The ninth running of the Hashawha Hills 50km Trail Run will be held February 24, 2018.
Entry will open in January 2018. This website has not been updated for the 2018 event.
Hashawha Environmental Center
300 John Owings Road
Westminster, Maryland 21158
Course: 31 miles of trails, old woods roads, open fields and plenty of hills with a couple of stream crossings thrown in just for fun.
Entry Fee: In 2010 and 2011 the entry fee was an exorbitant $20.00. We really wanted to be sure runners got their money's worth, so in 2012 the entry fee was reduced to $19.85. In 2013 we reduced the fee again to $19.75, and in 2014 to $19.65, and in 2015 we dropped down to a ridiculous $19.55. The entry fee was reduced to an unbelieveable $19.45 in 2016. Do you notice a trend here? The insanity continues! In 2017 the entry was a paltry $19.35. In 2018, the entry fee will be a ridiculous $19.25!
Note about registration: In the past, when we had a first come first-served registration system we were a little embarrassed by the speed with which Hashawha Hills filled up. Because the race filled so quickly, we felt it wasn't as fair as we would have liked it to be. In the spirit of fairness we now use the same lottery system the VHTRC currently uses for entry into some of our other events. We will have a wait list with priorities. The priorities will give wait list priority to prior finishers.
What You Get For Your Entry Fee: You will receive a great trail race with a very well-marked route, well-stocked aid stations, and hot post race food and drink indoors. All finishers will receive a beautiful Hashawha Hills mug, hand made by a local potter. There will be special awards for the top male and female finishers.
Start – Finish:The start, finish, and mid-point of the race will be at a covered picnic pavilion just a two minute walk from the Bear Branch auditorium. After you finish your race, join us indoors in the Bear Branch Auditorium for hot food and drink.
Time Cutoffs: The race will start at 7:30 AM. There is a 9 hour time limit (4:30 PM) to complete the course. Additionally, there is a cut off of 4:15 (11:45 AM) at the 15.5 mile aid station Course record for men: 3:31:44 (Michael Daigeaun, 2013). Course record for women: 4:27:03 (Sheila Vibert, 2017)