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Overall Rating (1 Review)
4
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DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3
Montvale is a great trail system in old growth forest. It really is a gem and when not filled with racers, it is a great place to see all kinds of wildlife. The 5 mile course will start after the creek crossing on the Creekside Trail taking this to the … MORE
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    wonderjess FIRST-TIMER '19

    The Montvale Trail Races are the 3rd in a series of 6 run in the Roanoke area to highlight local trails and provide non-ultra trail races. I'll be honest, I … MORE

    The Montvale Trail Races are the 3rd in a series of 6 run in the Roanoke area to highlight local trails and provide non-ultra trail races. I’ll be honest, I loved this little race. I know a lot of people that run the RNUTS (Roanoke Non-Ultra Trail Series), and speak highly of Mountain Junkies (the production team).

    I’ve never run these trails, nor in Bedford County, VA at all — the park seems to be a somewhat recent addition, and in addition to the trails, there’s a new playground – that’s quite big, and a shelter. The trails were awesome — packed earth, not super technical, there seem to be a system of overlapping trails. I think one could get lost out there, although there was also a lot of signage.

    The race itself has 10 milers (running two loops) and 5 milers (running one loop). Registration is capped at, I think, 250, and is between 20 and 35 dollars based on distance and timing. It was a really well-marked course, and a friendly volunteers. We were crowded at the start, but within a mile we spread out nicely. If you’re a 10 miler, note that the 5 milers start in a second wave, and the fast ones will be coming to pass you.

    Bottom line: cheap, friendly, competitive, runnable, do it.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    My Report
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    M_Sohaskey Mar 19, 2019 at 8:27pm

    YAY, welcome back! So awesome to see your smiling avatar again. Congrats on a triumphant return to the trails, and here’s to miles of smiles in 2019 and beyond! 💪

    YAY, welcome back! So awesome to see your smiling avatar again. Congrats on a triumphant return to the trails, and here’s to miles of smiles in 2019 and beyond! 💪

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