Dec 10, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Hellgate 100K

Fincastle VA,


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Entry Fee $100
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 1000

High Point: 3500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 80%

First Year of the Event: 2003


80% trail. Scenic and hilly. Photos: Keith Knipling

2019 race report from the race director: “We have had Icegate, Watergate, Sissygate, and this year we had Nastygate. Nastygate was suggested by Dr. John Anderson of Crozet VA. Weather was predicted to be around freezing with rain. We had rain from the start (and many hours before) at 12:01 AM till around 10 AM. Sometime it was light rain, sometime it was heavy, but it was CONSTANT with temps around freezing. I suspect runners changed clothing more than they ever have. I am SHOCKED that 128 out of 142 runners finished!! There were over 180 runners applied and the race committee selected 150 with 142 starting. Thirty-one ladies started and 24 finished. In the men’s field, 118 males started and 111 finished. What is up with that LADIES?” READ MORE

From Ultrarunning Magazine about the 2017 race: “Hellgate 100K is actually 66.6 miles starting at 12:01 a.m. on the second Saturday in December at the northern terminus of the Glenwood Horse Trail at the Big Hellgate Parking lot next to Big Hellgate Creek in Central Virginia.” READ MORE



Past Event Dates

Held on Dec 10, 2022

Held on Dec 11, 2021

Held on Dec 12, 2020

Held on Dec 14, 2019

Held on Dec 08, 2018

Held on Dec 09, 2017

Held on Dec 10, 2016

Held on Dec 12, 2015

Held on Dec 13, 2014

Held on Dec 14, 2013

Held on Dec 08, 2012

Held on Dec 10, 2011

Held on Dec 11, 2010

Held on Dec 13, 2008

Held on Dec 08, 2007

Held on Dec 09, 2006

Held on Dec 10, 2005

Held on Dec 11, 2004

Held on Jan 13, 2003