For more than a quarter century, the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club has been putting on trail races in the DC area.

Women’s Half Marathon

September 7, 2024
13.6 miles
Fairfax Station, VA

A challenging yet chill race for women only … built for new trail runners and veterans alike.

Hashawha Hills 50 km Trail Run

February 22, 2025
50.0 km
Westminster, MD

31 miles of trails, old woods roads, open fields, and plenty of hills with a couple of stream crossings thrown in just for fun.

Bull Run Run 50 Mile

April 5, 2025
50.2 miles
Clifton, VA

A 50 mile trail run that parallels the Bull Run and the Occoquan River in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. The course traverses forested, rolling terrain during the height of Virginia’s spring beauty. The run’s unique character includes a Civil War theme that honors the battles that occurred here over 150 years ago. The 13 hour time limit makes Bull Run Run an excellent first 50 miler.

Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run

May 18, 2024
100.6 miles
Fort Valley, VA

A challenging, rocky 100 miler on the trails of the Massanutten Mountains in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The course includes short but rugged mountain climbs with more than 18,000 feet of total ascent. There is a 36-hour cutoff.