VHTRC Guide to Local Trails


This run consists of two out-and-backs from Fountainhead Regional Park. The first part of the run, 7.2 miles, is the famous Do Loop of Bull Run Run and the Women’s Half Marathon. The second part is a 12 mile out-and-back on the blue-blazed Bull Run/Occoquan Trail, turning around at Bull Run Marina.

Note that the Do Loop is very difficult to navigate without prior familiarity. If you are unsure and cannot run with someone else, we recommend just doing the out-and-back on the Bull Run/Occoquan Trail. You can also tailor your distance on this out-and-back, by turning around before or after Bull Run Marina.


What you do is up to you, but you shouldn't rely on these directions alone; they are often not specific enough to navigate by, and may be incorrect or out of date. Review a map beforehand and carry it with you. Tell a friend where you are going and when you plan to return. Do not count on having cell phone service while on the run. The VHTRC is not responsible for your welfare on any of these runs. If you go on one of these runs and get lost, run out of water, get injured, mauled by a bear, or die, or if anything else goes wrong, it's your fault; not ours. You assume all risks here and the VHTRC assumes none at all. Legal issues aside, some of these runs are more remote than others and the VHTRC is not suggesting that you do any of these runs, unless you are prepared to accept full responsibility for yourself.