The Patapsco Valley 50K is a trail ultramarathon on the trails of Patapsco Valley State Park Avalon Area in Baltimore, Maryland. The race features plenty of scenic dirt single track with a few short sections on paved bike trail. The terrain is challenging but runnable with rolling hills throughout. The course has a handful of small creek crossings and can often be muddy in many places. You will hardly believe you are just minutes from busy downtown Baltimore!
Course highlights include Cascade Falls, Bloede Dam, which was the first submerged hydroelectric dam known to exist, Swinging Bridge, and the ruins of the Orange Grove Flour Mill and the small manufacturing towns of Orange Grove and Avalon, as well as the Avalon Nail and Iron Works. Not to mention gorgeous views of the Patapsco River throughout! Adding to the intrigue of this race is the fact that part of the 1999 movie The Blair Witch project was filmed at Patapsco Valley State Park!
The race begins and finishes in the grassy field adjacent to shelter #105 in the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore, MD.
Start Time & Cutoff
The Patapsco Valley 50K will start at 6am on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. The cutoff time for completing the run is 10 hours.
**UPDATED** Runners MAY park inside of Patapsco Valley State Park on race morning. THERE WILL NOT BE SHUTTLES FROM THE PARK & RIDE! Gates to the park will open at 5am. Vehicles with 2+ runners will receive priority parking closest to the start/finish/check-in area. If you drive alone you may have a walk of about a half a mile to the pavilion. Please try to carpool if you can! DO NOT pay the park entry fee at the entrance, it is covered by your race entry fee. Spectators and family who enter the park in separate vehicles will need to pay the entry fee to the park ($3 per vehicle).
Would you like to volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer please go to this website to volunteer
Local time: 8:13 PM
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