CATs/CR 50K Training Program

Ultras can seem like an impossible feat, but with a great plan and persistence you can do it. The CATs 50K training plan prepares you for the Promise Land 50K in April. But you can also use this program to prepare for another trail 50K.

The training plan calls for long trail runs on Saturdays. If you’d like to do your long runs with fellow trail runners, make sure you sign up for the CATs Facebook Group and CAT Email List to see if a group run is organized. Some Saturday runs will be lead by CAT board members, but we encourage all participants to use our Facebook group and email list to organize runs. For ideas on where to go, check out our overview of local trails and VHTRC’s Furbutts Favorite Training Runs.

Note: If you are not a CATs-member and have never signed our liability waiver, please do so before joining a run. Click here for the waiver.

Training Plan Outline

Join us for the 2023 CATs Training Program Kick-Off.   Will be held at Pro Re Nata Brewpub & Music Hall in Crozet Tuesday, Jan 10th, at 7pm.  In addition, there will also be a live Zoom meeting the following Tuesday evening, Jan 17th at 7pm.  Both events will be hosted by John Andersen and Sophie Speidel !!

Here is the link to the 2023 training program;

2023 CATs 50K Training Plan Outline

Goal Race:  Promise Land 50k – Sat April 22nd, 2023

Link to register; Promise Land 50K



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