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.

April 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
April 20, 2019 Chocolate Bunny
26.6 miles
Web site

A low-key, tough, night-time run 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 on March 15 through the VHTRC's online sign up system.

Luray, VA
April 20, 2019 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 20, 2019 Thoroughbred Races
50 km
Web site

This race, new in 2018, 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
April 27, 2019 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 27, 2019 Coopers Rock
50 km
Web site

A rocky, challenging and scenic 50k with half marathon option in Coopers Rock State Park in north central West Virginia.

Bruceton Mills, WV
April 27, 2019 C&O Canal
100 miles
Web site

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

Knoxville, MD
April 27, 2019 North Face Endurance Challenge
50 miles
Web site

Series of races utilizing trails in the Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Regional Park and also the Potomac Heritage trail.

Saturday distances are 50 miles, 50 km and marathon.  Sunday races will be a half marathon, a 10 km and a 5 km.

Sterling, VA
April 27, 2019 Promise Land
50 km
Web site

One of the premier events in the mid-Atlantic. Beautiful trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with only three climbs to negotiate. Third and probably best event in the Lynchburg Ultra Series and the Beast Series, the 2019 race will be the 19th Promise Land.

Bedford, VA
April 27, 2019 Beau Biden Foundation
30 km
Web site

A 3-loop race of a 10k course held on the Granogue Estate north of Wilmington near the Pennsylvania border. There are 30k, 10k and 5k race options.

Wilmington, DE
April 27, 2019 River Valley Run
13.1 miles
Web site

Trail half marathon held on the River Valley Ranch along the Gunpowder River in northern Maryland.

Manchester, MD
April 28, 2019 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 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
May 4, 2019 Bear Mountain
50 Miles
Web site

Part of the North Face race series, this is a challenging race on a beautiful course just north of New York City in the Catskill Mountains.  Saturday races include the 50 miler, a 50 km, a trail marathon and a marathon relay.

Bear Mountain, NY
May 4, 2019 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 4, 2019 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 4, 2019 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 4, 2019 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
May 4, 2019 Miwok
100 km
Web site

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

Sausalito, CA
May 4, 2019 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 50k. Limited to 50 runners.

Triangle, VA
May 5, 2019 Bear Mountain
13.1 miles
Web site

Day two of the North Face series of races in Bear Mountain State Park. Saturday races are longer, and these Sunday races are the shorter options: half marathon, 10km and 5km.

Bear Mountain, NY
May 5, 2019 Spring Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

This final race in the spring Backyard Burn trail race series offers 10 and 5 mile options. This event is hosted at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Lorton, VA
May 11, 2019 VHTRC Trail Work Party
Not a run
Web site

Come work on the trails in the Massanutten Mountains. Our primary purpose is to prepare for the upcoming MMT 100 miler, though these are the trails we use all year long. Have fun and do your part to maintain the trails we all love to run at the same time.

Massanutten Mountains, VA
May 11, 2019 UROC
100 km
Web site

The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) is held at the Skylard 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 11, 2019 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 18, 2019 Massanutten Mountain Trails
100 miles
Web site

The 25th running of the VHTRC's rugged, demanding 100 mile race on the rocky trails in the Massanutten Mountains around Fort Valley.

Fort Valley, VA
May 25, 2019 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 26, 2019 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 2019 race entry will be through the VHTRC online system and will open in the spring.

McConnellsburg, PA
May 26, 2019 Cayuga Trails
50 miles
Web site

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

Ithaca, NY
June 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
June 1, 2019 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 1, 2019 Kettle Moraine
100 miles
Web site

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

LaGrange, WI
June 1, 2019 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 1, 2019 Ran It With Janet
50 km
Web site

Three loops on the very historic Manassas National Battlefield Park trails.  The Janet that you Ran It with is Janet Choi, and her race is held on National Trails Day each year.

Manassas, VA
June 2, 2019 Fountainhead
13.1 miles
Web site

Half marathon with a 10 km option at Fountainhead Regional Park; another in the Backyard Burn series of races.

Fairfax Station, VA
June 7, 2019 San Diego
100 miles
Web site

A major 100 miler in the mountains of eastern San Diego County. VHTRC member and former BRR RD Scott Mills is co-RD of this event.

