Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
(40 miler, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 6 Miler)
September 17, 2022
Douthat State Park, VA
- Course Infomation
- Covid 19
- Important dates
- Past Results
- Past Pre Race Newsletter
- 2022 Pre Race Newsletter
- 2022 Post Race Newsletter
- 2022 Results
The Odyssey Trail Running Rampage will bring in Fall with four great trail running races: the Trail Six-Miler, the Trail Half Marathon, the Trail Marathon, and the 40 mile Trail Ultra. These trail races will give athletes the opportunity to run on some of the best trails in the Southeast at a gorgeous state park nestled in the mountains of Virginia, Douthat State Park. Get together with family and friends this weekend at Douthat State Park to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, paddling, fishing, and relaxing.
We are excited to be are part of the Virginia State Park Adventure Series were athletes can compete at different events at Virginia State Parks to earn points to win prizes at the end of the year.
The Trail Half Marathon, the Trail Marathon, and the 40 mile Trail Ultra race courses will be a loop format offering challenging uphills, fast downhills and beautiful views at multiple points on the trail. Racers will run along creeks with waterfalls and through Rhododendron-covered tunnels engulfing the trails. The loop will have a total elevation gain of 2700 feet over 13 miles, the majority of which will be gained in the first four miles.
The 40 mile Ultra will entail 3 laps; the Marathon 2 laps; and the Half Marathon 1 lap. There will be 1 aid station on top of the mountain, at the cabin overlook, at mile 3.5 with water only; and 2 fully stocked aid stations at miles 9 (mile 1 for the Six Miler) and 11.25 (mile 3.5 for the Six Miler) of each loop. They will have HEED water, flat cola, potatoes and salt, banana halves, and pretzels at each station. Ultra and Marathon runners will be able to stage supplies at the finish of the loop.
The Six Mile Trail race will be a single loop with a few challenging uphills, but mostly rolling terrain. This loop will have almost 1000 feet of elevation gain. This race will incorporate the last four miles of the other three events' loop with the addition of the Tobacco Hollow Ridge Trail at the start. The loops for all the events are a little long by 0.3 +/- miles (more plus). There will be no extra charge for the bonus miles!
Why the loop format? The loop preserves a little piece of history. The half marathon loop was designed as part of the Odyssey Off-Road Iron – Distance Triathlon, in which competitors capped off 2.4 miles of swimming and 112 miles of biking with the trail marathon of two 13.1 mile loops. Numerous requests for the option to skip the swim and bike and to “just” run the loop led to creation of the Trail Running Rampage events.
Sept. 16-17, 2022: On-site registration will be availablefor an additional $10 (cash or check only).
Ultra 40 miles
Marathon 26.2 miles
Half Marathon 13.1 miles
Six-Miler 6.0 miles
- Well marked course
- Performance Wicking GreenLayer T-shirt
- Post-race dinner- chicken with all the fixing or bean soup and salad and homemade desserts
- Well-stocked aid stations-HEED water, flat cola, potatoes and salt, banana halves, and pretzels
- Awards for Top 3 Male and Female Winners in each race
- Odyssey Pint mug to ALL finisher
- Enthusiastic volunteers
The Discovery Center at Camp Carson at Douthat State Park, Virginia
Location: From I-64, take Exit 27 near Clifton Forge. Turn north onto State Route 629 (highway at exit ramp). Travel north three miles to the park entrance sign and another two miles to the park office. Get parking pass ($7)at main office or small building on main road at the main office(cash or check at small building). Drive through the park and follow signs to Camp Carson. Turn on to road at Camp Carson sign. The Discovery Center is at the end of the road.
ALL finishers will receive an Odyssey Pint mug. The Top 3 Male and Female winners in each event will recieve an Odyssey Headsweat hat. Winner will need to be present to receive prize.
|Fee Change (Until April 4)||$80||$70||$60||$40|
|Fee Change (Apr.5- Aug.8)||$90||$80||$70||$50|
Fee Change (Aug. 9-Sept. 14)
|Same Day (Sept. 16&17) (CASH or CHECK ONLY)||$110||$100||$90||$70|
|Fees per PERSON. Processing fee not included.|
Besure to use Ticketguardian when registering to cover your entry fee in case you are unable to make your event.
We are highly recommend everyone to wear a mask and social distance 6 ft apart while checking in at HQ and interacting with other people. At the starting line, masks are optional, but highly recommend, and remain 6 ft apart. This event is chipped timed so your time will start when you cross the starting line. Please respect everyone's beliefs and comfort level around this topic.
Aug.15, 2022: Last day that a T-shirt is included with registration
Sept 14, 2022: Online registration closes
Sept 16-17, 2022: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10 (cash or check only).
Friday, September 16, 2022
8:00pm - 9:00pm Racer registration and packet pick up at the Discovery Center at Camp Carson
Saturday, September 17, 2022
5:30am On-site registration and packet pick up opens at the Discovery Center at Camp Carson. On siteRegistration will close 45 minutes prior to the start of each event.
Race Brief 30 minutes before each race. All runners must be present.
7:00am 40 Mile Ultra RACE START at the Discovery Center
8:30am Marathon RACE START at the Discovery Center
10:00am Half Marathon RACE START at the Discovery Center
11:30am Six-Miler RACE START at the Discovery Center
12:30pm Post-Race Meal starts
1:45pm 40 Mile Ultra deadline for starting 3rd lap
6:00pm Official Race cut-off (all 4 distances)
Register early. Camp sites fill up 6 months in advance at Douthat State Park.
