Spring Backyard Burn Trail Running Series

5 Mile or 10 Mile

Registration opens December 16th

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17th Annual Spring Backyard Burn

The Spring Backyard Burn (SBYB) 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, or all four races of the SBYB. After each race, awards are presented to the top five finishers in each age group. In addition, a point system adding competitors’ 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 SBYB series.  Races must complete in at least two races (same distance) to be eligible for series prizes.

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

Take advantage of significant savings by signing up for the full series (4 races).

Registration Fees
(individual races)

5 Mile
$40 – New year by 1/5/20
$45 – Early 31+ days out
$50 – Regular 30 days out
$60 – Race day

10 Mile
$45 – New year by 1/5/20
$50 –Early 31+ days out
$55 – Regular 30 days out
$65 – Race day

Registration Fees
(series – 4 races)

5 Mile
$140 – New year by 1/5/20
$150 – Early by 2/1/20
$160 – Regular by 2/27/20
$170 – Race day of first race

10 Mile
$160 – New year by 1/5/20
$170 – Early by 2/1/20
$180 – Regular by 2/27/20
$190 – Race day of first race

Race #1: Wakefield

March 1, 2020
Wakefield Park (new course!)
Annandale, VA

Located a stones throw from the Capital Beltway, Wakefield Park offers racers a fast and super fun course that includes twisty single-track hiking trails, wide doubletrack trails, a little pavement, and several shallow stream crossings – a perfect course to kick-off the SBYB series.

Race #2: Hemlock Overlook

March 15, 2020
Hemlock Overlook
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 #3: Pohick Bay

April 19, 2020
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 singletrack, wide open doubletrack, a few short climbs, and flowy descents.

Race #4 Lake Fairfax

May 3, 2020
Lake Fairfax Regional Park (new course!)
Reston, VA

Located in Reston, VA, this suburban park has a beautiful lake, huge open fields, pavilions, and an awesome trail network. Our course is singletrack with a bit of open field running mixed in…and a beautiful views of the lake.  This is a new course for spring 2020.

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