RNUTS Trail Running Series Now Has Seven Races

rnuts 2020The Mountain Junkies Roanoke Non Ultra Trail Series, or RNUTS, is truly one of the best running challenges in the Roanoke Region. It is a series of now seven trail races, and you can choose to do one or all seven taking place between January and May of the same year.

RNUTS begins its 14th year with the Frozen Toe 10K in January, and gradually works its way up mileage-wise to the Conquer the Cove 25k or marathon at the end of May. Tackle any of the five races of your choosing, and you are eligible for sweet prizes including a branded Marmot jacket. You do have to register for each race separately and the series if you want to earn the swag.

Here’s what you need to know about RNUTS 14:

From Mountain Junkies: “This series has been created to showcase the trails in and around the Roanoke Valley, and if you aren’t already, help turn you into a Mountain Junkie. We need more of you to help us feel normal. What we have for you is a one-of-a-kind experience. Each of these races is held in beautiful locations, contain different types of trail, possess different levels of challenge, and have been picked to push your limits and provide you with a great trail running experience.”

One of the great things about the series is that it provides races throughout the winter and spring with events that gradually increase in mileage (perfect for training up).

2022 RNUTS Tentative Schedule

  • Jan. 8: Frozen Toe 10k
  • Jan. 29: Forever 5 and 10 Milers
  • Feb. 26: Explore Your Limits 5k and 10k
  • March 12: Montvale 5 and 10 Miler
  • April 2: Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k
  • May 7: Trail Nut 10k and Half Marathon
  • May 29: Conquer the Cove 25k and Marathon

All series finishers earn cool swag and bragging rights. There are special series awards as well.

Learn more and sign up for the series or individual races from Mountain Junkies.