Over 40 years of Ultrarunning History

It's about you against the clock, and against the course

The Old Dominion stands for tradition - the tradition of each individual against a challenging course, on a traditionally hot and humid weekend with the 24 hour time limit. It is the people that have run it in the past and will run it in the future. And it is the people that help with the race every year. It is the Old Dominion.

The Old Dominion 100-Mile Endurance Run was started in 1979 by Pat and Wayne Botts to give East Coast runners an opportunity to complete 100 miles on foot in 24 hours or less over the rugged terrain of northern Virginia. In 1979 and 1980, the race began and ended at the beautiful Morven Park Estate in Leesburg, Virginia. The first trail was designed to cross many of the routes that had been used by George Washington as he surveyed the land around Leesburg and in the Shenandoah River Valley. In the inaugural race in 1979, 45 brave souls appeared to face an unknown challenge.

Today, we allow 105 starters to begin at the Shenandoah County fairgrounds and meander through downtown Woodstock before ending up in the mountains of the Fort Valley area. We continue to honor our roots and remain true to what its always been about-- you against the clock, and against the course.

Video produced and edited by Owen Braley, Creative Director and Founder of Prophecy