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.

February 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
February 6, 2016 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
February 6, 2016 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
February 6, 2016 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 6, 2016 ICY 8 Trail Run
8 hours
Web site

Eight hour run on what are generally 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.

Lake Anna State Park, VA
February 6, 2016 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 13, 2016 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 13, 2016 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
February 13, 2016 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: the 2nd Saturday in 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 20, 2016 Massanutten Training Academy Run #3
37.5 miles
Web site

This third event in the Massanutten Training Academy series will cover the final third of the MMT course (from Camp Roosevelt back to Camp Roosevelt). Director Dave Woll will open entry about two weeks prior to the run.

Massanutten Mountains, VA
February 20, 2016 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
February 20, 2016 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 (17k and 34k).

Callaway, MD
February 20, 2016 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA
February 27, 2016 Hashawha Hills
50 km
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."

Westminster, MD
February 27, 2016 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 is open for the 2016 event.

Fort Valley, VA
February 27, 2016 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
March 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
March 5, 2016 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.

Gaithersburg, MD
March 6, 2016 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 Laurel Hill.

Lorton, VA
March 12, 2016 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 is closed.

Fort Valley, VA
March 12, 2016 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 12, 2016 Thomas Jefferson
100 km
Web site

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

Charlottesville, VA
March 13, 2016 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The second of five events in this series, this Backyard Burn trail race starts and finishes at Pohick Bay Regional Park.  Distances offered are 5 and 10 miles.

Lorton, VA
March 19, 2016 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 19, 2016 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
March 26, 2016 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 2016 event will open about 2 weeks prior to the event.

Luray, VA
March 26, 2016 Tuscarora Trail Ultra
50 km
Web site

This race is held in the Tuscarora State Forest in Perry County in Pennsylvania, and while it is run on trail and forest service road, it is not run on the Tuscarora Trail.

New Germantown, PA
April 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
April 2, 2016 Rosaryville Off-Road
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon and 10 km options for this race on the trails of Rosaryville State Park.

Upper Marlboro, MD
April 9, 2016 Bull Run Run
50 miles
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.

Clifton, VA
April 9, 2016 Dogwood 12 Hour
12 Hours
Web site

This 12 hour race is held on a 2.5-mile course in Pocahontas State Park south of Richmond.  There is also a 10 mile option and a 4-person relay field available.

Chesterfield, VA
April 9, 2016 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.  The event has migrated from early August to early June and now mid-April race dates.

Sterling, VA
April 10, 2016 Buck Ridge Burn
13.1 miles
Web site

A dual distance trail race (half marathon, or a 5 km-ish option) that winds through the Michaux State Forest in southern Pennsylvania.  The races are directed by Jen Henry.

Pine Grove Furnace, PA
April 17, 2016 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 17, 2016 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

The Backyard Burn trail race series offers 10 and 5 mile options. This event is hosted at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park.

Lorton, VA
April 17, 2016 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
April 23, 2016 Grayson Highlands
26 miles
Web site

Marathon and half-marathon race distances offered at this event in southwest Virginia's Grayson Highlands State Park.

Mouth of Wilson, VA
April 24, 2016 Ironmaster's Challenge
50 km
Web site

Held in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest in southern Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by a local Chambersburg brew pub!  In addition to the 50 km race, there are 25 km and 15 km options.

Gardners, PA
April 30, 2016 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 30, 2016 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 is also a 50 miler option.  The 100 miler is the first race in the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

Albion, IN
April 30, 2016 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
April 30, 2016 C&O Canal
100 miles
Web site

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

Knoxville, MD
April 30, 2016 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
April 30, 2016 Promise Land
50 km
Web site

Beautiful trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with only three climbs to negotiate. Third and probably best event in the Lynchburg Ultra Series.

Bedford, VA
April 30, 2016 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 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
May 1, 2016 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 7, 2016 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 5.2 mile course within an hour for the duration of your race.  10 hour, 6 hour and 3 hour challenges offered, with winners determined by the fastest time for the final loop.  A marathon is also offered, with a 10 hour time limit.

Derwood, MD
May 7, 2016 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
May 7, 2016 Miwok
100 km
Web site

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

Sausalito, CA
May 7, 2016 Capon Valley
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.

Yellow Spring, WV
May 14, 2016 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The 22nd 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.

Fort Valley, VA
May 14, 2016 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

Held on a mountain bike trail system in Williamsburg's Freedom Park.

Williamsburg, VA
May 14, 2016 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 14, 2016 Reservoir Relay
18 miles
Web site

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

Fairfax, VA
May 21, 2016 World's End
50 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.

Forksville, PA
May 29, 2016 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 nice barbeque at the finish.  Sign-up through the VHTRC website opens a few weeks before the race.

