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Golden Leaf 15K

Race Results:


Time Bib # Place Last Name First Name City State
1:07:50 50 1 Forrest C. Richmond VA
1:11:16 55 3 Andre J. Kensington MD
1:22:26 63 7 Early C. La Crosse VA
1:25:49 69 8 Curry Z. Bracey VA
1:26:43 51 9 Bartholamew R. South Hill VA
1:26:55 49 10 Hamrick Robert Richmond VA
1:32:33 59 16 Hundley W. Boydton VA
1:32:39 43 17 Fagan T. Chesterfield VA
1:39:23 58 19 Woofter C. Brodnax VA
1:46:32 57 22 Hinman D. South Hill VA


Time Bib # Place Last Name First Name City State
1:10:20 48 2 Pullman K. Richmond VA
1:12:22 71 4 Edwards T. Bracey VA
1:18:27 60 5 Hundley J. Boydton VA
1:20:25 65 6 Waller M. Farmville VA
1:27:04 42 11 Denehy K. Charlottesville VA
1:27:54 56 12 Hii C. Richmond VA
1:28:29 68 13 Curry M. Bracey VA
1:28:58 44 14 Butterfield A. Roseland VA
1:29:25 47 15 Leonard M. Mechanicsville VA
1:35:32 54 18 McCarthy S. Charlotte NC
1:39:24 53 20 Havens L. San Diego CA
1:39:44 70 21 Kracke B. Chester VA
1:54:53 61 23 Inge J. Crewe VA
1:58:03 66 24 Medlin K. Lynchburg VA
1:58:05 52 25 Lloyd C. Richmond VA
1:58:06 67 26 Williams T. Mechanicsville VA
2:06:44 62 27 Vaughan S. Lawrenceville VA
2:06:45 46 28 Rivera A. Blackstone VA
2:38:30 64 29 Ruff J. Clarksville VA
2:38:31 41 30 Turner A. Hillsborough NC

October 17, 2015Trail 15K

La Crosse, VA 23950

Start time 8:00am

Imagine lining up with other runners in the middle of the woods on a beautiful crisp morning with sun streaming through golden leaves in autumn. You enjoy the serenity of southern Virginia countryside as you push yourself to beat your personal record time. Two thirds of the way you come to the quaint town of Brodnax where the trail becomes paved and you’re reenergized by your smooth sailing all the way to the finish line where you’re handed a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider after you cross the line.

Register now! (Race day registration available for $40.00)

$35.00 Race Fee

2015 Race Features

The 15K will start at Evans Creek Trailhead, Brodnax, VA 23920. Shuttles will take you to the starting line and will leave every fifteen minutes from the La Crosse caboose, which is the finish line. There will be an awards ceremony at 10:00am.

Medals, and Cider, and Ware, oh my!

Each participant will receive a finisher’s medal and complimentary hot chocolate or hot apple cider, water and snacks at the finish. There will be a water station at the 9K mark and race day photography for purchase, courtesy of Robbie McMillan Photography.

The Course15K map

The race course is along the Tobacco Heritage Trail, an abandoned railroad corridor now transformed into a community nature trail. Since locomotives used to traverse this route, it is relatively flat with few turns, which makes this race an ideal course for newcomers to the 15K or for those looking to set a new personal record. The first two thirds of the race course is fine crushed stone which transitions into pavement once you reach the Town of Brodnax. The majority of the route is wooded, but you will pass through the Town of Brodnax and end in the Town of La Crosse. There are four street crossings total on low-trafficked roads; volunteers will be posted to direct vehicles. 15K Map There are restroom facilities located at the starting line and finish line as well as one along the course.

Town of La Crosse, VACheck-In

Check-In begins at 6:30am at 100 N. Main St, La Crosse, VA 23950. This is the location of the finish line, parking and shuttle departure. You will receive your runner’s bib and sign your Assumption of Risk form. You may register on race day, but the fee for race day registration is $40.00.


Park at 100 N. Main St, La Crosse, VA 23950 at the town caboose.


Bag drops are available at check-in and at the starting line for $1.00. If items are uncollected after race day you will be notified to collect your items. After 30 days items will be donated to a local charity.

The start line shuttle is free of charge, but donations are happily accepted. The shuttles are provided by three of our local churches. They will depart every 15 minutes for Evans Creek Trailhead. The trailhead contains a restroom, picnic tables and trash can. The Meherrin River Bridge is located down the Tobacco Heritage Trail 0.6 miles east of the drop point. You may wish to warm up by taking a pre-race visit to the river.

Meherrin River Bridge

Shuttle Times:







The Best Western is partnering with us to provide a discounted rate for Golden Leaf runners, at $64.99 per night. If you’re looking for a place to stay before or after the race, Best Western is a convenient 1.6 miles from the event parking. It is in close proximity to several restaurants and gas stations as well as only half a mile from Walmart and Hibbet Sports, for any race day items you may have forgotten. For reservations, call Best Western Plus South Hill Inn, (434) 955-2777, 101 Thompson Street, South Hill, VA 23970.

Expand Our Trail!

All proceeds will benefit trail expansion. If you’d like to be a sponsor, or if you’d like more information, contact Heather Susee,, 434-447-7101.

We’d like to thank our sponsors:

3WD Radio

Southside Electric Cooperative

Exit Town & Lake Realty

First Christian School

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

Berry Hill Health & Rehab Center

Community Memorial Healthcenter VCU

Road ID

Parker Oil & Propane Company

Ruritans of Boydton, VA

Consider Being A Sponsor:

GL Sponsor Flyer




Train for the Golden Leaf 15K

Thanks to Freedom Life Fitness, you can use this training routine to be in tip top shape for the race in October!

Train for 15K