Broad Run Off Road

Broad Run Off Road Give people a reason to have fun, be active, outdoors and off pavement. Our Vision: Produce professional, safe and fun events that encourage everyone to explore, compete and enjoy their outdoor experience while raising money and awareness for

Operating as usual

This is why we do it, and hopefully why you guys do races with us 😁 Thanks racers for helping us still find a way to rai...
11/04/2020
Haymarket PTO

This is why we do it, and hopefully why you guys do races with us 😁 Thanks racers for helping us still find a way to raise funds for some great local organizations in 2020!

We want to thank Allen Wagner, the Race Director/President of Broad Run Off Road!! He gave us a donation of $670.27 from the proceeds of his virtual challenge trail run. Be sure to check out the race events for 2021 at https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/copy-of-events-/-schedule

Thanks again, Allen! We truly appreciate your support of Haymarket Elementary!

Fall foliage in full effect. Great shot Clare!
10/30/2020

Fall foliage in full effect. Great shot Clare!

What a fabulous time of year.

Shirts have arrived, we'll be packing and shipping out to all you Create Your Own Trail racers in the coming days so be ...
10/30/2020

Shirts have arrived, we'll be packing and shipping out to all you Create Your Own Trail racers in the coming days so be on the lookout! AND don't forget 7 award winners of various categories will be getting one of these water bottles as well :)

Trail idea from Cub Scouts Pack 42.  Only 2.5 weeks left to get all your miles in!
10/28/2020
Union Mill and Bull Run Occoquan Trail Loop

Trail idea from Cub Scouts Pack 42. Only 2.5 weeks left to get all your miles in!

Union Mill and Bull Run Occoquan Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Manassas, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this tr...

Ok, I think we all have course envy now; Kevin throwing down the warmest run of the Create Your Own Trail challenge thus...
10/21/2020

Ok, I think we all have course envy now; Kevin throwing down the warmest run of the Create Your Own Trail challenge thus far :)

Running around Great Cruz Bay while on vacation in St. John, USVI.

Some of us doing some double dipping today at the awesome socially distanced 5-miler race at beautiful Lake Fairfax (run...
10/18/2020

Some of us doing some double dipping today at the awesome socially distanced 5-miler race at beautiful Lake Fairfax (run by EX2Adventures); but totally counting that towards our CYOT virtual trail challenge :)

No rules against that right?

10/16/2020

3 weeks down, 4 weeks left to get those miles in for our 50-day Virtual Challenge. October was originally meant to be our inaugural race at Conway Robinson State Forest this year, so we wanted to take you on a ride of this great trail to give you some more ideas on places to get miles in. This is a 4.7 mile route with no doubling back. the blue trail is exactly 3.1 miles (5K).

1 Week left to sign up and join the 50-day Virtual Trail Race Challenge. All participants get race shirt and other swag ...
10/09/2020

1 Week left to sign up and join the 50-day Virtual Trail Race Challenge. All participants get race shirt and other swag and we're awarding prizes too, everything mailed out. Get out, enjoy the weather and raise money for some great local orgs.

100% proceeds donated to Piedmont Dogs (Vint Hill Dog Park), Haymarket PTO, Cub Scout Pack 42

Register Now:
https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

Allen
09/26/2020

Allen

Today was originally meant to have been our 7th annual race on Leopold's Trail. Feels odd not scrambling around to put the race on. Felt appropriate to kick off the virtual challenge with the boys doing the 1-mile fun run course. 1 mile down, 49 more to go for me.

Leopold's Preserve is in amazingly excellent condition for walking, running, or hiking thanks to all the trail work by the White House Farm Foundation. Highly recommend using it for the virtual challenge! 50-Day challenge starts now everyone, get those miles in, share photos from your outings :)

09/25/2020
Create Your Own Trail - Logging Activities

With 2 days before we begin our 50-Day Create Your Own Trail Challenge, we thought it would be a good time to do a little walkthrough of how to log your activities into the event results and track your progress against your 50-day distance goal.

Thank you again for everyone who has signed up, and don't forget for any who haven't, registration is open until October 17th!

Once again 100% of the proceeds from this are going to Cub Scout Pack 42, Haymarket Elementary School @Haymarket PTO, and Piedmont Dogs (aka Vint Hill Dog Park).

