Come join us for the annual Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series!  This is a fun, relaxed, low-cost summer trail running series with 4 trail races from 5K to 4.5-miles in distance, all in the Charlottesville/Crozet area.  In addition to individual race prizes, there will be overall and top age group finisher prizes for the series, based upon cumulative total time in all 4 races.


New Race!  We are replacing the third race in the series, formerly the Camp Holiday Trails 5-Miler, with a new trail race at the Boar's Head Resort.  The "Boar's Head Turn and Burn" will be a 4.7-mile trail race that takes runners from the beautiful Boar's Head Resort all the way to the summit of Roundtop Mountain and back.  The Camp Holiday Trails 5-miler will still exist, but at a different date and will no longer be a part of the summer trail series.

Runners must register for the series in advance for the Series Finisher Shirt.  Runners who complete all 4 races in the series will receive a Summer Series Finisher technical shirt at the last race, and runners completing 3 out of 4 races will receive a cotton finishers shirt.  In order to receive these great finisher prizes and to be eligible for series top finisher awards however, runners must register for the series in advance (online now or on raceday of the first race if spaces are still available by then).  The series will likely sell out again, so register now!

Races and Dates:

  • Crozet Running Trail 5k - Saturday May 11th, 8:00am, Mint Springs Valley Park, Crozet
  • O-Hilly Trail 5k - Tuesday June 11th, 7:00pm, O-Hill, Charlottesville
  • Boar's Head Turn and Burn - Saturday July 13th, 8:00am, Boar's Head Resort, Charlottesville
  • Late Summer Meltdown 4-Miler - Tuesday August 13th, 7:00pm, Pen Park, Charlottesville

The cost for the entire 4-race series is just $55, or $50 for paying CATs members.  Kids 12 and under are $30.  You will receive a series finisher shirt, a t-shirt for the Crozet Running Trail 5k, post-race food at each race, the Summer Series BBQ/Cookout at the last race, as well as other finisher awards and top finisher awards throughout the series!    For the CATS member discount, go to and log on to your account to find the coupon code.

Register now and guarantee your entry into the series!!