New for 2014: This race will also serve as the USATF Virginia Association 50km Championship! To be eligible for USATF Association prizes, runners must be members of USATF (USA Track & Field). See below for more information.
New River Trail 50k is a USATF measured and certified 50km
course and marathon course (VA12047RT and VA12048RT.) Only a 50km distance is offered. This means all runners will receive both a 50km
time and a certified marathon split time! (Time can be used as a Boston Qualifier, etc...)
The New River Trail 50k is a 100% dirt, flat and entirely along the New River and Chestnut Creek in the New River Trail State Park. This is a "green" race we will use local, recyclable items and products from companies with "green" practices as much as possible. 8 am start time and a 7 hour-cutoff. Proceeds go to National Committee for the New River. Homemade lunch for all runners. Pottery tumbler or Nathan Quickdraw Plus. Patagonia Long Sleeve shirt option 'til 9/8.
First 80 to register will receive option of handmade pottery tumbler or Nathan Quickdraw Plus water bottle. After 80 have signed up, runners receive Nathan Quickdraw Plus.
Learn more at our website: http://www.ncnr.org/nrt50k.html
Aid stations at mile points 5.33/6.15, 11.82, 15.94, 20.06, 25.73. See course map for more detail. Each aid station will be stocked with, at a minimum, electrolyte drink, water, assorted sodas, PB&J squares, fig bars, salty snacks, candy, and fruit. Runners are encouraged to carry at least 1 water bottle as a very limited supply of disposable cups will be available.
Runners may leave a drop bag at the Start/Finish area race morning by 7:15 AM. Bags will be delivered to the Cliffview turnaround. Please clearly mark bags w/name, bib #. Waterproof the bag if necessary. Bags will be returned to the finish area by 2 PM. Forgotten or abandoned drop bags can not be mailed. Items left after 4:30 pm will be either recycled, donated or disposed of...Please leave a note on the dashboard of your vehicle to help you remember
This will occur at the Start/Finish area from 6-8 PM Friday night and 6:30-7:45am, race morning. Sunrise will be 7:26am and sunset the night before will be 6:48pm. Runners should consider bringing headlamps or flashlights to pick-up numbers. Parking is across a grassy field with limited lighting.
There will be no refunds or rollover of entry fees. 100% of the proceeds go to National Committee for the New River.
La Sportiva, Montrail, Patagonia, Nathan, Mud Mama Pottery, Road ID, PowerBar, Galax Running Club
Local time: 11:49 PM