's Bill Susa hosts this race in Greenbrier State Park. There are two race options.
September 26 (Friday)
The Bear
100 miles
Logan, UT    Web site
Steep climbs and autumnal colors in the Northern Wasatch Range.
September 27 (Saturday)
Big Schloss
50 km +
Wardensville, WV    Web site
The long-awaited return of this beloved fall classic. A challenging, low-key race that is closer to 32 miles.
September 27 (Saturday)
Hinson Lake
24 hours
Rockingham, NC    Web site
1.5-mile loops on a flat dirt path, with numerous wooden bridges, around Hinson Lake. Low key and low cost - still only $1 per hour.
September 27 (Saturday)
Mountain Madness
50 km
Ringwood, NJ    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.
September 27 (Saturday)
Maymont X-Country Festival
8 miles
Richmond, VA    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.
September 27 (Saturday)
Not Yo Momma's
100 miles
Chillicothe, OH    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.
September 27 (Saturday)
Belmead Trail Fest
50 miles
Powhatan, VA    Web site
8.9-mile loops on the bridle trails of the historic Belmead Plantation west of Richmond.  Marathon and 50 km options also available.
September 28 (Sunday)
Vermont
50 miles
Brownsvillle, VT    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.

October 2014
October 3 (Friday)
Grindstone
100 miles
Swoope, VA    Web site
A challenging 100 miler that is held in the same general location as TWOT. Part of the Beast Series. Note 6 p.m. Friday starting time.
October 4 (Saturday)
Bald Eagle Megatransect
25 miles
Lock Haven, PA    Web site
This run bills itself as a challenging 25 mile endurance hike/trail run in central Pennsylvania.
October 4 (Saturday)
Dirty Damsel
13.1 miles
Upper Marlboro, MD    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.
October 4 (Saturday)
StumpJump
50 km
Chattanooga, TN    Web site
Lollipop single-track course with over 4400 feet of elevation gain, held primarily within the Prentice Cooper State Forest in southeastern Tennessee.
October 4 (Saturday)
Crocker Conservancy
5 km
Boyce, VA    Web site
This 5 km trail race is being organized by the Powhatan School in Clarke County in northern Virginia as part of their Fall Festival.
October 5 (Sunday)
Blues Cruise
50 km
Reading, PA    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 fir
October 5 (Sunday)
CMT Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Cumberland, VA    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.
October 10 (Friday)
West Virginia Trilogy
50 km/50 miles/13.1 miles
Seneca Rocks, WV    Web site
"A triptych of runs on the Eastern Continential Divide" - day one is 50 km, day 2 is 50 miles, and day 3 is a half marathon.  This classic event is in West Virginia's Monongahela National Fore
October 11 (Saturday)
The Wild Oak Trail
100 miles
Stokesville, VA    Web site
A run on the Wild Oak Recreational Trail, generally held on the second Saturday in October. Tough and very low key.
October 11 (Saturday)
Cumberland Trail
50 km
Caryville, TN    Web site
Challenging event on the rugged New River section of the Cumberland Trail in the Cove Lake State Park in Tennessee.
October 11 (Saturday)
New River Trail
50 km
Fries, VA    Web site
Race put on by the VHTRC's Annette Bednosky on flat and beautiful rails-to-trails course in southwest Virginia.
October 11 (Saturday)
Oil Creek
100 miles
Titusville, PA    Web site
This event has concurrent 50K, 100K and 100 mile solo races, registration for these races opens around mid-March.
October 18 (Saturday)
Medoc Trail Races
26 miles
Hollister, NC    Web site
Fairly flat and fast marathon and 10 mile races in Medoc Mountain State Park near Raleigh.
October 18 (Saturday)
Uwharrie
100 miles
Troy, NC    Web site
New 100 mile race, with a 100 km option, in the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina.
October 19 (Sunday)
Tussey Mountainback
50 miles
State College, PA    Web site
Dirt road and pavement but previous participants speak highly of its beauty.
October 24 (Friday)
Joe’s Almost Annual B-Day Ride
50 miles
Front Royal, VA    Web site
This is a bike ride on the Skyline Drive, timed to coincide with Joe's birthday and with the glorious fall foliage of Shenandoah National Park, but you can run if you want to.
October 25 (Saturday)
Quad State Quad Buster
46 miles
Pen Mar, PA    Web site
You run in four states in one day. It's a long run over challenging trail and the days are shorter so you will have to move with dispatch to finish in daylight. Entry will open a few weeks before the event.
October 25 (Saturday)
Run Around The Gorge
40 miles
Fayettville, WV    Web site
Two-day stage race in the New River gorge in West Virginia.
October 25 (Saturday)
Cactus Rose
100 miles
Bandera, TX    Web site
The VHTRC's Devon Kiernan is encouraging the Blue Train to come down and challenge this great, tough course.  Not a race for first-timers, or for needy ultrarunners.
October 25 (Saturday)
Patapsco Valley
50 km
Baltimore, MD    Web site
A new 50km on the trails of Patapsco Valley State Park Avalon Area, outside of Baltimore.
October 26 (Sunday)
Fire on the Mountain
50 km
Flintstone, MD    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.

