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

Run Date Distance Time and Place Responsible Member Link Description of Run
Sundays in the Park Nov 2 Varies 8:00 am
Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Furbutt More info

The goal of these runs is to help runners of all abilities discover trails in Washington, D.C.'s hidden gem, Rock Creek Park.

Donut Run Nov 9 10 miles 8:00 am
Prince William Forest Park - Pine Grove/Visitors' Center parking lot
Carrie Drummond, Eric McGlinchey, Quatro Hubbard More info

Time for another Donut Run! Sunday November 9, come on out to Prince William Forest Park and try on a Red Eye Loop or two for size.  This third edition of the Donut Run will sadly not feature Gary Knipling getting the loop started with his rendition of the "Paw Paw Song."  But Carrie Drummond, Eric McGlinchey and Quatro Hubbard will be there to provide some pre-race fat and sugar calories from Krispy Kreme, and then to lead the assembled group on the 10-mile tour of the Red Eye loop.  There will then likely be a second trail helping for any so inclined as to go out for another loop.  No aid, no markings - but no one will be left behind.  No RSVP's needed, but if you have questions contact any of the run leaders.

Sundays in the Park Nov 9 Varies 8:00 am
Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Furbutt More info

The goal of these runs is to help runners of all abilities discover trails in Washington, D.C.'s hidden gem, Rock Creek Park.

Sundays in the Park Nov 17 Varies 8:00 am
Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Furbutt More info

The goal of these runs is to help runners of all abilities discover trails in Washington, D.C.'s hidden gem, Rock Creek Park.

Sundays in the Park Nov 17 Varies 8:00 am
Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Furbutt More info

The goal of these runs is to help runners of all abilities discover trails in Washington, D.C.'s hidden gem, Rock Creek Park.

Sundays in the Park Nov 23 Varies 8:00 am
Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Furbutt More info

The goal of these runs is to help runners of all abilities discover trails in Washington, D.C.'s hidden gem, Rock Creek Park.

Sundays in the Park Dec 28 Varies 8:00 am
Peirce Mill or Roosevelt Island
Furbutt More info

The goal of these runs is to help runners of all abilities discover trails in Washington, D.C.'s hidden gem, Rock Creek Park.