What we're about

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club is composed of people who like to run on dirt trails. Though based in northern Virginia, most club members live within the metropolitan DC area, with several others scattered in many other states. The club members are of varying running abilities and ages. Many run ultramarathons, but some don't run at all. The VHTRC holds regular Sunday runs in and around the Rock Creek Park trails in Washington, DC, as well as at Great Falls National Park in Virginia, and also holds runs of varying distances elsewhere in DC, Maryland and Virginia. (The Wednesday night runs at Great Falls are held in partnership with the DC Capital Striders running group.) Details on regularly scheduled training runs will be posted here, as well as on the VHTRC site: https://new.vhtrc.org

**DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL TRAINING RUNS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

We hope to see you at a run soon ... Happy Trails!

Upcoming events (4+)

"Wolfpack" Run at Great Falls Park (Virginia)

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PLEASE NOTE: Daylight Savings time, means that we are back in Great Falls Park!!!

EVENT: Wednesday Evening Trail Run in partnership with DC Capital Striders (DCCS)

TIME: 6pm

COURSE: Trail runs leaving from Great Falls Park parking lot - we run on Trails along the Potomac Hertitage trails, in Great Falls Park, Difficult Run, Riverbend Park and the CCT Trail.

DISTANCE: Complete a distance that is good for you - Great Falls Park offers over 15+ miles of trails in just the park alone. Add on trails in Riverbend Park, Difficult Run, CCT, and Potomac Heritage trail and you have an exponential amount of trails and distance to run. Here are just a few of the trails found there. https://www.nps.gov/grfa/planyourvisit/hiking.htm

PACE: Open to all paces

WHAT TO BRING: Trail shoes and Hydration!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/dccswolfpack/

OR contact either Tom or Rick thru here.

DISCLAIMER: This run is open to all runners, and is a very informal run. Please note that due to weather and other circumstances, there may not be many runners that show. There may be times where you may be running by yourself and we can't always guarantee you will have a runner near you running with you. Remember, it's Trail running! Be smart and be safe!

RUN LEADER: Tom M. and/or Rick A.

Sundays In The Park series

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We meet on Sundays at 8 a.m. for training runs on some of DC's best trails, including Rock Creek Park and the surrounding area. We typically meet at either Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park, or Roosevelt Island, depending on the route.
Details of the weekly schedule can be found here: https://new.vhtrc.org/runs/sip
We hope you can join us for a run! All paces and levels of trail experience are welcome for these runs, which range in distance from 6 to 9 miles.

"Wolfpack" Run at Great Falls Park (Virginia)

Needs a location

PLEASE NOTE: Daylight Savings time, means that we are back in Great Falls Park!!!

EVENT: Wednesday Evening Trail Run in partnership with DC Capital Striders (DCCS)

TIME: 6pm

COURSE: Trail runs leaving from Great Falls Park parking lot - we run on Trails along the Potomac Hertitage trails, in Great Falls Park, Difficult Run, Riverbend Park and the CCT Trail.

DISTANCE: Complete a distance that is good for you - Great Falls Park offers over 15+ miles of trails in just the park alone. Add on trails in Riverbend Park, Difficult Run, CCT, and Potomac Heritage trail and you have an exponential amount of trails and distance to run. Here are just a few of the trails found there. https://www.nps.gov/grfa/planyourvisit/hiking.htm

PACE: Open to all paces

WHAT TO BRING: Trail shoes and Hydration!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/dccswolfpack/

OR contact either Tom or Rick thru here.

DISCLAIMER: This run is open to all runners, and is a very informal run. Please note that due to weather and other circumstances, there may not be many runners that show. There may be times where you may be running by yourself and we can't always guarantee you will have a runner near you running with you. Remember, it's Trail running! Be smart and be safe!

RUN LEADER: Tom M. and/or Rick A.

Sundays In The Park series

Needs a location

We meet on Sundays at 8 a.m. for training runs on some of DC's best trails, including Rock Creek Park and the surrounding area. We typically meet at either Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park, or Roosevelt Island, depending on the route.
Details of the weekly schedule can be found here: https://new.vhtrc.org/runs/sip
We hope you can join us for a run! All paces and levels of trail experience are welcome for these runs, which range in distance from 6 to 9 miles.

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Sundays In The Park series

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