Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Website!

Hey hey there trail runner,

we have a new website and address now.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series

Get ready! Online registration for the Series is coming soon! Registration also available at the first race at the Crozet Running Trail 5K at Mint Springs Park on May 9th. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series - Save the dates!

Crozet Running
The CATs and Crozet Running are putting together the inaugural Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series for 2015 consisting of four races on trails in and around Charlottesville and Crozet, VA. The distances for the races vary from 5K to 5 miles and are open to all ages, skill levels, and speeds (walkers are welcome too).

Runners can register for the Series at the Crozet Running 5K or online here on or before May 9th.

The series will launch with the Crozet Running 5K at Mint Springs Park in Crozet on Saturday, May 9th at 8 am. We are finalizing details on the other three races, but you can pencil in the following dates, times, and locations for the all of the races :

Saturday, May 9th, 8 am
Crozet Running 5K, Mint Springs Park

Tuesday, June 9th, 7 pm
OH!lly 5K, UVa Observatory Hill

Saturday, July 18th, 7 am 
Camp Holiday Trails 5 miler 

Tuesday, August 11th, 7 pm
Pen Park Summer Meltdown 4 miler

Barbeque to follow race with series awards and fun!

Race entry for the full series is $40. Racers can also pay slightly more for each individual race. Sign-up will be available at the Crozet Running 5K and on-line after May 9th.

Come join us for this summer series! We welcome all runners, trail lovers, and individuals looking to get out and have fun!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bob Clouston owns Umstead. Jen Lebendig conquers Terrapin

Bob, at race finish with crew Marc Griffin and Christian Dahlhausen.

We have two great CAT reports to read from recent race finishes.

The first is Bob Clouston's report from the Umstead 100 mile Endurance Run. Bob finished his first 100-miler in a little over 26 hours, and aside from a down period during loop 6, had an amazingly strong race. You can read his race report here

The second report is from Jen Lebendig, who finished her first Terrapin Mountain 1/2 marathon week before last.
Jen, atop Terrapin Mountain (above) and with race
mementos (below).

Terrapin Half by Jen Lebendig
Watch everyone run away
Start climb
Give Horton my jacket
Settle into climbing rhythm
Wow this is pretty!
Arrive at Camping Gap, see Horton again.
Begin climb up Terrapin
Wtf kind of "hike" is this mountain?
My God it's beautiful!
Thank God I have poles
Start descent
Did I say, "Thank God I have poles"?
Down down down
Check in at AS 2
Climb back to trail
Hike, run, repeat
Wait for Anderson to catch me
Downhill, whee!
Fire road, whee!
Passed someone
See the finish
OMG I beat Anderson!
Most fun I've had in a LONG time.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CAT to run Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run

Bob Clouston -- Getting it done on
the trail.
CAT veteran Bob Clouston will head to Raleigh, NC this week for Saturday's running of the 21st Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run. He will be traveling with a CAT crew made up of Marc Griffin and Christian Dahlhausen.

The Umstead 100 consists of a 12.5-mile loop run eight times in Umstead Park, located not far from the Raleigh-Durham airport. Bob, a seasoned ultramarathon trail runner and marathon road runner, will be attempting his first 100-miler with this race. Bob has tracked his training ups and downs (including two shoulder-dislocating falls that occurred off the trail) on his own blog, Trail Tripper's Running Adventures, which is a great read for those of us that might prep one day for a 100-miler.

Marc and Christian will be at the start-line aid station to lend crewing help throughout the race, and will also help pace Bob near the end. There is also talk that Bob's adventure will be live-blogged or updated on Facebook by his crew.

Big shout out to Bob.Good luck!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CAT Fourth Anniversary Gathering

We recently passed the 4th anniversary of the founding of the CATs and believe it’s time for a celebration of this milestone! Come join us this Sunday (3/22) for beer and pizza at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie in North Garden starting around 5:45-6:00 pm.

Christian will also be leading a group run before Dr. Ho’s on the 10K course in Batesville. The group run would start around 4:30 pm, most likely at the Batesville United Methodist Church on Plank Rd. David will skip the run (not sure he’ll be up for the Batesville hills the day after the Terrapin 50K) and will plan to be at Dr. Ho’s by 5:30 pm to hold a table.

An early CAT picture circa October 2011
So we can get a decent head count, please let Christian ( and David  ( know if you are interested in joining us for pizza and/or the run!