On November 2, 2013 the Mountain Masochist Trail Run (MMTR50) will run its 30th race since it started in 1983. The Mountain Masochist is a 50 mile ultramarathon whose course starts at the James River Visitor Center off the Blue Ridge Parkway and winds its way through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This particular trail run has earned a reputation for being one of the “best trail races in the east”. The course offers a variety of terrain from roads, single track, and jeep trails. The elevation of the race climbs 9,200 feet and descends 7,000 feet offering a challenge to the new and seasoned runner alike.
The race also boasts numerous aid stations as well as organization from start to finish. Those interested in racing the Mountain Masochist are recommended to sign up early because the draw of this race has participants clamoring to get on board.