Runners make their way down the red horse trail from Hemlock shortly after the start

Quatro Hubbard

BRR Training Run #3 (The South)

This final run in the three run series of training events for the Bull Run Run 50 Miler covers the sections of the course between the Fountainhead and Marina aid stations, almost entirely on the BROT.

  • Sat Mar 16, 2024
Start location
Start time
  • 8:00 am
  • 15.4 miles
Total ascent/descent
  • 1,500 feet
Aid stations
  1. Bull Run Marina (8.4 miles)
GPX file
In charge

This is the last of the three winter training runs in preparation for the Bull Run Run 50 Miler course ahead of this April’s race. Come out and get some easy rolling miles on the downstream (southern) section of the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail! Starting at the Fountainhead Regional Park trailhead at 8 am, this run will cover the sections of the course that make up much of the first 17+ miles of the BRR 50 Miler.

No signup is necessary for this training run, and the only planned aid will be water, soda and maybe some snickety snacks at the midway point in the run, at the same location where the Marina aid station will be during the BRR race. The route will not be marked in any way other than the blazing on the trails. Almost the entire run will be utilizing the blue-blazed BROT.

To date, all of these Baby Bull runs have drawn several dozen runners of all abilities and running speeds. So come on out, and look to find other runners of similar pace to cover the course. Those of you not familiar with the course should not worry, as these sections are not particularly tricky to follow. But do your homework! Download the BPX file to your favorite device or app to give you that added security while out on the trail.

Shoot BRR #3 organizer Quatro Hubbard a message if you have questions, comments or concerns. Hope to see you there! And entry is still available for the Bull Run Run 50 miler, for those still shopping for a fun spring race!

Last updated November 3, 2023

Club Event Participant Medical Policy

This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The VHTRC does not provide medical care for runners at this event. Runners are responsible for their own health, safety, and well being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the course, at any aid station, or at the finish. The club does not supply any medical goods or services, including bandages, splints, antiseptic, or Ibuprofen or any other drugs to maintain the health of runners. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the runners' responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner as soon as possible. Since most of our events are in remote areas, medical care may be far away in distance or time. Each year, runners finish — or are forced to drop out — with scrapes, deep cuts, hematomas, dislocations, and sprains. Runners have experienced cuts, bruises, bee stings, and asthma attacks. This is an event with very real risks.