Flat, Fast, Wide Course

The course is an old converted rail bed. 99.8% is on dirt, grass, pine needles, crushed stone, or small gravel.

 

In 2014, we had the fastest trail only 50 km times in the US for both Men and Women. Michael Wardian - 3:10:26 and Gina Slaby - 3:39:26.

A Different Type of Challenge

Ultramarathons of any distance are not easy.  The distance alone makes the race a challenge.  But each ultra typically has a unique challenge or feature that makes it memorable and gives a greater sense of satisfaction upon completion.  Ours is the weather.  Early August in Virginia is typically hot and humid.  So while this course is flat, and offers great footing, it isn't easy.  Be prepared to sweat!  

DAHLGREN HERITAGE RAIL TRAIL 50K
SATURDAY AUGUST 7, 2021
RUN THROUGH BEAUTIFUL KING GEORGE, VA AS YOU RACE FOR THE GOLDEN SPIKE
What You Need to Know

schedule

Saturday Aug 7

6 AM - Pre Race Briefing

6:30 AM - Race Start

packet pickup

Check back for details as raceday approaches.

We will have the option to have your race packet shipped to you as well.

Bag Drop

Runners may leave a drop bag for access at Indiantown and Wal-Mart Aid Stations.  Runners should leave their drop bag for the designated location at the start line between 5:30 and 6:00am on race day. Drop bags may be picked up at Wal-Mart until 10:30am and Indiantown until 1pm and will be returned to Rt 605 by 1:45pm.

directions and parking

Parking is at the Rt 605 Trailhead.

 

Please Carpool and arrive early.

 

Lot opens at 5am.

From Fredericksburg 9 miles east on Rt 3. Turn left on Bloomsbury Rd (Rt 605). Trailhead is 1.5 miles on the right. 

Aid stations

  • Location - Miles

  • Rt 605 - 0.0

  • Indian Town - 8.1

  • Wal-Mart - 15.5

  • Indian Town - 22.9

  • Rt 605 - 31.0

Each aid station will be stocked with a variety of food and drink options. 

Half marathon

We also have a Half Marathon option.  If you are looking form something a little shorter, consider the 3H Half Marathon instead.