Race #1 @ Pohick Bay

September 16, 2018

Pohick Bay Course Description

Situated on Gunston Cove and adjacent to Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Gunston Hall, home of Founding Father George Mason, Pohick Bay is steeped in beauty and history. The trails are excellent, the water views are amazing, and bald eagle sightings are common. The moderately technical course includes tight single-track, wide open double-track, challenging climbs, and flowy descents. Don’t miss this fantastic addition to the BYB.

Race is occurring as scheduled.  See who is racing! Read the pre-race information email including weather announcement.

Course Length: 5.65 miles OR 10.05 miles

Registration Fees

5 Mile
$40 – New year by 1/7/18
$45 – Early by 8/16/18
$50 – Regular by 9/13/18
$60 – Race day

10 Mile
$45 – New year by 1/7/18
$50 – Early by 8/16/18
$55 – Regular by 9/13/18
$65 – Race day

Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, awesome aid stations, medical support, plentiful post-race food (breakfast burritos and other tasty treats – yum!), electric atmosphere, great music, awards and give-a-ways, and a race t-shirt you’ll love.

Race Day Schedule

7:30 – Check-in opens
8:50 – Pre-race brief
9:00 – Race starts
9:30 – Post-race food available
10:45 – FREE Kids Race*
11:00 – Awards (top 5 in each category) and sponsor give-a-ways

* Kids race is for ages 2-11. We split into age groups and run short out and back ‘race’. Kids who participate can pick from the Treasure Box.

Backyard Burn at Laurel Hill

9601 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079


Pohick Bay Regional Park
6501 Pohick Bay Dr.
Lorton, VA 22079

From Interstate 95 North:

  • Take exit 161 to Lorton, Rt. 1 N.
  • Go about 1.8 miles to first stop light and turn right on to Gunston Rd.
  • Go about 3.2 miles on Gunston Rd to park entrance on left.
  • Follow the signs to race parking and check-in.

From Interstate 95 South:

  • From I95 S, exit 163 to Lorton.
  • Left onto Lorton Rd at the end of exit ramp.
  • Go under second overpass and turn right onto Lorton Market St. (You will see Shoppers Food Warehouse)
  • Go about 1.1 mile to traffic light at RT. 1.
  • Go straight through light (road name changes to Gunston Rd) and go about 3.2 miles to park entrance on left.
  • Follow the signs to race parking and check-in.

Race Rules

  • Portable music players or any device requiring earphones are not permitted.
  • Outside assistance is only permitted within 50 meters of an aid station.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front and must be visible at all times.
  • There are no cut-off times.
  • Pets and pacers are not allowed on the course.
  • Baby strollers are not permitted on the course.
  • Respect other racers, volunteers, race staff, and the environment. No littering.
  • Poor sportsmanship may result in disqualification.
  • Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the race.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Age Groups

Male and Female - 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


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