Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series

Sat May 9 - Tue August 11, 2020 Charlottesville, VA US 22902
The 2020 Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series has been cancelled

The 2020 Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series has been cancelled due to COVID19 and Governor Northam's Stay-at-Home order.

  • The first two races, the Crozet Running Trail 5k (May 9th) and the Ohilly Trail 5k (June 9th) are cancelled and will not be postponed to a later date.  Due to potential for future trail closures and social distancing guidelines, there will not be a virtual option either.
  • If possible and appropriate, we will make every effort to hold the 3rd and 4th races of the series, the Boars Head Turn n Burn (July 11) and the Late Summer Meltdown (Aug 11).  Stay up to date by following the CATs on their website ( or on facebook/instagram.
  • Current registrants have the following options:
    • Defer their registration to the 2021 Summer Series
    • Obtain a refund (minus processing fee)
    • Donate registration to the CATS, a 501c3 non-profit group to further their mission.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the 2021 Summer Series, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

This option donates your registration to the general operating budget of the CATS to further our mission:

  • The mission of the non-profit Charlottesville Area Trail Runners Club (CATs) is to promote the love of trails and trail running. We strive to welcome runners of all types into the world of trail running, to sponsor events that promote trail running, including trail races and social events, and to provide stewardship in developing and maintaining a high quality trail network in and around Charlottesville. This stewardship extends to helping preserve the areas through which trails run, including working to prevent and repair damage created by the use of the trails. Funds raised by the CATs are be used to further its mission

This includes funding capital expenditures (tables, pop ups, race directing equipment), rent for our storage facility, dues for our RRCA Membership, and other expenditures such as trail maintenance equipment and for social gatherings/events (when possible again).



We understand! We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Mint Springs/O-Hill/Boars Head/Pen Park
Charlottesville, VA US 22902

NOTE:  Registration is temporarily suspended due to the governor's Stay at Home mandate.  We are considering various options for the series.  Stay tuned.


Come join us for the 6th 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

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 9th, 8:00am, Mint Springs Valley Park, Crozet
  • O-Hilly Trail 5k - Tuesday June 9th, 7:00pm, O-Hill, Charlottesville
  • Boar's Head Turn and Burn - Saturday July 11th, 8:00am, Boar's Head Resort, Charlottesville
  • Late Summer Meltdown 4-Miler - Tuesday August 11th, 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!!

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