Crozet Running Trail 5k

Sat May 9 - Tue August 11 Crozet, VA 22932 US Directions

Crozet Running Trail 5K

05/09 8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT

The 2020 Crozet Running Trail 5k and the Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series are cancelled due to COVID-19.  

  • Due to the Gov. Northam's Stay-at-Home order, the Crozet Running Trail 5k (May 9) and the OHilly Trail 5k (June 9) are cancelled and will not be rescheduled and due to potential continued closures of public spaces and social distancing, there will not be a virtual race option
  • If it is possible and appropriate to have the 3rd and 4th race of the summer series (the Boars Head Turn n Burn [July 11] and the Late Summer Meltdown [Aug 11]), we intend to hold them  You can stay up to date on the CATs website ( or by following the CATs and Crozet Running in Facebook and Instagram.
  • All currently registered participants for the 2020 Crozet Running Trail 5k and/or the Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series have the following options:
    • Obtain a refund, minus RunSignup processing fees
    • Defer to the 2021 Events
    • Donate your entry to the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners, a 501c3 non-profit organization to use in advancing their mission.

Here Are Your Options:

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

This will be a donation to the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners and used to continue to advance 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.

Specifically, funds going into the CATS general operations funds go to cover RRCA Membership fees, capital expenditures such as tables/pop ups/etc, monthly rent for our storage facility, and other costs including the purchasing of trail maintenance equipment and funding social events/gatherings.  


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

Race Website
Mint Springs Valley Park, Crozet, Virginia
6659 Mint Springs Park
Crozet, VA US 22932

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


Come join us for the 7th annual Crozet Running Trail 5K at Mint Springs Valley Park in beautiful Crozet, Virginia.  This is a family friendly event, but is also a challenging trail 5K course for runners of any experience level.  The course winds up Bucks Elbow Mountain, through beautiful single track trails with views of the valley below, and finally winds around the ponds before finishing by the playground above the lakes. This is a great event for top runners, families, and hikers alike!

All finishers receive a free T-shirt and can say they've finished "The Toughest 5K in the Commonwealth!"  

This is also the first race in the 6th Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series - You can register for the entire 4-race series here for just $55 - that includes a shirt for this race, a technical fabric finishers shirt at the end of the series (if you finish at least 3 of the 4 races), plenty of prizes and awards, and a post-series BBQ!   

2020 Summer Series races and dates are:

  • Crozet Running Trail 5K - Mint Springs Park, Crozet - Sat May 9th 8:00am
  • O-Hilly Trail 5K- UVA Grounds - Tuesday June 9th, 7:00pm
  • Boars Head Turn and Burn (4.5 miles) - Boars Head Resort, Charlottesville - Sat July 11th, 8:00am
  • Late Summer Meltdown 4-Miler - Tuesday Aug 11th, 7:00pm (with BBQ/awards party afterwards)

See the event webpage at for more information on the race, and for more information on the Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series!






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