Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50 km
3 H Trail Half-Marathon

There is a separate race information for the 3 H Trail Half-Marathon.


Saturday August 3, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Race Limit and Parking

Race is limited to 200. Parking is at the Rt 605 Trailhead. Please Carpool and arrive early. Lot opens at 5am.


Rt 605 Trailhead on Dahlgren Rail Heritage Trail, King George, VA - 10431 Bloomsbury Rd - King George VA 22485

For Ages

15 years and older

Time Cutoffs

Wal-Mart - 15.5 miles - 10:30am

Panorama - 18.5 miles - 11:30am

Indiantown - 22.9 miles - 12:30pm

Comorn - 27.0 miles - 1:30pm

Finish - 31.0 miles - 2:30pm


Runner Instructions

Driving Directions to Reach Crew Accessible Aid Stations

Mandatory Race Day Runner Tracking

All runners must check in at the start line on Saturday Morning

Runner numbers will be recored at Wal-Mart and Indiantown Rd. Make sure your number is recorded upon arrival.

If you drop, you must turn your number in at the next aid station on the trail.

A runner will be financially responsible for any search and rescue if they fail to follow tracking procedures.


Until May 31, 2019 - $75

June 1 to June 30, 2019 - $85

July 1 to July 30, 2019 - $95

After July 30, 2019 - $100


Short Sleeve Technical T-shirt, Finisher's Award, Post Race Burgers.

As supplies last, the finisher's awards are a hat, glass or medal. In the past couple of years, we have run out of medals. So, if you want a medal as your finisher's award, make sure you check the appropriate box on the entry form or indicate as part of the on-line registration. We will hold your requested medal for when you finish.

Awards & Categories

Overall - Top Three Males and Females - Cash ($200, $100, $50)

Course Record Bonuses - First male finishing faster than 3:10:26 and first female finishing faster than 3:39:26 - Cash $100

Age Groups - 19 & under, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over - Top Man and Woman, including the top three finishers - Rail Spike

Result Timing

Manual timing provided by Race Timing Unlimited. Gun times will be recorded. All awards are based on Gun Time.

Directions to Start/Finish

from Fredericksburg 9 miles east on Rt 3. Turn left on Bloomsbury Rd (Rt 605). Trailhead is 1.5 miles on the right. Parking at the trailhead is limited, please carpool and arrive early. Lot opens at 5am.

Hotel Information

17 Miles from Start/Finish on Rt 301 in Dahlgren

Holiday Inn Express - 540-625-2034
Quality Inn - 540-663-3060
Hampton Inn - 540-625-2333
Country Inn and Suites - 540-644-1500

12 Miles from Start/Finish in Downtown Fredericksburg

Courtyard Fredericksburg - 540-373-8300

16 Miles from Start/Finish in Central Park Area of Fredericksburg

Hilton Garden - 540-548-8822
Hampton Inn - 540-786-5530

Primitive Camping

Will be available at Rt 605 Trailhead on August 2 only. No fires, no electricity and no running water. Porta Pots available. Anything outside of your car will need to be moved by 5am to allow for parking.


All Course related information

Out and back on Dahlgren Rail Heritage Trail from mile post 0 to just past mile post 15.5.

Link to trail website with trail and area maps, permit requirements for training use. DHRT is a private trail and a permit must be granted for pre race training.

Road Map with Hotel, Restaurant, Start/Finish and Crew Location


Early Registration closes at 11:59pm on Tuesday July 30, 2019. After that time, registrations will only be accepted at trail briefs.

Trail Briefs & Late Registration

Mandatory Trail Briefs - Each runner must attend one of three trail briefs. After the brief, you can pick up your race number and T-shirt or register for the race. Trail brief will be about 15 minutes.

Trail Brief - Thursday August 1, 2019 (6:30pm) - River Rock Outfitter in Fredericksburg

Trail Brief - Friday August 2, 2019 (5pm) - Rt 605 Trailhead

Race Day Brief - Saturday August 3, 2019 (6am) - Rt 605 Trailhead. Pick up you race number and shirt, starting at 5:30am.

Registered Runners

Email: vic@farc.org, phone: 540-310-4803

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