Group shot before the 2018 MGM.

Quatro Hubbard

2021 Report

December 11, 2021  •  Clifton, VA

99 starters, 44 finishers

New this year - the MGM Santa Bear sticker! Ho ho ho!

The 29th running of the club’s first event, the MGM 50K, was held on Saturday, December 11, 2021. It was so good to be back together with the VHTRC family, spending the day running with friends, in the woods, and sharing time with each other! 99 runners started in the unseasonably warm temperatures and gusty winds, and 44 runners finished the full 50K, with others enjoying various distances while playing on the leaf-covered trail. The forecasted showers were perfectly timed, as the pre-dawn rain ended before the runners arrived, and the first drops of the evening rain fell as the last of the volunteers left just after dusk.

Luke Evans was the overall winner, in 5:17, with Chris Pabian coming in second in 5:23. Stephanie Hill was the first woman, finishing in 5:37, with Heather Phelps coming in second woman in 6:08. Congratulations to all runners who spent the day enjoying temperatures in the 60’s and frolicking on our home trails!

Eric Levy-Myers kept runners happy as they entered and exited the Do Loop with yummy food, ice and special treats. Tracey Thibodeau, Steven Gould, Jennifer Colman and Tammy Cason kept runners hydrated at the Marina Aid Station. The after-party at the Hemlock shelter had pizza, brownies, cookies, soda and a place to hang out for everyone until the last runners finished. I can’t think of a better way to welcome in the holidays!

See everyone next year for the 30th MGM 50k, on December 10, 2022!

The full runner results and the list of event volunteers are both below.

MGM 2021 Photos - Jeni Dwyer

MGM 2021 Photos - Marwa Elsayed

The 2021 MGM 50k starting field


FinishNameSexFinish TimeDistance
1Luke EvansM5:1750k
2Chris PabianM5:2350k
3Jared ByrdM5:3550k
4Shawn CisselM5:3550k
5Chris FlintM5:3550k
6Stephanie HillF5:3750k
7Walter HandloserM5:3950k
8Nathan WickM5:3950k
9Kyle ImhoffM5:5050k
10Noah MerlinM5:5550k
11Al MurrayM6:0850k
12Heather PhelpsF6:0850k
13Christine SchleppegrellF6:1750k
14David PeppelmanM6:2350k
15Willie LorencM6:4250k
16David WoodM6:4750k
17Sara DavidsonF6:5550k
18Jackie FritschF6:5550k
19Paul SoucharM6:5550k
20Rob KolbM6:5650k
21Mikala ShremshockF6:5650k
22Brian ChilesM6:5850k
23Dan AghdamM7:1250k
24Ted BielawaM7:1550k
25Gaynor BourgeoisF7:1550k
26James WilsonM7:2250k
27Amy ZbikowskiF7:2250k
28Art PerraudM7:2350k
29Wayne ShengM7:2650k
30Robert CawoodM7:2750k
31Casey RayburgM7:2750k
32Jesse ParkerM7:2950k
33Stephanie SchmidtF7:3250k
34Lu SunM7:3650k
35Christian StantonM7:3750k
36John CalabreseM7:48:4650k
37Paul SherlockM7:4950k
38James MillerM7:5750k
39Maureen RohrsF8:1150k
40Jeremy GrayM8:2250k
41Jeffrey KlemmM8:3350k
42Alexander RuegeM8:4550k
43Sirisha GollaF9:1150k
44Bill TurrentineM9:1150k
NopeRobert KazmierskiM6:3027
NopeJeff ReedM6:2326
NopeRobert GrolemundM5:5725.62
NopeSara Perelli-MinettiF5:5725.6
NopeThomas ScheferM4:3525
NopeJustin FaulM5:0725
NopeJulie SantosF5:5825
NopeCarly GrayF6:1525
NopeMichael CampbellM6:1725
NopeAlicia HareF6:5625
NopeJon JesterM7:0825
NopeGeoffrey HemgenM4:5020
NopeBrian McGonigalM4:5020
NopeElaina StantonF4:5020
NopePatrick BonnerM5:0020
NopeJanine HarrisF5:0020
NopeAllison RosenbergF5:0020
NopeWayne KlineM6:5620
NopeLarry ThibodeauM5:3719.5
NopeDonald Halke IIM5:5818.82
NopeEric ThorntonM3:3518
NopeDaniel BarronM4:4418
NopeTracy CooleyF4:2716.25
NopeLauren GablerF4:2716.25
NopePete PontzerM4:5616.25
NopePJ VaughanM3:2816
NopeHompeng KomthirathM3:4516
NopeBryan ZelleyM3:4516
NopeHeather MoldofskyF3:4516
NopeJohn HordM4:2416
NopeCharlene HowardF4:2416
NopeCheryl GoodwinF6:2416
NopeEric MillerM6:2416
NopeJoseph MadayM3:2214
NopeElla BerkowitzF4:2813.05
NopeBrian MadayM3:2213
NopeKristen GormanF2:2412.2
NopeBrian CunninghamM2:3012.15
NopeDavid HumphreyM2:3012.15
NopeRandall OrrM1:5812
NopeMarwa ElsayedF2:3012
NopeWill RohrsM4:0612
NopeBob GaylordM2:26:3010.65
NopeKC OrgeronF2:3010.2
NopeFaith HengesbaughF2:3410.2
NopeIvory LiraF2:3410.2
NopeToni AurilioF2:3010
NopeJesse FullerM2:3010
NopeCherry GrassiF2:3010
NopeDawn GrayF2:3010
NopeJen PageF2:3010
NopeMegan WiegandF2:3010
NopeStephanie DempseyF2:3010
NopeKelley PeardF2:3010
Hell NoQuatro HubbardM2:158.25

Some runners self-reported much more precise times and distances at the Hemlock pavilion finish line.
The 10 mile runners generally covered the course to the Bull Run Marina aid station and back.
A “peloton time” and distance were assigned to some runners who did short runs on the course in the morning.
The 25 mile runners covered the course to the aid station at the entrance to the Do Loop section of the course, and then back to Hemlock.
The runners with 50k+ distances appeared to run into course navigation issues in the infamous Do Loop section.


Katie KeierRace Director
Bob GaylordMarking - Do Loop; Parking Cap'n
Mike CampbellParking
Dave CaveyParking
Eddie LenoParking
Ivory LiraParking
Cherry GrassiRegistration
Toni AurilioRegistration
Ram OrugantiRegistration, Marking/Sweep Hemlock, Gatekeeper, Finish Line
Dan AghdamSweep - Hemlock
Tracey ThibodeauMarina AS Cap'n
Stephen GouldMarina AS
Tammy CasonMarina AS
Jennifer ColmanMarina AS
Eric Levy-MyersFountainhead AS Cap'n
Chrissy BlankenshipFinish Line
Anji AndersonFinish Line
Jeni DwyerFinish Line, Race Photographer, Sticker Designer
Moose LarsonDo Loop Sweep
Henry, Heather & George ScottDo Loop Sweeps
Quatro HubbardRegistration, Results, Website, ALL THE THINGS

Last updated December 12, 2021