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.
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50 Mile 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

    9195

  • Location

    Montebello, Virginia

  • Start Time

    5:30 AM

  • Time Limit

    13 Hours

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189 Registered Runners

2021 MMTR 50 Miler Entrants

Samirah

Abdul-Fattah

Holland

PA

Mike

Acer

Yardley

PA

Dan

Aghdam

Centreville

VA

Logan

Allen

Powhatan

Virginia

Jeremy

Alsop

Mooresville

North Carolina

Barushi

Amarasinghe

Charlottesvle

Virginia

John

Andersen

Crozet

VA

Marc

Anderson

Marblehead

MA

Abigail

Anderson

Marblehead

MA

Jim

Ashworth

Sterling

VA

Nigel

Bavin

MECHANICSVILLE

VA

Andy

Beachly

Drakes Branch

VA

Taylor

Black

HARRISONBURG

VA

Chris

Black

Harrisonburg

Virginia

Jack

Bolan

Keysville

Virginia

Rich

Bollinger

Fredericksburg

Va

Rory

Bosek

CROZET

VA

Missy

Bradley

Bedford

VA

Damone

Brown

Germantown

MD

Stuart

Brown

Charlottesville

VA

Fitzgerald

Brown

Charlottesville

Virginia

Jonathan

Burns

Mechanicsburg

Pennsylvania

Brandy

Burns

RALEIGH

NC

Guillermo

Cabrera

WASHINGTON

DC

Craig

Calkins

Ballwin

Missouri

Gaetano

Calla

Short pump

VA

Ernesto

Casarez

La Plata

Maryland

Cheryl

Chambliss

ROEBLING

NJ

William

Cisek

Onancock

Va

Tabitha

Coates

STAUNTON

VA

James

Cole

Norfolk

VA

Donald

Collins

Chesterfield

VA

Sarah

Colwell

Westminster

Maryland

Steve

Combs

Schuyler

VA

Brian

Compagnone

Arlington

VA

Justin

Contois

Montclair

VA

Brian

Coover

Arlington

VA

Joseph

Crawford

South Riding

VA

Rachel

Crosley

Chicago

Illinois

Jacob

Curley

Raleigh

NC

Zachary

Davis

Roanoke

Virginia

Charles

de Vilmorin

Washington

DC

Randy

Derstine

Holly ridge

NC

Andrew

DeVault

Richmond

Virginia

Judy

Doldorf

Manassas

VA

Ariana

Donovan

Myrtle Beach

SC

Michael

Dowdy

Ellicott City

MD

John

Durkalski

Washington

D.C.

