9 May 2024

Keith Knipling

2024 Massanutten Trail Work Party

Last Saturday, 18 volunteers coordinated by the VHTRC help clear trails in the Massanutten Mountains. Together, we cleared 29.6 miles of trail, removed 56(!) trees, and contributed 140.5 hours of labor to our public lands.

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3 May 2024

John Calabrese

2024 C&O Canal 100 mile race report

The annual C&O Canal 100 miler was held in Maryland over the weekend of April 27-28. Lo and behold we have not one but TWO reports from competitors in the race. First up: frequent contributor John Calabrese on his finish in the 2024 race.

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3 May 2024

Samantha Neakrase

C&O 100: From DNF to Destiny

Sam has shared with us the second of two race reports from the 2024 C&O Canal 100 Miler. She provides the perspective of a runner who fell short of her goal, but still found the race to be a satisfying experience.

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1 Mar 2024

John Calabrese

Calabrese Corner: The Reverse Ring

Our intrepid trail reporter, John Calabrese, capped off an amazing February of tackling big winter mountain challenges with a finish at the Reverse Ring. This newly-minted Master of The Ring has shared his thoughts on the race in the latest installment of the Calabrese Corner.

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28 Feb 2024

Ivory Lira

Our New Bull Run Run 50 Miler Race Director

The Board of the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club is very excited to announce the new race director for the Bull Run Run 50 Miler, Lauren Gabler Masterson!

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28 Feb 2024

Nick Neakrase

Return of Robot Knee - The Reverse Ring

The reports are coming in from the Reverse Ring 2024: The Year of the Snowy Surprise. Hear now from Nick Neakrase, actually, newly minted Master of The Ring Nick Neakrase, if you please …

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28 Feb 2024

John Calabrese

TWOT 100

In the latest installment of Calabrese Corner, John Calabrese reports on his successful completion of four loops of TWOT, one of the more magnificent achievements that any long distance runner may hope to achieve in their lifetime on the trails!

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31 Jan 2024

John Calabrese

Willis River

In the latest installment of the Calabrese Corner, John Calabrese managed to emerge from the bogs of central Virginia and submit the following report on his run at the Willis River 50k, held on Sunday January 28, 2024

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17 Jan 2024

Ivory Lira

Search for the new Bull Run Run RD

This will be Katie and Quatro’s last year directing the Bull Run Run 50 miler. One of the first actions that the newly elected VHTRC Bored is now tasked with taking on is finding a replacement(s) for the 2025 race (and beyond!). Ivory Lira has posted the following advert seeking applicants!

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24 Dec 2023

Sophie Speidel

Hellgate 100K: 20 Years of Heaven, Hell, and Horton Miles

Hellgate. It is a very special race. Sophie Speidel had a very special experience running the 2023 edition on December 9; in fact, she has had numerous very special experiences on this devilish course. Soph shares her thoughts here.

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