Compete against others on a real 50k trail run but with a virtual twist. You pick when you want to take on the miles. In full compliance with COVID-19 recommendations, you can head to the wilderness and take on some of the best technical trail running in the area in your own little bubble.
Sign up and receive a map with route and cue sheet you must follow. Also included is the rental of one of our amazing GPS trackers to keep you company, record your splits, and clock your final time. Fire up the tracker, pass through the starting location to start your clock, and then run the course. Route, splits, and time are recorded by the tracker and uploaded in real time to our leaderboard. Your clock automatically stops when you reach the designated finish area. The leaderboard will be ongoing and fluid as other participants complete the challenge, so you can see how you stacked up against others, compare splits, and track final times.
While you run around the woods, your friends and family can follow your adventure from their designated quarantine location through our tracking page.
Click here for live tracking. Participants have between June 1 and June 24, 2020 to register and complete the course. You can see who has already completed the course on the leaderboard, replay routes, and watch the live route of anyone currently out in the woods living it up at the QuaRUNtine 50K!
Front Royal, Virginia area: George Washington National Forest, Fort Valley Area.
$60 includes map, GPX file of route, tracker rental, and AE buff, sent straight to your front door. Also included: online tracking for friends and family to follow you virtually, leaderboard, your need for competition satisfied, and sweet sweet time in the great outdoors doing what you love.
May 27th: We start mailing out maps and trackers.
June 1st-June 24th: Start your run any time between June 1st and 24th, 2020.
All trackers MUST be returned to the drop box in Front Royal or mailed in no later than June 25th, 2020 (or we'll have to charge you for it).
Map, Rental GPS Tracker, course GPX file.
You are expected to bring the equipment and supplies to get you through a 50K trail run through some rough and technical trails. We recommend the following:
Pack to carry gear
Enough food for replenishment
Hydration system (hydration pack, water bottle, etc. with capacity to carry at least 2 liters)
Headlamp with extra batteries
Knife with minimum 2.5-inch blade
Emergency blanket or bag
1 long-sleeve wool blend or other type of insulated top (no cotton)
Fully charged cell phone in watertight bag
Dry bag or method of keeping equipment dry in the event of bad weather.
Emergency First Aid kit – Teams may use the Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight 0.7 or build their own kit as long as the kit contains the following listed required contents. (8) 2x2 or 3x3 sterile dressing, (2) 3x4 non adherent sterile dressing, (1) conforming gauze bandage, (4) 1x3 adhesive bandage, (3) knuckle adhesive bandage, (1) tape ½”x 10 yards, (1) swift wrap elastic bandage, (8) 200-mg ibuprofen, (2) antihistamine (Diphenhydramine), (2) afterbite sting relief, (1) moleskin, (5) towelettes, (3) antibiotic ointment, (1) tincture of benzoin, (3) butterfly closure bandage, (2) pair nitrile gloves, (1) tweezer,(3) safety pins, (1) duct tape.
This is an unsupported event. The course is a figure 8 that will have you pass near your vehicle at around mile 17 in case you want to resupply. Recommended water drops are highlighted on the map for you to pre-stage supplies, if you like. Please be sure to remove and trash or stages materials after your run. Leave no trace.
Map will be 11”x17” at 1:24:000 scale on waterproof paper. You maps will be mailed to you.
Roster coming soon.
Who Else Is On This Adventure?
This is not a race--just personal adventure--so there are no official awards, but there’s bragging rights for days.
For every entry, we will be donating $10 to the local chapter of C-CAP.
The primary mission of C-CAP Front Royal is to provide essential, safety net, provisions during limited periods of need for Warren County families. The focus of this primary mission is on food and clothing. Within that focus, C-CAP also provides special services such as the “Fresh Foods” program designed to serve all families, but particularly those with young children with no or limited access to fresh foods, produce, fruits and related nutritious food.
Thanks for your support!
Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, call any establishment to make sure they are open. Support our local restaurants while you are in town, Most of them are doing takeout--and even bringing out beers and cocktails curbside. Visit FroRoToGo.com to see who is serving and order online.
Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Dr. Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840 CLOSED
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
Baymont by Wyndham - 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
Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-4169, $40 for RV site
Food & Lodging
June 1-June 24, 2020
Let's hit the trails with our social distance 50K trail run! Maintain your personal social distancing and head to the woods for a new type of adventure for a new type of lifestyle. Compete virtually against others on a real, designed-for-you, 50K trail run along some of the best technical terrain in the Massanutten Mountains. Read more in the Description below.
A map with 50K route
Course GPX file
Online tracking and leaderboard
Great course in a beautiful, secluded area
The competition you've been craving
Adventure Enablers buff
$10 donation per entry toward the Front Royal chapter of C-CAP.