November 2014
November 1 (Saturday)
Mountain Masochist
50 miles
Lynchburg, VA    Web site
Virginia's premier fall ultrarunning event is still going strong, even with David no longer in charge. A tough, "long" course in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Be alert for spring signup, as this race fills quickly.
November 2 (Sunday)
Potomac Heritage
50 km
Washington, DC    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.  Sign up begins on September 5th.
November 8 (Saturday)
Stone Cat Trail Races
50 miles
Ipswich, MA    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.
November 8 (Saturday)
Rosaryville 50K
50 km
Upper Marlboro, MD    Web site
Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.
November 9 (Sunday)
Loudoun Trail
10 km
Bluemont, VA    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.
November 15 (Saturday)
Stone Mill
50 miles
Poolesville, MD    Web site
The fall Maryland 50 miler that is run on single-track trails, and for less than $1 per mile. 
November 15 (Saturday)
Canary in the Cave
25 km
Fayetteville, WV    Web site
WVMTR event in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia.
November 22 (Saturday)
JFK
50 miles
Boonesboro, MD    Web site
The oldest and largest U.S. ultramarathon.
November 22 (Saturday)
Little Gunpowder
50 km
Kingsville, MD    Web site
Out-and-back 50k on the Little Gunpowder trails, northeast of Baltimore.
November 27 (Thursday)
VHTRC Turkey Chase
2 hours
Potomac, MD    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.

December 2014
December 6 (Saturday)
Magnus Gluteus Maximus
50 km
Clifton, VA    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!
December 6 (Saturday)
Broad Run Trail Jingle Bell
5 miles
Bristow, VA    Web site
Race on the Broad Run trail to benefit the Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition Trails and Blueways projects.
 
December 7 (Sunday)
Bear Creek
10 miles
Cumberland, VA    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.
December 13 (Saturday)
Hellgate
100 km
Natural Bridge, VA    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.
December 20 (Saturday)
Seashore Nature Trail
50 km
Virginia Beach, VA    Web site
Double loop course on hard-packed dirt trails in First Landing State Park.
December 27 (Saturday)
Boyers Furnace
40 miles
Fort Valley, VA    Web site
Nice mix of Massanutten Trail sections with dirt road and some pavement around the southern end of the Fort Valley.  Entry willl open December 1.

January 2015
January 1 (Thursday)
Redeye
50 km
Triangle, VA    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 beginning in mid-December after the Magnus Gluteus Maximus 50km.
January 1 (Thursday)
Rotary Resolution
10 km
Leesburg, VA    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.
January 3 (Saturday)
PHUNT
50 km
Elkton, MD    Web site
Start off the new year right with the Delaware Trail Dawgs at their annual fat ass 50k, held in Fair Hill Park.  There is a 25k option.
January 3 (Saturday)
Wachtung
50 km
Mountainside, NJ    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.
January 31 (Saturday)
Rocky Raccoon
100 miles
Huntsville, TX    Web site
Five 20-mile loops on a flat park trail. 50 mile option is also available.

