Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
(50K, Marathon, Half Marathon, 6 Miler)
September 7, 2024
Douthat State Park, VA
(200 Runner Limit)
- Course Infomation
- Important dates
- Past Results
- Past Pre Race Newsletter
- 2024 Pre Race Newsletter(will be posted and emailed on 8/30/24)
- 2024 Parking Changes
- 2024 Post Race Newsletter
- 2024 Results- 50K Ultra; Marathon; Half Marathon; 6 Miler
- Registration for 2025 Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
The Odyssey Trail Running Rampage will bring in Fall with four great trail running races: the 50K Ultra, the Marathon, the Half Marathon, and the Six-Miler. 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 50K Ultra, the Marathon, the Half Marathon, 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 three miles.
The 50K Ultra will entail 3 loops ((Two) Half Marathon loops + (One) 6 mile loop); the Marathon 2 loops; and the Half Marathon 1 loop. 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 over 1000 feet of elevation gain. This race will incorporate the last five 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. 6-7, 2024: On-site registration will be availablefor an additional $10 (cash or check only).
50K (31+ miles)
Marathon (26.2 miles)
Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
Six-Miler (6.0 miles)
- Well marked course
- Chip Timing
- 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
This is a unique race in that it takes a page from fixed time distances. Once a runner completes 1 loop (every loop is approximately 13+ miles) you are counted as a finisher. You sign up for the distance you want. As long you complete a loop you will be counted as a finisher for a lesser distance. The idea behind this is to encourage new trail runners to aim high. In other words, if you sign up for the 50K and only complete 2 loops, you will be credited as a marathon finisher. Every finisher will receive a finisher’s award. You receive an award for the distance you complete. If you are a drop down finisher (i.e. signed up for the 50k but only finished 26 miles) you are ineligible for a top 3 prize. Top 3 prizes will be awarded for male and female for each distance.
Half Marathon Loop Course Map with Profile (the Marathon does 2 Half Marathon loops)
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.
|200 Runner Limit||60 spots||
|80 spots||30 spots|
|Fee Change (Until Mar 27)||$90||$80||$70||$50|
|Fee Change (Mar 28- Jul 30)||$100||$90||$80||$60|
Fee Change (Jul 31-Sept. 3)
|Same Day (Sept. 6&7) (CASH or CHECK ONLY)||$120||$110||$100||$80|
|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.
Runner limits set by Douthat State Park. Spots limit base on past registrations.
This event will sell out!
Aug.12, 2024: Last day that a T-shirt is included with registration
Sept 3, 2024: Online registration closes
Sept 6 & 7, 2024: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10 (cash or check only).
Friday, September 6, 2024
7:00pm - 9:00pm Racer registration and packet pick up at the Discovery Center at Camp Carson
Saturday, September 7, 2024
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 50K Ultra and Marathon RACE START at the Discovery Center
9:30 am Half Marathon RACE START at the Discovery Center
11:00am Six-Miler RACE START at the Discovery Center
12:30pm Post-Race Meal starts
1:00pm Awards Ceremony for Marathon, Half Marathon, 6 Miler
2:30pm 50k 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.