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

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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22 Dec 2023

John Calabrese (with assistance from Costi Sifri)

The 19th Anniversary Rivanna Ring

Soon to be one of three new members of the VHTRC’s Bored, John Calabrese has already begun working on regional cooperation in the trail running communities of the mid-Atlantic. He traveled to C’ville to play with the CATs, taking part in the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners traditional winter solstice run: The Rivanna Ring.

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7 Dec 2023

Dani Sevil

Best Crew Ever … And The Perogies! A Devil Dog Story.

Another runner who participated in the Devil Dog races over the weekend of December 2-3, 2023 has reported in on her experience. First-time 100 mile runner, and, after Devil Dog, first-time winner Dani Sevel has shared her first race report.

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5 Dec 2023

Tracy Cooley

Crazy Good Potato Soup (but No Warm Hat) at the Devil Dog 100k

In December 2023 the Devil Dog races (100 miler, 100k and now also a 50k) in Prince William Forest Park changed hands after 7 years under the direction of founder Toni Becerra. By all accounts, the new RDs (Pat Early, Justin Contois and Wes Faulk), did an admirable job in their inaugural year. And lo and behold we have THIS account of the 100k race from Tracy Cooley.

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5 Dec 2023

Barry Hauptman

STONE MILL 50 MILE …. an overview of my 10 years as Race Director

After a highly successful decade in charge of Maryland’s finest 50 mile trail race, RD Barry Hauptman shares some thoughts and a lot of memories about his tenure as the boss of the Stone Mill 50 miler.

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25 Nov 2023

John Calabrese

61st Annual JFK 50 Mile

John Calabrese and Denise Freeman raced the nation’s oldest ultramarathon, the JFK 50 Miler, on Saturday 18 November 2023, and have kindly shared a report on their race experience.

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