The Thoroughbred Races move into their third year. Come experience small town Americana on this unique Rail Trail. The trail moves through old railroad lines, farm fields and towns. It follows the Tobacco Heritage Trail. Runners will see rolling terrain formerly used to harvest tobacco, corn and cotton. They will weave in and out of forests, even running through main street of a small town. There are 30k and 50k options available for runners as well as a new 10k option. 10k runners will run 3.1 miles out and 3.1 miles back to the caboose. This race will feature the friendliest aid station volunteers you will see. At this price you can't beat the cost and value. All runners signing up before April 21st are guaranteed a shirt. Every finisher will receive an award.
Local time: 9:41 PM
The Race features two running options, a 50k and a 30k. All races begin at the Caboose in LaCrosse at 7:30am. The address of the caboose is 115 S. Main Street, Lacrosse Virginia. Packet pick up will begin at 6:15 am that morning. The race heads eastbound on the trail. There will be an unmanned water only station as the trail passes through Brodnax at mile 4.2. Passing through Brodnax, runners will exit the trail and enter onto Railroad Street for 1.15 miles. They will follow this road until they re-enter the trail on the eastern edge of Brodnax. This road is not closed to other vehicular traffic. There are road crossings so runners should be cautious at all road crossings. At mile 9.3 the trail passes Evans Creek Road. This will be the location of a fully manned aid station as well as the location for bathrooms. Evans Creek Road will be the turnaround for the 30k. There are multiple pit toilets between Evans Creek Road and the turnaround. Crews can access their runners at this location. At mile 12.2 there will be another unmanned water station. The turnaround point will be at Brickyard Road at mile 16. There will be a full aid station, crew access and bathrooms here.
The aid stations are spread out on this race. All runners must carry water!
To find more information on the Tobacco Heritage Trail, where the race takes place simply click go here:
This year we have introduced an early bird registration feature. Runners who sign up by 11/1 can run the 50k for $30. 30k runners can sign up for $20. Registration prices go to the regular cost of 40/55 on 11/1. As always, enter THANKS for a discount if you are military, fire, law enforcement, EMS, teacher or nurse. Because of the ridiculously cheap price of this race there are NO refunds!
Beginning in 2020 all of our races will be cupless. So bring your own cup and carry it with you. You have to carry water anyways so this isn't a big deal. Cheap options are available on Amazon for $5-15.
Looking for something to do after the race? We have partnered with Rosemont of Virginia to offer wine tastings at their facility (conveniently located 10 minutes from the trail) for runners. They will be offering tastings for $5 (normally 10) to anyone that shows a bib, shirt or proof of running during race day. So reward yourself after all that hard work. Sign up available when you register or by emailing the race director. Check out Rosemont at their website https://rosemontofvirginia.com/