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We are not holding this event in 2022 but hope to be back in 2023.


The Ran It With Janet 50K is an annual event that typically takes place on National Trails Day, the first Saturday in June.

We are not holding this event in 2022 but hope to be back in 2023.

In 2023, this will be on June 3, 2023 with a start time of 7:00 AM.

The running course takes place within the Manassas National Battlefield Park located in Manassas, Virginia. Comprised of three loops, the start and finish area will be at Brownsville Picnic Area off of Groveton Road.

Apart from the absolute enjoyment of running, one of the goals is to benefit the Embry Rucker Community Shelter operated by Cornertones in Reston, VA. Please donate directly to Embry Rucker Community Shelter. This maximizes the benefit that they receive from your donation, as varying payment processors collect different amounts to cover the processing costs. In leiu of monetary donations, the shelter also maintains a "wishlist" of items that are in most need throughout the year.

Start/Finish Area

The start and finish of the Ran It With Janet 50K course is the Brownsville Picnic Area on the west side of the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Accessible from Groveton road, this spacious area provides for ample parking, has a pavilion, and bathroom facilities.

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Course Map

A map of the course with mile markers, points of interest for bearings, is shown below.

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This is the same course that we've ran for the past few events. Parts of the 2nd Manassas Trail were rerouted beginning in 2018 for Chinn Ridge and it provides a view of the Stone House.

The start and finish is at the Brownsville Picnic Area.

The course progresses in a counter-clockwise direction.

Miles 1 through 8 follow the outer perimiter portions of the First and Second Manassas Trails

Aid Stations will be setup at

The course will be marked with ground signage indicating if you are to turn left, turn right, or continue proceeding ahead at least once per half mile. If you are not familiar with the trails at Manassas National Battlefield Park, consider joining us for one or more of the planned training runs!

A track file suitable for loading into running watches that support it can be downloaded from


The important dates and timeline for the next event will be listed below once the next event date is determined.

February 1, 2023
  • Registration Opens
April 8, 2023Training Run @ 8:00 AM!
April 22, 2023Training Run @ 8:00 AM!
May 6, 2023Training Run @ 8:00 AM!
May 20, 2023Training Run @ 8:00 AM!
May 27, 2023Registration Closes
June 2, 2023Course Marking
June 3, 2023
  • 5:45 AM - Participants should begin to arrive at Brownsville Picnic Ara
  • 6:00 AM - Bib Pickup at Table at back of the Pavilion
  • 6:55 AM - Welcoming, Information, Final Announcements
  • 7:00 AM - Beginning of the 4th annual Ran It With Janet 50K!
  • 8:00 AM - Stone Bridge Aid Station should be fully setup
  • 8:15 AM - Unfinished Railroad Aid Station should be fully setup
  • 12:00 PM - Cutoff for starting on final lap. For safety of participants and volunteers, nobody will be permitted to continue after the cutoff
  • 12:15 PM - Course Sweeping will begin
  • 12:30 PM - Awards Presentation for Top 3 Male and Female
  • 1:00 PM - Stone Bridge Aid Station Begins Tearing Down - This is a hard cutoff. If you began your last lap before 12:00 PM, but don't make it to Stone Bridge before 1:00 PM, you will be asked to stop and either backtrack to the start/finish or get a ride.
  • 2:00 PM - Unfinished Railroad Aid Station will begin tearing down
  • 3:00 PM - End of Race and Start/Finish area will begin tearing down.
  • 4:00 PM - Course Sweeping completed
Finishers Premium

Finishers Receive a Coveted Ran It With Janet 50K Wine Glass! A different image appears on the front and back.

Training Runs

Training run dates will be established after the next event date is determined.

These are tentative dates for 2023 training runs, all meeting at the Brownsville Picnic Area

These are rain or shine training runs. Because running in a pack is always funner then running alone on a treadmill.


The list of runners will be shown below after the next event date is determined and signup form activated.

This is the final list of registrants running this year. Registration closed at midnight May 29. Bib number notifications and details will be sent out this week. See you Saturday June 5!

  1. No Runners Yet

Volunteer information will be provided here after the next event date is determined.

Volunteers are needed for the following areas. If you want to volunteer, there are plenty of excellent positions available on the Volunteer Signup Page.

For questions, contact Janet @

Volunteers also receive the finisher's premium, along with a Ran It With Janet 50K Visor.


Results for past years are available below

  • 2015
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  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2021
Got Questions?

If we've left something out, or you have any other question, comment, or concern, please contact us and we'll do our best to get you an answer as soon as possible.

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