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High Bridge Ultra 50K & 25K

High Bridge Trail State Park

Pamplin, Virginia

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

8:00am (50K) & 9:00am (25k)

The High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and runs through the towns of Burkeville, Farmville, Pamplin City, Prospect, and Rice. Its flat and fast, this former railroad bed its made for running! Along the way runners will pass through forests in full fall colors, over streams and creeks and across the famous High Bridge, for which the trail is named!

In 2018, runners will have the option for a 25K option. You'll miss out on the spectacular view of the High Bridge, but you will be able to get in some fun easy miles! The 25K will start in Farmville's town center at Aid Station 3 on the 50k course and follow the same course of the 50k. 

Pricing/REgister

50K:
Jan 1-$50
Jan 2 - Aug 31: $75
Sept 1 - Oct 11: $90 

25K:
Jan 1- Aug 31: $40
Sept 1- Oct 11: $55

SERIES options:
We have 3 Ultra events in the TrailAdventure series. Save a few $ and sign-up for 2 or 3 at one time.

TRIPLE: Eastern Divide 50k (EDU), High Bridge 50k (HBU), & Old Glory 50k (OGU): $150
DOUBLE: High Bridge 50k (HBU) & Eastern Divide 50k (EDU): $100
DOUBLE: High Bridge 50k (HBU) & Old Glory 50k (OGU): $100

 Click here to Register

Packet pick-up

Packet Pick-up will be at the Depot in Pamplin, VA, Friday, October 12th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm and again on Saturday morning, 6:15am-6:45am at the depot. You may register day of with cash/check only.

PARKING/Logistics:

50K: Runners will park in Pamplin City at Pamplin Depot, 115 Main Street, Pamplin, Va, (Phone:(434) 248-5084) and be bused to the start near Burkeville, Virginia (Orchard Lane, Rt 607). The race will start on the Burkeville side and will race to the finish at the pamplin depot in Pamplin, Virginia (see maps below). Bus leaves Pamplin @ 7am sharp.

25K: Runners will park in Pamplin City at Pamplin Depot, 115 Main Street, Pamplin, Va and will be bused to the start in Farmville. For those cheering on a 50k runner, there will be the option to  ride a bus to the start of the 50K and see the runners off, then get back on the bus to Farmville for the start of your 25K race. There will also be a bus that will just go straight to Farmville, leaving at 8:15am.

Course Information:

There is not much more to say beyond its a flat old railroad bed, with beautiful views! The first 30 miles will not be marked, because you will be on a well maintained and defined state trail. Once the trail ends at 30 miles, we will have cones, road paint, and flaggers to guide you through the last mile on small back roads. 

The course is mostly packed gravel, some runners prefer to wear gaiters shoe coverings to prevent the annoying little pebbles from getting into their shoes. 

The only cut off in the event is reaching Aid Station 4 (~19 miles) by 6 hours. 

Spectator viewing:

  • Rice near trail milepost 142: Rices Depot Rd, Rice, VA 23966 (1/4-mile off U.S. 460 at Rice)
  • River Road near milepost 146: 553 River Rd, Farmville, VA 23901
  • Osborne Road near milepost 149: Osborne Road, 1/4-mile off N. Main St. in Farmville,
  • municipal lots in Farmville near milepost 150: 401 W 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901
  • Tuggle Road near milepost 156: Co Rd 648, Prospect, VA 23960 (off U.S. 460 and near U.S. 15 North)
  • Prospect near milepost 161: 1-263 Catalpa Ln, Prospect, VA 23960
  • Elam near milepost 164: Co Rd 657, Pamplin, VA 23958 (off U.S. 460 at Sulpher Spring Rd)
  • Heights School Road near milepost 168: off U.S. Business 460 near Pamplin

(High Bridge Map)

Aid Stations:

  • There will be six Aid Stations, averaging 4.4 miles apart, with the longest span being 5.5 and the shortest 3.5 (See map below). 
  • Crewing will be allowed at AS2 and AS5. Please park in the High Bridge Trail Parking areas.
  • Drop Bags will be available at AS3 in Farmville. 
  • Plan for typical race foods at aid stations.
  • Extra clothes for pickup may be dropped at start and AS1. These will be returned to the finish line.

New! High Bridge Ultra is going cupless in 2018!

In an effort to be more sustainable and be friendly towards the environment, the High Bridge Ultra is now a cupless race. All runners will need to carry their own reusable cup throughout the race to use at aid stations. If you do not have one already, you have the option to purchase one of our TrailAdventure cups when registering and it will be waiting for you at packet pick-up.

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The course from trail end to finish line

Trail End To Old Pamplin Road, Rt. 703

Trail End To Old Pamplin Road, Rt. 703

Old Pamplin Rd, Rt 703 to Claypipe Lane, to Northside Ave, to Claypipe Lane to Pamplin Road

Old Pamplin Rd, Rt 703 to Claypipe Lane, to Northside Ave, to Claypipe Lane to Pamplin Road

Pamplin Road to 47 to Main St. Pamplin

Pamplin Road to 47 to Main St. Pamplin

NEARBY HOTELS

Comfort Inn Burkeville
419 N. Agnew St.
Burkeville, VA 23922
Nightly Rates: $103.28 - $123.28
Rating: 3 stars

Comfort Inn Farmville
2108 S. Main St. US 15 & US 460 Bypass
Farmville, VA 23901
Nightly Rates: $104.99 - $104.99
Rating: 3 stars

Days Inn Farmville
2015 S. Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901
Nightly Rates: $72.00 - $90.00
Rating: 2 stars

Super 8 Farmville
2012 South Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901
Nightly Rates: $59.50 - $70.00
Rating: 1 stars

Super 8 Appomattox
7571 Richmond Hwy
Appomattox, VA 24522
(434) 352-2339

Appomattox Inn and Suites
447 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522
(434) 664-2018