Mountain Masochist Trail Run – 50 Miler

2021 NEWS ABOUT MMTR
2020 would have marked the 38th year of the Mountain Masochist. Cancelling the race this year was a hard but necessary decision considering the safety of our runners, volunteers, and everyone associated with the race.

We have been privileged over the years to have the support of several entities that have allowed us to utilize the historical MMTR course. Private businesses, federal and state agencies, private landowners, and our incredible volunteers have all contributed to the success for 38 years. Our veteran runners will know that over the years the race has seen several changes, from the start to the finish, even a few things in between.

Any race director will attest to the logistical challenges of their race, from a 5K to a 100 miler, our goal is to make those logistics as hidden as possible so the runners can do what they came to do. MMTR is no different. Over the past few years, runners would have noticed the increasing frequency of changes to the course. There were several contributing factors for those changes, and as we attempted to plan for 2020 through Covid-19 restrictions, more and more limiting factors arose. Those factors contributed to the decision to cancel for the 2020 season.

In an effort to remove those variables from future races, and set MMTR on a more solid footing for the future, beginning in 2021 the MMTR 50 Miler course will be changing from its historical point to point from Monroe to Montebello, to an out and back course, beginning and finishing in Montebello.

Dramatically altering a racecourse as historic as Mountain Masochist is not a decision we have taken lightly; however, we feel the 2021 changes will offer more enjoyment to our runners. Centralizing the start and finish location means no more 4AM or earlier wake-up call for runners. No more hour plus bus ride in the dark. Camp Montebello, the historical finish of the race has agreed to host us as the start and finish location, bringing back a lot of historic finishes for the race. We are excited for what the new course will bring – new challenges, offering runners more ‘trail time’ in the Blue Ridge mountains and less time on gravel roads. Less travel time for support crews.

Additionally, we are pleased to be adding the MMTR 50K to the lineup of races, for runners who want to taste just a little masochism.

This news will certainly be met with mixed reactions – anger, pain, joy, pain, relief, pain. Exactly what you will experience during the race – in that order. There will certainly be challenges moving forward in 2021, but we are hopeful these changes will first and foremost allow us to continue MMTR, and secondly to preserve as much of the history and legacy of the Mountain Masochist as possible.

We hope you’ll join us in the mountains in 2021.

Started in 1983, the MMTR has earned its reputation for being one of the “best trail races in the east”. The 50 mile course itself is a physically challenging combination of roads, jeep trails, and single track that can cause even the most experienced runner to breathe a sigh of relief at the finish line in Montebello, VA. Ample aid stations and tried and true organization makes the race a perfect first 50 miler. However, you must train hard for this race; you must train yourself physically, mentally, and maybe even spiritually if you want to accomplish something truly remarkable!

 

BEAST & LUS Notice
The MMTR is event #5 in the Beast Series and the last of the 4 LUS events.
COVID-19 NOTE
If the race needs to be canceled for any reason related to COVID-19 (i.e., state or federal closures; permitting, insurance or sanctioning revocation), the race will be run virtually (on the actual course, not anywhere). In this event, specific details will be emailed to all entrants about date/time/permissions and other germane specifics for running the course. As a result, please plan accordingly. No refunds, transfers, or deferrals will be given in the case of the race moving to a virtual format.
REGISTRATION CLOSED

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Race Details


  • Race Date

    Saturday, November 6, 2021

  • Entry Fee

    $130 before July 1st
    $160 before September 1st
    $180 thereafter

  • Distance

    50 Miles

  • Gain / Loss

    10,394 ft

  • Location

    Montebello, Virginia

  • Start Time

    6:30 AM

  • Time Limit

    12 Hours

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61 Registered Runners

2021 MMTR 50 Miler Entrants

Samirah

Abdul-Fattah

Holland

PA

Mike

Acer

Yardley

PA

Jeremy

Alsop

Mooresville

North Carolina

Jim

Ashworth

Sterling

VA

Rory

Bosek

CROZET

VA

Damone

Brown

Germantown

MD

Stuart

Brown

Charlottesville

VA

Brandy

Burns

RALEIGH

NC

Guillermo

Cabrera

WASHINGTON

DC

CHAD

CATO

WILSON

NC

Cheryl

Chambliss

ROEBLING

NJ

Steve

Combs

Schuyler

VA

Joseph

Crawford

South Riding

VA

Rachel

Crosley

Chicago

Illinois

Justin

Faul

Warrenton

Va

John

Feely

Riverview

Fl

Greg

Garst

Haymarket

VA

Donna

Gee

Lexington

Virginia

Daniel

Gracias

Purcellville

VA

Michael

Gray

Monmouth

Maine

Marc

Griffin

Stuarts Draft

Virginia

Benjamin

Griffin

Chattanooga

TN

Claudia

Guerrero Barrera

Richmond

Virginia

James

Hale

Catonsville

MD

Candice

Hellyar

Woodstock

Maryland

Joel

Herman

Newport News

Virginia

Tyler

Jug

Washington

DC

Bret

Kinsella

Leesburg

VA

Billy

Lane

Yardley

PA

Richard

Laverty

Evington

VA

Thom

Lutkenhouse

Bristow

Prince William

Helen

MacDermott

Lexington

VA

Angie

Mallahan

Rocky Mount

VA

Mark

Manny

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

Michael

Matteson

Lynchburg

VA

Thomas

McNerney

WILLIAMSPORT

PA

Chris

Miller

Sykesville

MD

RuthAnne

Milton

Bedford

VA

Criostoir

Neal

Springfield

VA

ARAMIS

PEREZ

Frederick

MD

Sam

Price

Lynchburg

Va

Mark

Rebholz

Covington

KY

Michelle

Rindos

Keswick

VA

Jill

Rotunda

Cornelius

NC

Karen

Sanzo

Hampton

Va

Chris

Shearon

Wendell

NC

Troy

Siemers

Staunton

Virginia

Bradley

Siske

Arnold

Md

Sophie

Speidel

Charlottesville

VA

Alisa

Springman

Front Royal

VA

Chase

Stock

Garrison

MD

Jay

Sweatt

Pleasant Valley

MD

Eduardo

Ugarte II

Springfield

VA

Tyler

Upham

Wellsboro

PA

Will

Voelzke

Henrico

VA

James

Vogtlanz

Ringgold

VA

Carlos

Wallace

Grand Island

NY

Nathaniel

Walunas

Richmond

VA

Ronnie

Weed

Chapel Hill

North Carolina

carolyn

wilson

Millwood

Virginia

Jason

Woodall

Sims

NC