The Triple Trail Challenge consists of 3 different dirt trails totaling 30.6 miles and 2,515 feet of climbing at Pocahontas State Park (11 Miles), Leakes Mill Park (9.3) and the James River Park (10.3).
The Triple Trail Challenge is a cross between a relay event and an ultra event. You can walk, hike, or run each of the trail segments. You will time yourself on each course and submit them to Sports Backers upon completion of all three courses (Details on how to submit your times to come). Your final result is your combined time from all three loops. You can do it over the weekend or all in one day. It is up to you.
For the 2022 event, only time on course counts towards your final result.
Weather Update: Due to the impending snow storm, courses will now be marked through January 30. Please check the RVA Trail Report for closures before heading out to the trails.
All participants will receive a Triple Trail Challenge Knit Beanie.
Participant item pick-up will take place on Thursday, January 20 Friday, January 21 from 9am-4pm at Sports Backers Stadium. If you don’t pick up your participant items during this time they will be mailed after the event.
Note, there will be no onsite packet pick-up at any of the courses.
You are going to want some cool merch to let the world know you conquered the Triple Trail Challenge. We have a full line of active, outdoor RVA themed merchandise available here.
For records or fastest known times, the time starts when you cross the start line of your first trail loop and pauses when you complete the loop. You can complete the trail loops in any order. You will pick up your bib number in the parking lot of your first course and will use the same number for the subsequent two courses. Once you complete the challenge, your three loop times will be combined.
Click here for the 2022 Final FKT Leaderboard.
You may defer your registration from the 2022 Triple Trail Challenge to the 2023 event for a fee of $15. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. The deadline to defer is Friday, January 7.
Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation, event postponement, even format changes, and/or if you are unable to participate. Race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon.