Volunteers Party


Sunday August 26, 2018: 2–6 pm

RSVP | Attendees

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club holds an annual party for members and for the volunteers at its events over the past year. The party recognizes the vital contribution that volunteers make to the success of the club and its events. There is good conversation, bad jokes, and plenty of food and drink.

The party this year will be held near Carderock, Maryland, on Sunday August 26. Specific directions will be provided when you RSVP.

The party starts at 2 p.m., with an optional morning run beginning at 9 a.m. Many of the guests will come just for the party. The party food and drink is provided by the club, so no need to bring any donations or offerings. Dress is casual — did you expect anything else? 

The party is free for volunteers and VHTRC members, but please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to purchase.

The Run: There will be a group run starting at 9 a.m. on the nearby trails at Carderock and Great Falls. The run will be informal, 5–20 miles long, with various options in between. We anticipate running for up to 3 hours, allowing enough time to clean up by 1 p.m. for the party.  [Note: for 2018, this run has been merged with the Sundays in the Park run, which will start at 8 a.m. at Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park. So there will not be a formal group run at Carderock prior to the party.]

We look forward to seeing what many of you look like in something other than running shorts and skirts.

And if you want to see what others have looked like at this event in past years, check out these photos:

2014 - host: Gary Knipling

2010 - hosts: Michele Harmon & Joe Clapper