San Diego, CA
June 8, 2019 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 8, 2019 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 8, 2019 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 14, 2019 Bighorn Trail
100 miles
Web site

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

Dayton, WY
June 15, 2019 Eastern Divide
50 km
Web site

A race on the Cascade Crest trail at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, near Blacksburg (where Dirty Dancing was filmed in the late 1980s).

Pembroke, VA
June 15, 2019 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 22, 2019 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

First in a summer trail running series in suburban Maryland.  This 10 km race with a 5 km option is held on the trails of Seneca Creek State Park.

Gaithersburg, MD
June 22, 2019 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.

Stowe, VT
June 22, 2019 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 22, 2019 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
June 28, 2019 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 29, 2019 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 29, 2019 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 29, 2019 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
July 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
July 6, 2019 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 6, 2019 Cacapon 12 Hour Challenge
12 hours
Web site

This 12 hour run involves 5-mile loops on single track trails in Cacapon State Park

Berkeley Springs, WV
July 13, 2019 Viaduct Trail Ultramarathon
100 miles
Web site

This Fat Ass 100 miler is comprised of four 25-mile laps of this rail-to-trail course.  There is also a 50 mile option.

Lanesboro, PA
July 19, 2019 Hardrock
100 miles
Web site

Very tough, oxygen-deprived run of the San Juan Mountains in beautiful southwest Colorado.

Silverton, CO
July 20, 2019 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 20, 2019 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 20, 2019 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
July 20, 2019 Conococheague Fat Ass
50 km
Web site

50 km race in the Tuscarora State Forest, Perry County, which is located in south central Pennsylvania.

New Germantown, PA
July 21, 2019 Rosaryville
50 km
Web site

Flat and fast race in Rosaryville State Park in Maryland.  There are also 10km, 10 mile, and 25km options.

Upper Marlboro, MD
July 27, 2019 Catherines
50 km
Web site

Popular event on the little-used trails in the southern section of the Massanutten Mountains, now under the direction of Dan Aghdam. Registration through the VHTRC online signup system will open Monday July 1 for the 2019 race.

Luray, VA
July 27, 2019 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

Part of the Blue Crab Bolt series of races. This 10 km race with a 5 km option is held on the trails at Schaeffer Farms in suburban Maryland.

Germantown, MD
August 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
August 3, 2019 Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail
50 km
Web site

Out and back run on the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail in the Caledon Natural Area near Fredericksburg.  The 3-H Trail Half Marathon is now included as a shorter option at this event.

King George, VA
August 3, 2019 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.

Honeoye Falls, MY
August 3, 2019 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 3, 2019 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 10, 2019 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. Entry into the 2019 race will open in early July.

Stokesville, VA
August 10, 2019 Blue Crab Bolt
10 km
Web site

Race series in suburban Maryland.  This 10 km race with 5 km option is held at Little Bennett Regional Park.

Clarksburg, MD
August 10, 2019 Wildcat Ridge
100 km
Web site

Like most New Jersey Trail Series events, this is a multi-loop race. 10 mile, 50 km, and 50 mile options for this race, held within the Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

Rockaway, NJ
August 10, 2019 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.  Canceld in 2018, but scheduled to return in 2019.

Waterville, PA
August 17, 2019 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 17, 2019 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 17, 2019 Twisted Branch
100 km
Web site

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

Naples, NY
August 24, 2019 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
August 31, 2019 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 will be by lottery in 2019. and will open July 22.

Fort Valley, VA
August 31, 2019 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 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
September 6, 2019 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 6, 2019 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 7, 2019 Women's Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Web site

The third big event of the VHTRC's race year. A festive run, for women only, held on the southern sections of the beautiful Bull Run Occoquan Trail (including the infamous Do Loop) in Fountainhead Regional Park.

Fairfax Station, VA
September 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 KTA Trail Challenge
50 km
Web site

A "daunting trail challenge" on a point-to-point course using sections of the Mason Dixon and Conestoga trails in York and Lancaster counties. Formerly known as the Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run.

Pequea, PA
September 14, 2019 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 14, 2019 Rock N' The Knob
26 miles
Web site

Known as "Pennsylvania's highest trail race" Rock N' the Knob offers a marathon, half marathon and a 10k distance to choose from.

Claysburg, PA
September 15, 2019 Patapsco Trail Fest
26.2 miles
Web site

Sunday is the trail running day for the Trail Fest weekend at Patapsco Valley State Park, with a half marathon and a one mile fun run option in addition to the trail marathon on offer.

