Running (Trail) Running (Trail)


  • Nov 21
  • 07:30 AM
  • 116 Washington Avenue - A.K.A. Shred Shack


  • Nov 21
  • 02:00 PM
  • 116 Washington Avenue - A.K.A. Shred Shack


  • Nov 19
  • 08:00 PM


  • $0.00


  • Rivanna Trail, Charlottesville, VA, USA


Need an absolutely gnarly way to spend your last Saturday in Charlottesville before returning home to your parent’s basement to take finals? Want to run 23 miles surrounded by your best ODC pals who promise to remain uncompromisingly happy while even your own legs fail you? Never understood the joy that eating a salt and jelly bagel can provide you while sitting on the curb of Bodos?

Lucky for you, the answer to those problems lies within my plans for next Saturday: RTF full pull!!

The Rivanna Trail is a 23ish mile, relatively flat loop which circumnavigates Charlottesville on primarily dirt singletrack. It’s an amazing trail, but navigation can be a bit of a challenge, especially for your first time. Luckily, we embarked on this same journey last December and I was fortunate enough to be presented the gift of knowing the magic of the Rivanna – aka how to connect all the crazy segments that make up the run. Here’s a link to our Strava from last year:

-Meet at the Shred Shack at 7:30AM and get ready to go
-Start scooting Counter-Clockwise on the good ole RT
-Run for 4-5ish hours with at least 2 “Aid Stations” (last year it took us about 4.5 total I believe)
-Gas station at mile 8ish (We can stop here for water refill but I would recommend bringing snacks to supplement food purchase at this stop)
-Whole Foods or Bodo’s at miles 18/19ish (re-fuel before hittin O-hill)
-Return triumphantly to the Shred Shack where we will lay in the cold grass until we beg someone to pick us up and drive us home **as pictured in trip photo**

PACE: Party pace. If you’ve ever done a run this long you know that snack breaks, powerhiking, and shufflin are all part of the game – that being said, if you sign up for this, be ready to run ~8:30-9:30 pace on the parts that we are running. The dope thing about RTF is it’s probably the flattest 23 miles you can find west of Richmond, so keep that in mind! There will be plenty of opportunities to bail if you decide you’re not up for the full loop, which is totally acceptable.

You Need:
-Water in a running-compatible vessel (hand-bottle/hydration vest/soft flask) (I have an extra I can loan out and there is one in the gear room I believe)
-Carby/sugary snacks and money to restock at the “aid stations”
-Your running shoes
-Layers appropriate for whatever the weather seems

I provide:
-Celebratory refreshments
-Smiles even when you don’t want any more miles

P.S. @UVA honor, I take no ownership to this trip description it may or may not be 89% copied from last year




Trips Attended: 74 Trips Led: 46

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