Potomac Heritage Trail 50km

Potomac Heritage will be held Sunday Nov 2, 2014.

Start:

2711 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington DC 20008 [How to Get There]

Cost: None


Sean Andrish gets Bonus Time - photo Bob Fabia

Entry: Registration is now closed.
Entry is limited to 100.  Current entries

Questions: Contact Kerry Owens, RD, at whereiskerry@gmail.com. To see if you are entered, check the entrants list. (Remember that the entrants list may not be updated every day.)

Course: Mostly trail, with a couple of miles on dirt along the canal, and a mile or two of pavement. The route begins in DC, crosses over the Key Bridge into Virginia, continues on single track up to the Beltway, then returns to DC over the Chain Bridge. Course map

Markings: Trail will be marked in DC with flour/chalk. In VA, you will follow blue blazes, with the exception of the detour to the Turkey Run Aid station. This portion will be marked with flour/chalk.

Aid:

  1. Battery Kemble 4.7 miles
  2. Theodore Roosevelt 8.6 miles
  3. Chain Bridge 12.5 and 24.5
  4. Turkey Run 17 and 20 miles

***Carry water bottles or camelback***

Pre-run Briefing: Check in required at start. Pre-run briefing at 7:45 A.M.


Climbing up over the Potomac River

Results: Results will be posted, but will not be reported to Ultrarunning Magazine or any other publication. Please enter your finishing time on the sign-in sheet at the finish.

Post Race: The post race party will include plenty of food and refreshments. Showers will be available.

Directions: 

From MD/495 Beltway:

Take the Conn. Ave. Exit South. Continue South on Conn Ave past zoo on your left (about 7 miles). Woodley Road is the third right past the zoo. Turn right on Woodley Road at traffic light. 2711 is 2 ½ blocks up Woodley Road. To find parking, continue on Woodley Road past the stop sign and park on the street up the hill.

From VA points West

Cross Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on I-66.
Veer left over bridge--stay left
Veer left at fork
Left at yield sign
Right at light on VA Ave.
Right at next light on Rock Creek Parkway.
Take Conn Ave exit (left exit) after 2-3 miles
Left at light onto Calvert
Right at light onto 29th. When you reach the stop sign, the start is one block to the right. To find parking, turn left and park up the hill.

From VA points South

From I-395 take exit 8B, (second Washington Blvd exit)
Stay left past the pentagon, as the right lanes keep ending.
Move to your right as you approach the memorial bridge.
Turn right to cross the bridge.
Right at end of bridge.
Right to loop under bridge onto Rock Creek Pkwy.
Stay left on Pkwy
Left exit to Conn Ave after 2-3 miles
Left at light onto Calvert
Right at light onto 29th. When you reach the stop sign, the start is one block to the right. To find parking, turn left and park up the hill.

From Downtown

From K St. and Conn Ave. Take Conn Ave North. Drive 1.9 miles (crossing Taft Bridge over Rock Creek) Turn left on Woodley Road (third light after Taft bridge). 2711 is 2 ½ blocks up Woodley Road. To find parking, continue on Woodley Road past the stop sign and park on the street up the hill.

By Metrorail (open at 7AM, so you might be cutting it close) Take red line to Woodley Park. North on Conn Ave, left on Woodley Road. (2 blocks)

Potomac Heritage 50km History


One of many stream crossings on the PHT

The Potomac Heritage 50km was created by Jeanne Christie and Larry DeHof. Larry was the RD for many years. When Jeanne and Larry left for Maine, Kerry Owens took over the event in 2003 and gave it a new start/finish. The event continues to prosper under Kerry's leadership. Former PHT 50km page

Results

2012 Report and Results
2011 Report and Results
2010 Report and Results
2009 Report and Results
2008 Report and Results
2007 Report and Results
2006 Report and Results
2005 Report and Results
2004 Report and Results
2003 Report and Results
2002 Report
2001 Photos [scroll down after taking link]
2000 Reports by: Valerie Meyer and John Dodds. Photos in the 2001 Photo Album [scroll down].

Course Map

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