Hemlock Overlook, located along the banks of the historic Bull Run, feels surprisingly remote for being so close to Washington D.C. This challenging race course consists mostly of hiking trails (including the Bull Run Occoquan Trail), old dirt roads, and open fields.
Competitors will run over rocks and roots, cross a few streams, and up some hills. The course is designed to be spectator friendly with several areas designated for family and friends to
cheer on their racers.
(This trail race takes place in March each year. Visit race website link below for details.)
Location: Virginia, United States
Geographic Area: Hemlock Overlook
Nearby City: Clifton
Race Length: 10 miles (16.1 km)
Race Length: 5 miles (8 km)
Website URL: http://www.ex2adventures.com/byb-spring.php (opens new window)
The 14th annual Spring Backyard Burn is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, several stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.
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Submitted On: 3/10/2017