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.

December 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
December 14, 2019 Magnus Gluteus Maximus
50 km
Web site

The first event in the now-storied history of the club. Very low-key, a lot of fun, and no fee for those who RSVP and then show for the run. Come ring in the holidays with Furbutt and the VHTRC! Be sure to fill out the online RSVP to enter. Entry opens on November 4.

Clifton, VA
December 14, 2019 Hellgate
100 km
Web site

David Horton's "special" 100k starts one minute after midnight.  It is tough, cold, and icy. You will love it! This race has become semi-invitational, with registration generally starting after the Grindstone 100. 

Natural Bridge, VA
December 14, 2019 Seashore Nature Trail
50 km
Web site

Double loop course on hard-packed dirt trails in First Landing State Park.

Virginia Beach, VA
December 28, 2019 Boyers Furnace
40 miles
Web site

This classic holiday Fat Ass race includes a nice mix of Massanutten Trail sections and dirt roads, with miles of spectacular views of the Fort Valley, Page Valley and Shenandoah Valley.  Entry will open for the 2019 race in mid-November.

Fort Valley, VA
December 28, 2019 HUFF
50km
Web site

Held at Chain O' Lakes Park in Indiana, the HUFF trail run offers a 50k, a 3-person relay and a single loop 10 miler.

Albion, IN
January 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
January 1, 2020 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 is now open.

Triangle, VA
January 4, 2020 Wachtung
50 km
Web site

A 5-loop course, with options to run a single loop (10 km), double loop (half marathon), four loops (marathon) or the full 50 km. Held on the Wachtung Reservation in north-central New Jersey.

Mountainside, NJ
January 4, 2020 Frozen Sasquatch Trail
50 km
Web site

Two loops on a 15.8 mile course in the Kanawha State Park outside of Charleston.  One loop 25km option is also available.

Charleston, WV
January 4, 2020 Salem Lake Shore Frosty Fifty
50 km
Web site

Double out-and-back around Salem Lake, primarily on dirt double-track. Flat and fast.

Winston-Salem, NC
January 5, 2020 Willis River
50 km +
Web site

A free 50k (+/-) run on the Willis River Trail in central Virginia. There is a 35k option.

Cumberland, VA
January 18, 2020 Massanutten Training Academy Run #1
32 miles
Web site

Day #1 of the MLK weekend of mountain training runs, this year hosted by Larry Huffman. This is a roughly 50km section of the MMT 100 course along the western ridge of the Massanuttens, starting at the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp and ending at Signal Knob.

Fort Valley, VA
January 18, 2020 PHUNT
50 km
Web site

Start off the new year right with the Delaware Trail Dawgs at their annual fat ass 50k, held in Fair Hill Park.  There is a 25k option.

Elkton, MD
January 19, 2020 Waterfall (MLK Training Weekend Day 2)
50 km
Web site

The traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend kick-off to Massanutten 100 training, with two long training runs on portions of the MMT course. Day 2 is the Waterfall 50km race (Bur's Death March).  Entry opens to VHTRC members on December 20; entry for non-members will open in a few days after that, if available.

Luray, VA
February 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
February 1, 2020 ICY 8 Trail Run
8 hours
Web site

Eight hour run on what are generally flat, runnable 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. 10 anniversary running in 2018; this is a good introductory event for first-time trail runners.

Lake Anna State Park, VA
February 1, 2020 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 1, 2020 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 8, 2020 The Algonquin
50 km
Web site

Flat, fast course on trail in Pocomoke River State Park in southeastern Maryland.

Pocomoke City, MD
February 15, 2020 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 deceptively tame start to the infamous 6 race "Beast Series." The 25th running of Holiday Lake in 2020, and last year under Doctor Horton!

Appomattox, VA
February 15, 2020 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 22, 2020 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 Hills. Mike Bur and Quatro Hubbard are the "organizers."

Fort Valley, VA
February 22, 2020 Hashawha Hills
50 km
Web site

In keeping with tradition, RD Alan Gowen has once again lowered the entry fee for the 2020 race. Online signup opens in early to mid January.

Westminster, MD
February 22, 2020 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 22, 2020 Dahlgren Trail
1/2 marathon
Web site

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

Fredericksburg, VA
February 26, 2020 TWOT
200 miles
Web site

2020 sees the inaugural running of Virginia's first 200 mile race, and how appropriate that it be held on the Wild Oak Trail.  96 hour time limit.

Stokesville, VA
February 28, 2020 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. Notoriously tough, and very low key, with a 48 hour time limit.

Stokesville, VA
February 29, 2020 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.

Black Mountain, NC
March 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
March 7, 2020 No Mans
50 km
Web site

New in 2019 and with a new course among the myriad trails of Prince William Forest Park: the No Man's 50k.  Women's only race, with a two-woman relay team option on the two loop course.

