Training Runs

This page lists group runs hosted by VHTRC members. These runs vary in distance, difficulty, and required knowledge of the route. Please read the run description carefully, as not all runs are for all people.

(If you just want to run in the woods on your own, consult Furbutt's Favorites - a guide to trails to run on.)

The club does not have a formal training run "program." These runs are just for fun. While you will likely learn a lot about trail running on one of these runs, they are not intended to be part of a coherent regime to prepare you for any event.

Runs inside or close to the Capital Beltway usually take less time and cover relatively benign trails. Runs further out, in the Shenandoah National Park or the Massanutten Mountains for example, are usually longer and involve more difficult trails. These latter runs will usually take all day when you consider travel time.

These are group runs, not "events." The participants are responsible for their own aid, navigation, and well being. For some of these runs, everyone will need to run with the group so participants should be sure that the group is not planning to run too fast or too slow for them. Other runs will be open to runners of varying ability. Be sure to check with the leader if the listing is not clear in this regard.

To find out more about a run, click on its name in the column "Run."

Members: List a Run

Collapsing field Date Start Time Leader Distance Meeting Place
Richmond Group Run and Movie August 3, 2014 7:30 am David Snipes 6-7 miles Dog Lot parking area at Dogwood Dell
Sundays in the Park August 3, 2014 8:00 am Furbutt Varies Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Wednesday Nights in Great Falls Park August 6, 2014 6:00 pm WHTom 3-10 miles Great Falls Park, VA
Blue Mountain Ridge Run August 9, 2014 7:30 am Dave Herring 20 Miles Dave's House (665 Fire Trail Rd. Linden, VA 22642)
Women's Half Marathon Training Run August 10, 2014 8:00 am Tracy Dahl 1 to 13 miles Parking lot at Fountainhead Regional Park
Sundays in the Park August 10, 2014 8:00 am Furbutt Varies Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Wednesday Nights in Great Falls Park August 13, 2014 6:00 pm WHTom 3-10 miles Great Falls Park, VA
Women's Half Marathon Training Run August 16, 2014 8:00 am Tracy Dahl 1 to 13 miles Parking lot at Fountainhead Regional Park
Sundays in the Park August 17, 2014 8:00 am Furbutt Varies Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Sundays in the Park August 24, 2014 8:00 am Furbutt Varies Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Sundays in the Park August 31, 2014 8:00 am Furbutt Varies Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island