Taking Care of Business

Our club is growing.  In fact, our membership is increasing at its fastest rate ever.  A year ago our membership was about 500, and today it is over 580.  I don’t think there is any particular advantage to getting bigger, and historically we have never done anything to try to increase our numbers.  That was never an objective.  The objective was, and still is, to get out there and run trails, all the while welcoming anyone at all who wants to join in the fun.  What draws folks to our club is the ability to join with our friends, show up at our events, run carefree on great trails, and then

On the Horizon

Our trail work party will be held on May 3. You can sign up now.  You can now reserve accommodations or volunteer to help at both Bull Run Run 50 mile and the Massanutten Mt Trails 100.  For BRR, you may now form a team. Do all of this on the respective event page: Bull Run Run or Massanutten Mt Trails 100.

Capon Valley 50km

Race Report
VHTRC runners do well at the Capon Valley 50km.

VHTRC Trail Work Party

Club News
VHTRC volunteers work on trails in the Massanutten Mountains.

Debbie Morrin-Nordlund 1962-2014

News
The VHTRC and MMT runners have lost a great friend in the passing of Debbie Morrin-Nordlund.

Bull Run Run 50

News
It was a warm, but beautiful day at the 22nd Bull Run Run 50.

Dave Frazier Sets New Course Record at Elizabeth Furnace 50K

Dave Frazier of Harrisonburg led a strong field of runners in winning the Elizabeth Furnace 50km race in the Fort Valley on Saturday March 15.  Dave crushed the previous course record, set in 2013 by Brad Hinton, coming in just under 5 hours (in 4:59:32) on this extremely challenging course.  Angela Russell of Frederick, MD, was the first woman to finish, in a time of 6:53. A record number of runners participated in the event, and a large number of them shared in the EFA "Magellan Award" through their uncanny ability to get lost.

Holiday Lake 50km

Many VHTRC members braved the snow and mud at David Horton's Holiday Lake 50km on February 15.  VHTRC member Holly Bugin was the women's winner. The top VHTRC male finisher was Ryan Paavola, who was second overall. Results [pdf]

VHTRC Awards Party

Thanks to Joe, Michele, and Bob for a great awards party.  Sophie did a great job with the awards and Keith made it a multimedia extravaganza.  Read Sophie's report of the awards and the festivities.

MLK Training Runs Big Success Despite the Cold

The MLK training runs were well attended last weekend with 56 starters for Catherine's 8 on Saturday, and 60 runners showing for the revised Gap to Gap on Sunday. Temps were low and winds were high as runners made their way around the Catherine's course, with a slight improvement in the weather for those traversing the G2G figure eight the next day in the Massanuttens.

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