Triangle, VA
March 7, 2020 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 7, 2020 Umstead Trail Marathon
Marathon
Web site

A trail marathon held in the same Umstead State Park in the heart of the North Carolina Triangle as the Umstead 100 miler.

Raleigh, NC
March 14, 2020 Elizabeth Furnace
50 km
Web site

A challenging, low-key 50 km in the Elizabeth Furnace area of the Massanutten Mountains, utilizing the old Dogwood Half Hundred course. Excellent training for those inclined to run the MMT 100 miler in May.

Fort Valley, VA
March 14, 2020 Pocahontas Trail Fest
Marathon
Web site

A low-key and exceptionally well-marked marathon held on dirt roads and wide trails in Pocahontas State Park, south of Richmond. Flat and fast; there are also half-marathon and marathon relay options. Formerly known as the Instant Classic, this event is now under new race management.

Chesterfield, VA
March 14, 2020 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 21, 2020 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. Registration opens on the day after Thanksgiving.

Susquehanna State Park, MD
March 21, 2020 Mt. Tammany 10
40 miles
Web site

Very challenging race on the mountain, technical trails in the Delaware Water Gap along the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border west of New York City.

Columbia, NJ
March 21, 2020 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 27, 2020 Greenbrier Endurance Runs
100 miles
Web site

The Greenbrier Endurance Runs are in Greenbrier State Park in western Maryland. 100 mile run starts on Friday evening; there is a 50 mile "Midnight Madness Run", and a 50k fun run on Saturday morning.  Hosted by MMT RD Kevin Sayers, entry opens on November 1.

Boonesboro, MD
March 28, 2020 Dogwood Ultra Marathons
24 Hours
Web site

This 24 hour race is held on a 3.5-mile course in Twin Lakes State Park in Prince Edward County, west of Richmond in Central Virginia.  There is also a 12 hour and a 10 mile individual option, as well as a four-person relay option.

Green Bay, VA
March 28, 2020 Singletrack Maniac
50 km
Web site

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

Williamsburg, VA
April 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
April 4, 2020 Bull Run Run
50 miles
Web site

A beautiful, challenging run amongst the bluebells along the rolling Bull Run Trail in Northern Virginia. This will be the 28th year of the VHTRC's premier event. Entry opens on November 15.

Clifton, VA
April 4, 2020 Umstead
100 miles
Web site

8 loops in Umstead Park on a wide gravel horse trail.  There is a 50 mile option for those who drop from the 100 miler after 4 loops.  Registration for this race closes very quickly.

Raleigh, NC
April 5, 2020 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 11, 2020 Chocolate Bunny
26.6 miles
Web site

A low-key, tough, night-time run into Easter on the southern section of the MMT course. Prior daytime experience on the MMT course is a prerequisite for entry into this run. Entry will be opened by director Dave Woll a few weeks ahead of the run on the VHTRC's online sign-up system.

Luray, VA
April 11, 2020 Breakneck Point Trail Runs
26.2 miles
Web site

"Expansive vistas overlooking the rugged Hudson Valley, beautiful single track, historic ruins, and a few of the steepest ascents and descents of any trail race in the country." What more can you ask for?  If you asked for a half marathon instead of a full, they offer that option as well.

Beacon, NY
April 18, 2020 Hyner
50 km
Web site

The Hyner Trail Challenge 50k in north central Pennsylvania offers 5 major climbs and 6500 feet of vertical; there is a 25k option.

Hyner, PA
April 19, 2020 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 25, 2020 Chopawamsic Challenge
100 km
Web site

10 loops of a 10km course in Prince William Forest Park, with over 12,000 feet of elevation gain and an 18 hour time limit. 12 hour time limit for the optional 50k. Limited to 50 runners.

Triangle, VA
April 25, 2020 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 25, 2020 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
April 25, 2020 C&O Canal
100 miles
Web site

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

Knoxville, MD
April 26, 2020 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
May 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
May 2, 2020 UROC
100 km
Web site

The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) is held at the Skylark Nature Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains.The course includes single track trails mixed with some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 100k, 50k and 25k options.

Skylark, VA
May 2, 2020 Miwok
100 km
Web site

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

Sausalito, CA
May 2, 2020 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
May 2, 2020 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 5.18 mile course within an hour for the duration of your race.  The challenges offered are 6 loops/50k and 10 loops/50 miles, with each loop starting at the top of each hour..  The winners are determined by the fastest time for the final loop.  

Derwood, MD
May 2, 2020 Grayson Highlands
50 km
Web site

This race is held in the beautiful Grayson Highlands State Park in far southwest Virginia.

