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River Valley Run 10k Trail & 5k Road Race ~ Results

Race Details

River Valley Run 10k Trail Race

Off Road
: Run 6.2 Miles

River Valley Run 5k Road Race

: Run 3.1 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 am
Entry Fee: $40
Location: River Valley Ranch
Address: 4443 Grave Run Rd
City/State/Zip: Manchester, Maryland MD
Country: USA
Race Website:
Rated a Top Ten 10k in America by & Serious running, the River Valley Run is a truly unique event with something for everyone from the casual run/walker to the serious trail runner. Highlights include: Chip timing, $15 Premium Under Armour Upgrade shirt, certified green event, great prizes, scenic course, breakfast buffet, and activities for the whole family.
Course Information:

10k Trail Race:
This is an authentic Trail Run, rated the #4 10k in America by and a Top Ten 10k in the nation by If you are looking for a leisurely trail run like you would get on the NCR trail or other smooth and flat railroad trail, this is not for you! This highly acclaimed course will begin on paved roads and groomed trails in the lush valley and then proceed to the top of the hill overlooking the scenic Western Town below. It will then proceed primarily through wooded trails (with some moderate to steep up and down grades), to the Rocky Ridge trail scramble, a unique outcropping of rocks, where runners can choose several options that end in the same place (faster more techincal runners should choose the right option(as opposed to the left). The trail then winds through both woods and open trail to the Cigar Tree Field where you will get a great view of all the other runners. Not long after this you will be challenged by River Valley Ranch's infamous "Dead Man's Hill" (its relatively short but a doozy!) gradually descending to the Gunpowder River where racers will have the option to cross through the river (for the REAL trail runners of course) or dry across a single lane tree bridge. After the river crossing runners will enjoy a flat series of heavily wooded single track trail that follows the gunpowder river...a welcome cooler section of terrain after the challenging section between mile 1 and 4. The trail will finish right through the starting line, up Grave Run Rd, and back down through our Old West town, across the covered bridge to the finish. have now completed one of America's Premier 10k Trail Runs!

Trails will range from groomed to open field to semi-rocky terrain. Five water stations will be provided on the course.  Feel free to bring  your own hydration as well. We guarantee that this course will be a scenic, challenging one you won't forget!

10k Trail Map >>
Approximate 10k Race Route (with elevation changes) >>

5k Race

This out and back course will begin in the woods of the lush valley of River Valley Ranch on a groomed trail. It will then proceed for several miles on paved country roads (with shade trees for most of the route). The race will finish right through our authentic 19th century western town, crossing the Gunpowder Falls river through our covered bridge to the finish line.

From the North: From Lancaster or York, Pennsylvania on Interstate 83 south, take exit 8. Follow Route 216 west through Glen Rock to Route 516. Turn left onto Route 516. Go one block, turn right (still 516), proceed to the next road (Grave Run Rd.) and turn left. Continue on Grave Run Road 3.1 miles to the Ranch.

From Baltimore - East: Take I-695 to I-83 north. I-83 to exit 27, Hereford. Turn left onto Mount Carmel Road, proceed to Falls Road (Rt. 25) where you will see blinking red lights and turn right. Take Falls Road 4 1/2 miles to Grave Run Road. Turn right and continue 3.2 miles to RVR.

From Baltimore - West: Take I-695 to I-795 to Route 30. At round about take first exit onto Route 30 Business. Follow Route 30 to Hampstead and turn right at UPPER Beckleysville Road (just past the Fire Station in downtown Hampstead). Follow Upper Beckleysville Road until you reach a stop sign at Brick Store Rd. Turn left on Brick Store Rd and then turn right almost immediately on Beckleysville Rd. At the next stop, turn left onto Falls Road. Proceed for a few minutes on Falls road and then turn right onto Grave Run road and then several miles to the Ranch.

From Westminster: Take 27 North/East towards Manchester. Right onto Rt. 30. Left onto York St. (at light) 1.3 miles from the light, the road bears left. Bear right onto Schalk Rd. #1. Proceed to stop sign at Linboro Rd. Left onto Lineboro, then immediate right to continue on Schalk Rd. #1. Proceed to stop sign at Grave Run Rd. and turn right. Proceed 1 mile to the Ranch.

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