15th Montvale Trail Races – 8.4 & 5 Milers
Tentative Date March 11, 2023 at 9:00am
$27.50 on or before February 14th (plus online processing fee)
$32.50 after February 14th (plus online processing fee)
$35.00 after March 9th at 6pm and on Race Day
$31.00 on or before February 14th (plus online processing fee)
$36.00 after February 14th (plus online processing fee)
$41.00 after March 9th at 6pm and on Race Day
$25 for both the 5 miler and 8.4 miler
Our Virtual events are setup for you to be a part of the series without having to be in person for each event. This is a run anywhere option, that counts as one of the RNUTS qualifying races. In addition, you will get the race shirt until 2/14/23, after that, all registrants will get a Mountain Junkies LLC Hoo Rag (similar to a Buff).
Due to the size of this park and parking lot this race will be capped at 225 runners
Montvale Park is a great setting for a park. In Bedford County the park is located at the end of Marketplace Drive.
Directions to the Park – To get to the park’s parking lot you will want to turn off of HWY 460 just before (heading east) and just after (heading west) the Montvale Elementary School. Turn onto Marketplace Drive and head to the end of the turnaround. This will lead you to the gravel road into the Park Main Entrance. We will be staging the race from under the pavilions. Make sure you carpool when you can and park closely to the person next to you. The park has limited parking.
When it isn’t race day, there is also another way to access the park off of Quarterwood Road (across from the BP gas station). The gravel parking lot will be approximately 1.5 miles on your left.
Montvale park is a 6.5 mile trail system that winds through old growth forest. It is a very nice and scenic trail system.
Packet Pickup and Race Day Info:
Thursday 3/9/23 at Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem – 375-3990; from 10-1 & 3-6.
Friday 3/10/23 at Fleet Feet Sports in Roanoke – 4347 Franklin Road – 777-1166; from 10am-6pm
You may want to check the Fleet Feet web page or Facebook Page to verify what their “covid” hours are.
Saturday 3/11/23 – Registration and Packet Pickup at Montvale Park – 7:15-8:45
There will be a Race Briefing at 8:40
Parking for the race: Please Carpool and park as closely as you can to the person next to you.
Due to their being no bridge at the end of Creekside and the conservancy’s limits on the wetland area the courses have been changed.
5 Mile Course – see the Garmin Data here – this year will be in the opposite direction as 2021
The course will start after the creek crossing on the Creekside Trail. This year you will be headed towards Cliffhanger to start. Cliffhanger to a left on to Soggy Bottom
Left to the Access Road
Left onto Beale’s Treasure
Right on to Ridgeline
Right on to Coyote Ridge
Left onto Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger back to the Creek
Over/through the creek to the finish at the pavilion.
Approximately 5 Miles (mileage measured by bike odometer, GPS will come up around 4.5 miles)
8.4 Mile Course – see Garmin Data here – this year will be in the opposite direction as 2021
The course will start near the pavilion, taking a grassy path towards the Middle School, down the gravel road towards the baseball field, through the field, back around to the asphalt walking path, taking a left towards the creek, crossing the creek and to Yellow Drum to start.
Yellow Drum to a right onto Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger to a left on to Soggy Bottom
Left to the Access Road
Left on to Beale’s Treasure
Left on to Easy Street
Water Stop at the Gravel Parking Lot
Continue on Easy Street
Left on to Ridgeline
Ridgeline to a right onto Coyote Ridge
Left on to Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger to a left onto Yellow Drum
Yellow Drum back to the Creek
Over/through the Creek to the finish at the pavilion.
Approximately 8.4 Miles (mileage measured by bike odometer, GPS will come up around 7.75 miles)
Awards/Race Age Groups:
The top 3 male and female overall and 1st place male and female masters winners of each race will receive unique awards.
13 male and female age groups with medals given to the top 3 in each age group
Age brackets for the races include, for both male and female: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & up.
If you win an award and cannot stay for the awards presentation, we’ll have the awards at Gilbert Chiropractic, for 2 weeks (540-375-3990). After that, they will go into the rotation for the next year.
RACE DAY RULES:
- Race number must be on your front, and visible at all times. Do not tear off the bottom strip until the finish (Even if we chip time the event. The tear tag is our backup).
- Follow the marked trail – no short cutting. We have eyes everywhere!
- Communicate and be courteous when passing or being passed.
- Same goes for our volunteers. They’ve taken their day off to help you.
- Headphones (ipods, mp3 players, etc) are permitted only if you keep the volume down so that you can hear other runners behind you and our volunteers when they need to get your attention. Failure to do this will jeopardize the use of headphones for you and the other runners in the future.
- Dogs are NOT permitted.
- If you drop out of the race, please let us know at the finish line.
Bedford County Parks and Recreation
From the West take highway 460 towards Montvale. New Directions to the Park – To get to the park’s parking lot you will want to turn off of HWY 460 just before the Montvale Elementary School. Turn onto Marketplace and head to the end of the turnaround. This will lead you to the gravel road into the New Park Entrance.
From the East take highway 460 towards Montvale. New Directions to the Park – To get to the park’s parking lot you will want to turn off of HWY 460 just after the Montvale Elementary School. Turn onto Marketplace and head to the end of the turnaround. This will lead you to the gravel road into the New Park Entrance.
For Race Information Contact:
Mountain Junkies L.L.C.
26 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153