Terrapin Mountain 50K & Half Marathon

Saturday, March 24, 2018 • Sedalia, VA • Course Map

After nearly a ten-year hiatus since its last running along the trails and mountain ridges just to the north of the central Virginia community of Sedalia, the Terrapin Mountain Half Marathon was resurrected in the spring of 2008.


In 2014, just over 40 runners completed the half and 50K races combined, along the trails that ascend and run atop Terrapin Mountain, Camping Gap and White Oak Ridge.

Organized by eco-x Sports and part of the Virginia-based trail race series known as the Beast Series, this out-and-back race starts and finishes in Sedalia at the Sedalia Center, which lies near the entrance to the George Washington National Forest, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway that runs along the mountains nearby.

After a brief stretch along the gravel surface roads Charlemont Road and Sedalia School Road, runners then head up into the steep climbs and switchbacks along the trails that take them up into the mountains, where they’ll experience an overall elevation change during the course of the race of about 3,250 feet.

Those running the half marathon follow a single loop along the race trail, following along White Oak Ridge and Camping Gap up onto the ridge trails along Terrapin Mountain, in a roughly clockwise direction along the mountain.

The course takes a brief out-and-back detour onto Terrapin Mountain Road before heading down along the side of the mountains back to Reed Creek Road and Sedalia School Road for the last stretch back to the finish line.

Runners will have a course time limit of 9 hours for both races.

A view of Terrapin Mountain in Virginia. (Photo © Karriewelborn | Dreamstime.com)

A view of Terrapin Mountain in Virginia. (Photo © Karriewelborn | Dreamstime.com)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the hilly and mountainous central part of the state, about an hour’s drive northeast of Roanoke, Sedalia lies just a few miles from nearby Big Island, Va., which typically experiences cool to cold weather in the early spring, and steady precipitation year-round.

In March, temperatures average between 59°F and 30°F, while precipitation totals average just over 3.1 inches for the month. On the day of the race (March 24), the average low is 31ºF and the average high is 59ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Terrapin Mountain Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM

Fees

  • $65 – $85 for the half marathon
  • $90 – $110 for the 50K

Registration

Registration for this event opens in January 2018. To reserve your spot in the early spring 2018 running of Sedalia’s Terrapin Mountain Half Marathon or 50K race, check the event website below for the latest updates.

Official Race Website

www.eco-xsports.com

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