DHRT 50K & 3H Half Marathon

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Name: DHRT 50K & 3H Half Marathon
Date: August 7, 2021
Time: 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM EDT
Event Description:

Join a bunch of fun-loving people who are as crazy as you are for the 2021 Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50K. The trail is flat, well-maintained, and mostly shaded. But running 31 miles is still crazy. See you on race morning!

The Course

Trail Name: Dahlgren Rail Heritage Trail

Surface: Converted railroad bed. 99.8% dirt, grass, pine needles, crushed stone, small gravel

Setup: The race is an out and back

Elevation: Fairly flat with some gradual inclines and declines. Thankfully trains don't like steep hills.

Time Limit: There is a 9 hour time limit to finish the race.

Support Crew: Crew assistance is limited to aid station locations. All other on-course support is prohibited.

The race is run entirely on the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail in King George, VA which is a converted railroad bed and provides solid footing with little or no roots. This trail is flat, smooth, and fast with a variety of surfaces ranging from dirt, gravel, grass, and pine needles.

The course is an out and back that starts at the Bloomsbury Road Trailhead and heads east from the start for 15.5 miles before turning back. The volunteers from Friends of the Dahlgren Trail do an excellent job of ensuring that the trail is in peak shape for the race!

The trees along the trail ensure almost 100% shade during the run.

Event Media:
Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail, King George, VA
Date/Time Information:
August 7, 2021
6:30am start for the 50K
7:30am start for the 3H Half
Contact Information:
50K - $100
3H Half Marathon - $70
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