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Awesome Trail Running Races

From 5Ks to half marathons…Northern Virginia and Maryland…we’ve got you covered. Challenging courses, excellent support, awesome post-race spread of tasty treats, great music, and a fun awards ceremony are all hallmarks of EX2 events.  Come join us!

Spring Backyard Burn 5M/10M Trail Running Series

The 19th annual Spring Backyard Burn is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.

Race 1: Hemlock Overlook on 3/27/22
Race 2: Pohick Bay on 4/10/22
Race 3: Lake Fairfax on 4/24/22

Rosaryville Half Marathon and 10K Trail Running Race

March 13, 2022
Rosaryville State Park
Upper Marlboro, MD

The Rosaryville Half Marathon/10K was added to the EX2 calendar way back in 2014 and it was an immediate hit. Conveniently located right off the Capital Beltway, Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, MD offers fun and challenging terrain, that is also beginner friendly.  We love Rosaryville…come find out why!!

Fountainhead Half Marathon and 10K Trail Running Race

May 22, 2022
Fountainhead Regional Park
Fairfax Station, VA

The Fountainhead Half Marathon and 10K hit the EX2 race calendar for the first time in 2013 and it was an instant success! This fun and challenging course is a trail runner’s dream and its location along the banks of the Occoquan Reservoir has some of the most beautiful and remote-feeling terrain in Fairfax County, VA, only 30 minutes outside of Washington D.C.

Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series

The 12th edition of Blue Crab Bolt Trail Running Series is back for another round of trail running action at some of the best parks in Montgomery County, Maryland. Similar to our Backyard Burn races, these 5K and 10K courses are fun and challenging and include a mixture of winding single-track hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.

Race 1: Seneca Creek on 6/25/22
Race 2: Schaeffer on 7/23/22
Race 3: Little Bennett on 8/6/22

Schaeffer Half Marathon and 10K Trail Running Race

September 17, 2022
Schaeffer Farm Trail System
Germantown, MD

Schaeffer Farms has some of the best singletrack around and we stage the race at a beautiful private farm.  Schaeffer is located in Germantown, MD and is an easy drive from anywhere around the DMV on race morning.

Fall Backyard Burn 5M/10M Trail Running Series

The 17th annual Fall Backyard Burn is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.

Race 1: Lake Fairfax on 10/30/22
Race 2: Riverbend on 11/6/22
Race 3: Fountainhead on 11/20/22

Rocky Gap 25K 50K Relay

Saturday October 15, 2022
Rocky Gap State Park
Flintstone, MD

We are thrilled to introduce you to the Rocky Gap 25K, 50K, and Relay Trail Running Race. The race highlights three different beautiful loops in Rocky Gap State Park, each approximately 5 miles in length. The race is open to solo runners and relay teams of 2 or 3 in both the 25K and 50K.