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Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon

September 14, 2019

The Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon will take place on the Blackwater Canyon and Allegheny Highlands Trails running from Thomas, WV to Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV. Please join us for this epic event in support of the Highlands Trail Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to trail development in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. 

The Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon is a point-to-point race. The trail is made of pavement, dirt, and crushed stone. The race course will descend about 1300’. The 9:00 am race start is located on the rail trail below First/Front Street in Thomas, WV.  The race finish is in Parsons, WV. At 8:00 am, a bus will transport runners from Parsons to the race start in Thomas. 

RACE ENTRY WILL CLOSE AT 200 RUNNERS!  

 

Individual Entry Fees:

•   Before August 15, 2018 - $60 

•   After August 15, 2018 - $70  

 

Awards

Custom handmade mugs by MUD Ceramics, Thomas, WV, will be awarded to:

•   Overall Top Male and Female finisher – Salomon has also donated a pair of shoes for the overall winners!

•   Top 3 Male finishers in each age group (16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

•   Top 3 Female finishers in each age group (16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

 

SWAG: Gender specific shirts, Salomon Soft Speed Cup (or similar product) and locally made finishers woodallions.

 

Packet Pickup:

Friday evening packet pick up will take place in Thomas, WV from 5:30-7:00 pm at the rail yard. Race day packet pickup will take place at the Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV from 6:45 – 7:45 am. 

 

Shuttle Bus Leaves:

Buses will leave Mill Race Park in Parsons for the starting line in Thomas at 8:00 am. Note: Each bus can carry 52 adults, so please plan accordingly. The bus ride will take approximately 35-45 minutes. 

 

Race Start: 

The race will start at 9:00 am just below Tip Top (216 State Hwy 32, Thomas, WV 26292), along the rail yard road. This crushed stone road parralles the North Fork Blackwater River and East Street. 

 

Bag Drop Off:

At this time we will not offer a pre-race bag check. 

 

Aid Stations/Restrooms:

Two Aid stations will be provided along the course. Stations will include water, NUUN and various energy packed snacks. THIS WILL BE A CUPLESS RACE! It is suggested that each runner carry a cup or water bottle.

Restrooms are located at the Mill Race Park, Parsons, WV. Portapotties will be provided at the start line.

 

 

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

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Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon

September 14, 2019 (Saturday) - 09:00
Running
13.1 miles
Trail Solo