Hone Quarry 40 Miler

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2023-03-25

Mar 25, 2023 at 6:30 AM

Hone Quarry 40 Miler

1023 Cherrybrook Dr

Dayton VA, 22802

USA

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Entry Fee $95
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $110
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 40M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 100

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 85%

First Year of the Event: 2023

Description:

The Hone Quarry 40 Miler is a trail endurance race that begins and ends at Briery Branch in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Along the way participants will experience towering cliff walls, open meadows, beautiful single-track, impressive vistas, the Hone Quarry Reservoir — and that’s just the first 20 miles!

The course is a large loop that takes place in the mountains surrounding the Hone Quarry Recreation Area. Runners will climb and descend several mountain ridges as they wind their way through the area’s amazing landmarks. Course highlights include the Hidden Rocks trail, “Lover’s Leap” overlook, a 15′ waterfall, and Flagpole Knob — which showcases a commanding view of the valley below.

Although there is a 13.5 hour cutoff time, we caution not to underestimate the course. This is a technical mountain race with ~8000′ of elevation gain and feels comparable to running a 50 miler. While there many runable sections (particularly the first and last 3 miles on roads), several steep climbs and technical descents make this race one of the more difficult 40 milers in the east.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 25, 2023

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