McConnellsburg, PA
June 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
June 3, 2016 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 4, 2016 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

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

LaGrange, WI
June 4, 2016 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 4, 2016 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

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

Ithaca, NY
June 11, 2016 OSS/CIA Night Run
50 miles
Web site

Challenging night run on a 25+ mile loop on primarily single track trail in Prince William Forest Park.

Prince William Forest, VA
June 11, 2016 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 17, 2016 Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Web site

Highly recommended run. Also a 50 miler, 50K and 30K. The VHTRC Blue Train destination race for 2016!

Dayton, WY
June 18, 2016 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 18, 2016 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 18, 2016 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

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
June 18, 2016 Eastern Divide
50 km
Web site

A race on the Cascade Crest trail at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, near Blacksburg (where Dirty Dancing was filmed in the late 1980s).

Pembroke, VA
June 24, 2016 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 25, 2016 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 25, 2016 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 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
July 2, 2016 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 9, 2016 Buckeye Trail
50 km
Web site

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

Brecksville, OH
July 15, 2016 Hardrock
100 miles
Web site

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

Silverton, CO
July 16, 2016 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 50 km options also available.

Carson City, NV
July 16, 2016 Catoctin
50 km
Web site

The run you love to hate. Tough, rocky trail, great support and post-run activities. Entry form available after June 1.  New for 2016: a 25k with a later start, for veterans age 55 or older.

Frederick, MD
July 16, 2016 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
July 16, 2016 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 23, 2016 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 in early June.

Luray, VA
July 30, 2016 Lost Turkey
26.2 miles
Web site

Run on a point-to-point course in Blue Knob State Park in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Claysburg, PA
August 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
August 6, 2016 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 13, 2016 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.

Waterville, PA
August 13, 2016 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 2016 race will open after the 4th of July trifecta runs.

Stokesville, VA
August 20, 2016 Ghosts of Yellowstone
100 miles
Web site

Scenic 100 miler (with a 38-hour time limit) in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest of Montana, that is brought to you by Alex Papadopoulos.

Pony, MT
August 20, 2016 Fool's Gold
50 miles
Web site

With a backdrop of the Tobacco Root Mountains of Montana, this race is held in conjunction with the Ghosts of Yellowstone 100 miler.  There is a 50 km option as well.

Pony, MT
August 20, 2016 Twisted Branch
100 km
Web site

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

Naples, NY
August 20, 2016 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 27, 2016 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
September 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
September 3, 2016 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 2016.

Fort Valley, VA
September 3, 2016 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 9, 2016 Wasatch Front
100 miles
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.

Kaysville, UT
September 9, 2016 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 10, 2016 Pine Creek Challenge
100 miles
Web site

Out-n-back race on a rail trail through Pine Creek Gorge, the "Grand Canyon of the East," in northern Pennsylvania.  100 km option.

Wellsboro, PA
September 17, 2016 Barkley Fall Classic
50 km
Web site

No, this is not THAT Barkley.  Instead, this is a saner introduction to Frozen Head State Park, the home of the Barkley Marathons.  This is still a very challenging race, even though it is largely run on formal trails.

Wartburg, TN
September 17, 2016 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 17, 2016 12 Hour Trail Run
12 hours
Web site

A 12 hour run on trails in Prince William Forest National Park.

Triangle, VA
September 23, 2016 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 24, 2016 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.

Wardensville, WV
September 24, 2016 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
September 24, 2016 Hinson Lake
24 hours
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.

Rockingham, NC
September 24, 2016 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
September 25, 2016 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 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
October 1, 2016 Cloudsplitter
100 miles
Web site

The only 100 mile race in the commonwealth of Kentucky.  The out-and-back course is on the Pine Mountain Scenic Trail, starting and finishing in the Breaks Interstate Park in the southeastern part of the state.  The 100 miler has a 40 hour cutoff. There are accompanying 100km, 50km and 25 km races held concurrently. 

Elkhorn City, KY
October 1, 2016 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
October 2, 2016 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
October 7, 2016 Grindstone
100 miles
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.

Swoope, VA
October 15, 2016 Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock
50 miles
Web site

50 mile and 50 km races held primarily in Pilot Mountain State Park, utilizing the Sauratown trail system.

King, NC
October 21, 2016 Run Around The Gorge
40 miles
Web site

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

Fayettville, WV
October 22, 2016 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.

Pen Mar, PA
October 22, 2016 Cactus Rose
100 miles
Web site

Not a race for first-timers, or for needy ultrarunners.

Bandera, TX
October 22, 2016 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 30, 2016 Tussey Mountainback
50 miles
Web site

Dirt road and pavement course; previous participants speak highly of its beauty.

State College, PA
November 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
November 5, 2016 Mountain Masochist
50 miles
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.

Lynchburg, VA
November 6, 2016 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 24, 2016 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.

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

Potomac, MD
December 2016
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
December 10, 2016 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.

Natural Bridge, VA
January 2017
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
January 1, 2017 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 the Monday after the MGM 50km.

Triangle, VA
January 1, 2017 Rotary Resolution
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