Old Glory Ultra (~50K) and 13 miler
November 10th, 2018
Kairos Wilderness Resort
Shumate Falls Road, Glen Lyn, Virginia 24093
(When driving there, look for a large sign for Kairos on the left and a gate with a lefthand turn on Shumate Falls Road. Take that left turn, head up the mountain and you'll see the bathhouse and Ed's Place (race headquarters) on the left.
This is our inaugural year with this fabulous event that takes you through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and crosses the Virginia/West Virginia border several times over the duration of the course. It has plenty of single track, some double track, and only ~1.5 miles on gravel road.
All runners will receive some sweet new headgear (trucker hat or wrap/buff depending on distance). All finishers will receive an OGU & Half finisher's patch with velcro backing
Jan 1-Sept 30, 2018: $40.00
Oct 1- Nov 8, 2018: $55.00
Nov 9/10 @ packet pickup: $65 (cash or check only)
Active Military & Veteran Price: $25.00 All the time
Half Marathon Relay:
Feb 1-Sept 30: $45 per team
Oct 1- Nov 8: $65 per team
Jan 1: $50.00
Jan 2- Sept 30, 2018: $75.00
Oct 1- Nov 8, 2018: $90.00
Nov 9/10 @ packet pickup: $100 (Cash or Check only)
Active Military & Veteran Price: $45.00 All the time
Feb 1-Sept 30: $25
Oct 1- Nov 8: $40
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: Old Glory 50k (OGU) & Eastern Divide 50k (EDU): $100
DOUBLE: Old Glory 50k (OGU) & High Bridge 50k (HBU): $100
Packet pick-up will be on location at Kairos at their main facility called "Ed's Place." This will be our race headquarters for the weekend. Stay tuned for more details on timing for when packet pick-up will be on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Half Marathon Course
To see video of the course visit our Facebook page!
You can also view a video on YouTube put together by our friend Brett at East Coast Beast Coast Running. This gives a good sense of the trails. Note: There will be a lot more leaves on the trees on race day! This preview run was done in late-late December.
A basic map is to the right. For a more detailed and interactive map, including mile markings, aid station information, and elevation profile, click here. You can also find it on Strava.
With the map you'll see below, you'll notice it's just under 27 miles and with 5,500+ feet of elevation gain. The mileage is close but the fancy pants mapping we used (not the one you see here) shows the elevation gain is actually closer to 6,800+.
Here's the course map w/ details: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/566979
If you click "Hills" on the right, it'll pull up the elevation profile.
Also, here's the course on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/12066795
Strava has the closer-to-true elevation gain.
The 10k is, roughly, the middle 6-7 miles of the half marathon. If you look at that course map, runners will basically skip the first few miles of the half and head back to the finish instead of going through, what we call, “the doughnut.”
Kairos Resort has camping options (tent camping and camper hookups with water and electric) and YURTS! If you want a sweet yurt (you know you do!), you better move quickly! More information can be found on Kairos' site.
For tent camping at Kairos: Kairos is giving racers a discount. The cost is $15 per site. This includes car or tent camping.
Kairos also has RV camping pads available with full water and electric hookups. The cost for RV camping there is $45 per site.
For Tent/Car or RV camping at Kairos, you need to call Kairos directly to set that up. Call 540-235-2777 and tell them you're planning to camp there for the race. They'll set you up! Camping right there at the race location is a great way to go about it. There is a full bath house available as well.
Princeton, WV is just 20 minutes away from Kairos with several options for hotels.
Blacksburg, VA (home to TrailAdventure) is about 50 minutes away and has several hotels as well.
There will plenty of parking for racers and spectators.
There are 5 aid stations. Each will be fully stocked and we will have you covered with water, Tailwind, Honey Stinger products, and standard aid station food.
Runners are highly encouraged to carry water of their own throughout the race (belt, handheld, pack, etc).
In an effort to be more sustainable and be friendly towards the environment, the Old Glory Ultra is a cupless race. There will be no cups at aid stations! 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.
Post Race Food:
There will be a cookout at the finish of the race with typical cookout fare and plenty of room to spread out and relax after all those miles. (Plus showers - there are showers!)
Weather during this time of year can be cool and overcast. Making for a great day to run! Highs are usually in the low 50s, but you will be on the trails with coverage, so it may feel even cooler.