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2022 New River Gorge Trail Festival 5K, 50K, Half Marathon..

  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • 50K Run:- Run 31 Miles
  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
Friday, June 17, 2022
Start Time
06:30 AM
Entry Fee
$30 - $160
New River Gorge National Park
Park Drive
West Virginia

_ The 2022 New River Gorge Trail Festival:

Experience America's Newest National Park

Experience New River Gorge National Park through this one-of-a-kind half marathon! Starting at the Charlie McCoy Town Park in Fayetteville, West Virginia, this challenging trail race goes into the National Park, through the forest, and loops back to the start, offering views of the river hundreds of feet below. With 2,000 feet of total elevation gain this is a difficult yet scenic course.  The New River Gorge National Park offers a wide variety of activities and sites to see post-race as well!

Half Marathon Course Description:

Explore the National Park Trail System with this challenging yet scenic course. The trail surface consists primarily of dirt and gravel. Take in stunning views of the New River Gorge Bridge on Dalton Trail and gaze at the gorge below while running over Kaymoor Top! 

5K Course Description: 

Run under the longest single span arch bridge in the western hemisphere on this challenging 5k trail! This dirt singletrack course has 500ft of elevation gain. 

Race Swag: 

  • Short Sleeve Performance Shirt
  • Beautifully Designed Finisher Medal
  • Refreshment Packages


Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Open & Masters Finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. There will be no in-person award ceremony due to Covid-19. All awards will be mailed. A virtual awards ceremony will be posted on YouTube in the week following the event.

Window Start:

All Half Marathon participants will have the option to start their race at any point from 7:30 am to 8:00 am and all 5k participants will have from 7:00 pm to 7:10 pm in order to aid social distancing. The start will be chip timed so there is no penalty to starting later. All results will be based on net (chip) time. 

Restrooms and Aid Stations

  • Portable restrooms will be placed at start/finish area, mile 2.6, and mile 10.6.
  • Aid stations with refreshments and first aid kits will be available along the course.

Packet Pick Up:

  • 4:30-8:30 PM on Friday, June 25th at Fayetteville Town Park
  • 6:00-8:00 AM on Saturday, June 26th at Fayetteville Town Park

For more information, visit https://wolfcreektrackclub.com/new-river-gorge-half-marathon-5k/

Other Info

-) 2022 race registration is open • Registration Information 


2021 Results at: runsignup.com


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