For the uninitiated, The Ring is a circuit of the entire 71-mile orange-blazed Massanutten Trail in the George Washington National Forest, on the ridgelines of the eastern and western ranges of the Massanutten Mountains around the Fort Valley, situated roughly between the towns of Front Royal and Luray. The "trail" is hard, rocky, and slow. Sections of the trail have been around for centuries, but the entire, uninterrupted, 71-mile Massanutten Trail was not completed until 2002.

Even before the trail could be officially dedicated in the summer of 2002, Chris Scott convinced a reluctant Anstr Davidson that they had to be the first to run the entire Massanutten Trail. Having beaten others to the glory of christening the trail when they completed that initial circuit run in April of that year, Anstr and Chris were then kind enough to serve as the hosts for the first organized running of The Ring in the fall of 2002 (for others foolish enough not to heed their warnings that a sane person would not really want to do this run). Over the next four years the Lords of The Ring continued to induct new members into the Fellowship of the Ring. After a one-year sabbatical in 2006, The Ring returned in search of more victims, but under two new Ring Leaders. Chris and Anstr passed the burden on to Mike Bur and Quatro Hubbard, who have remained in charge since.

Upcoming Races

Aug 31 2019
71 Miles
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts

Results

Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
09/01/18 71 Miles 42 15:30:00 17:27:00
09/02/17 71 Miles 45 14:23:00 18:03:00
09/03/16 71 Miles 31 18:27:00 17:22:00
09/05/15 71 Miles 27 14:47:00 19:07:00
08/30/14 71 Miles 25 16:10:00 18:31:00
09/01/13 71 Miles 19 16:03:00 22:17:00
09/01/12 71 Miles 15 19:09:00 26:07:00
09/03/11 71 Miles 12 19:30:00 20:59:00
09/04/10 71 Miles 18 21:14:00 21:14:00
09/05/09 71 Miles 15 18:03:03 23:16:15
09/06/08 71 Miles 15 14:46:30 21:13:42
09/01/07 71 Miles 10 15:41:00 20:45:00
10/08/05 71 Miles 12 17:15:00 19:52:00
09/04/04 71 Miles 15 19:11:00 19:11:00
09/06/03 71 Miles 9 19:32:00 22:17:00
09/07/02 71 Miles 6 16:45:00 19:51:00
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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