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Upcoming Races:
3/1/15 - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series (R1) [Hemlock]
3/8/15 - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series (R2) [Fountainhead]
3/22/15 - Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series (R3) [Laurel Hill]

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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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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Ho! Ho! Holiday Drawing! – Win FREE RACING with EX2!

Ho Ho Ho from EX2 Adventures!

Tis the season to WIN FREE RACING with EX2!  Register for any 2015 EX2 event between now and midnight on 1/1/15 (in technical terms that's 11:59pm on 1/1 for online reg or postmarked by 12/31 for snail mail) and you will be entered into the second annual Ho, Ho, Holiday Drawing!

On Wed, January 7th, we will draw two names from the pool of pre-registered racers.  We will post a video of the drawing on facebook and contact the winners directly.  Those two winners will be refunded IN FULL for EACH and EVERY race they registered for, by the 1/1 deadline.  Register for one race, expect a $40ish refund.  Register for all 19 races, expect a refund for...well, I don't know exactly, but it's a lot of $$$ - like close to $1000.  If you win, and you have registered for a team event, we will refund you what would logically be your portion of the reg fee (50% of race fee for a duo team, 33% for team of three).

Why register early?  Well, it saves you money - especially if you are one of the drawing winners!  Also, registering early guarantees your spot in the race, many of which sell out well before race day.  Finally, committing now is the first step in training for the 2015 season.  With registration off your mind, you can fully enjoy the many holiday feasts that are sure to come your way, knowing you have no choice but to get up and train, come January!

Best of luck and happy holidays!


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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Registration Opens TOMORROW at 9am!

Registration for all 19 action-packed 2015 EX2 events open at 9am TOMORROW ( Sun 12/21)! 

Check out our awesome lineup of races and exciting 2015 race highlights.

We are also thrilled to announce two big changes for 2015:

  • Chip timing system - yup, we decided to take the plunge and made the investment!
  • Virtual race packets - race info emails and sponsor offers will be distributed several days before each race via virtual race packets - no more zip lock bags and wasted paper - NICE!

We are equally as thrilled to mention the things that will NOT change:

  • The vast majority of our 2015 races will have the same early pricing as 2014!
  • At all EX2 events you will experience fun and challenging course design, limited race entry, professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, aid stations stocked with water and Gatorade, medical support, accurate and timely results, plentiful post-race food (breakfast burritos and pizza - yum!), electric atmosphere, great music, awards, and colorful t-shirts.

It’s going to be an awesome year filled with adventure and fun.  So, create your goals, develop your 2015 race plan, and commit to making it happen.

Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season and hope to see you in the New Year!


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Monday, December 15, 2014
2015 EX2 Race Highlights!

Heading into our 16th year producing excellent experiences, we are giddy with excitement about our lineup of 19 action-packed races and look forward to another year filled with adventure, challenge, and fun!  

The 2015 EX2 race calendar is now online, registration will open soon, and the 2015 website will go live within the next few days.      

Race highlights for 2015:

  • Return of the Rocky Gap Adventure Race - new format and new checkpoints – racers are going to LOVE it!
  • Bringing back the Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series – to beat the heat and avoid family vacations, we are moving the BCB races from July/Aug to May/June.  We are also adding a 5K option to each race.
  • Laurel Hill BYB race will start and finish in the ‘yard’ of the old Lorton Prison complex, currently the site of the Workhouse Arts Center.  The course has also been redesigned and will include sweet single-track and no road crossings!
  • Riverbend BYB race – beautiful new venue right on the Potomac River, adjacent to Great Falls National Park.
  • Of course, the favorites remain on the calendar - Hemlock, Fountainhead, Rosaryville, Lake Fairfax, Wakefield, Prince William Forest Park – we will visit each at least once this year.
  • We are adding a 60+ age group to all trail running races!
  • As most of you know, the Cranky Monkey has a new home and owner but EX2 will still be involved in the production of the races which will take place on 3/28 - 6 hrs of CM, 4/25 - 9 hrs of CM, and 6/13 - 12hrs of CM.  

We have several other new highlights and will announce those a little later!  

Enjoy this wonderful Holiday season and hope to see you in the New Year.

Jim Harman
Race Director
EX2 Adventures


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