Our idea for the 24-Hour ATR came from the trail on which it is held. Our goal is to promote the growth of trail running and endurance trail running. We work to contribute and give back to our local community & the National Parks Service. In 2006, we hosted the inaugural event. Since 2010, we have been donating 100% of our proceeds to charity. To date, the event has contributed and facilitated in over $23,500 in donations, with over $18,500 going to the Semper Fi Fund and now the Navy SEAL Foundation. In 2013, we will see one minor change to our successful event, this year the course will be run in the REVERSE direction. This will happen every other year of the event. The mileage will be the same; the elevation gain/loss with be the same; the direction will vary!
The paradigm runners and trail runners adhere to is to run in events that focus on time over a fixed distance. In the 24-Hour Adventure Trail Run (ATR), runners will log as many miles as possible over a 24 hour period. How’s that for a change? Throw time out the window and see how many miles you can conquer in 24 hours. Runners can compete in Solo or Team Categories. Everyone will be running for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Navy SEAL Foundations.
Please CLICK HERE to make your own independent donation to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Please CLICK HERE to make your own independent donation to the Semper Fi Fund.
COURSE DESIGN and DESCRIPTION
The 24-Hour Adventure Trail Run will be held within the Prince William Forest Park, located just outside historic Triangle, VA and Marine Corps Base, Quantico. Found 35 miles south of Washington D.C., this run offers a great opportunity to visit the Nations’ Capital and explore 15,000+ acres of Virginia’s National Park wilderness.
The course is in a National Park of rolling hills, 6.25 mile loop (8 loops = 50 Miles; 10 loops = 100K; 12 loops = 75 Miles 16 loops = 100 Miles) with approximately 800+ feet of elevation gain/loss per lap. Over 6 miles of each loop is single track trail running. Each loop will begin at the Start/Finish for the 24-hour ATR. There will be a satellite aid station at approximately the half way point. There will be plenty of roots, rocks, mud, and dirt of the trail, but generally this is a non-technical single trail adventure trail run.
The Course has been designed and race formulate by Scott and Alex in such a fashion to allow the most experienced of trail runners and the newest trail runners to run side by side. There will be uphill sections; there will be down hill sections; there will be flat sections. Fun, challenging, dynamic, and adventurous. Don’t pass up this opportunity!
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This will have all the great information you will need to know about our 24-HR run!
Solo - Male and Female
Teams - All Male, All Female, and Co-Ed (4 Runners per Team)
Military TEAM Competition (We will be reformatting the competition for the 2014 event.)
RACE LOCATION (START/FINISH AREA)
The Start/Finish line will be at Camp (5), Happyland Camp in Prince William Forest Park, National Park Service. Camp 5 is a Cabin Camp that will accommodate 100 campers in a cabin bunk style lodging. Hot showers and bathrooms are newly renovated and located in centralized areas. Additional information on local lodging and the cabin camp is available is our download section on this web page.