24 Hour Adventure Trail Run – Prince William Forest

Here are a few sights from the 24 Hour ATR run in Prince William Forest. Each 10K loop was technical, hilly, beautiful and green with spring. In a 24 hour race, runners are challenged to see how far they can go in a set time period. Eva Pastalkova won the women’s event with 106 miles – a course record! She was incredible out there! I was happy to do 62.5 miles, 10 loops, for a 3rd place finish. An abundant aid station was set up at the start/finish of each loop, so runners didn’t really have to carry anything other than a water bottle with them.  Athletic Equation runs a well-organized and wonderfully supported race, with 100% of proceeds going to charity – the Semper Fi Fund and Navy SEAL Foundation. It was a fabulous day and night to play in the woods!

The bridge at the start and end of each 10K loop.

The bridge at the start and end of each 10K loop.

The first half of the course followed this sleepy creek.

The first half of the course followed this sleepy creek.

"Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."

“Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul.”

Fabulous trails in Prince William Forest.

Fabulous trails in Prince William Forest.

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2 responses

  1. What a fabulous bridge! I want to go visit Prince William Forest just for that.

    May 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm

  2. You’re an animal, Katie!
    Lovely photos of PWF. I do believe it’s growing on me.

    May 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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