8th Trail Nut 10k and Half Marathon

May 2nd, 2015 at 9:00am

 

Registration Info - Coming Soon

 

Packet Pickup and Race Day Info

Thursday 4/30/15 at Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem - 375-3990 from 10-1 & 3-6.

Race Day

Packet Pickup, Check-in, and Race Registration - 7:15-8:40 - There will be a Race Briefing at 8:40.

 

About the race

This park is one of Bedfordís little known treasures.  I was first introduced to the park during one of the Virginia Derailer mountain bike races.  Since then I have been amazed at how the park continually changes It is a family park, with a playground, pavilions, paved path, Frisbee golf, fitness circuit, shuffle board, bird watching trails, mountain bike trails, and pump track (get maps and trail info at Bedford Trails).

It is loaded with over 9 miles of intermediate rolling, twisty, single track in a beautiful wooded setting.  It isnít uncommon to see wildlife during one of your trips to the park (turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, the occasional skunk, and deer).

 

Course Description

Water/Gatorade Stops;

The 10k will be one lap on the parkís rolling single track trails with a water/Gatorade stop at the 3.4 mile mark. 

The half marathon will do a 9 mile long loop and then a 2nd loop of 4.1 miles with water stops at 4.65 and 9 miles

The race is 90% trail, 9%  grassy fields, and 1% gravel road.

 

10k Loop

The race starts down from the pavilion near the creek and bridge (trailhead 2).  It follows the bluebird path going in front of the bathrooms and onto the Deer Trail at trailhead 1.  It follows deer trail to a left onto Piney Ridge taking you to an asphalt road.  Take this road to Beaver Dam and the Pond Loop where it will bring you back to the road where you will cross onto Turkey Hill and then Sleepy Hollow.  This will take you to the mowed Bluebird Path where you will take a left heading to our Water Stop at mile 3.4.  Then onto the Ledge, White Rock, Slick Rock, Race Course, to a left onto the Bluebird Path, Creekside to a right onto a social path leading to the bottom of Lower Deer Trail, up Lower Deer and then finishing in front of the big pavilion.

 

Half Marathon does 1 Long 9 mile Loop and then then a shorter 4.1 mile Loop.

The race starts down from the pavilion near the creek and bridge (trailhead 2).  It follows the bluebird path going in front of the bathrooms and onto the Deer Trail at trailhead 1.  It follows deer trail to a left onto Piney Ridge taking you to an asphalt road.  Take this road to Beaver Dam and the Pond Loop where it will bring you back to the road where you will cross onto Turkey Hill and then Sleepy Hollow.  This is where the course changes;  you will now take a sharp left up the hill to get a tour of the bike park and the views from the top of the park.  Here you will take the bike park trail looping and curving around the the skills area and then down the beginner downhill trail where you will meet up with the 10k runners at the Bluebird Path. This will take you along the mowed Bluebird Path where you will take a left heading to our Water Stop at mile 4.65 the Ledge, White Rock, Slick Rock, Race Course, to a left onto the Bluebird Path, to Creekside then a left onto Fat Albert.  This year you will do all of the Fat Albert trail which takes you to a left onto Ridgeloop, to Creekside to a left onto a social path leading to the bottom of the Lower Deer Trail and then finishing this long loop in front of the big pavilion (Water Stop 2 at mile 9.35).  From here you will circle around the asphalt path and then head into the trails again at Trailhead 1 for the shorter 4.1 mile loop. 

 

Full Park Map          10k Race Map          13.1 (Long Loop Map)

Race Age Groups:  13 male and female age groups. with medals given to the top 3 in each age group.  The top 3 male and female winners of each race will receive unique awards.

Age brackets for the races include, for both male and female: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & up.

***Race Management reserves the right to add or remove***

age groups and awards depending on race participation. 

 

Race Sponsors:

Bedford County Parks and Recreation

Gilbert Chiropractic

 

Directions to the Park

GPS Address - 1229 County Farm Road, Bedford, VA 24523

From Highway 460

Head towards Bedford Virginia

At Bedford, look for the exit for Route 122 North.   Instead of going north on route 122 head, south on route 714 Falling Creek Road.

          From the West - this is the exit before the Wal-Mart.  Go to the

          end of the ramp and take a right.

          From the East - this is the exit after the Wal-Mart.  Go to the end

          of the ramp and take a left.

Go .8 Miles and take a left onto County Road (there will also be a sign for Bedford Countyís Nursing Home)

Follow the road to the back of the nursing home and the parking lot is on the left of the old red barn.

Contact me at mountainjunkies@verizon.net for any questions about this race.

 

For Race Information Contact:

Mountain Junkies L.L.C.

212 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153

540-525-9452

info@mountainjunkies.net

Trail Nut 10k & 13.1 Mile Results

        2014 10k Group Results
        2014 10k Overall Results
        2014 13.1 mile Group Results
        2014 13.1 mile Overall Results
        2013 10k Group Results
        2013 10k Overall Results
        2013 13.1 mile Group Results
        2013 13.1 mile Overall Results
        2012 10k Group Results
        2012 10k Overall Results
        2012 13.1 mile Group Results
        2012 13.1 mile Overall Results
        2011 10k Group Results
        2011 10k Overall Results
        2011 13.1 mile Group Results
        2011 13.1 mile Overall Results
        2010 10k Results
        2010 13.1 mile Results
        2009 10k Results
        2009 13.1 mile Results
        2008 10k Results
        2008 13.1 mile Results

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