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EX2 2015 Race Calendar
Upcoming Races:
3/8/15 - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series (R1) [Fountainhead]
3/15/15 - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series (R2) [Hemlock]
3/22/15 - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series (R3) [Laurel Hill]
3/29/15 - Rosaryville Off-Road Half Marathon and 10K (R3) [Rosaryville]
4/12/15 - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series (R4) [Wakefield]

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 1pm
SBYB at Hemlock Postponed to Sun, 3/15 – Fountainhead on 3/8 Now Kicks-Off the SBYB!

Hemlock is currently covered in 4-6 inches of snow and the weather is predicted to remain very cold this week.  Over the next five days, melting and drying will be minimal.  Unfortunately, for this event, we park the vast majority of vehicles in the grassy fields at Hemlock.  On race day, these fields will be a wet, snowy, muddy mess and in no condition to handle the parking of a couple hundred vehicles.  Vehicles would be sliding all over the place which would cause property damage and significant safety concerns. 

So, the Hemlock SBYB race is being postponed to Sunday, 3/15/15 at 9am and the Fountainhead SBYB race on 3/8/15 will now kick-off the series.     

If you are already registered for the Hemlock SBYB, click here to learn more.

Unregistered racers, click here to sign up for the make-up date or any of the other SBYB races.


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Friday, February 20, 2015
SBYB Kick-Off Party! FREE Beer, Food, and Prizes!

The first Backyard Burn race of the Series is less than two weeks away.  We are super excited about our 2015 race line up and we are ready to kick off the season with help from one of our new partners, Road Runner Sports!  With stores in Falls Church, Sterling, Rockville and Columbia, you'll never have to travel far to get geared up.  RRS has an awesome selection of athletic apparel, gear and shoes.  Best of all, you can sign up for the Sports VIP Sports Family Membership that has a ton of perks, including the "Ultimate Test Run 90-Day Wear 'em & Love 'em Guarantee" on shoes!

Please join us at the RRS store in Falls Church on Wednesday, 2/25 from 6pm-8pm for a Spring Backyard Burn Kick-Off Party!   Sign up here.

There will be FREE beer and food and you'll also have the chance to win some fabulous prizes including free race entries and gear to help you race your best!  While you're partying with us, you'll also save 10% on everything (20% if you're part of the VIP family).  Get excited!  It's going to be a ton of fun!


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Friday, February 13, 2015
Backyard Burn Kicks-Off in 2 Weeks - Reg Fee Increase this Sun, 2/15!

Registrations are streaming in for all of our races, the warm weather is right around the corner, and the Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series kicks-off in just over TWO WEEKS!  

Come spend the morning running along some of the best single-track trails in Northern Virginia then bask in the glow of accomplishment while listening to great music, meeting cool people, and munching on tasty breakfast burritos.  Good times!

Register today and guarantee your spot on the starting line.

Reminder - the reg. fee for the Spring Backyard Burn #1 at Hemlock increases this Sunday, 2/15 at 11:59pm.

The excitement is building and we can’t wait to get back out there.  Come join the fun!


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Thursday, January 29, 2014
EX2 Race Season - One Month Away!

With the current cold and snowy weather, it’s hard to believe that springtime trail running action with EX2 is just over a month away.  Racing with EX2 is a fun and healthy way to spend a weekend morning.  Take a look at our race calendar, create some goals, and commit to making it all happen.

Why race with EX2?

  • Physically challenge yourself and have FUN at the same time!
  • Enjoy incredible single-track trails and clearly marked race courses.
  • Hang out with 300-400 adventure-loving trail runners.  Not too small, not too big - we limit race entry to prevent overcrowded trails, allow for healthy competition, and promote community.   
  • Professional operations - cool t-shirts, awesome volunteers, medical support, well stocked aid stations, chip timing (new in 2015), great music, fun awards ceremony, and an abundant post-race spread (breakfast burritos, pizza, and little cups of M&Ms – YUM!).

Reminder - the early reg fee deadline for the Rosaryville Off-Road Half Marathon and 10K is TONIGHT at midnight.   With twisty, fast, and flowing single-track, the inaugural race last year a huge hit.  You don’t want to miss this race.  So, take advantage of early pricing and register today! 

We can’t wait to get back out there and we invite you to join us.


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