Overnight Facilities at Douthat State Park include camping and cabins of various sizes. For information on these accommodations and to make a reservation, you can reserve online at www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/douthat orcall 1-800-933-PARK
The Red Lantern Inn located in Clifton Forge
Hotels within a half-hour drive can be found in:
|ADDRESS||MILES FROM DOUTHAT STATE PARK|
|Bed & Breakfasts|
|Anderson Cottage||540.839.2975||208 Old Germantown Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Fort Lewis Lodge||540.925.2314||603 Old Plantation Way||Millboro, VA 24460||28 Miles|
|Grand View Bed & Breakfast||561.861.7124||198 Grand View Drive||Hot Springs, VA 24445||27 Miles|
|Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast||540.839.3178||2241 Hidden Valley Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||28 Miles|
|Inn at Gristmill Square||540.839.2231||124 Old Mill Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|King's Victorian Inn & Cottages||540.839.3134||8883 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||26 Miles|
|Vine Cottage Inn||540.839.2422 or 800.410.9755||7402 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||28 Miles|
|Warm Springs Inn||540.839.5351||12968 Sam Snead Highway||Warm Springs, VA 24484||22 Miles|
|Alvey Cottage||804.282.8822/ 804.754.6445||11205 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||24 Miles|
|Apple Horse Farm||540.962.3715||5921 Hot Springs Road||Hot Springs, VA 24445||20 Miles|
|Bath Villas at the Meadows||540.839.2124||101 Meadows Drive||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Big Bend Farm||540.997.5661||411 Big Bend Farm Road||Millboro, VA 24460||18 Miles|
|Cabin by the Creek||540.468.2075||8783 Big Valley Road||Bolar, VA 24484||25 Mile|
|Clarkson & Wallace Vacation Rentals||540.839.2609|
|Coffee Pot Lodge||540.997.0308||157 Coffee Pot Road||Millboro, VA 24460||22 Miles|
|Fort Lewis Lodge||540.925.2314||603 Old Plantation Way||Millboro, VA 24460||27 Miles|
|Garden Cottage||540.839.2912||3 Old Mill Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Garth Newel Music Center||540.839.5018||403 Garth Newel Music Center||Hot Springs, VA 24445||25 Miles|
|Green Valley Cabin Rentals||540.996.4134||6760 Deerfield Road||Millboro, VA 24460||23 Miles|
|Hemlock Cottage||540.839.3533||9858 Jackson River Turnpike||Hot Springs, VA 24445||27 Miles|
|Hemlock Guest House||540.997.0308||157 Coffee Pot Road||Millboro, VA 24460||22 Miles|
|King's Boxwood Cottages||540.839.3134||8883 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||26 Miles|
|King's Canary Cottages||540.839.3134||8883 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||26 Miles|
|The Loft||540.839.2985||12 Katydid Trail||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Lee Pareti||202.3690.2502||Homestead Preserve||169 Old Camp Lane,Hot Springs, V||29 Miles|
|Meadow Lane Lodge & Cottages||540.839.5959||646 Meadow Lane Trail||Warm Springs, VA 24484||27 Miles|
|Meadow Villas at Warm Springs||717.951.3955||171 Meadows Drive||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Natural Retreats||877.805.7794||PO Box 206||Hot Springs, VA 24445|
|Tuck-Away-Cabins||540.996.4111/ 540.996.4119||25146 Mountain Valley Road||Millboro, VA 24460||15 Miles|
|Turtlebrook Farm||540.839.6646||2663 McGuffin Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||25 Miles|
|Wilderness Ranch||540.997.9225||Route 683||Millboro, VA 24460||18 Miles|
|The Homestead Resort & Spa||540.839.1766 / 800.838.1766||1766 Homestead Drive||Hot Springs, VA 24445||28 Miles|
|Hillcrest Motel||540.839.5316||6168 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||29 Miles|
|Roseloe Motel||540.839.5373||10849 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||25 Miles|
Support personnel are not required but are encouraged. Each competitor can have up to two support personnel. Support crews are allowed to provide assistance only in the designated transition area. Support from anywhere else on the course will result in immediate disqualification. Only support personnel and athletes will be allowed in the transition area. Support personnel can feed the competitor, help competitor change clothes, and give gear, clothing and medical supplies to the competitor. You will be coming through the transition area between run loops and at the finish of the race. All transition gear will need to be kept in a properly marked bag (name/race number). You will be required to be self-sufficient in terms of fluids and nutrition as in an adventure race; however, there will be water, electrolyte drinks and food available on the run course and the transition area.
OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE: No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used outside the designated transition area.
PENALTY: Variable time penalty.
TRANSITION AREA:All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned area. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers in the transition area (DQ!). PENALTY: Variable time penalty.
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What is the refund and cancellation policy for the Trail Running Rampage?
No refunds for the Trail Running Rampage events. Odyssey Adventure Racing does not accept responsibility for refunds for cancellations in the event of natural or national emergencies. Natural emergencies may include, but are not limited to severe weather including heavy rain, snow, tornados, hurricanes, river flooding, heat spells and cold spells. National or international emergencies may include, but are not limited to military conflicts, terrorist attacks, security threats, war, and heightened security alerts.