Mouth of Wilson, VA
May 9, 2020 Thoroughbred Races
50 km
Web site

This race takes place on the Tobacco Heritage Trail in southside Virginia, run on a new rail trail scratched out of a former Norfolk Southern Railroad spur line between the towns of Lawrenceville and LaCrosse.  There is a 30k option.

LaCrosse, VA
May 16, 2020 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The VHTRC's rugged, demanding 100 mile race on the rocky trails in the Massanutten Mountains around Fort Valley.  Entry opens on January 1.

Fort Valley, VA
May 16, 2020 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 16, 2020 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 races (17k and 34k), and a 3-person relay option.

Callaway, MD
May 23, 2020 Cow Bone
24 Hours
Web site

The latest adventure hosted by MMT and Catoctin RD Kevin Sayers. The 1.5 - 2 mile loop is on the private property of Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministries in Maryland. In addition to the 24 hour race, there are 6 and 12 hour options. 24 hour finishers who complete 100 miles will get a buckle!

Sharpsburg, MD
May 24, 2020 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 lakeside barbeque at the finish. The 2020 race entry will be through the VHTRC online system and will open in the spring.

McConnellsburg, PA
May 30, 2020 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

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

Ithaca, NY
May 30, 2020 World's End
100 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.  There is a 50k option.

Forksville, PA
June 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
June 5, 2020 San Diego
100 miles
Web site

A major 100 miler in the mountains of eastern San Diego County. 

San Diego, CA
June 6, 2020 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 13, 2020 OSS/CIA Night Run
50 miles
Web site

Challenging night run, held on a 25+ mile loop on primarily single track trail in Prince William Forest Park.  There is also a single-loop 25 mile race option.

Prince William Forest, VA
June 13, 2020 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 13, 2020 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

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

LaGrange, WI
June 19, 2020 Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Web site

Highly recommended run. Also a 50 miler, 50K and 30K.

Dayton, WY
June 20, 2020 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 20, 2020 Lost Turkey
50 km
Web site

Run on trails in and near Blue Knob State Park in central Pennsylvania.  The point-to-point races include the 50k and a half marathon distance.

Blue Knob, PA
June 20, 2020 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 20, 2020 Many on the Genny
40 Miles
Web site

A 40 mile trail ultra using both sides of the famous gorge in Letchworth State Park of western New York, an area that is often called the Grand Canyon of the East.

Mount Morris, NY
June 26, 2020 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 27, 2020 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. Registration opens on Jan 1.

Stowe, VT
June 27, 2020 Night Train
50 km
Web site

The course for this Central Virginia event is a double out and back, held on a rail to trail crushed gravel path that crosses the famous High Bridge twice.  New in 2018 is a half marathon option.

Farmville, VA
June 27, 2020 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
June 27, 2020 Manitou's Revenge
54 miles
Web site

In the summertime you know you want to run in the Catskills. This very challenging 54 miler is run on the same trails as the popular Escarpment race. The cut off is 24 hours.

Maplecrest, NY
July 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
July 4, 2020 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 11, 2020 Catoctin
50 km
Web site

The run you love to hate. Tough, rocky trail, great support and post-run activities. Entry opens after June 1 and will fill fairly quickly.  There is also a 25k point-to-point race, with a later start, for veterans age 52 or older.

Frederick, MD
July 17, 2020 Hardrock
100 miles
Web site

Very tough, oxygen-deprived run of the San Juan Mountains in beautiful southwest Colorado. Entry will also be very tough in 2020, after deferrals from the canceled race in 2019 get in.

Silverton, CO
July 17, 2020 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 18, 2020 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 55 km options also available.

Carson City, NV
August 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
August 1, 2020 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 1, 2020 Kanawha Trace
50 km
Web site

Primarily run on the Kanawha Trace trail, and put on by the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners club.  There is are 25 km and 10 km options along with the 50 km.

Barboursville, WV
August 8, 2020 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. The 2019 race was canceled due to construction that closed a road section used for support and as a part of the course.

Stokesville, VA
August 8, 2020 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.  Entry opens on December 7 for the 2020 race.

Waterville, PA
August 8, 2020 Mighty Mosquito
99 miles
Web site

Yes - a 99 mile race.  For the runner seeking a new challenge! Three different loops in Mendon Ponds Park in western New York; the runner takes on each loop six times each.  There is also a 99 mile relaty option.

Honeoye Falls, MY
August 15, 2020 Maryland HEAT Race
50 km
Web site

A challenging 50k course on single-track trail provides scenic views and rock scrambles in the hilly Patapaco River Valley. 25k option. A BBQ after-party (with vegan option) included in the ticket price.

Columbia, MD
August 22, 2020 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 22, 2020 Twisted Branch
100 km
Web site

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

Naples, NY
August 29, 2020 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 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
September 5, 2020 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 opens July 27, 2020.

