PHUNT That! 2017

The TrailDawgs Wintertime Big Deal:


Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:00 AM
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
Elkton, MD

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Details below.

And before the big day...

PHUNT Preview Runs!
Free! Fun! Training runs! You can join us even if not a PHUNT racer.

Preview 1: Saturday, December 3, 8 am

Preview 2: Saturday, December 31, 8 am

When: Start at 8 a.m. 

Where: 4646 Telegraph Road (Rte 273). parking lot across from the activity hall that has a trail head to the Orange trail. A parking fee is in effect, which is $5/vehicle.

MumboJumbo: These training runs are self-supported and self-navigated. The means YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. Having said that, several Trail Dawgs familiar with the course will be attending, and will be looking out for stragglers. At the end of the day, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF. 

PHUNT Race Details!

DISTANCE: 25K (one loop) & 50K (two loops)
DATE: Saturday, January 14th, 2017
WHEN: Start time is 9 a.m., race briefing 8:45 a.m.
CUT-OFF: 5 p.m.
START/FINISH: Edward L. Walls Activity Hall. The hall is at the intersection of Ranger Skinner Drive & Kennel Road, Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Elkton, MD 21921.

FEE: $35

FIELD: Maximum 400 runners, no exceptions.

REGISTRATION: We are full but there is a wait list. To be put on the wait list, send an email to, with the subject header "PHUNT wait list".

The activity hall is heated, w/ full kitchen and restrooms. Capacity is 400, so there will be room to leave your gear, or change of clothes. In addition, alcohol (byob), will be permitted at the activity hall. While ample parking will be available, please consider car-pooling. After all, you’re going to be running around in the woods for at least 4 hours. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fellow runner to commiserate with on the drive back home?

There will be a major aid station at mile 3.8, mile 7.0, and mile 10.6 over the 15.6 mile course. Each station will be stocked w/ water, electrolyte drink, gels, candy, cookies, chips, turkey w/ cheese, and PB&J sandwiches. The 7.0 mile aid station will have a roaring campfire to rejuvenate in front of.

COURSE: In comparison to other parks in the mid-Atlantic region, Fair Hill is fairly tame. The park has gentle rolling hills, intermingled with moderately steep climbs that will not exceed 150 feet. The 15.6 mile course will start/finish on about 0.5 mile of asphalt/gravel road, which makes it 1.0 miles total. There's about 1.0 miles of pasture/open field running. The remainder is beautiful, single-track trails.

WEATHER: It’s the wintertime in the mid-Atlantic; expect anything mother nature has to offer. In fact, in 2014, PHUNT started at a bone chilling 6 degrees before topping out at a blistering 30 degrees. Oh, and runners had to contend w/ 5 inches of fresh snow. Having said that, the average low is 24, & the average high is 42.

REFUNDS: Sorry, but we do not offer refunds. You are welcome to transfer your bib to another runner.