Ellicott City, MD
September 21, 2019 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 21, 2019 12 Hour Trail Run
12 hours
Web site

A 12 hour run on trails in Prince William Forest National Park.  The loop is 6.5 miles in length with about 650 feet of elevation gain.

Triangle, VA
September 21, 2019 Trails for Tails
40 miles
Web site

5 laps of 8 miles each along the trails and some roads in the Codorus State Park in south-central Pennsylvania.

Hanover, PA
September 21, 2019 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 21, 2019 Nasty 9 Trail Run
9 miles
Web site

This race will offer two race distances, a challenging nine mile course with over 2000 feet of vertical gain and a 3-4 mile course with about 500 feet of climbing. 100 percent of both courses will be on the awesome single-track of Brushy Hills, a watershed tract outside of Lexington.

Lexington, VA
September 21, 2019 Mountain Madness
50 km
Web site

Trail race in Shepherd Lake Recreation Area in New Jersey's Ringwood State Park. 7.77 mile "fun run" option is also available.

Ringwood, NJ
September 22, 2019 Rick O'Donnell Memorial
5.22 miles
Web site

The VHTRC's Bill Susa hosts this race in Greenbrier State Park. There are two race options.  The 5.22 mile single loop event, or the 8 Hour Ultra Challenge.

Boonsboro, MD
September 27, 2019 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 27, 2019 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 28, 2019 Mason District Running Festival
6 hours
Web site

The Mason District Festival is a multiple event (5K, 10K, 1 mile, 6 hour solo and relay, and kids fun run) held in a small park in the middle of Fairfax County. Hosted by the VHTRC's Bernard Pesjak as a gift to the community (no entry fees).

Annandale, VA
September 28, 2019 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 28, 2019 Cat's Tail
26.5 miles
Web site

Catskill trail marathon with 7,000 feet of elevation gain.  The race will utilize a wave start.

Shandaken, NY
September 29, 2019 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 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
October 4, 2019 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 6, 2019 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails of Lake Fairfax Park in suburban Virginia.

Reston, VA
October 6, 2019 Black Forest
100 km
Web site

The 65 mile course is held in Hyner Run State Park and the Sproul and Tiadaghton State Forests in north central Pennsylvania.  13,400 feet of elevation gain and a 19 hour cut-off for this challenging race.

Hyner, PA
October 6, 2019 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 11, 2019 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 12, 2019 PB&J Fat Ass 50K
50 km
Web site

A runnable Fat Ass 50km on the easy rolling trails of Prince William Forest Park, directed by the VHTRC's Sarah Curtis.  Entry through the VHTRC's online sign up system opened August 31 and capped at 110 on September 11 in 2018.

Triangle, VA
October 12, 2019 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 12, 2019 Oil Creek
100 miles
Web site

This event has concurrent 50K, 100K and 100 mile solo races, registration for these races opens around mid-March.

Titusville, PA
October 12, 2019 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. Moving from the spring to the fall in 2018.

Albion, IN
October 12, 2019 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 12, 2019 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 12, 2019 New River Trail
50 km
Web site

There is a 25km option in addition to the 50km, and an early start option.  The race is held on a flat and beautiful rails-to-trails course in southwest Virginia.

Fries, VA
October 13, 2019 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 19, 2019 Quad State Quad Buster
46 miles
Web site

You run in four states in one day, traditionally held on the Saturday the weekend before the Marines Corps Marathon. It's a long run over challenging trail - you will have to move with dispatch to finish in daylight. Entry is limited to VHTRC members; and will open a few weeks prior to the run.

Pen Mar, PA
October 19, 2019 Trails 4 Tails
50 km
Web site

A weekend full of races in Historic Washington Crossing Park (of Revolutionary War fame) in New Jersey, alongside the Delaware River and the Pennsylvania border. Saturday is the 50k race, and Sunday has a series of shorter races, including "Triple Dog" (combination of the Saturday 50k, with Sunday's 5k and 15k races) and "Double Dog" (5k and 15k races combined) options.

Washington Crossing, NJ
October 19, 2019 Uwharrie
100 miles
Web site

Very challenging 100 mile race, with a 100 km option, in the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina. Entry opens on January 1.

