The Ran It With Janet 50K is an annual event that takes place on National Trails Day, the first Saturday in June. In 2019, this will be on June 1, 2019 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.Signup for the Ran It With Janet 50K
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.
The start and finish of the Ran It With Janet 50K 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.
To get there, ...
A map of the course with mile markers, points of interest for bearings, is shown below.
This is the same course that we ran in 2018. Parts of the 2nd Manassas Trail were rerouted 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!
|February 1, 2019||
|February 2, 2019||
|April 7, 2019||Training Run @ 8:00 AM!|
|April 20, 2019||Training Run @ 8:00 AM!|
|May 4, 2019||Training Run @ 8:00 AM!|
|May 18, 2019||Training Run @ 8:00 AM!|
|May 25, 2019||Last Day to Signup|
|May 30, 2019||Course Marking|
|June 1, 2019||
Finishers Receive a Coveted Ran It With Janet 50K Wine Glass! A different image appears on the front and back.
These are tentative dates for 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.
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 @ email@example.com.
Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - Starting at Brownsville Picnic Area, walk the course and setup signage for course marking. Signs, stakes, and directions and locations will be provided using the same course as last year. (1) Extreme Rain / Soaked Conditions -- Uses the alternate course along the ridge to stay high up out of the swamp (2) Extreme Heat above 100 degrees -- Uses the shaded route.
Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 5:30 AM to 7:30. Primary role will be in directing participants where to park, leaving handicap spaces open for those that need it, as well as the horse trailer parking on the western end of the parking lot. There are also a few spots right near the pavilion that we want to reserve to allow race directors and aid station volunteers quick in and out to facilitate any restocking needed during the course of the event.
Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 5:45 AM - 7:00 AM Setup and distribute bibs to participants at the back table of the pavilion at the start/finish area.
Saturday, June 1, 2019. 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Using software provided by UltraSignup, keep track of runners by bib number as they pass through the checkpoint. The backup plan will be manual recording of times as has been done in prior years
Saturday June 1, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Brownsville Picnic Area. Front table of Pavilion. Setup provided fluid and foodstuffs. Help direct runners and refill hydration packs and handheld bottles. Party like its 2019.
Saturday June 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Setup Basic aid station with provided supplies. If time allows, keep track of runners logging manually, or with the Ultrasignup app as they pass through. Runners must pass through their 3rd time no later then 1:00 PM (hard cutoff) Any runner not making it prior to this time should be turned back towards the start. Once course sweeper comes through, begin tearing down.
Saturday June 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Setup Basic aid station with provided table, chairs, canopy, hydration and snack supplies. If time allows, keep track of runners logging times manually, or with Ultrasignup app as they pass through. Once course sweeper comes through, begin tearing down.
Saturday, June 1, 2019. 12:15 PM to 4:00 PM. Starting from Brownsville Picnic area, traversing 10 miles of course, pick up signage and drop off at each aid station. An average pace of over 20 minutes per mile allows for a relatively leisurely stroll. Stay behind and out of site of progressing runners completing their final lap. Upon arrival at aid station, announce your presence to the aid station volunteers so they can begin tearing down
This is our fifth year doing this event, but we're still kind of new at it. Sometimes we take some tidbit of knowledge for granted and assume that others know it. 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.
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/RanItWithJanet50K
Contact Janet by Email @ firstname.lastname@example.org