2024 Holiday Lake
Rabbit apparel will again be sponsoring our event with amazing finisher swag! All runners are invited to Friday's pre-race briefing (pizza is provided) and the post-race lunch.
Along with our 50k and 25k distances we introduced a 10k+ option in 2022! We're pumped to see this distance grow as an added option for kids/spouses/partners who might have someone running in the 25k/50k. The 10k will traverse mostly single-track trails around beautiful Holliday Lake. Check out the trail map on our website.
Lodging - Holiday Lake 4H camp has several heated bunkhouses with capacity for 90+. Bunks in the bunkhouse are $20. The camp also offers 12 un-heated cabins with 4-6 bunks in each that are well suited for runners coming as a group who prefer to bunk together. $5 per person for unheated cabins. The un-heated cabins offer electric, but are otherwise "rustic." Tent camping is always an option in the field adjacent to the start/finish line. There is a $5 charge for tent camping. There are also two hotels in Appomattox. Links to the hotels are on our website.
We encourage runners to stay Friday night at the camp with us! Anyone who ran (or tried to run) in 2021 will know very well how conditions in mid-February can turn in an instant. 2021 runners experienced an ice storm the morning of the race, which prevented over 100 runners from starting the race because of road conditions.
The pre-race briefing, for the first time in two years, is scheduled for Friday evening at the 4H camp. Pizza will be offered to anyone who joins us.
Training Runs: We have three scheduled - 12/16/23, 1/13/24, and 1/27/24 at 7:30am. Most runners will run one loop (approx. 16 miles), but there are shorter options if desired. We will meet at the Holiday Lake 4H camp at the start/finish of the race. water and snacks will be provided at mile 8.
New Team Challenge!
New this year is a team event! The suggestion was made from a couple of our Richmond runners and we decided to go with it. Here are the “rules:”
- Teams must be made up of 4 runners (all male or all female)
- Awards will be given to the team with the lowest cumulative time for all 4 runners. There will be 2 winning teams in the 25k (male & female) and 2 in the 50k (male & female).
- There is no special sign-up needed. When you check in for the race we will ask if you are part of a team at that time.
The Holiday Lake 25k/50k is a single/double loop course circling Holiday Lake itself as well as using country roads and trails in that area. It is a great FIRST ultra event with over 2,000 feet of elevation gain. The weather can be from nice and pleasant to running in a foot of snow. Aid stations are located approximately every 4 miles. Runners start and finish at the Holiday Lake 4H Educational Center. The pre-race meal and lodging are all available at the 4H Center. Awards are presented to all sub 8 hour finishers.
Event's current local time: 12:27 PM ET