Fort Valley, VA
September 5, 2020 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 11, 2020 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 11, 2020 Wasatch Front
100 miles
Web site

At one time, before Hardrock, Wasatch was thought to be the hardest 100 miler. This is the last event in the Grand Slam, and it is challenging and beautiful.

Kaysville, UT
September 12, 2020 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 12, 2020 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 12, 2020 Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
40 miles
Web site

Four trail races at Douthat State Park west of Lexington, with distances of 40 miles, marathon, half marathon, and 5 miles to choose from.

Clifton Forge, VA
September 19, 2020 Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line
100 miles
Web site

A majority of the course follows the Arizona Trail and the historic Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stage Line route that was in use in the late 19th century.  Many of the aid station locations match the stage line's watering holes. Former VHTRC member Ian Torrence directs this event, which includes a 55k and relay option.

Flagstaff, AZ
September 19, 2020 Barkley Fall Classic
50 km
Web site

No, this is not THAT Barkley.  Instead, this is a (relatively) saner introduction to Frozen Head State Park, the home of the Barkley Marathons. 

Wartburg, TN
September 19, 2020 Boulder Beast
27 miles
Web site

"The rock gardens on this course make coming down from Signal Knob during The Ring a cakewalk." The pre- and post-race festivities include a bottomless stein.

Lock Haven, PA
September 25, 2020 Yeti
100 miles
Web site

30 hour time limit for this popular event in far southwest Virginia, run on a former railroad bed that has been converted into the Virginia Creeper Trail.

Abingdon, VA
September 25, 2020 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 26, 2020 Big Schloss
50 km +
Web site

A challenging, low-key, beautiful race that is closer to 32 miles. Generally held on the last Saturday in September, and limited to about 60 runners. New direction this year as Levi Mason and Cara Foley take the reins from Kirstin Corris.

Wardensville, WV
September 26, 2020 Hinson Lake
24 hours
Web site

1.5032-mile loop on a flat dirt path, with numerous wooden bridges, around Hinson Lake in southern North Carolina. Low key and low cost; now with chip timing.

Rockingham, NC
September 27, 2020 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 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
October 2, 2020 Grindstone
100 miles
Web site

A challenging 100 miler that is held in the same general location as TWOT, and is the East Coast's Hardrock qualifying race. Grindstone is part of the Beast Series. Note 6 p.m. Friday starting time.

Swoope, VA
October 4, 2020 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 9, 2020 West Virginia Trilogy
50 km/50 miles/13.1 miles
Web site

"A triptych of runs on the Eastern Continential Divide" - day one is 50 km, day 2 is 50 miles, and day 3 is a half marathon.  This classic and highly challenging event is in West Virginia's beautiful Monongahela National Forest, with the option to sign up for one race, two races or all three.

Seneca Rocks, WV
October 10, 2020 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 are also 100 km and 50 miler options. Moved from the spring to the fall in 2018.

Albion, IN
October 10, 2020 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 11, 2020 Green Monster
50 km
Web site

The Green Monster Trail Challenge is held in the mountains of Tioga State Forest in northern Pennsylvania and includes 50k, 25k and 15k distance options.

Wellsboro, PA
October 14, 2020 Hot TWOT
100 miles
Web site

A run on the Wild Oak Recreational Trail. Tough and very low key. This is the "Hot TWOT" since it is held during what should be warmer fall weather, but it has often been anything but hot at this time of year on these trails, so be prepared! 

Stokesville, VA
October 16, 2020 No Business
100 miles
Web site

100.8 mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee.  Start/finish is in an abandoned coal mining town.

Stearns, KY
October 17, 2020 Cloudsplitter
100 miles
Web site

Held in the Cumberland Mountains in SW Virginia. The 100 miler has a 40 hour cutoff. There are accompanying 100 km, 50 km and 25 km races held concurrently. 

Norton, VA
October 23, 2020 Run Around The Gorge
40 miles
Web site

Three-day stage race in the New River gorge in West Virginia. On hiatus in 2019.

Fayettville, WV
November 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
November 1, 2020 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 7, 2020 Mountain Masochist
50 miles
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Virginia's premier fall ultrarunning event is still going strong, on an altered course with a new finish location. The event that gave us the "Horton Mile."  MMTR is part of the Lynchburg Ultra Series and the Beast Series.

Lynchburg, VA
November 14, 2020 Stone Mill
50 miles
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The fall Maryland 50 miler that is run on single-track trails, and for less than $1 per mile. Fun and fast, and noted for its outstanding aid stations. Note that the 2020 race is a National Championship event.

Poolesville, MD
November 21, 2020 JFK
50 miles
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The oldest and largest U.S. ultramarathon.

Boonesboro, MD
November 26, 2020 VHTRC Turkey Chase
2 hours
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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. Hosted by Bur.

Signup and more information will be available in November 2020.

Potomac, MD