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Dirty Kitten Gravel Race

  • Locust Hill Farm and Preserve 8070 North James Madison Highway Rapidan, VA, 22733 United States (map)

A gravel road race on private farm roads at the base of Cedar Mountain in Rapidan, Virginia.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Locust Hill Farm encompasses over 5,000 continuous acres of privately-owned land. Only 90 miles from the center of Washington, D.C., the farm is surrounded by untouched, historic land and borders Cedar Mountain (a.k.a. Slaughter’s Mountain) where a historic Civil War battle took place in 1862.

This race will explore Locust Hill Farm and Preserve on privately-owned gravel farm roads that run along the Robinson River, pass serene creeks and ponds, weave through open fields, and cross wooded forest trails. The area is truly a gravel enthusiast’s dream as well as a beautiful wildlife haven.

The “Dirty Kitten” is co-hosted by Vanderkitten-Entourage Racing and local equestrian group, Bull Run Hunt. This is its inaugural year as an official gravel race (last year was a non-competitive gravel grinder). Your entry fee includes an amazing gravel experience, ride support, post-ride food and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), commemorative event swag, and payout/merchandise prizes for the top 3-5 finishers in each category and field provided by our kickass sponsors (see prize list).

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 9am

Registration: “Dirty Kitten Gravel Race” - (February 1) https://www.bikereg.com/dirty-kitten-gravel

Distances: Dirty Kitten Full Purrito - 3 laps (approx. 60 mi), Dirty Kitten Regular Purrito - 2 laps (approx. 40 mi), Dirty Kitten Mini Purrito - 1 lap (approx. 20 mi)

Categories: Men's & Women's Elite, Men's & Women's Open, Men's & Women's Masters (40/45+), Men’s & Women’s SingleSpeed, U23 Men & Women, Junior Boys & Girls, FREE Kids Races, Overall Mixed Team

Payout & Prizes: Provided by our kickass sponsors!!!!
*Guaranteed cash payout for Elite Men’s & Women’s fields ONLY - $1000 total ($500 each) 5 deep. Payout amount may increase based on overall registration numbers but will remain equal for the Elite Men’s and Women’s fields (details TBD).
*We will award "Overall Mixed Team" prizes based on number of TOTAL team members who participate in the entire event.

Accommodations: There are a number of nearby hotels and local B&Bs in the area. Visit our Facebook group and event page for more information - Dirty Kitten Gravel Race FB Group

Parking: Field and gravel areas. Follow signs and directions upon arrival.

Food & Beverages: Lunch will be provided by Bull Run Hunt (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, condiments, chips, cookies). Beverages will be available.

Restrooms: Will be available

Contacts: Alex Forte & Chris Howell (Event Directors); Rosie Campbell (Bull Run Hunt Representative)

Sponsors: Vanderkitten, Entourage Talent, Bull Run Hunt, HandUp, Haymarket Bicycles

Earlier Event: July 20
Red Kite Ronde
Later Event: August 4
Rooted Vermont