The three locations closest to the race start/finish are Manassas, Centreville, and Gunston Corner near Lorton. Manassas and Centreville are off of I-66 and are closest to Dulles Airport. Lorton has one hotel (the Comfort Inn) which is off of I-95. Lorton would be more convenient if you are coming up I-95 from the south. All three locations are about 20-30 minutes from the start at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. The BRR host site is at 13220 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA. The following links may help you find a hotel, and the Hemlock address should allow you to determine how close your hotel is from the start.
The VHTRC does not vouch for these Web sites.
- Hemlock Overlook Regional Park: the location of the start/finish
- Hemlock Overlook Web site
- Dulles Airport—closest and easiest.
- Ronald Reagan National Airport—allow extra driving time if you arrive during rush hour!
- BWI Airport—the least convenient to our event, but often the cheapest thanks to Southwest.
- Here are the National Park Service’s guides to the first battle and the second battle of Bull Run/Manassas
- The Library of Congress has many old photographs
- Here is Cub Run, which you will cross twice near the upstream turnaround (hopefully under better circumstances)
- Blackburn’s Ford was the scene of the first conflict of the First Battle of Manassas and today is located near the first aid station at Bull Run Run. More Information: American Civil War Site
- The railroad bridge at Union Mills The old bridge piers are still there. The course goes under the modern version of this bridge twice.
- Take a day tour of Civil War sites in the Washington, D.C. area
Last updated January 31, 2021