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. 


Click here for the participant email sent 5/7/2019, chock full of race-day info!

Click here for 2019 race-day photos. You look fabulous!

Join us for this day of endurance 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- or 12-hour mountain bike course, solo or with as big a team as you like.

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

  • Great swag (Register by 5/2/19 to guarantee we'll have a race shirt for you!)

  • Prizes for top three winners in each division

  • An awesome time in a beautiful place with family and friends

Mountain Bike

The single track at Shenandoah River State Park will have you smiling all day long (and night if you do the 12-hour course). 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 or 12 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. (Note that we've up the 9-hour to a 12-hour because y'all can't get enough!)


Divisions  (Male, Female, & Coed)

  • Solo 

  • Two person

  • Three person

  • The Friends & Family Plan (Unlimited riders in the team)


With soloists, divisions are broken down in to (Male and Female)*

  • 15 and under

  • 16-19

  • 20-29

  • 30-39

  • 40-49

  • 50+

*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)

  • Front and rear lights (for the 12-hour event)   


All events will start and finish at Downriver Canoe Company (884 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610).


Saturday May 11, 2019

7:30-9:00 am: Packet pickup at Downriver Canoe Company (884 Indian Hollow Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610)

9:00 am: 6- and 12-hour MTB race start at Downriver Canoe Company

2:45 pm: 6-hour last lap cut off

4:00 pm: 6-hour MTB awards

8:45 pm: 12-hour last lap cut off

9:30 pm: 12-hour MTB awards

Who's Racing?

Click here to see who is racing.


Once you cross the finish line, you can head over to the timing trailer to get your results on site. Results also can be found online here.


Races will be timed using the MyLaps BibChip system. Timing chips are disposable, so feel free to keep it as a memento or toss it in the trash. The MyLaps tracking timing chip is attached to your race bib. Attach the bib to your handlebars with zip ties.


All awards are based off chip time.


Be sure to register by 5/2/19 to guarantee we'll have a race shirt for you!

6-hour MTB

  • $40 per person per event – Opening registration through 12/31/18

  • $50 per person per event – Early registration through 2/28/19

  • $60 per person per event – Late registration through 5/10/19 at noon

  • $70 per person per event – Race-day price



12-hour MTB

  • $50 per person per event – Opening registration through 12/31/18

  • $60 per person per event – Early registration through 2/28/19

  • $70 per person per event – Late registration through 5/10/19 at noon

  • $80 per person per event – Race-day price


SPECIAL YOUTH PRICING: All participants age 16 and younger can race any distance for $20. 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.)


Click here for a copy of the Adventure Enablers Waiver for all participants. You will sign this electronically during the on-line signup process.

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


The heart of a great event is its volunteers.  If you have a passion for helping out and are interested in volunteering for the Shenanduro, click here to sign up. We have options for individuals, groups, and families. Donations to charities are available.  Looking to complete service hours? We can help you out with that too. We are looking for volunteers to help with packet pickup and to help out on the course.

Race Rules
  • 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 at least 12 years old to participate in the half-marathon and 10K.

  • 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.

Cancellations and Transfers

Click here for information.