Entry opens on Monday January 3, 2022

Hashawha runners make their way across the rolling fields during the 2010 race.

Alan Gowen


Entry fee
  • $18.95
Entry limit
  • 120 runners
Entry schedule
  • Mon Jan 3, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Initial application opens

  • Wed Jan 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Initial application closes

  • Thu Jan 13, 2022


  • Sat Jan 15, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Pay entry fee / join wait list opens

  • Sun Jan 23, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Deadline to pay entry fee or join wait list (for initial entrants)

  • Tue Jan 25, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Entry reopens to all

  • Sat Feb 19, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Last day for any refund

  • Sat Feb 19, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Entry closed


We use the “VHTRC entry system.” Simply, you apply, we hold a lottery, and then you come back and either pay the entry fee or join the wait list.

In the past, when we had a first come first-served registration system, we were a little embarrassed by the speed with which Hashawha Hills filled up. Because the race filled so quickly, we felt it wasn’t as fair as we would have liked it to be. In the spirit of fairness we now use the lottery system that the VHTRC previously used to use for the Bull Run Run and the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100. Hashawha is now the only VHTRC event to use this entry system.

The wait list is prioritized. The priorities will give wait list priority to prior finishers.

Entry Fee

In 2010 and 2011 the entry fee was an exorbitant $20.00. We really wanted to be sure runners got their money’s worth, so in 2012 the entry fee was reduced to $19.85. In 2013 we reduced the fee again to $19.75, and in 2014 to $19.65, and in 2015 we dropped down to a ridiculous $19.55. The entry fee was reduced to an unbelievable $19.45 in 2016. Do you notice a trend here? The insanity continues! In 2017 the entry was a paltry $19.35. In 2018, the entry fee was a just plain stupid $19.25. It was $19.15 in 2019 and $19.05 in 2020. (We did not hold the event in 2021.) Now hold onto your hats, because we will reduce the entry fee yet again. The entry fee for 2022 will be a mind blowing $18.95!

What You Get For Your Entry Fee

You will receive a great trail race with a very well-marked route, well-stocked aid stations, and hot post race food and drink indoors. All finishers will receive a beautiful Hashawha Hills mug, hand made by a local potter. There will be special awards for the top male and female finishers.


We will give refunds (less five dollars) to those who notify us of their withdrawal by Saturday, February 19. To withdraw, go to the withdrawal page (link at the top of the entry page). There must be someone on the wait list to take the place of the person who withdraws for a refund to be issued.

Prior Year Loser Priority in 2022

In 2020 (the last event), everyone who joined the initial wait list either got in the race or withdrew. Accordingly, there will be no one eligible for the prior year loser wait list priority for 2022 entry.