Mar 18, 2023 at 6:00 AM
Massanutten Mountain Trail Training Academy
Fort Valley VA, 22652
Entry Fee $0
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: no
Starting Elevation: 400
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%
First Year of the Event: 2019
This run covers the final section of the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 mile course, from Camp Roosevelt to the finish. The one twist is that the finish for this run is not at the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp, but instead in the Camp Roosevelt horse parking lot where you will start this Training Academy run.
With 35 miles and 6,000 feet of ascent, this is the longest and most difficult of the VHTRC’s Training Academy runs, with climbs up the infamous Duncan Hollow, up Duncan Knob, across Kerns Mountain, up Bird Knob, and finally up Big Run to Scothorn. The good news is that, as a result of the MMT 100 race course change in 2019, you do NOT have to ascend Jawbone (at the northern end of Kerns Mountain) a second time at the end of your run; instead, once you pass by the Gap Creek trailhead a second time, you continue on down Crisman Hollow Road to the junction with the paved Camp Roosevelt Road (Route 675), take a right to go up the hill to the east, and then finish with this final short climb back to the horse parking lot and your vehicle.
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