We are holding an informal run on the MGM course on December 12. You may run the course however you like, and start at any time. While there’s a good chance you’ll run into some of your VHTRC friends on the trail that day, this is intended to be a socially distant variant of our traditional holiday fat ass. Run with your friends, in spirit at least, and spread some holiday cheer! There is no signup.
From Hemlock Overlook, the course follows the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail (BROT) downstream to Fountainhead Regional Park and then out to the Do Loop. The BROT is blazed blue — follow the blazes (it will not be marked with ribbons). We do not do the White Loop, and we do not go on the mountain bike trail. We do not go upstream from Hemlock. NEVER cross a stream on concrete cylinders!
For 2020, you can run the course however you like. The map shows some recommended parking points. If you choose to run from Hemlock, please park at the public trailhead outside the gate to Hemlock Overlook.
Be sure to wear seasonal colors!
Last updated November 3, 2020
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.