Benefits: Embry Rucker Community Shelter (ERCS), a 70-bed residential shelter providing healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women in Reston, VA.
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Date & Place June 3, 2017 7:00 AM @
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Brownsville Picnic Area

** Signup for the Ran It With Janet 50K **


The Ran It With Janet 50K is an annual event that takes place on National Trails Day, the first Saturday in June. In 2017, this will be on June 3, 2017 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 operted by Cornertones in Reston, VA. While the signup link above provides a means to include a donation during registration, participants and supporters are encouraged to bring timely supplies needed for this time of year. A "wishlist" of sorts of the common items in highest need has been prepared by Cornerstones.

ERCS Wishlist Spring Summer
Start/Finish Area

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.

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Course Map

A map of the course with mile markers, points of interest for bearings, and approximate elevation profile are shown below.

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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 permiter 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!

Finishers Premium

Finishers Receive a Coveted Ran It With Janet 50K Wine Glass! Completely redesigned for this year, a different image appears on the front and back.

Training Runs

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, please use the signup form or contact Janet @

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

Links to results are below

2016 - June 4, 2016

Got Questions?

Although this is our third year doing this event, we're still kind of new at it. Sometimes we take some tidbit of knowledge for granted and assume that others know if. 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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