Cory

Evans

Greenville

SC

Sam

Evans

Mt. Crawford

VA

Justin

Faul

Warrenton

Va

John

Feely

Riverview

Fl

Joe

Fisher

Spring Valley

OH

Michael

Fitzgerald

Ashburn

VA

Katharine

Fletcher

Glen Allen

Virginia

Shawn

Forman

Virginia Beach

VA

Mike

Fox

Bridgewater

VA

Michael

Franks

LEESBURG

VA

Brandon

Frye

Pflugerville

TX

Michael

Gallego

Knightdale

North Carolina

Jared

Galloway

Richmond

VA

Jonathan

Gardner

Charlottesville

VA

Greg

Garst

Haymarket

VA

Donna

Gee

Lexington

Virginia

Logan

Glickfield

Roanoke

VA

Gaby

Gorman

Charlottesville

VA

Daniel

Gracias

Purcellville

VA

Michael

Gray

Monmouth

Maine

Mark

Greim

Arlington

VA

Marc

Griffin

Stuarts Draft

Virginia

Benjamin

Griffin

Chattanooga

TN

McLane

Grow

Roanoke

Virginia

Claudia

Guerrero Barrera

Richmond

Virginia

James

Hale

Catonsville

MD

Candice

Hellyar

Woodstock

Maryland

Philip

Henry

Catonsville

Maryland

Joel

Herman

Newport News

Virginia

Justin

Hersh

Gaithersburg

MD

Brian

Hopton-Jones

Chalfont

Pennsylvania

Shannon

Hurd

Knightdale

North Carolina

Shaina

Hyman

Virginia beach

Virginia

Charles

Isenhour

Virginia Beach

Virginia

Tyler

Jackson

Midlothian

VA

Jill

Jacobs

Darnestown

MD

Cory

Johnston

Falls Church

VA

Chris

Jordan

Midlothian

VA

Tyler

Jug

Washington

DC

Brian

Kelleher

RICHMOND

VA

Laura

Kepich

COLLEGEVILLE

PA

Richard

Key

Herndon

VA

Tabitha

King

Bedford

VA

Bret

Kinsella

Leesburg

VA

Tim

Kowtko

Roanoke

VA

Kevin

Kreh

Lynchburg

Virginia

Andy

Lancos

Annapolis

Maryland

Michelle

Landman

Oreland

PA

Billy

Lane

Yardley

PA

Richard

Laverty

Evington

VA

Sean

Lemke

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

Siobhan

Leonardis

Middletown

MD

Marvin

Leventer

Baltimore

MD

Katelynn

Loos

Virginia Beach

VA

James

Lum

Richmond

Virginia

Thom

Lutkenhouse

Bristow

Prince William

Helen

MacDermott

Lexington

VA

Jason

Mais

Crozet

Virginia

Angie

Mallahan

Rocky Mount

VA

John

Malmgren

Leesburg

VA

Mark

Manny

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

Michael

Matteson

Lynchburg

VA

John

Matteson

Churchton

MD

Chris

McCartney

Charlottesville

VA

Thomas

McNerney

WILLIAMSPORT

PA

Chris

Miller

Sykesville

MD

RuthAnne

Milton

Bedford

VA

Kate

Mingle

Cambridge

MA

BRIAN

MININGER

WAYNESBORO

VA

Kirsten

Mitchell

Blacksburg

Va

Kate

moga

Fredericksburg

VA

Andrew

Moore

Altavista

VA

Jason

Moore

Spartanburg

SC

Emily

Morris

Roanoke

VA

Charles

Mullen

Charlottesville

VA

Keith

Murphy

Virginia Beach

VA

Sarah

Muskin

Chapel Hill

NC

Michael

Myers

Washington

DC

Criostoir

Neal

Springfield

VA

Dagmar

Paul

Montclair

VA

Will

Paxton

Powhatan

VA

Justin

Peake

Severna Park

Maryland

Daniel

Penn

New York

NY

ARAMIS

PEREZ

Frederick

MD

Tyler

Piedimonte

Cleveland

OH

Matt

Prescott

Roanoke

VA

Sam

Price

Lynchburg

Va

Mikie

Pylilo

Myrtle Beach

SC

Mark

Rebholz

Covington

KY

Taylor

Reeves

SWANSBORO

NC

Don

Rice

Fort Mill

SC

Michelle

Rindos

Keswick

VA

Nicholas

Rivera

Fort Myer

VA

Jill

Rotunda

Cornelius

NC

T'ai

Roulston

Winchester

VA

Amy

Rusiecki

South Deerfield

MA

Karen

Sanzo

Hampton

Va

Tim

Scott

Lynchburg

VA

David

Shand

Chesterfield

Virginia

Alex

Shaw

Henrico

Virginia

Benjamin

Shea

Ardmore

Alabama

Paula

Shearon

Wendell

NC

Chris

Shearon

Wendell

NC

Susan

Sheets

Virginia Beach

Virginia

Troy

Siemers

Staunton

Virginia

Lisa

Silvonek

LEHIGHTON

Pennsylvania

Bradley

Siske

Arnold

Md

Josh

Skibba

Owensboro

KY

Chelsea

Smith

Chester

VA

Sophie

Speidel

Charlottesville

VA

Alisa

Springman

Front Royal

VA

Chase

Stock

Garrison

MD

Rick

Strasser

WILMINGTON

DE

Adam

Swart

Boulder

CO

Jay

Sweatt

Pleasant Valley

MD

Ethan

Sylvester

Arlington

VA

Karen

Talley Mead

Roanoke

VA

Melissa

Terwilliger

Cleveland heights

Ohio

Rachel

Tillas

Lynchburg

VA

Kevin

Townsend

Lebanon

VA

Stephen

Tucker

WALLINGFORD

PA

Eduardo

Ugarte II

Springfield

VA

Tyler

Upham

Wellsboro

PA

Will

Voelzke

Henrico

VA

James

Vogtlanz

Ringgold

VA

Seth

Wall

ROANOKE

VIRGINIA

Carlos

Wallace

Grand Island

NY

Tyler

Walters

Ashburn

Virginia

Sean

Walters

Morgantown

WV

Hunter

Walton

Durham

NC

Nathaniel

Walunas

Richmond

VA

Ronnie

Weed

Chapel Hill

North Carolina

Rachel Moore

Weller

Washington

DC

Cody

Whetzel

Manassas

VA

Philip

White

Richmond

VA

Chris

Wickham

Ronaoke

Virginia

John

Wilkins

Austinville

Virginia

Brian

Williams

Malvern

PA

carolyn

wilson

Millwood

Virginia

Jason

Woodall

Sims

NC

Martha

Wright

Richmond

VA