Troy, NC
October 19, 2019 Wawayanda Wonderful
100 miles
Web site

A four loop 100 miler on a cloverleaf course, this race is held in Wawayanda State Park on the New Jersey boundary with New York.  There are 50km and 50 mile options.

Hewitt, NJ
October 20, 2019 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
Web site

A fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails of Riverbend Park in suburban Virginia.

Great Falls, VA
October 20, 2019 Call of the Wilds Mountain Fest
50 km
Web site

Over 7,000 feet of elevation gain in the 50k course; there is a 25k option.

Waterville, PA
October 26, 2019 Patapsco Valley
50 km
Web site

Held on the trails of Patapsco Valley State Park Avalon Area, outside of Baltimore.  Brought to you by the VHTRC's Mario Raymond.

Baltimore, MD
October 27, 2019 Tussey Mountainback
50 miles
Web site

Dirt road and pavement course; previous participants speak highly of its beauty. 2019 date will move the race to late October.

State College, PA
November 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
November 2, 2019 Mountain Masochist
50 miles
Web site

Virginia's premier fall ultrarunning event is still going strong. The event that gave us the "Horton Mile" is now hosted by Clark Zealand. A tough and notoriously "long" course in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  MMTR is part of the Lynchburg Ultra Series and the Beast Series.

Lynchburg, VA
November 2, 2019 Schaeffer
13.1 miles
Web site

Held at Schaeffer Farms trail near South Germantown Recreational Park, there is a 10k option along with the half marathon.

Germantown, MD
November 2, 2019 Stone Cat Trail Races
50 km
Web site

Put on by the G.A.C. and sponsored by a brewery. What is there not to like about that? After a long and storied run, the 50 miler and its associated marathon are no more.  50k distance only starting in 2019.

Ipswich, MA
November 2, 2019 Pinhoti
100 miles
Web site

Point-to-point course on the Pinhoti trail in the Talladega National Forest, east of Birmingham in central Alabama. This race was the Blue Train destination for 2017.

Heflin, AL
November 3, 2019 Potomac Heritage
50 km
Web site

The event that proves that there are beautiful trails inside the Beltway. Tentative date for 2019. Entry opens October 1.

Washington, DC
November 3, 2019 Fire on the Mountain
50 km
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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 9, 2019 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.

Poolesville, MD
November 9, 2019 Rosaryville 50K
50 km
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Run on the trails of Rosaryville State Park, this race is put on by the Annapolis Striders.

Upper Marlboro, MD
November 9, 2019 Canary in the Cave
25 km
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WVMTR event in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia.

Fayetteville, WV
November 10, 2019 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
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A fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails below Hemlock Overlook Park.

Clifton, VA
November 23, 2019 JFK
50 miles
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The oldest and largest U.S. ultramarathon.

Boonesboro, MD
November 24, 2019 Fall Backyard Burn
10 miles
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A fall series of 10 mile races.  Each race also has a 5 mile option.  This race is held on the trails of Fountainhead Regional Park in suburban Virginia.

Fairfax Station, VA
November 28, 2019 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 2019.

Potomac, MD
December 2019
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
December 7, 2019 Devil Dog
100 miles
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Five-loop event on the trails of Prince William Forest Park, with a three-loop 100k option. This new holiday tradition is brought to you by Toni Aurilio and Team Gaylord, so the entertainment and enthusiasm levels will be off the charts.

Triangle, VA
December 8, 2019 Bear Creek
10 miles
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A fun run on primarily the Willis River Trail in Bear Creek State Park and Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia.

Cumberland, VA
December 14, 2019 Magnus Gluteus Maximus
50 km
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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
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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 28, 2019 Boyers Furnace
40 miles
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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
January 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
January 1, 2020 Redeye
50 km
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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 generally opens in early December after MGM 50k.

Triangle, VA
January 18, 2020 Massanutten Training Academy Run #1
32 miles
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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 19, 2020 Waterfall (MLK Training Weekend Day 2)
50 km
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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 22, 2020 Hashawha Hills
50 km
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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 Reverse Ring
71 miles
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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
March 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
March 14, 2020 Elizabeth Furnace
50 km
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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
October 2020
Date Event Description Place Sponsor
October 23, 2020 Run Around The Gorge
40 miles
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Three-day stage race in the New River gorge in West Virginia. On hiatus in 2019.

Fayettville, WV