Race Ahead Sponsored Event: Thomas Jefferson 100K

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Charlottesville runners have always flocked to Walnut Creek Park’s scenic, rolling singletrack. Now, sponsored-eventWalnut Creek Park is home to a new ultra—the Thomas Jefferson 100K.

Beginning at 5 a.m. on March 15, runners will complete seven 8.9-mile loops of the park. The multi-loop course provides spectators and supporters with easy access, making it ideal for first-time ultra runners. But the steep, rugged singletrack and competitive field will provide plenty of challenge for seasoned ultrarunners, too.

The race is organized by elite ultrarunning star Andy Jones-Wilkins, a Western States 100 legend and nationally renowned athlete who has run more than 80 ultras and 29 100-mile races.

The 62-mile race has 1,000 feet of elevation change per loop (7,000 total). There are aid stations at the start/finish and roughly the halfway point of each 8.9-mile loop, so runners never go more than 5 miles without support.

Proceeds from the race go directly to the trails of Walnut Creek Park and the county park system.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, breathtaking new ultra, TJ is where you want to be. Run Thomas Jefferson’s backyard this spring and test your limits at this up-and-coming ultra classic.

View course maps and register at tj100k.com

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