Registration is just $5, however must be a paid CATS member to register (see/read below). Discounts applied at checkout. Can signup for CATS membership during checkout.
**NEW COVID RACE PROTOCOLS**
The Charlottesville Area Trail Runners are happy to host one of the first races of the current COVID era. However, we are are modifying significantly this year's Turn & Burn to make it as safe as possible for our community and comply with current Virginia state regulations. Please read all information below!
- The race will still start and finish at the Boars Head Resort, however instead of an out-and-back to Round Top summit, we will be making a loop through the Foxhaven Farm trail system. This year's course distance will be 5 miles. The terrain is a combination of rolling/hilly grass double track, wooded single-track, dirt/gravel farm road, and about a half-mile of an old paved golf path.
- We are capping the number of entrants at 100 runners
- IF YOU ARE SICK, OR YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER THAT IS SICK, DO NOT COME! You will be offered a refund of your race fees.
- Masks are required at bib pickup and as we gather at the start of the race. Please don’t forget your mask for bib pickup and the pre-race gathering!
- You do not have to run with a mask on. In fact, this is generally discouraged because it is not safe in the heat.
- We will be starting the race in separate waves. Runners will be preassigned to different waves that will start a few minutes apart. The timing will account for the differences in start times, so this is is still a timed race, regardless of which wave you start in. We will have accurate cumulative time results at the finish.
- THERE WILL BE NO WATER OR AID STATION ON THE COURSE AND THERE WILL BE NO WATER OR FOOD AT THE FINISH. All runners must carry their own water using a handheld bottle or vest/pack to get them through 5 miles in July heat and humidity.
- Because of the constraint on the number of allowed runners, we are limiting the race to paying CATS members only. Are you a current CATs member? Check here to find out. If not, you can become a member during checkout! This race is just $5 for CATs members and the membership fee is $15. Click here to see what we do with our dues. Once we hit 100 entrants, there will be a waitlist.
Now, for the fun stuff:
- We can't wait to see you in person! Although we may be wearing masks at the start or talking 6-10 feet apart, we can socialize outside. Its going to feel great to get run on trails and have fun together!
- We will have prizes and giveaways! And this will be a timed race with fame and infamy for top finishers and age group winners!
Last note from the race directors:
- We are entering unchartered territory, so please be patient with us with any hiccups
- We appreciate any constructive feedback
- While we have changed our normal race protocol to keep the risk of COVID transmission low, we cannot in any way guarantee your protection. Runners will be participating at their own risk, so please do not come if you are uncomfortable or at high-risk. There will be more races in the future!
See you at the Boars Head!