10/2/2013 : Federal Government Partial Closure: The rangers from New River Trail State Park have assured us since they are state government and not federal, that the race will be able to continue as planned.
New River Trail 50k is a USATF measured and certified 50km
course and marathon course (VA12047RT and VA12048RT.) Only a 50km distance is offered. This means all runners will receive both a 50km
time and a certified marathon split time! (Time can be used as a Boston Qualifier, etc...)
The New River Trail 50k is a 100% dirt, flat and entirely along the New River and Chestnut Creek in the New River Trail State Park. This is a "green" race we will use local, recyclable items and products from companies with "green" practices as much as possible. 7-cutoff. Proceeds go to National Committee for the New River. Homemade lunch for all runners. Pottery tumbler or Nathan Quickdraw Plus. Patagonia Long Sleeve shirt option 'til 9/9.
A few additional shirts of varying sizes were ordered on 9/10 and will be available for purchase first-come-first-served at packet pickup on 10/11 & 10/12.
First 80 to register will receive option of handmade pottery tumbler or Nathan Quickdraw Plus water bottle. After 80 have signed up, runners receive Nathan Quickdraw Plus.
There will be no refunds or rollover of entry fees. 100% of the proceeds go to National Committee for the New River.
Local time: 10:56 AM