Aug 05, 2023 at 6:30 AM

Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail

4224 University Drive

King George, VA VA, 22485


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Entry Fee $80
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 13.1M
  • 50K

Series: King George Trail Series

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 225

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2009

Men's Record: Michael Wardian - 3:10:26

Women's Record: Gina Slaby - 3:39:26


Join a bunch of fun-loving people who are as crazy as you are for the 2023 Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50K. The trail is flat, well-maintained, and mostly shaded. But running 31 miles in the summer in Virginia is still crazy. See you on race morning!

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Trail Name: Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

Surface: Converted railroad bed. 99.8% dirt, grass, pine needles, crushed stone, small gravel

Setup: The race is an out and back

Elevation: Fairly flat with some gradual inclines and declines. Thankfully trains don’t like steep hills.

Time Limit: There is an 8-hour time limit to finish the race.

Support Crew: Crew assistance is limited to aid station locations. All other on-course support is prohibited.

The volunteers from Friends of the Dahlgren Trail do an excellent job of ensuring that the trail is in peak shape for the race!

The trees along the trail ensure almost 100% shade during the run.

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



Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 06, 2022

Held on Aug 07, 2021

Held on Aug 01, 2020

Held on Aug 03, 2019