About the VHTRC
The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club promotes runnng on dirt in the Washington, DC, area.
The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club is composed of people who like to run on dirt trails. Though based in Northern Virginia, most club members live within the Metropolitan DC area, with several others scattered in many other states. The club members are of varying running abilities and ages. Many run ultramarathons, but some don’t run at all.
The club puts on four major events each year — the Hashawha Hills 50 km in February the Bull Run Run 50 Miler in April, the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Miler in May, and the Women’s Trail Half Marathon in September. While each of these events has an entry fee, VHTRC members also organize several low profile, no fee runs that are open to anyone. Organized training runs occur irregularly. The club does not sponsor a formal training program.
The club is run informally. We have no newsletter. Information about the club’s activities is coordinated and organized through this Web site.
The VHTRC is affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America.
Club documents and policies
- VHTRC Bylaws
- VHTRC Event Waiver
- VHTRC Event Definition
- Statement of Event Medical Policy
- Policy on Race Cancellation
- Club Event Participant Medical Policy
- VHTRC Policy on Provision of Items
- Policy on Use of Personal Listening Devices during VHTRC Events
- Support for Non-VHTRC Trail Runs
- Policy on Transgender Runners
- Commercial Sponsorship
- Policy on the SWAG Committee
- Conflict-of-Interest Policy
Board of Directors
Per the Bylaws, the VHTRC is governed by a Board of Directors. (List of current and prior Board members.)
The Board meets several times each year; here are records of those meetings.
The VHTRC is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and, as required by Federal law, files annually IRS Form 990 disclosing our finances. These forms from the last ten years are available below.
Annual operating budgets prepared by the Treasurer.
Oldies but goodies
The club has evolved a lot over a quarter century. Read tales from the “good old days.”
- Pre-2009 web site archives
- History of the club, written in 2000 by Anstr Davidson
Last updated February 16, 2023