What: 25K/50K “Fatass” trail run organized by the CATs (a great description of the course, including, maps, and elevation profile is available here, thanks to the VHTRC’s Furbutt’s Favorites). We will also have a CATHalf Training Program option that will be a shorter, but equally beautiful distance.
When: Monday, September 4, 2017, 7 am
Where: Among spectacular trails within Shenandoah National Park, starting at the parking area just beyond Sugar Hollow Reservoir, (also called Charlottesville Reservoir) at the end of Sugar Hollow Rd.
What to bring: Enough water to get through a long run on a very hot day (70 ounces hydration pack + 2 handheld bottles) + food/beverages to share afterwards at a fun tailgate party!
Aid on course: Limited. There is a spring for refilling bottles on the Doyle’s Run trail that may or may not require purification, and there’s a chance that someone will be at Blackrock Gap with refreshments upon the return on the AT at Mile 9 (25K) or Mile 19 (50K). There will also be self-service aid for the 50K runners at Turk Gap parking, near Mile 26.