Pretty much everything about this race sucks.  

The course sucks. The race starts at the intersection of Jarmans Gap Rd and Greenwood Rd in Crozet, Virginia. From there, runners will run up Jarmans - 2.9 miles and 1,522 ft of elevation gain, then turn around and come right back down 2.9 miles and 1,522 ft. Runners will repeat this lap five times for a total of 7,610ft elevation gain and loss over 29.0 miles. Jarmans is a steep gravel road, with some areas shaded and some areas in full sun. There are minimal scenic views. The summit of Jarmans is simply a muddy parking spot and an 'End State Maintenance' sign. You will run by a junkyard and several pit bulls. There are a lot of littered Bud Light cans lining the course. The train crosses Jarmans and may or may not be running during the race. The course is gonna suck. 

Upcoming Races

Aug 14 2021
30 Miles
7,610 7,610 ft.
Multiple Loop Course
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads


30 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
08/01/20 38 4:30:17 5:07:52
08/03/19 36 5:10:48 6:19:46
08/04/18 38 4:27:20 5:11:44
08/06/16 40 4:28:38 4:59:15
08/01/15 32 4:51:55 5:28:32
08/02/14 33 4:21:10 5:05:25
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Tussey Mountainback 50 Miler

  • Oct 31, 2021
  • Boalsburg, PA
50 Miles