Saturday, Apr 12, 2025

James River Trail Runs

104 Green Hill Drive

Gladstone, VA 50 Miler, 50 Mile Relay, 50K, 50K Hiker, 10 Mile Hiker, 10 Miler

Registration closes: Thu, Apr 10 @ 11:59PM ET

Race Description

Join us for the first Ultra to be held at James River State Park. In 2025, we return for our 3rd year! Choose from a variety of distances including: 10 miler, 50k, 50 mile relay and 50 mile solo. The race begins at 8:00am on April 12th and has a 16 hour cutoff.

The course is a 10 mile loop that features a variety of trails. The first 5 miles involve lots of climbing and descending along beautiful single and double track trails. Around mile 6 runners will begin a section that parallels the Historic James River. These 3.5 miles are flat and fast, although it can also be sunny and warm here. The final .5 mile involves a nice steep climb back to the start/finish line. There are approximately 1025 feet of climbing each 10 mile loop. Full loop details are available at the race website.

James River Highlights

No DNF's

One of the things that makes this race unique is that it borrows a concept from fixed time races. We want to encourage new trail runners to attempt something difficult as well as offering experienced runners a challenging course. Sign up for whatever distance you would like. As long as you finish a loop you will receive a finish time for the 10 miler. Finish 3 loops and you receive a 50k time. Runners finishing all 5 loops will be official 50 mile finishers. Additionally the race offers a generous 16 hour cap for every distance. The race features roughly 5000 feet of climbing for the 50 miler. Runners that drop down are not eligible for a top 3 award.

Virginia State Parks Adventure Series

This race (10 miler) is part of the Virginia State Park Adventure Series. Simply put, the more events you run in Virginia State Parks, the better your chances to win


As with all of our races, we are grateful for those who serve. Military, veterans, fire, police, EMS, medical and teachers can enter "Thanks" for a discount when registering


Things happen. We understand. We can offer deferrals with prior arrangement due to injury and COVID. We cannot offer refunds

Got Friends?

Groups of 5 or more (excluding relays) can receive a discount by contacting me ahead of time. Additionally, if you get 3 friends to sign up you can run for free!

Hiker Friendly

For 2025, we have added a hiker category for the 50k. No running needed! Just forward progress.

Event's current local time: 4:31 AM ET


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