On Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, we will hold the first competitive trail race at Brushy Hills, a 600 acre watershed tract on the outskirts of Lexington, Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Brushy Hills is home to miles of trails, lovingly developed and maintained by the Friends of Brushy Hills, a group of volunteers affiliated with the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC).
The race will serve as a fund raiser for the Friends of Brushy Hills and an area food pantry, the Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA). The groups will share equally in the race proceeds. In addition, participants are encouraged to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items to donate on race day.
We will offer two race distances, a challenging nine mile course with over 2000 feet of vertical gain and a 3-4 mile course with about 500 feet of climbing. 100 percent of both courses will be on the awesome single-track of Brushy Hills.
Race Fees: 9 Miler - $45 now, $55 after August 31 4 Miler - $30 now, $40 after August 31
Directions to Brushy Hills (from Lexington)
Take U.S. 60 (Nelson Street) west. Turn left on Lee Street at the post office. At the end of the street, turn right on Preston Street and then left on Jackson Street. Follow Jackson Street and turn right on Ross Road. Follow Ross Road for about two miles to Union Run. Turn right on Union Run and follow for about a mile. Shortly after the road turns to gravel, the parking area for Brushy Hills will be on the left. Across from the parking area and up past the spring house, you will find a kiosk and trail map, with printouts of the trail system.
Lexington, Virginia is located near the junction of highways 81 and 64 about an hour north of Roanoke, Virginia.