Be safe, have fun, explore trails and post photos on our page right here :)

https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

09/16/2020

We're just 1 week out from the Create Your Own Trail Virtual Challenge. Register Now and help us raise funs for 3 great local non profit orgs. https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

Need trail ideas? We've got you covered. How about James S. Long Park right here in Haymarket. Most people know Long Park for the soccer, lacrosse and baseball fields for their kids, but did you know there's 4 miles of trails with a few creek crossings rolling hills and more behind all the sports fields? Check it out as we take you through it.

Temperatures are starting to drop from the summer heat, we've even got some leaves starting to fall, and we're now just ...
09/08/2020

Temperatures are starting to drop from the summer heat, we've even got some leaves starting to fall, and we're now just 2 weeks out from the start of our Create Your Own Trail - 50-Day Virtual Challenge.

We're excited to get out there with you this fall, exploring the many great trails, paths and more in your area. While this isn't your standard in-person event it still comes with a race shirt, stickers, and we'll even be awarding prizes for fun categories too! For this event, we'll be mailing this all out to you, no need to pick anything up.

Register Now: https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

08/27/2020
Whitney State Forest 5K Preview

As we get closer to the start of our Create Your Own Trail virtual challenge, I thought I'd preview some trails around our area to give you some ideas to try out and explore.

First up is Whitney State Forest in Warrenton, Va. which is going to be our newest race in the Twilight Trail Series when we can get back to in-person events. There are 4-5 miles of trails in this quiet/secluded tract managed by the Virginia Department of Forestry. I went out on my bike to show you our new 5K course, plenty elevation changes, 4-5 stream crossings, beautiful trees, definitely one of my favorite trails for a run.

Register now for the virtual race challenge: https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

We're Now 5 weeks out from our 50-Day Virtual Race Challenge, so lets highlight our 3rd beneficiary of the event. For an...
08/19/2020

We're Now 5 weeks out from our 50-Day Virtual Race Challenge, so lets highlight our 3rd beneficiary of the event. For any alumni of our Leopold's Trail races, you might know we pride ourselves on that race being dog-friendly, so when we decided to expand this year to do a race in Warrenton, we jumped at the chance to partner with and raise money for the Vint Hill Dog Park.

Piedmont Dogs, a.k.a. the Vint Hill Dog Park, is a non-profit org dedicated to providing a fun and safe off-leash dog recreation area to Virginia’s Piedmont region. The dog park itself is a fenced in dog park on a partially wooded 1.25 acres, open to the public, and operating year round from dawn to dusk. Learn more about them here: http://www.vinthilldogpark.org/

Any register now for the 50-Day Race Challenge!
https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

6 weeks out from our Create Your Own Trail Challenge. Just a reminder that 100% of all proceeds are going to be donated ...
08/11/2020

6 weeks out from our Create Your Own Trail Challenge. Just a reminder that 100% of all proceeds are going to be donated to three great non-profit organizations, and we want to give a shout out to our second beneficiary the Haymarket Elementary School (PTO).

Haymarket PTO is dedicated to providing quality opportunities to enhance and maximize the education of every student while aiding them in achieving their highest potential. Even while schools have had to go virtual and the many normal in person activities aren't possible; the HMES PTO is doing hard work to find/provide access to virtual activities/tools and more for students as they navigate the school year!

Register Now for the virtual race challenge and help us raise money for this great organization!

https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

Just 50 Days away from the start of our Create Your Own Trail Challenge. 100% of all proceeds are going to be donated to...
08/04/2020

Just 50 Days away from the start of our Create Your Own Trail Challenge. 100% of all proceeds are going to be donated to three great non-profit organizations, and we want to give each a shout out, so lets start with BMES Pack 42.

The Boy Scouts of America BMES (Buckland Mills Elementary School) Pack 42 is located in Gainesville, Virginia. The objective of the troops/packs is to develop character, citizenship and personal fitness in each of their Scouts/Cubs. This is done through a fun & exciting outdoor programs, educational meetings, and through the advancement program. Pack 42 will not only be manning aid stations when we get back to racing in person in 2021, but they also do clean up days for local parks/trails in our area so we have a LOT to thank them for.

Register Now for the challenge and help us raise money for this great organization!

https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

Ok the update we've tried to hold out as long as we could on. Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are postponi...
07/27/2020
Broad Run Off Road - Create Your Own Trail - Virtual Race Challenge

Ok the update we've tried to hold out as long as we could on. Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are postponing our fall Twilight Trail Series to 2021. Any racers already registered should have gotten an email from us with info/options, if you didn't get it let me know.

BUT DON'T PUT YOUR TRAIL SHOES AWAY JUST YET!!!

