Run a Trail Race: Blue Ridge Burn & Festy

Once again we find ourselves in the first weekend of October, wondering where the summer went. Fall may have officially started on September 22, but October is when you really begin to feel, and see, the season change in earnest. Crisp, dark mornings make it hard to climb out of bed; leaves begin to litter the ground; and shorts and tees give way to Carhartts and fleece.

Well, SNAP OUT OF IT. It is not yet time to retreat to the La-Z-Boy with a good book and hot cocoa, only to emerge when the tulips bloom. Fall is the time to get out and enjoy the cool weather and hit the trail for a jog, run, or race. Lucky for you, we at Blue Ridge Outdoors are hosting such a race in conjunction with one of the best music festivals of the fall, The Festy at Devils Backbone Brewery. The Blue Ridge Burn is a great opportunity to cap off the season with a 5K or 10K trail race at Wintergreen Resort. Take in the fall colors as you wind your way through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, then kick back and enjoy live music from The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, and more at the Festy. You couldn’t ask for a better weekend.


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