Davis, West Virginia (United States of America) - "Canaan Valley Trail Run". We are hosting a TRAIL RACE! We are excited to welcome runners back to the Canaan Valley Running Company's 2nd Annual Canaan Valley Trail Run on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Canaan Valley State Park. This race will take place on the Promise Land Trail and will be a fun, fast, and exciting race for runners of all levels. The Promise Land Trail starts and finishes directly behind Canaan Valley Resort and is approximately 5.9 miles, we will have a one-loop 5.9 mile and a 2 Loop 11.8 mile option. All participants will receive a Finisher Medal and a Unisex Lightweight Hoodie and more. Our destination Trail Race, features the scenic brilliance of Tucker County, West Virginia. Above all is a place known for its endless outdoor opportunities. Furthermore, Canaan Valley is just miles from the rugged and beautiful backcountry of Dolly Sods and Canaan Mountain, the amazing vertical feet of Blackwater Falls State Park, and the luxury of Canaan Valley Resort. The neighboring towns of Davis and Thomas offer eclectic restaurants, multiple breweries, art galleries, and live entertainment. Fortunately, they are just miles from the racecourse and make the Canaan Valley Trail Run a perfect runcation. Although it is a world away, Canaan Valley is only a half day's drive from major metropolitan areas, including Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Columbus. So if you are looking for a Trail Race in West Virginia, then you should consider running with us. www.canaanvalleyhalfmarathon.com/canaan-trail-run
Davis, West Virginia (United States of America) - "Moonlight on the Falls Marathon". Join us for the 3rd Annual Moonlight on the Falls Marathon on August 26-27, 2023 at beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia. Beat the summer heat and run with us under the stars and enjoy the perfect running temperatures with our cool late summer mountain nights. This race will be a nighttime race featuring a Half Marathon, Marathon, Distance Challenge, and Relay and will be an approximate 6.55-mile (Quarter Marathon) looped course beginning and ending at Pendleton Point in Blackwater Falls State Park. The Distance Challenge will begin at 10pm and will go until 7am with options to run Solo, 2 Person Relay, 4 Person Relay, and 6 Person Relay. The Half Marathon and Marathon will have options to start throughout the night depending on your desired finish time. In addition to being held in one of West Virginia's most visited and beautiful state parks running conditions should be perfect. Average nighttime temperatures during the end of August here in the mountains are 55 degrees. As with all of our races the Moonlight on the Falls Marathon is meant to be a true destination experience. We are planning on a festival-like atmosphere for Packet Pick Up and Pre-Race on Saturday with live music, vendors, food, and more! In addition to our festivities, we encourage everyone to check out the endless outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as our funky little mountain towns of Davis, and Thomas. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A REFLECTIVE VEST OR SIMILAR GEAR AND A HEADLAMP. The roads in the park are closed at night to outside traffic and anyone not staying in the park, however, for safety purposes, we will require runners to wear a reflective vest and have a headlamp. Have fun with your lighting; glow sticks and other fun lighting for your outfits is highly encouraged! All participants will receive an awesome unisex McClumsy lightweight hoodie and an event and distance-specific Locally Made & Sourced finisher medal. The Moonlight on the Falls Marathon Course is an all-paved 6.55 Miles (Quarter Marathon Course) that starts and finishes at Pendleton Point in Blackwater Falls State Park. This will be a looped course for all distances except the Quarter Marathon. Relays - One person will be responsible for paying for and setting up their relay teams. Once they register, they will set up a password to give to additional teammates. www.canaanvalleyhalfmarathon.com/moonlight-falls-marathon
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