We're not going to sit around and do nothing in 2020. Registration is now open for our first ever: Create Your Own Trail - Virtual Race Challenge with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Haymarket PTO , Boy Scouts BMES Pack 42 & Piedmont Dogs

Event details, how to and more found here: https://www.broadrunoffroad.org/create-your-own-trail-challenge

We'll be posting and sharing all kinds of details, videos, trail previews and ideas as we get closer. Get out there folks and help us raise money for a bunch of great local organizations!

Create Your Own Trail - Virtual Race Challenge

06/05/2020

Hey everyone, its been 3 months since we last posted and while I don't have definitive news on our 2020 races yet, I wanted to be sure to give an update.

For starters, the fall Twilight Trail Series for 2020 hasn't officially been cancelled as we continue to take advantage of our benefit of time to wait and see. That being said, back in March we felt it reasonable to put a hold on all promotion until we have a definitive call which is why you haven't heard from us in a bit.

While our 3 race series is slated for Sep/Oct/Nov and that still gives us over 3 months before the first race is scheduled, obviously there are many factors involved. Northern Virginia is now nearing Phase 2 of re-opening, but keep in mind that's a long way from mass gatherings being allowed so some of this is out of our hands. We're going to work with the Virginia Department of Forestry and the White House Farm Foundation to make the best decision for 2020, everyone's safety is the top priority.

If we're able to go forward as originally planned, great; if we need to do some kind of reduced event, then we'll try what is possible; and if we need to cancel for 2020 and just move on to 2021, then so be it. As soon as we know, we'll let you know.

In the meantime, if you're able to go for a walk, hike, run or bike ride on any of the trails at Leopold's, Conway Robinson or Whitney, definitely do it as all three are in great condition right now.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay sane!

03/13/2020

There are much more important things going on right now, so we're not gonna do the original email/social media promotional splash we originally planned; instead just gonna say for those interested, Registration is officially open for the Twilight Trail Series. You can sign up here: broadrunoffroad.org

Most importantly, stay safe, stay healthy and stay sane everyone and we'll see you on the trails come fall time.

Keeping with the 2020 rollout, you can now check out our brand new website: www.broadrunoffroad.orgWe're still keeping r...
02/27/2020
Broad Run Off Road

Keeping with the 2020 rollout, you can now check out our brand new website: www.broadrunoffroad.org

We're still keeping race #2 and 3 secret until announcements next week ;)

But on the website you can find:
- Leopold's race #1 course maps, directions, times, details
- results for all our past races
- pictures from the past races
- sign up for our new email list
- sponsor info should you or someone you know be interesting in being a part of BROR events!
- Our story, BRORs background

Obviously info for races 2 and 3 will show up once we announce :)

Trail races - fun, active, outdoors and off the pavement with 100% proceeds donated and 100% volunteer supported!

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02/27/2020

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02/27/2020

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Broad Run Off Road was founded in 2014, but not immediately as a multi-race organization, instead it truly began as just a simple group run / get together...

In 2013 a developer in Haymarket Virginia struck a deal with the county to rezone several hundred acres of land within the community, originally zoned for commercial/industrial use, to instead be split into some residential use and for the remainder to become a nature conservancy know as Leopold's Preserve, complete with plans to make several miles of trails within for public access hiking and biking.

As the trails began to take shape in 2014, Allen Wagner, a resident of the area, decided to put together a group run to try out the trails and introduce folks in the community to the new running outlet available. Allen mapped out a 5K course and a simple sign up sheet was created online to track how many people to expect for this first ever "Leopold's Trail 5K."

Word spread so much that with just less than a month's notice from idea to event, on a chilly November morning over 100 runners showed up for this group run on the new trails. There was nothing fancy about it, just some donated race bibs for folks to wear, and just a running clock on a battery at the trailhead so folks could see a time as they returned. Being so close to Thanksgiving, runners were simply asked to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to the Haymarket Food Pantry, and at least 2 large boxes were filled/donated.

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What a fabulous time of year.
Running around Great Cruz Bay while on vacation in St. John, USVI.
Today was originally meant to have been our 7th annual race on Leopold's Trail. Feels odd not scrambling around to put the race on. Felt appropriate to kick off the virtual challenge with the boys doing the 1-mile fun run course. 1 mile down, 49 more to go for me. Leopold's Preserve is in amazingly excellent condition for walking, running, or hiking thanks to all the trail work by the White House Farm Foundation. Highly recommend using it for the virtual challenge! 50-Day challenge starts now everyone, get those miles in, share photos from your outings :)