Entry opens on Tuesday October 1, 2024

The Bull Run Occoquan Trail meanders through a sea of bluebells.

Mark VanDyke

A 50 mile trail run traversing 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.

Race starts
  • Sat Apr 5, 2025 at 6:30 am
  • Entry is not yet open.
    Entry opens on Tue Oct 1, 2024 at 6:00 am
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2024 Results

Results are up. Report coming soon.

Welcome to the website for the Bull Run Run (BRR) 50 mile race. Established in 1993 and put on by volunteers from the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club, the BRR is one of the oldest 50 mile races in the country. The accessible course, reasonable entry fee of $125, and 13 hour time limit makes it an excellent first 50 miler.

A contemporaneous map of the first battle, July 1861. This part of the map shows the entire course of the Bull Run Run as well as the scene of the battle itself. We have marked some important points on our course in red. The map was published in Washington in 1861 and comes from the Library of Congress.

Please use the navigation menu at the bottom of the page to explore the BRR web site.

Like all of our races, the BRR 50 complies with the VHTRC’s Event Participant Medical Policy and Policy on Race Cancellation.


The Course



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