In addition to our races and running events, the VHTRC is associated with a number of unofficial training runs. These runs require no sign-up, offer no guarantees, and no one is officially in charge. But there will surely be a number of club members there.

Weekly training runs

Sundays in the Park

Every Sunday at 8:00 am, Rock Creek Park

Explore the trails of Rock Creek Park on these low-key runs. We leave at 8:00 am from either Peirce Mill or Theodore Roosevelt Island and the runs are roughly 7–10 miles long (see the schedule). No sign-up required.

Wednesday “Wolfpack” Runs

Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm, Great Falls Park

Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm the VHTRC, in partnership with DC Capital Striders, leads a trail run in Great Falls National Park.

Upcoming training runs

July 4 Trifecta Day 1: Sophie’s Death March

July 3, 2021
24.2 miles
Syria, VA

Also known as “Shenandoah’s National Park’s greatest hits,” this 24-mile loop’s highlights include White Oak Canyon, Hawksbill, Stony Man, all connected by beautiful ridge running on the Appalachian Trail.

July 4 Trifecta Day 2: Browntown Loop

July 4, 2021
20.9 miles
Flint Hill, VA

Smooth, runnable loop up and over the Blue Ridge and back, with a general store mid-run for snacks. Wear red, white, and blue.

July 4 Trifecta Day 3: Little Devils Stairs

July 5, 2021
15.5 miles
Washington, VA

A figure-eight loop featuring Little Devil Stairs, a mid-run stop at Elkwallow, some excellent views from Hogback, and a long, bombing downhill finish.