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

Mark VanDyke

Schedule of events

  • Friday, October 1

  • 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Packet pick-up

    For 2021, dependent on current guidance and/or weather conditions, packet pickup is scheduled to take place in one of the outdoor wooden pavilions at the host site. There will be no Friday night dinner and formal in-person pre-race briefing this year.

  • Saturday, October 2

  • 5:00 am to 6:15 am

    Packet pick-up

    For those runners who did not pick up their packets Friday afternoon. Packet pickup will occur at an open, wooden pavilion adjacent to the start/finish area at the host site.

  • 6:30 am

    Race start

    Due to the fall race date, the 2021 will start in the dark. If wave starts are used for the 2021 race, the first wave will depart at 6:30 AM sharp.

  • 12:40 pm

    Male event record finish

    Matt Woods, male event record holder, ran 6:08:14 in 2011.

  • 1:05 pm

    Female event record finish

    Aliza Lapierre, female event record holder, ran 7:04:59 in 2012.

  • 7:30 pm

    Race closed (13 hour cutoff)

    Runners finishing after 6:30 PM will likely need to have a light. If wave starts are employed, the race will close 13 hours after the start of the final wave.

Last updated May 11, 2021