Saturday, Oct 14, 2017
This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 14, 2017


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 7:10 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 and their supporters.

Aid Stations:

Aid stations at mile points 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. This is a cupless race! Runners are required to carry at least 1 water bottle/cup as there will be NO disposable cups available.

Drop bags (50k only):

50K 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 CANNOT be mailed. Items left after 4:00 pm will be either recycled, donated or disposed of...Please leave a note on the dashboard of your vehicle to help you remember

Packet Pick-up:

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 packets. Parking is across a grassy field with limited lighting.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds or rollover of entry fees. Runners can transfer distances up to the day before the race, no refund for changing from the 50k down to the 25k, runners increasing from the 25k up to the 50k will have to pay the difference in price. Runners can transfer their entry to another runner, to be used the same year as originally registered.

Giving Back

We've partnered with Bigger Than the Trail for the event. Bigger Than The Trail is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that is using trail running as a platform to advocate for mental health. Let’s support good in the world and make a difference. Help us by providing free access to counseling services, directly impact our communities by helping those in need when and where it matters most. If you'd like to make a donation, you can follow this link:

Additionally, volunteer organizations and local school clubs/sports teams who captain and lead aid stations on the course receive a donation towards their cause. Currently, we have a local cub scouts chapter volunteering at one aid station. Reach out if your church, club, or sports team is interested in volunteering by emailing

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