Vote for Your Favorite DC-Area Trail Photos!

Wow, up until a few hours ago, iRunfar’s first contest was a complete and total flop. However, a last minute […]

By on May 23, 2008 | Comments

Wow, up until a few hours ago, iRunfar’s first contest was a complete and total flop. However, a last minute surge from readers has left us with plenty of quality shots of DC-area trails. In fact, it was quite difficult choosing the 10 finalists. Y’all can put down your cameras now and get to voting for your favorite DC-area trail photos.

As a reminder, iRunFar is holding a contest for the best photos of DC-area trails with the three winning photos earning their photographers Pacer’s gift certificates and a chance at publication in a national running magazine. (See more prize info.) We’ve posted the pictures without reference to the photographer to keep this focused on the best photos, rather than the photographer. iRunFar will add photographers’ names to the photos after the contest is over. Read on to see the finalists.

Please look at all the photos before voting… no one at iRunFar is a programmer so the poll is not displayed in random order as it should be. Now go vote for any 3 photos in the upper poll to the right. While the poll will allow you to vote for more than three photos we are relying on the honor system here – be honorable.

(Click on any photo to enlarge)

1. Potomac River Gorge from the Billy Goat Trail
2. Boardwalk in Greenbelt Park
3. The C&O Canal tow path
4. Perimeter Trail in Greenbelt Park
5. Runner on C&O Canal tow path
6. Valley Trail in Rock Creek Park
7. Billy Goat Trail on the cliffs
8. The Billy Goat Trail over the rocks
9. Early spring racing in Potomac Overlook Park
10. Potomac Overlook Park in Autumn

Remember to vote for your 3 favorite DC-area trail photos! Voting ends 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 26.

Note that iRunFar has just added a simultaneous JFK 50 photo contest.

(If you are bored, you can go read the contest rules; however, we suggest just looking at the pretty pictures again.)

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.