COVID-19 Update

All of our Mountain Junkies LLC events are still being held. We are trying to stay current in this ever changing environment related to the virus.

Here are details about minimizing risks on the CDC website – please keep yourself current on what is recommended and abide by the recommendations.

Currently, the Virginia as well as our local Department of Health have not recommended canceling events. The vast majority of our runners are not in a high risk group and, other than the start and following the race, will not be in close contact of each other.

We ask, those who may be traveling from a high risk area, to not attend the event as well as those with any general symptoms such as a cough and/or fever (including spectators). For those attending, please bring your own hand sanitizer, wipes, and/or utilize other infection-control measures as best you can.

We will continue to make decisions that rely heavily on the guidance we are receiving from the CDC, the Virginia and local Departments of Health, and similar sporting governance and are intended to keep public health at the forefront of our concerns. Please remember that this is an emerging and rapidly evolving situation and that it may create uncertainty. Hence, our guidance and position is subject to change and if our position does change, we will reach out to our race registrants by email.

The 2020 Frozen Toe Registration List is Posted

It’s getting real!  RNUTS XII is almost upon us.  Here is the Frozen Toe 10k entrant list https://mountainjunkies.net/Frozen_Toe…/Frozen_Toe_PreReg.htm
Check it out and let me know if you see anything that needs updating – info@mountainjunkies.net

If for some reason you can’t make it to the race let us know.  As long as we can fill your spot we’ll transfer or refund your entry minus $5 and any RunSignUp fees.

There may be a change or two prior to the event but this is who made it in.

Have a great end to 2019 and we’ll see you Saturday January 4th.

Holiday Cookie Run

Join us on Saturday December 21st for the fifth Mountain Junkies holiday cookie run.  What could be more fun than running trails and then eating cookies?

Cookies you say?  

It’s a simple format with one basic rule.  You have to bring homemade cookies to participate.

Schedule

  • We meet at 8:30a.m. at the Hollins University Dining Hall.
  • At 9:00a.m. we run the Tinker Creek Greenway to Carvins Cove boat docks and back to Hollins (approximately 7 miles total).
    • You don’t have to run the whole way.
    • Regardless of speed, I’d suggest everyone turnaround at 30 minutes and head back.
  • Hollins University has been gracious to allow us to host this cookie run each year and we would like to show our appreciation by collecting donations for the Hollins University Student Emergency Fund. This fund offers small loans to students who find themselves in financial predicaments – from needing money for textbooks, to needing cash to get home to see an ill family member.
    • If you plan on writing a check just make it out to Hollins University and in the subject line put Freya Emergency Loan Fund.
    • We will also accept cash.
    • Please consider making a contribution – every little bit counts!
  • Please contact Gina at gina@mountainjunkies.net to let us know if you plan to attend.  We’d like know how many calories we need to burn that week so we can try all the cookies.

Hollins University Map
On the map, the Dining Hall is #22. The Moody Center and we’ll be meeting at the Rathskeller.

Once back we enjoy cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, and oh yeah, socializing with other mountain junkies.

So let’s end the year in the company of friends; sweaty, caffeinated and over sugared.

The 12th RNUTS Race Schedule

2020 Roanoke Non Ultra Trail Series Schedule;

01/04/20 – 11th Frozen Toe 10k

02/29/20 – 16th Annual Explore Your Limits 5k and 10k

03/14/20 – 12th Montvale 5 & 10 Miler – at Montvale Park.

04/04/20 – 12th Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k

05/02/20 – 13th Trail Nut 10k and Half Marathon at Bedford’s Falling Creek Park

05/31/20 – 10th Conquer the Cove 25k and Marathon

23rd Fab 5k

In just over 2 weeks we’ll be headed to Green Hill Park to direct the 23rd Fab 5k. This isn’t our typical Mountain Junkies event but it is the first we directed as Mountain Junkies LLC, way back in 2007. It is also one of the fastest races in the valley and consistently gets a lot of runners under 18 years of age.

Make your way over to the race page for all the details and to signup – https://mountainjunkies.net/fab-5k/

Conquer the Cove – Prerace announcements

We are really looking forward to tomorrow’s race and giving you a tour of what Carvins Cove has to offer.

The short of it is, we ask that you carpool (pretty please).

There has been a lot of interest in the race this week and yesterday we decided to close registration.  The biggest limitation we have in regards to entrants is parking.  The parking at Loch Haven is limited and we encourage you to not only carpool but to not wait until the last minute to arrive.  There will be a race briefing at 6:10 where we will discuss the course, markings and anything else pertinent to the race that has changed in the last few days.

If you can’t carpool, you should think about meeting someone at the following options and then coming to the race together.

Once at Loch Haven, please park closely to the vehicle next to you. Parking is limited. We will have a couple people at Loch Haven to guide you to where to park.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and providing a great and memorable experience.