Runs

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 2, 2022
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: Little Devils Stairs

July 3, 2022
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.

July 4 Trifecta Day 3: Browntown Loop

July 4, 2022
20.9 miles
Flint Hill, VA

Smooth, runnable loop up and over the Blue Ridge and back. Wear red, white, and blue.

Vicki’s Death March

November 25, 2022
25.3 miles
Nethers, VA

Often referred to as “Shenandoah’s National Park’s greatest hits,” this 25-mile loop’s highlights include White Oak Canyon, Hawksbill, Stony Man, all connected by beautiful ridge running on the Appalachian Trail.