Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 @ 7:30 AM

James River Trail Runs

104 Green Hill Drive

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

Registration closes: Wed, Apr 12 @ 11:59PM

Race Description

Due to Hurricane Ian this event has been postponed from October 1st to April 15th. Registration is once again open!

Join us for the first Ultra to be held at James River State Park. Choose from a variety of distances including: 10 miler, 50k, 50 mile relay and 50 mile solo. The race begins at 7:30am on April 15th 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. Full loop details are available at the race website

No DNF's

This race is built to encourage new trail runners to attempt something difficult as well as offering experienced runners a challenging course. The race format takes a page from fixed time events. 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 4000 feet of climbing for the 50 miler

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?

Get a friend to sign up for James River and be entered in a drawing to win a free race. They list your name when they sign up. First drawing will be on June 1st

Local time: 6:33 AM
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