Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series

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16th Annual Fall Backyard Burn

The Fall Backyard Burn (FBYB) 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.

The Spring and Fall Series are both independent of each other. Race in one, two, three, or all four races of the FBYB. After each race, awards are presented to the top five finishers in each age group. In addition, a point system adding competitors’ race point totals (see below) will be used to determine the top five series finishers in each age group. Series prizes and awards are presented at the final race of the FBYB series.

Take advantage of 10% savings by signing up for multiple races at one time (10% off each race).

Pohick Bay

Sunday October 3, 2021
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Lorton, VA

Situated on Gunston Cove and adjacent to Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Gunston Hall, home of Founding Father George Mason, Pohick Bay is steeped in beauty and history. The trails are excellent, the water views are amazing, and bald eagle sightings are common.

Lake Fairfax

Sunday October 17, 2021
Lake Fairfax Regional Park
Reston, VA

Located in Reston, VA, this suburban park has a beautiful lake, huge fields, pavilions, and many newly designed trails. This fast and fun race course includes semi-technical forested single-track, lakeside trails, and open fields.

Riverbend Park

Sunday November 7, 2021
Riverbend Regional Park
Great Falls, VA

Riverbend lies adjacent to the Potomac River and just west of Great Falls National Park. The course is sweet and includes incredible riverside single-track, challenging hills, and amazing views. We are excited to introduce more trail runners to this special park and hope you will decide to come join the fun.

Fountainhead

Sunday November 21, 2021
Fountainhead Regional Park
Fairfax Station, VA

Fountainhead Regional Park is situated along the banks of the Occoquan Reservoir in Western Fairfax County. This awesome race course is beautiful and consists of hiking trails and a few old dirt roads.  We’ve been racing at Fountainhead for over 15 years…and it continues to be a racer favorite.

Registration Fees
(individual races)

5 Mile
$45 – Early (3 months+ out)
$47.50 – Regular (1-3 months out)
$50.00 – Late (1 month to race day)

10 Mile
$50 – Early (3 months+ out)
$52.50 – Regular (1-3 months out)
$55.00 – Late (1 month to race day)

Registration Fees
(full series – 4 races)

Save 10% per race by signing up for multiple races in the series

5 Mile (full series)
$162 – Early (3 months+ out)
$171 – Regular (1-3 months out)
$180 – Late (1 month to race day)

10 Mile (full series)
$180 – Early (3 months+ out)
$189 – Regular (1-3 months out)
$198 – Late (1 month to race day)

 

Point Series Information

Points are awarded to the top 20 places in each age group.  The top 5 most points in each age age group after the last race in the series will win credit towards future EX2 races. $50 for 1st place, $40 for 2nd place, etc.

  • 1st = 50 points
  • 2nd = 41 points
  • 3rd = 35 points
  • 4th = 30 points
  • 5th = 26 points
  • 6th = 23 points
  • 7th = 20 points
  • 8th = 17 points
  • 9th = 15 points
  • 10th = 13 points
  • 11th = 11 points
  • 12th  = 9 points
  • 13th = 8 points
  • 14th = 7 points
  • 15th = 6 points
  • 16th = 5 points
  • 17th  = 4 points
  • 18th = 3 points
  • 19th = 2 points
  • 20th = 1 point

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