February 2015
February 7 (Saturday)
ICY 8 Trail Run
8 hours
Lake Anna State Park, VA    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
February 7 (Saturday)
Uwharrie Mountain Run
40 miles
Uwharrie National Forest, NC    Web site
8 and 20 mile options also available.  Online entry opens on November 1st.
February 14 (Saturday)
The Wild Oak Trail 100
100 miles
Bridgewater, VA    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.
February 21 (Saturday)
Reverse Ring
71 miles
Fort Valley, VA    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) in late January for the 2015 event.
February 21 (Saturday)
Febapple Frozen Fifty
50 miles
Maplewood, NJ    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.
February 28 (Saturday)
Hashawha Hills
50 km
Westminster, MD    Web site
Alan's description of the course is, "The trails are single track, old woods road, and open fields. The course is very fast. There are no mountains, no rocks, and no roots, but there are a few small stream crossings and constant small hills with a couple of bigger ones thrown in just for fun."

March 2015
March 14 (Saturday)
Elizabeth Furnace
50 km
Fort Valley, VA    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 2015 race will open in late January.
March 14 (Saturday)
Thomas Jefferson
100 km
Charlottesville, VA    Web site
Multi-loop race on single track trails in Walnut Creek Park near Charlottesville.
March 21 (Saturday)
Hinte Anderson Trail Run - HAT
50 km
Susquehanna State Park, MD    Web site
A late winter tradition. A beautiful trail loop that you do twice. A great first ultra.

April 2015
April 11 (Saturday)
Bull Run Run
50 miles
Clifton, VA    Web site
A beautiful, challenging run amongst the bluebells along the rolling Bull Run Trail in Northern Virginia. This is the VHTRC's premier event.
April 18 (Saturday)
Bel Monte Endurance Run
50 miles
Sherando Lake, VA    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.
April 18 (Saturday)
North Face Endurance Challenge
50 miles
Sterling, VA    Web site
Series of races utilizing trails in the Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Regional Park and also the Potomac Heritage trail.
April 25 (Saturday)
24 Hour Ultra Run & Relay
24 hours
Hampton, VA    Web site
A 24 hour run that is on a 3.75 mile dirt trail.
April 25 (Saturday)
C&O Canal
100 miles
Knoxville, MD    Web site
A flat and fast 100 mile race held on the scenic C&O Canal.
April 25 (Saturday)
Indiana Trail
100 miles
Albion, IN    Web site
The only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana, held at the Chain O' Lakes State Park. There is also a 50 miler option.

May 2015
May 2 (Saturday)
Miwok
100 km
Sausalito, CA    Web site
A highly recommended trail run in the beauty of Marin County, north of San Francisco.
May 2 (Saturday)
Bear Mountain
50 Miles
Bear Mountain, NY    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.
May 3 (Sunday)
Bear Mountain
13.1 miles
Bear Mountain, NY    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.
May 16 (Saturday)
Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Fort Valley, VA    Web site
The 21st running of the VHTRC's rugged, demanding 100 mile race on the rocky trails in the Massanutten Mountains around Fort Valley.  Entry will open on January 1.

June 2015
June 6 (Saturday)
Old Dominion
100 miles
Woodstock, VA    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.
June 6 (Saturday)
San Diego
100 miles
San Diego, CA    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.
June 19 (Friday)
Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Dayton, WY    Web site
Highly recommended run. Also a 50 miler, 50K and 30K. In past years, a large VHTRC contingent has made its presence felt at this beautiful and well-organized event.

July 2015
July 25 (Saturday)
Catoctin
50 km
Frederick, MD    Web site
The run you love to hate. Tough, rocky trail, great support and post-run activities. Entry form available after June 1.  Don't delay, as entry slots generally fill quickly.
July 26 (Sunday)
Escarpment
30 km
Haines Falls, NY    Web site
Highly recommended and challenging race in the Northern Catskill Mountains, for experienced endurance runners only.

August 2015
August 8 (Saturday)
Martha Moats Baker Memorial
50 km +
Stokesville, VA    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.
August 29 (Saturday)
Cascade Crest
100 miles
Easton, WA    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.