Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series

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13th Annual Fall Backyard Burn

The Fall Backyard Burn (FBYB) is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.

The Spring and Fall Series are both independent of each other. Race in one, two, three, four, or all five races of the FBYB. After each race, awards are presented to the top five finishers in each age group. In addition, a point system adding competitors’ five-race point totals will be used to determine the top five series finishers in each age group. Series prizes and awards are presented at the final race of the FBYB series.

All races begin sharply at 9:00am with check-in starting at 7:30am.

Race #1: Pohick Bay

September 16, 2018
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Lorton, VA

Situated on Gunston Cove and adjacent to Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Pohick Bay is steeped in beauty and history. The moderately technical course includes beautiful water views, tight single-track, wide open double-track, challenging climbs, and flowy descents.

Race #2: Lake Fairfax

October 14, 2018
Lake Fairfax Regional Park
Reston, VA

Located in Reston, VA, this suburban park has a beautiful lake, huge fields, pavilions, and many newly designed trails. This fast and fun race course includes semi-technical forested single-track, lakeside trails, and open fields.

Race #3: Riverbend Park

October 28, 2018
Riverbend Regional Park
Great Falls, VA

Riverbend lies adjacent to the Potomac River and just west of Great Falls National Park. The course is sweet and includes incredible riverside single-track, challenging hills, and amazing views. We are excited to introduce more trail runners to this special park and hope you will decide to come join the fun.

Race #4: Hemlock Overlook

November 18, 2018
Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
Clifton, VA

Hemlock Overlook, located along the banks of the historic Bull Run, feels surprisingly remote for being so close to Washington D.C.  This challenging race course treats competitors with no shortage of rocks and roots, a few stream crossings, and up and down some awesome hills.

Race #5: Fountainhead

December 2, 2018
Fountainhead Regional Park
Fairfax Station, VA

Fountainhead Regional Park is situated along the banks of the Occoquan Reservoir in Western Fairfax County. This challenging race course is beautiful and consists mostly of technical hiking trails. Competitors will run over rocks and roots, tackle demanding hills, and cross through several small streams.

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