The race web page is located at https://altisendurance.com/events/cross-county-trail-marathon-and-half-marathon
The race start/finish is at the Lake Accotink front entrance parking lot located seven tenths of a mile past the park entrance at 7578 Lake Accotink Road Springfield, VA 22150.
Email sent to race entrants on 10/30
Hello Super Runners!
Local time: 4:20 PM
Altis Endurance Sports hopes everyone is running well as we head into November! Below is info on the third annual Cross County Trail Marathon and Half Marathon set for Veterans Day Friday November 11th.
First off, the park gates don't open until 7:00AM so there is no need to arrive at the race site before 7:00AM. Second, Altis is happy
to note that the Springfield Holiday Inn Express (which is the location of the Thursday night packet pickup) has offered Cross County runners an outstanding deal for lodging the night before the race! If you are interested in staying at the Holiday Inn Express for a rate of $79.00 (plus 12% tax) on November 10th please go to the following link to obtain a room at that special rate: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/springfield/wassf/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&a mp;qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn.ki&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qGrpC d=CCT&qIta=99801505&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRp p=20&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505
OR - call 1-877-810-5191 and reference special reservation code of CCT to make the reservation.
Great thanks to the Holiday Inn Express for this super rate offer to runners!!!
Race web page: https://altisendurance.com/events/cross-county-trail-marathon-and-half-marathon
Race start/finish: The race start/finish is in the front parking lot of the park seven tenths of a mile past the park entrance at 7578 Accotink Park Road Springfield, VA 22150.
Thursday night packet pickup and last minute race registration time/location: Holiday Inn Express 6401 Brandon Avenue Springfield, VA 22150 from 5:00-7:00PM Thursday November 10th.
Packet Pickup and late registration race morning: 7:15AM-8:00AM at the start/finish
Marathon and Half Marathon Start Time: 8:00AM
The Course: Similar to - but not the same as - the 2015 course. Course info is on the race web page.
Miscellaneous: There is plenty of parking at the race start/finish for all race entrants. The best place for spectators to view the race is at the start/finish. Runners can leave a bag/keys/shirts at the start/finish if desired. The trail will be open to the public during the race. Please be respectful to other trail users. Race results will be posted late Friday or early Saturday after the race. Thanks in advance to all the great race volunteers from Lee High School who are some of the best volunteers you will find at any race. The usual ultra and trail race food will be provided at the aid stations, ie. cookies, chips, candies, water, and Gatorade. It is recommended that runners bring their own energy gels and electrolytes to the race as needed/desired. Feel free to pick up a friend's race packet at packet pickup.There are still a few race slots open if your running friends would like to join us for a day of fun and good running! As I write this there are 144 half marathon entrants and 61 marathon entrants. Runners entered in the C&O Canal Towpath Marathon and Half Marathon can also pick up that race packet on Thursday night.
Questions: email Mike at email@example.com
See you soon! Mike