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...)
The 25k race utilizes 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.
8:00 am start time for the 50k and 9:00 am start time for the 25k with a 3:00 pm cutoff. An early start at 7:00 am will be offered for runners who feel that they will need more than 7 hours to complete the race. Homemade soup 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 and they will be located at 5.33 and 10.20 miles. 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 AM race morning for the 50k. 25k runners can pick up their bibs from 6-8 PM Friday night and 6:30-8:45 AM 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: 5:54 AM