Registration for the DHRT 50km is Open

It's now Official: The 2014 Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50km had the fastest 50km winning times in the United States for an course entirely on dirt.

Michael Wardian's 3:10:26 was the 8th fastest 50km with the 7 faster all run on roads.
Gina Slaby's 3:39:26 was the 4th fastest 50km with the 3 faster times run on roads or courses with substantial paved segments.

Registration is now open for the 2015 race at

The first 30 runners to register on-line prior to March 1 will receive a special price, as low as $60 for the first to register.

Race is at 6:30am on Saturday August 1, 2015 starting and finishing at the Rt 605 Trailhead on the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail.

Richard Vessey Volunteer of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Richard Vessey Volunteer of the Year recipient Vic Culp! Vic is not only a co-founding father of FARC, but also THE "heart and soul" of our running community! Congratulate Vic when you see him February 8th at the first Coldwell Banker Grand Prix Series race- the Sweetheart 4 Miler (Vic is the race director). Way to go, Vic!

John Robbin's Scholarship

The John Robbin's Scholarship Applications Are Available!
This $750 scholarship will be given to a club member, who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2015. The scholarship is based on volunteer service. Contact Janice Lasker at


This is a reminder that FARC has once again partnered with the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (FAFB) to help stomp out hunger in the community. Runners are asked to bring non perishable food items to all races in the Grand Prix series in 2015.
The FAFB will have volunteers available with a donation barrel at all the Grand Prix races. You can bring your donations to packet pick up or with you on race morning.
In 2014, FARC collected 918lbs of food, which translates to 765 meals. Our goal for 2015 is to at least double that amount. Please, please, remember to help us fight hunger in our own community.
All donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Annual Banquet

The 2014 Coldwell Banker Elite running series awards banquet hosted by the Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC) will be held Sunday, 18 January 2015 from 3-6 PM at Brock's Riverside Grill located on Sophia Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Please be sure your membership is up to date and RSVP by Thursday, January 8 to John Timmerman at FARC members are free, guests are $10.00 and will need to pay at the door. Please contact John at the above e-mail address if you have questions or also, any special menu needs.