Piedmont 8 Hour

The fall classic enters its fourth year.  The race takes place on October 27th at Powhatan State Park.  This is one of Virginia’s newest state parks.  It sits right on the James River and features picturesque running through open fields as well as forest.  At a cost of $45 there is no better value out there!

This is a great race to be introduced to trail running or to put up some serious miles. The loop course is 2.85 miles along the Cabin trail and Big Woods trail. Participants come back to the start line every loop. There is one aid station at the start line that will serve all manner of food. Runners can complete the loop in clockwise or counterclockwise directions.

Parking and the start line are located at Trailhead parking. The race begins at 8am. Packet pickup begins at 7am. The race concludes at 4. Runners have a 5minute grace period to finish within 8 hours. If they exceed the grace period the last lap will not count.

This year we are adding a two person relay option. Simply grab a buddy and start crushing the miles. Relays can be same gender or mixed gender. Or you can still run solo.  At $45 solo and $90 for the relay, this is still the best value around. All runners registered by October 13th are guaranteed a shirt.  T-shirts will be ordered in both men’s and women’s sizes.  The women’s sizes can be a bit snug so order accordingly.  Runners passing half marathon and 50k distances will be given finisher’s prizes.  Awards will be given to the top 3 males and females. The top relay team will also receive an award. Runners must be present at the end if they are top 3 to receive an award.