6 & 12-Hour options
If you raced at the Shenanduro the past 2 years, then you know what a good time it is! If you haven't, now's the time to join us for this day of endurance trail running and/or mountain biking, camaraderie, chilling with your teammates in the pop-up tent city, cooking out, and maybe getting muddy.
Join us for this day of mountain biking, camaraderie, chilling with your teammates in the pop-up tent city, cooking out, maybe getting muddy, and definitely having a great time on some of the best trails in Virginia. It's fast and smooth and really, really fun out there at Shenandoah River State Park! Test your endurance by taking on the 6-hour mountain bike course, as a solo, or on a 2 or 3-person team.
We'll be doing (really good) prizes (warning: this gets pretty competitive!) and music changes per crowd request every hour. We'll have the grill going with burgers and dogs. The river is handy if you need to cool off, and we'll have a firepit going when your legs need a break. It's a good time, y'all.
A great course through Shenandoah River State Park and along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River
Chip timing and real-time lap results
Live tracking so you can see where your team mate (or competition) is on the course.
Prizes for top three winners in each division
An awesome time in a beautiful place with family and friends
For 2023, we will only be hosting the 6-hour. We may bring back the 12-hour in future years.
The single track at Shenandoah River State Park will have you smiling all day long. Each loop will be approximately 8 miles and will contain a mixture of two-track gravel and single-track trail. The team and soloist completing the most laps in 6 hours wins. A tie in lap count is determined by the fastest combined lap time including pit stop and transition times. Racers will be able to start a new lap 45 minutes before the race duration cutoff. Teams race in a relay format and pass off to the next teammate in the transition area. There is no limit to how many times a teammate can do a lap before they hand off to another teammate. Team participants can go in any order. We will have plenty of space for you to set up your pit stop area for rest, recovery, and camaraderie.
Divisions (Male, Female, & Coed)
With soloists, divisions are broken down in to (Male and Female)*
19 and under
*If divisions not filled out to 3, they will be collapsed.
While biking each racer must have:
Mountain bike or cyclocross bike
Helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified)
All events will start and finish at Downriver Canoe Company (884 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610).
7:30-8:30 am: Packet pickup at Downriver Canoe Company (884 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610)
9:00 am: 6--hour MTB race start at Downriver Canoe Company
2:15 pm: 6-hour last lap cut off
3:30 pm: 6-hour MTB awards
Results & Awards
Once you cross the finish line, you can head over to the timing tent to get your results on-site.
Prizes will go to the top 3 finishers in each division.
Solo Male & Female Open
Sole Male & Female 40+
Solo Male & Female 50+
2 Person Male, Female, & Coed
3 Person Male, Female, & Coed
Virginia State Parks Adventure Series
We are excited once again to be part of the Virginia State Parks Adventure Series. This one-of-a-kind race series includes a wide-ranging selection of competitive events held in Virginia State Parks. Events include adventure races, running events, mountain bike races, cyclocross races, adventure triathlons, sprint triathlons, a one-of-a-kind gravel time trial, and an old-school enduro race. Participants can win great prizes in one of two ways, either by amassing points in the Competition Category or by simply participating in a varying number of races.
By racing in the Shenanduro, you are automatically added to the series and will earn points toward series prizes.
You can learn more about the series here.
Racers will be timed using MYLAPS Chip timing. You will also get a tracker that will track your location on the course every 60 seconds so your team mate(s) knows if they have time to hit the bathroom or grab another drink before you roll on through the transition. For teams, your tracker will act as your batton.
All awards are based on chip times.
$60 per person per event – Opening registration through 1/31/23
$70 per person per event – Early registration through 3/31/2023
$80 per person per event – Late registration through 5/19/2023 at noon
$90 per person per event – Race-day price
SPECIAL YOUTH PRICING: All participants age 16 and younger can race any distance for $30. When you enter an applicable birth date at the registration page, you will see a "Special Pricing" option to click. (No other discounts can be applied. Discount only applied when registering through RunSignUp.)
Post Race Food
We will have our snack station on hand for post-race refueling.
Looking for things to do or a place to eat while you or your fans are in town? Check out our handy-dandy guide to our hometown!
Skyline Ranch Resort: 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630. Accommodations include chalets (up to 6 people), cabins (up to 6 people), and RVs (up to 4 people). Visit the website or call 540-635-4169 ext.1
Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Dr. Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840
Quality Inn - 10 S Commerce Ave Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-3161
Super8 - 111 South Street, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 636-4888
Camping and RVs:
Low Water Bridge Campground (RV hookups and tent camping), 192 Panhandle Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610 (just across the river from the start/finish line), (540) 635-7277
Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Drive Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840
Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-4169, $40 for RV site
Entry fees are nonrefundable. No exceptions. (But see “Transfers” below.)
Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races. (But see “Transfers” below.)
You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of any of the Shenanduro events.
Race numbers are required to participate.
Participants are permitted to wear earbuds or headphones, but for safety reasons, they are not recommended.