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
  • 15.5 miles
Total ascent/descent
  • 2,190 feet
Aid stations
  1. Bull Run Marina (8.9 miles)
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 (the BROT)! Starting at the Fountainhead Regional Park trailhead at 8 am, this run will cover the sections of the course between the Fountainhead and Marina aid stations during the race.

The Baby Bull #3 route will be minimally marked, and will otherwise rely on the blazing on the trails. The earliest section of the run will be a loop around a nearly two-mile section of a white blazed Fountainhead connector trail. From there, we will be utilizing the blue-blazed BROT almost exclusively, on an out-and-back trail run totaling just over a half marathon in distance. The turnaround point is at the Bull Run Marina, which will be the location of an aid station during the BRR 50 miler. There will be minimal aid here for this training run (primarily water).

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.

Shoot Baby Bull Training Run #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 February 26, 2024

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.