Saturday, Mar 29, 2025 @ 7:00 AM
Registration Opens Thu. Aug 1, 2024 @ 12:00 AM ET

About The Hone Quarry Ultra

The Hone Quarry Ultra is a trail endurance race that begins and ends at Briery Branch in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. After entering the George Washington National Forest, the course winds its way through the mountains surrounding the Hone Quarry Recreational Area.

Participants will experience towering cliff walls, open meadows, beautiful single-track, impressive vistas, and several waterfalls.

The 40 miler begins at 7:00 a.m. and has a 13 hr cutoff time (8 p.m.). Due to the remote access of this course, crews and pacers will not be allowed.

Drop bags will be allowed at Union Springs (mile 12.7), HQ (mile 19.5), and Big Hollow (mile 28.4).

Course Description

The course is a large loop with a few out and back sections. Runners will climb and descend several mountain ridges, all while experiencing the area's amazing natural landmarks. Course highlights include the Hidden Rocks trail, "Lover's Leap" Overlook, Hone Quarry Falls, HQ Reservoir and Flagpole Knob.

Although there is a fairly generous cutoff time, we caution not to underestimate the course. This is a technical mountain race with ~13000' of elevation gain.

Note: We are limiting participation to 125 runners per our Forest Service permit agreement.

Distance: 40.0 miles
Ascent: 8,000'
Descent: 8,000'
Aid Stations: 6 Fully Stocked
Cutoff Time: 13 hours (8 pm)

Podium Prizes

Male and Female top 3 finishers will receive a podium award, as well as the following prize money:

  • 1st Place M/F - $100
  • 2nd Place M/F - $75
  • 3rd Place M/F - $50

Start/Finish Location

Start/Finish and parking will be located at the Briery Branch Church Activity Building. Restroom facilities will be available for use.

Address: 6494 Daniel Cupp Rd, Dayton, VA 22821


40 Miler

Early Bird: $110 until Sep 30, 2024
General: $125 from Oct 1, 2024 - Jan 31, 2025
Last Call: $140 from Feb 1, 2025 - Mar 15, 2025

Refund Policy

All event registrations are non-refundable. Registrants who are unable to participate in the event for which they have registered may transfer their registration to another runner. Prior to February 1, 2025, registrants also have the option to contact the race to request a 1 year deferral into the following year's Hone Quarry Ultra.

Event's current local time: 8:16 PM ET


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