DC Capital Striders Trail Running Camp - Summer 2018

For the last two summers, DC Capital Striders has organized summer camp outings/trail runs for our runners! This summer is no exception.  You DON'T need to be a paid DCCS member to join these runs, however you are encouraged to sign up for DCCS membership as it comes with lots of perks and you will be supporting the club - http://www.dccapitalstriders.com/sign-up-for-me/#join

These runs are designed for all types of trail runners, however you should be familiar with trails and make sure you have all the necessary gear, hydration, energy, supplies for the run.  These runs are led by very knowledgeable trail runners.  Sometimes maps will be provided.   All distances are welcome and most are out and back trail runs.   If you have any questions, please write trailrunning@dccapitalstriders.com

**** ALL OF THE EVENTS ARE POSTED ON THE DCCS Trail Running "Wolfpack" Facebook Page - you will NOT be able to see the event listing if you aren't on the facebook page - join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dccswolfpack/

Saturday, June 9th - Gambrill State Park, Middletown, Md. (co-hosted with Dan Rogers) - Uphill parking lot (39°27'43.1"N 77°29'42.6"W) - Starting with a beautiful view over Middletown Valley, this out-and-back route begins with a few ups and downs and plenty of Catoctin greenstone. The trail levels out and becomes very runnable with a perfect turnaround at a great pond to cool off in. - Plenty of breweries in nearby Frederick for post-run grub. (Same day as OSS/CIA 50 miler.)

Saturday, June 23rd - Sky Meadows / GR Thomson WMA, Delaplane, Va. (co-hosted with Dave Herring) - Home of Dave Herring(38°58'21.0"N 78°01'02.6"W)  - Run in the green tunnel of the Appalachian Trail and across the open meadows of Sky Meadows all in one run. - Exact route and post-run grub TBD.

Saturday, July 14th - Massanutten Ridgeline, Fort Valley, Va. - Signal Knob Trailhead (38°56'04.3"N 78°19'12.1"W) - This route climbs up Sherman Gap, follows a ridgeline featured in Massanutten Mountain 100 miler, and drops down at Shawl Gap. - This can be a short out-and-back, a medium distance loop, or a longer figure eight. Post-run grub in Front Royal. Check out Skyline Caverns, too!

Saturday, July 28th - Mary’s Rock and Stony Man, Sperryville, Va. - Thornton Gap Parking Lot (38°39'35.4"N 78°19'17.8"W) - This out-and-back route runs along a ridge on the Appalachian Trail and Skyline Drive and hits several unforgettable views: Mary’s Rock, the Pinnacle, Stony Man, and Skyland Resort. - Runners looking for a 18-20 mile run will be able to refill with water and snacks at Skyland Resort before turning around. Post-run grub (and a brewery and a distillery!) in Sperryville.

Saturday, August 11th - Weverton Heights, Knoxville, Md. - Waverton Cliffs Parking Lot (39°19'58.8"N 77°40'59.9"W) - Run early sections of the famous JFK 50 Miler. We’ll climb “the other Maryland Heights” and run along the Appalachian Trail as far as you want. Then we can drop down to the C&O Canal and run along the Potomac (pancake flat!). Longer runners can climb Maryland Heights or run into West Virginia and Virginia! - Dip into the Potomac along the trail! Post-run grub at one of Purcellville’s many breweries or eateries! (Same day as MMB 50K/Eastern States.)

Saturday, August 25th - Overall Run Falls, Compton, Va. - Chrisman Rd. (38°46'45.3"N 78°21'38.1"W) - End Summer Camp with a moderate loop featuring (hopefully) three swimming holes! Runners looking for an extra challenge can climb to Skyline Drive. - Post-run picnic and swimming at Shenandoah State Park!