Course   : Sunrise Valley Elementary School 18 Mile Trail Run
Location: Cross School Road at Sunrise Valley Drive Distance: 10 or 18.0 miles
Maps      : Satellite   / Street   


  1. LEFT on W&OD toward Town Center for ? mile
  2. RIGHT on Michael Faraday Drive, take trail into woods, (follow white-blazed posts with horseshoes carved on them for the entire run), run one mile down hill, ford small stream
  3. RIGHT uphill following white posts - you're now doing the Thanksgiving Day 5K course in reverse
  4. Follow the trail up and down hills, alongside a soccer field and across a couple small streams. The trail will open up to an athletic field. Continue down a steep hill past a picnic pavilion
  5. Bear RIGHT into woods, cross Hunter Mill Road and continue on the trail for another mile to Route 7 [Water may be located here, approximately 4.5-to-5 miles from the start]
  6. Turn around and retrace course for 9 - 10 mile run.  Continue for longer run.
  7. Cross Route 7 and take the 1st road to the RIGHT
  8. Follow the road a short distance until it turns into a trail and continues along the left side of Difficult Run
  9. Cross Difficult Run on the fair-weather crossing, continue through muddy sections
  10. When you come out to a field and Leigh Mill Road, run along Rd for about 1/4 mile  then cross street onto path into woods. (sometimes there's water there).
  11. Continue on trail alongside Difficult Run another mile or so
  12. Cross under Old Dominion Drive
  13. When you reach Difficult Run/Stream Valley Parking lot, turn around and retrace course for an approximately 17-18 mile run.
  14. For an longer run, cross the Georgetown Pike onto path and keep running.  Return whenever.  


An alternative 9-to-10 mile trail run, would be to cross Carpers Farm Way at step #5 and complete the 10-mile trail loop (probably closer to 9.6 mi).

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Sunrise Valley Elementary School 18 Mile Trail Run-Satellite

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