This weekend brings the perfect treatment for your spring fever! Here's all the info you'll need for this Saturday’s Spring Thaw Trail Series races at The Greens. Please be sure to like us on Facebook. We post the most up-to-date information there. Also check out our Instagram and SnapChat (rev3adventure) accounts!
Note that due to popular request and daylights savings time kicking in mid-series, we have decided to move all the trail run start times up just half an hour to 8:00 am. The mountain bike races will start at the same scheduled time—10:00 am. Also, if necessary, the rain date is April 23. It is unlikely we will reschedule this Saturday, but if so, we will let you know by 5:00 am on Saturday morning via email and a post to our Facebook page.
Please spread the word that we offer online registration and race-day registration for the March 12 races at the Greens, the March 19 events at Conway Robinson State Forest, and the April 9 races at The Grant. We can take cash, check, and credit cards on site.
Pre-Run/Ride Wednesday, March 9, 4:30-6:30 pm
Come for a pre-ride or pre-run of the course in The Greens (41025 Willowsford Lane, Aldie, VA 20105) tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9. Please arrive by 4:15 pm to start riding/running at 4:30 pm. This location is on private property and can only be accessed during organized events unless you are a resident. You must check in at the trailhead before riding and running the trail. The trail head is located at the end of Grassland Grove Drive. Click here for map.
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. We will post the status of the pre-run/ride on Wednesday by noon (but we’re not anticipating any weather issues).
Check in/registration and the start/finish line will be set up in the field adjacent to the gravel trailhead. From the gravel parking area cut left up the trail and through the hedge row. Click here for map.
Changing Event Dates and Categories
If you would like to switch to a different date, category, or distance or transfer your entry to someone else, you can log into your Active.com account or follow the link in your confirmation email. There will be no refunds to switch to a shorter-distance event. There is a small transfer fee to change events. Transfers can be made up until race day.
Parking and Directions (Pre-Ride/Run and Race Day)
Keep an eye out for the Rev3 Adventure flag on Braddock Road. When you turn on to Grassland Grove Drive, drive to the end and find a parking space along the side of the road. Please stay on the blacktop; the road is wide enough to park on either side.
The start and finish area is located at the end of Grassland Grove Drive. Plug 41025 Willowsford Ln, Aldie, VA into your GPS, then follow Grassland Grove Drive all the way to the end and park alongside the road. Location is on Google maps here.
7:00 am: Packet pickup opens
7:00-7:45 am: Pre run/ride (Must be off the course by 8 am)
7:55 am: Trail runners: Pre-race brief for the 5K and 10K (Start line)
8:00 am: Race start for 5K and 10K
9:00 am: 5K awards
9:30 am: 10K awards
9:55 am: Mountain bikers: Pre-race brief for Young Warriors, Newbies, Weekend Warriors, and Trail Experts (Start line)
10:00 am: Race start for Weekend Warriors and Trail Experts
10:05 am: Race start for Young Warrior & Newbies
12:00 pm: MTB awards
Please make sure you arrive at least 40 minutes before your race starts so that you have time to park and get your race packet.
Race-Day Packet Pickup
Before you race you will need to pick up your bib number and timing chip. At packet pickup:
Complete the Rev3 Adventure waiver and the Willowsford waiver (You can save time by printing, completing, and bringing the waiver with you, or you may have already signed them online at registration.)
Have your confirmation email open on your phone or printed out for scanning.
Pick up your bib and T-shirt from the nice folks at the registration tent. (If you are signed up with the discounted three- or six-race option, you will only get one T-shirt for the series.)
Get ready to race!
Runners, please attach the bib to your front so that it can be clearly seen. Bikers, attach the bib to your handlebars. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your bib number. Timing chips are disposable, so feel free to keep it as a memento or toss it in the trash. All awards are based off gun time. If you are doing the run and the bike, you will get a separate bib and chip for each event.
You will be racing the course counter clockwise. It is moderately technical.
5K actual distance is 5K
10K route actual distance is 10K
Trail Experts – Three laps (18 miles)
Weekend Warriors – Two laps (10 miles)
Newbies – One lap (6 miles)
Young Warriors – Half lap (3.1 miles)
Course map for the 5K trail run can be found here. Course map for the 10K trail run and MTB races can be found here.
We will have water and Gatorade on offer at an aid station on the course.
For the Spring Thaw 5K and 10K, you will need a pair of running shoes and your normal running attire. For the mountain bikes races you’ll need a bike and a helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified). A water bottle or CamelBak-type device is highly recommended.
We’ll have Old Busthead Brewery on tap for post-race refreshment. The first beer is free and each additional beer is $2.00. Willowsford’s Chef Bonnie will be hooking you up with some farm to race-day deliciousness: lentil, farro, and kale minestrone accompanied by a sun dried tomato focaccia roll.
If you are bringing friends and family and they would like to help in any way, we are looking for people to help marshal the course and run aid stations. Volunteers are very much appreciated by all—organizers and racers alike. To show our gratitude, Rev3 Adventure will give all volunteers an event T-shirt and a discount toward any of our other races in 2016. Volunteers can sign up here. Staff and racers will be super grateful!
Be sure to stop by and say hi to our on-site sponsors. Trail Series sponsor Merrell will be on hand with great swag and trail running shoe demos, Next Phase Fitness will lead you in a pre-race warmup, and Willowsford will be under their tent preparing yummy food. A-1 Cycling will be on site for last-minute tune ups and bike assistance.
We have some fabulous sponsors—local and nationwide—and we can’t wait to share the swag, prizes, and benefits they offer our participants.
Thanks again for choosing Rev3 Adventure. We look forward to seeing you on race day.
The Rev3 Adventure crew