Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series

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Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series

The Fall Backyard Burn (FBYB) Trail Running Series 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 in 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 in the series at one time (10% off each race).

Lake Fairfax

Sunday October 20, 2024
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 singletrack, lakeside trails, and open fields.

Riverbend Park

Sunday November 10, 2024
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.


Sunday November 24, 2024
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.


Sunday December 8, 2024
Hemlock Overlook
Clifton, VA

Hemlock Overlook, located along the banks of the historic Bull Run, feels surprisingly remote for being so close to Washington D.C. This beautiful race course consists mostly of hiking trails (including the Bull Run Occoquan Trail), old dirt roads, and open fields. Competitors will run over rocks and roots and along bull run. The course is designed to be spectator friendly with several areas designated for family and friends to cheer on their racers.

Registration Fees
(individual races)

5 Mile
$45 to $60
* save 10% per race when you sign up for multiple races in the series at the same time

10 Mile
$55 to $67.50
* save 10% per race when you sign up for multiple races in the series at the same time

Point Series Information

Points are awarded to the top 20 places in each age group. The last race in the series carries a bonus of 10 points.  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. Racers must race in at least 2 of the 4 series races to be eligible for series prizes.

  • 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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