About The Hone Quarry 40 Miler
The Hone Quarry 40 Miler 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. Along the way participants will experience towering cliff walls, open meadows, beautiful single-track, impressive vistas, the Hone Quarry Reservoir -- and that's just the first 20 miles!
The race begins at 6:30 a.m. and has a 13 hr 30 min cutoff time. 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 28.2).
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, a 15' waterfall, and Flagpole Knob -- which showcases a commanding view of the valley below.
Although there is a fairly generous cutoff time, we caution not to underestimate the course. This is a technical mountain race with ~8000' of elevation gain and feels comparable to running a 50 miler.
Note: We are limiting participation to 125 runners per our Forest Service permit agreement.Distance:
6 Fully StockedCutoff Time:
13 hours 30 minutes (8 pm)
Start/Finish will be located at the Briery Branch Church. Parking will be at the activity building beside the church. Restroom facilities will be available for use.
Address: 6494 Daniel Cupp Rd, Dayton, VA 22821
Early Bird: $110 until Sep 30, 2023
General: $125 from Oct 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024
Last Call: $140 from Feb 1, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024
Price includes a race shirt and finisher award.
(Note: while we will do our best to estimate, we cannot guarantee a race shirt if you register after March 2)
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 January 15, 2024, registrants also have the option to contact the race to request a 1 year deferral into the following year's Hone Quarry 40 Miler.
Event's current local time: 4:18 PM ET