The Howlin' Coyote 10k is Caledon State Park's first ever trail race, happening September 29, 2012 starting at 9:30 a.m.!
With wide rock dust roads and single track dirt paths meandering through the wooded forests of the park, you wouldn't be surprised if you found yourself at the finish line in no time.
Boyd's Hole Trail is 2 miles long, leading out to an overlook of the Potomac River
The 6.2 mile course will take you through a shaded semi flat refuge, surrounded by mature trees withtwists and turns, terrain littered withrocks, rolling hills, and the sounds of nature overhead. Trail racing isn't for first timers though. Preparing yourself for the trail isn't the same as pounding the pavement day in and day out.I recommend venturing out to the park and exploring the trails during your training runs soyour body has time to adapt. Every footfall is a mystery on the trail, engaging muscles you normally don't use while running on the even planed roads. It takes more balance and control than you might realize you ever had!
Several of our parks from across the state hosts races throughout the year
The competition will be toeing the line, as the Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC), where runners from all over are opting into the trailracescene giving their legs a break from the straight even surfaces of the road. You can find the registration form at any of their events and upcoming races too.
Register before September 15, to get your guaranteed Tech t-shirt available for $15.Race registration is $20 now through Sept. 15, and then increases to $25. Online registration is open, or complete and download aform and mail it in or drop it off at the Caledon's Visitor Center. Same day registration is available starting at8 am.
For moredetails,visit the Friends of Caledon's website
The Park is onlyshort drive from Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia, Caledon is located in King George just off Route 3.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia, 1 hour 45 minutes; Richmond, 1 hour, 30 minutes; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, 3 hours, 30 minutes; Roanoke, 6 hours, 30 minutes.