Dogwood 12 Hour

Entering its fourth year, the Dogwood 12 Hour run moves to a new location.  The race will be held at Twin Lakes State Park in Green Bay Virginia.  The race features a 3.5 mile loop.  A 10 mile option is also available for those who don’t want to run the entire 12 hours.  The relay option also returns this year.  Teams may be composed of anywhere from 2-6 runners.  Participants will have full aid available to them every time they complete a loop.  For more information check out the race website:

Dogwood 12 Hour Run

Runners will pass by the start every 3.5 miles.  There will be a full menu of food and aid available during the day. In addition to normal ultra food there will be lunch and dinner items served.  This includes hot dogs and our world famous Quesadillas!  Vegetarian options will be available.  The course features rolling hills and approximately 246 feet of elevation gain each loop. There are two stream crossings that may dampen your shoes depending on the water levels.  There are numerous views of the water throughout the course.  The start line has a pavilion for runners gear and a playground for the families.

Seen enough? Head over to the registration page:

Dogwood 12 Hour registration

The last day to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is March 17th!


Twin Lakes State Park has 6 cabins that may be rented.  There is also a campground a couple hundred yards from the start line.  The nearest hotels are in Farmville, a 20 minute drive away.


All runners signing up by March 17th are guaranteed a shirt.  Runners signing up after are not guaranteed a shirt.  The shirts are ordered according to gender and are athletic cuts.  Females may want to consider ordering a size up if they don’t want a snug shirt.


Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in each distance.  Only the 1st place relay team will receive an award.  Finisher’s awards will be given to all runners completing either a 50k or 50 mile distance.  Only complete laps will count.  There is a 5 minute grace period given for runners to finish a lap after twelve hours.  After that, the lap will not count.  Runners must be present in order to qualify for a prize.


Runners will start at Pavilion #2.  They will follow Goodwin Lake Trail until they reach the boat access for Goodwin Lake.  They will turn left onto the road and follow it until they reach the boat access for Prince Edward Lake.  Here they will turn right onto Otter’s Path Trail.  They will follow Otter’s Path trail all the way around Prince Edward Lake until they reach the between the Lakes Trail.  Here they will turn right onto Between the Lakes Trail and follow it to Goodwin Lake Road.  They will turn right onto Goodwin Lake Road and follow this back to the pavilion.  You can find a link to the route here:

Race Route