New River Trail 50k is a USATF measured and certified 50km
course and marathon course (VA12047RT and VA12048RT.) This means all 50k runners will receive both a 50km
time and a certified marathon split time! (Time can be used as a Boston Qualifier, etc...)
New for 2015 there will also be a 25k race utilizing the same trails as the 50k. The New River Trail 50k and 25k are 100% dirt, flat, and entirely along the New River and Chestnut Creek in the New River Trail State Park. 8 am start time for the 50k and 9 am start time for the 25k with a 3:00 pm cutoff. Proceeds go to the New River Conservancy. Homemade lunch for all runners.
Aid stations at mile points 5.33/6.15, 11.82, 15.94, 20.06, 25.73 for the 50k. See course map for more detail. The 25k will use the same aide stations. Each aid station will be stocked with electrolyte drink, water, Coke, PB&J squares, 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 6:30-7:45 PM race morning. 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.
Local time: 6:51 AM