The start/finish of the MMT 100, taken on a brilliant afternoon of the 2017 race.
There are four towns near run headquarters that have hotels, restaurants, and shopping. All routes to the start/finish involve a hill. Route 675 from Woodstock and Mt. Jackson is probably a closer and an easier hill than Route 675 from Luray.
† Directions may take you on the Moreland Gap Road (or offer it as an alternative), which is unpaved for much of the way. It is a good road, however, and any car should be able to use it. ‡ From New Market, you could take the Crisman Hollow Road, but it isn’t paved either, and it is not as good a road as the Moreland Gap Road.