Runners make their way down the red horse trail from Hemlock

Quatro Hubbard

BRR Training Run #1 (The North)

Come out and get some easy rolling miles on the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail! Starting at the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park trailhead at the end of Yates Ford Road at 8 am, this run will cover the northern section of the course that makes up the first 17 miles of the BRR 50 Miler.

Date
  • Sat Jan 22, 2022
Start location
Start time
  • 8:00 am
Distance
  • 17.25 miles
Total ascent/descent
  • 1,532 feet
Aid stations
  1. Bull Run Regional Park (9.4 miles)
GPX file
Sunrise & sunset
  • Begin civil twilight 6:54 am
    Sunrise 7:21 am
    Sunset 5:21 pm
    End civil twilight 5:48 pm
What to wear
In charge
Reports

This is the first of the 2022 series of winter training runs on the Bull Run Run 50 Miler course ahead of this April’s race. Come out and get some easy rolling miles on the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail! Starting at the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park trailhead at the end of Yates Ford Road at 8 am, this run will cover the northern section of the course that makes up the first 17 miles of the BRR 50 Miler.

This section of the BRR 50 mile course is considered the “easy” part of the race. While there are some good climbs and descents, there is a lot of flat, streamside running, and the northernmost section beyond the Centreville trailhead is particularly flat and runnable. This section will include what in April will be the very striking Bluebell Loop in Bull Run Regional Park.

No signup is necessary for this training run, and the only planned aid will be water at the midway point in the run between the BROT and Bluebell trailheads. 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.

Shoot BRR #1 organizer Katie Keier a message if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

Last updated January 23, 2022

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.