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Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50km

There is a separate race information for the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50km.


Saturday August 3, 2019 - 8 AM

Race Limit and Parking

Race is limited. 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

All ages. Runners under 15 years old are not encouraged to run

Time Cutoffs

Finish - 13.1 miles - 2:30pm

Mandatory Race Day Runner Tracking

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

Runner numbers will be recored at the Gun Club turaround aid station. 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 June 30, 2019 - $50

July 1 to July 30, 2019 - $60

After July 30, 2019 - $70


Finisher's Medal. Tech shirts to all registering by July 18, 2019. Don't want a shirt or when we run out? Entry fee will be reduced by $5.

Awards & Categories

Overall - Top Three Males and Females - Gift Certificates ($75, $50, $25)

Age Groups - 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over - Top Man and Woman in each age group - Gift Certificate

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 6:30am.

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 3 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.


Out and back on Dahlgren Rail Heritage Trail from mile post 0 to just past mile post 6.5.

Link to trail map. 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

Course Details

From Start to Mile 4.0 - From Start to Lambs Creek Church Rd, some crushed stone and rails are still in place. Section between Lambs Creek Church Rd has crushed stone and pine needles. Nicest part of trail with pine tree canopy.

For Miles 4.0 to 6.55 - Parts of the trail is crushed stone. Other parts of the trail has 1 inch stone gravel in most of this section. Large stone gravel is hard on your feet. A few railroad ties are still in the ground.

For Miles 6.55 to 9.1 - Reverse of Miles 4.0 to 6.55

For Miles 9.1 to Finish - Reverse of Miles Start to 4.0

Aid Stations

# - Location - Miles

1 - Rt 605 - 0.0

2 - Lambs Creek - 1.3

3 - Comorn - 4.0

4 - Gun Club - 6.55

5 - Comorn - 9.1

6 - Lambs Creek - 11.8

7 - Rt 605 - 13.1

Aid Stations Offerings

Aid Station 1 (Start) - Water, coffee

Aid Stations 2 - Water

Aid Stations 3, 4, 5, 6 - Water, Gatorade

Aid Station 7 (Finish) - Water, Gatorade, Soda, Salty Snacks, Sugary Snacks, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers

Crew & Spectator Access

Because of lack of parking along the course, there is no crew and spectator access.

Opening Soon

Early Registration closes at 11:59pm on Tuesday July 30, 2019. After that time, registrations will only be accepted at Packet Pickup or on Race Morning

Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Packet Pickup - Thursday August 1, 2019 (5 to 7pm) - River Rock Outfitter in Fredericksburg

Packet Pickup - Friday August 2, 2019 (4 to 5pm) - Rt 605 Trailhead

Race Day Pickup - Saturday August 3, 2019 (starting at 7am) - Rt 605 Trailhead.

Registered Runners

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

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