Accommodations at the Start/Finish for Friday Night

Platform Tents at Hemlock .

Hemlock Overlook Regional Park is owned by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and managed by Adventure Links.

Adventure Links has sleeping facilities at Hemlock. These will be available for you to stay on Friday night before the run. They are very reasonably priced, but are simple and rustic. These are not hotel rooms.

These accommodations are not for everyone. But if you want an inexpensive place to sleep with no drive to the start on Saturday morning, this may be your place to stay.

General Considerations


Think summer camp. The following is true for all facilities:

Reserving and Paying

We believe that there will be space for those who desire it, but we could be wrong. Also, Hemlock will only set up the platform tents that have been reserved. Consequently, you are urged to make reservations in advance. You will pay when you arrive on Friday. If you don’t have a reservation, you can get an accommodation on Friday only if there are spaces still available. Don’t come relying on a place to sleep if you don’t have a reservation! [Note: the women’s cabin is full for this year’s race. There are still spaces available in the men’s bunkhouses, and there are plenty of platform tent spaces available.]

You will pay with cash or check. Credit cards cannot be accepted.

You must be on the entry list to make a reservation. If you withdraw from the event, we will cancel your reservation if we remember. Please remind us!

Accommodation Types and Costs

Bunks in a bunk house.

Here is what is available with the costs: (To see where everything is, consult our Hemlock Overlook map.

This is camping. You will have to carry your tent from your car. Camping is further from the toilets than the bunks, but closer than the platform tents (approximately 100 feet).

Friday Night Meals

If you did not pay for a meal with your entry fee, you may reserve one on this page. You will pay at the pre-race registration check-in. The fee is $10 (cash or check only, please). Meals reserved below are in addition to those that you paid for with entry. If you are unsure if you paid for a meal when you registered, send an email to Quatro and he can give you an update.

Meals are not guaranteed if reserved after April 1. We think we will have some meals available for purchase on Friday, but we can’t promise we will have one for you if you didn’t order ahead of time.

Reservations and Meals

Enter your name and e-mail address exactly as you did when you entered the event.

Bunkhouse $15
Platform tent - no cost
Camp with own tent - no cost


These are in addition to any you paid for in the registration process. The next page will list those.
You will pay at the door with cash or check (payable to "VHTRC"). We cannot take credit cards.

These accommodations are provided by Adventure Links. The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club is not responsible for them.

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