Weekend Picks: Spring Thaw Trail Run and Mountain Bike

Saturday, March 8th – The Grant at Willowsford, near Leesburg, Virginia

The REV3 Adventure trail series caters to trail runners and mountain bikers.

The series consists of three trail run events and three mountain bike events. Race one event or all six to earn the title of Trail Master. The group will crown a trail runner series champ, a mountain bike series champ, and the series champ of Trail Master.

According to the group’s website, the race features dedicated private single-track trails at Willowsford and the classic technical trails at Fountainhead. Post-race food and refreshments are provided, including beer from local breweries. At Fountainhead racers can expect a hot dog and chili feast.

If you raced last year in their Willowsford trail series, note that they are doing things a little differently in 2014. Now you’ll have two chances to be Trail Master–the Spring Thaw will count as one series, and the timing starts over with the Fall Foliage races.

Come pound out some trails and keep that New Year’s resolution alive. The second annual Spring Thaw Dash will get you up, out, and saying good bye to the winter blues. Willowsford, a new community in Ashburn, Virginia, where the vision is “Inspired Living,” has a purpose-built trail system with a variety of terrain features, offering runners and riders a fun and moderately challenging course. You will take single track through Willowsford’s Conservancy areas, passing through open fields, pine forests, and thick oak groves. Come and experience the best of Virginia’s countryside on two wheels or two feet.


10:00 am – Trail run race start – 5k and 10k

12:30 pm – MTB race start – Weekend Warriors and Trail Experts

12:35 pm – MTB race start – Young Warrior & Newbies

Click here for more info.

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