Saturday, Apr 15, 2023
This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 15, 2023


The New River Trail Races are 100% dirt, flat, and entirely along the New River and Chestnut Creek in the New River Trail State Park. Each distance is an out and back course.

The schedule for the race:
4:00 am 100k Start (5:00 pm cutoff)
8:00 am 50k Start (5:00 pm cutoff)
8:30 am 10k Start (5:00 pm cutoff)
9:00 am 25k Start (5:00 pm cutoff)

Start Line Address: 321 Firehouse Road Fries VA

An early start at 7:30 am will be offered for 25k and 50k runners who feel that they will need more time to complete the race.

100k Finishers receive a buckle!

If you register after April 1, you won't get a race shirt. Sorry for any inconvenience, but we need to make sure our local vendor has enough time to get the shirts ready for race day.

Aid Stations:

50K aid stations at mile points 2, 5, 11.82, 15.94, 20.06, 25.73 for the 50k. See course map on website for more detail. The 25k will use the same aid stations and they will be located at 2, 5, 7.5, 10 and 13 miles. 10K has one aid station at mile 2 and 4.2. The 100k will have the same aid stations as the 50k with an additional aid station at Buck Dam between Fries Junction and Ivanhoe. Each aid station will be stocked with electrolyte drink, water, Coke, PB&J, salty snacks, candy, and fruit. Hot foods at select aid stations. This is a cupless race! Runners are required to carry at least 1 water bottle/cup as there will be NO disposable cups available. THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE.

Drop bags (50k & 100k only):

50k and 100k runners may leave a drop bag at the Start/Finish area race morning by 7:15 AM for the 50k and 3:45 AM for the 100k. Bags will be delivered to the Cliffview turnaround. Please clearly mark bags w/name, bib #. Waterproof the bag if necessary. Bags will be returned to the finish area by 4 PM. Forgotten or abandoned drop bags CANNOT be mailed. Items left after 6:00 pm will be either recycled, donated or disposed of. You can leave a note on the dashboard of your vehicle to help you remember.

Packet Pick-up:

This will occur at the Start/Finish area from 4-8 PM Friday night for all distances.

Race day pick-up:
3:00-3:45 AM 100k
6:30-7:45 AM 50k
6:30-8:15 AM 10k
6:30-8:45 AM 25k

Headlamps or flashlights are required for the 100k. Runners for the 50k should consider bringing headlamps or flashlights to pick-up numbers. Parking is across a grassy field with limited lighting. You are responsible for paying for the parking fee for the state park which is $7 per day that covers your entire day no matter the location. This is paid on-site unless you already possess a monthly or annual pass with Virginia State Parks.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds of entry fees. Runners can transfer distances up to the day before the race, no refund for dropping down distances, runners increasing distances will have to pay the difference in price. Runners can transfer their entry to another runner, to be used the same year as originally registered. Rollovers are allowed for medical conditions including pregnancy and post-partum.


Awards will be given out for the following:
1st Overall Male, Female, and Nonbinary
2nd Overall Male, Female, and Nonbinary
3rd Overall Male, Female, and Nonbinary

Age Group Awards:
20 and Under Male, Female, and Nonbinary
20 to 29 Male, Female, and Nonbinary
30 to 39 Male, Female, and Nonbinary
40 to 49 Male, Female, and Nonbinary
50 to 59 Male, Female, and Nonbinary
60 to 69 Male, Female, and Nonbinary
70 and Up Male, Female, and Nonbinary

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Event's current local time: 3:48 PM ET


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