The Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Run is more than just a race. It is more than just four marathons run back to back. It is more than an event in the yearly schedule. It is the Old Dominion.
What does that mean? The Old Dominion stands for tradition – the tradition of each individual against a difficult course, hot and humid weather and the 24 hour time limit. It is the people that have run it in the past and will run it in the future. And it is the people that help with the race every year. It is the Old Dominion.
The Old Dominion, the original race, is a Measured loop trail through the Massanutten Mountains, Shenandoah River Valley and Fort Valley Virginia, with 14 significant climbs, and 14,000 feet of gain. The course is planned as a fair test of endurance. Running 100 miles cross-country, in one day, is a worthy challenge.
24 hours for the Old Dominion sterling silver buckle recognized around the world. Old Dominion’s course is held open for 28 hours, encouraging runners to go the distance. A distinctive commemorative award is given for this accomplishment.
START AND FINISH The Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Virginia. The first week of June, by proclamation, is Endurance Run Week in Shenandoah County.
A Convenient walk from base camp at the fairgrounds to the historic town of Woodstock, founded 1752, as well as lodging and many fine restaurants. Bathrooms and camping are available at the fairgrounds.