The Great Skedaddle

The Great Skedaddle is a term used to describe the disorganized retreat of Union troops back to Washington after their unexpected defeat at the first Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. We will commemorate this historic retreat along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail with a running, walking and biking event along the paved W&OD Trail. History will be a part of this event with themed elements from the Battle of Bull Run, and the Trail itself, to celebrate the deep rooted history of this resource.

The event is non-competitive and untimed. Use it as a training day for an upcoming race, or simply come out to enjoy the trail with friends and family!

  • There are projected to be over 500 runners, walkers and bikers of all ages
  • 3.1 mile distance (5k) for runners, joggers, and walkers
  • 5 mile and 10 mile distances for bikers
  • Course will start and finish at Farmwell Station Middle School, host venue of Trailfest

Click here to see a map of the course!

Registrants will receive a free Trail Mix t-shirt and other goodies with registration!

Registration for the 5k Run/Walk and 5 mile bike is $20.00

Registration for the 10 mile bike is $25.00

Registration for children age 12 and under is $10.00 for all events!

The Great Skedaddle will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Both the run/walk and bike events will start and finish at Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn.

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