The Cross County Trail is a good one! Please register for the race if you would like to enjoy the wonderful trail with other runners and super volunteers at the fifth annual edition of the race to be held on Monday November 12th (Veterans Day Observed). For those of you interested in doing a double or triple that weekend there are several VA/MD/DE/DC running options for the double or triple race long weekend. Due to asphalt paving in recent years the flat course is about 75% paved at present. About 25% of the course is dirt/gravel with good footing.
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 11/03/18
Hello Super Cross County Trail Runners!
Local time: 5:07 AM
Fun running on the beautiful Cross County Trail is coming up next Monday on Veteran's Day (observed). Mike and I look forward to seeing everyone run well and have fun on race day! The race day weather forecast - which constantly changes of course - notes a start temperature around 40 degrees and a high in the mid 50s with some clouds. Please read the race info below.
Race Start Time: The race start time for both the marathon and half marathon is 8:00AM. There are about 100 registered runners as of this writing so tell your marathon buddies to get off the couch and come join you next Monday! On line registration is open until 11:59PM Friday night. Runners can also register at the packet pick up event at RRS on Saturday afternoon and race morning at 7:15AM. Please email Mike at email@example.com by Thursday if you have any questions about your distance or start time.
Race Results: The results link for the 2018 race will go active late evening on race day. Altis will load the results into the event webpage on Ultrasignup.com late on Monday night (the same web page you used to register on line).
Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports!
For packet pick up this year we are proud to be working with the great team at Road Runner Sports located at 1120 West Broad Street, Suite D, Falls Church, VA 22046. Come to the store from Noon until 5PM on Saturday, November 10th to pick up your race packet and to stock up on all your favorite running gear! All runners will receive a store discount on all purchases made during the packet pick up event. All runners are highly encouraged to come to the store next Saturday to pick up your packet to make your pre-race morning less busy!
If you can't make it to the store Saturday afternoon, race morning packet pickup will commence at 7:15 AM at the race start/finish.
Parking and Driving: Please put 7578 Accotink Park Road Springfield, VA 22150 into your GPS unit/phone. This address gets you to the park front gate which will open at 7AM on race morning. Drive .7 miles from the gate to get to the large parking lot where the race start/finish is located.
Miscellaneous: There is plenty of parking at the race start/finish. The best place for spectators to view the race is at the race start/finish. The race does not have an official bag drop, but runners are welcome to leave a bag/key/shirt at the start/finish if desired. The trail will be open to the public for the race. Please be respectful to the other trail users. Thanks in advance to all the great Lee High School volunteers! Cookies, chips, candies, water, and gatorade will be provided at the aid stations. The race does not provide any gels. Runners can pick up a friend's race packet at packet pickup.