Richwood’s 33rd Scenic Mountain Triathlon

July 8, 2018 will bring the 33rd Anniversary of Richwood's Scenic Mountain Triathlon! Come join in a weekend of fun and excitement as we play host to West Virginia's oldest triathlon. Started in 1985, this event has become a favorite of triathletes and spectators alike. The entire race is held in the Monongahela National Forest (under special use permit). The race starts with a 1/2 mile swim in chilly Summit Lake, followed by a 17.1 mile bike ride over 3 Kennison Mountain (elevation of 3,988 feet) to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center. The race concludes with a 6.2 mile run down to the Cranberry Glades and back to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center to the finish line. Other activities include a Saturday packet pick-up and social from 3 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Chamber Office in Richwood and a post-race cookout at the finish line at the Nature Center on Sunday. Awards are given for numerous age groups, sexes and teams. Each athlete receives a free t-shirt and eats for free at the cookout. (Spectators are encouraged to eat for a small donation.) This is a spectator-friendly race with lots of food and fun for everyone.

Thurmond Family Triathlon

Beginner friendly family triathlon held in the heart of the New River gorge. Make memories with your family as you bike, paddle, and run.

Children’s Fun Run

The Charleston Distance Run's Children's Fun Run is for ages 4-12. The run will take place on Clendenin Street and will loop between Quarrier and Lee Streets. The distance of the race will be divided up into 3 different age groups. There is no cost to participate. On-site registration is available at Beni Kedem the day of located at 100 Quarrier Street. For more information or to pre-register contact Kesley Gilbert at (304)348-6860 or

Freedoms Run

An Event for Health and Heritage, helping promote healthy lifestyles, walking and biking paths, and more involvement in the nearby national parks. Schedule: 5:30am - 6:00am: Shuttles to Marathon Start from Shepherd University Wellness Center 6:00 - 8:30am: Race Day Registration for Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run 7:30am: Marathon start (Harpers Ferry) 8:30am: Half Marathon start (intersection of German St and King St Shepherdstown) 8:50am: 10K start (German St, Shepherdstown) 9:00am: 5K start (German St, Shepherdstown) 11:00am: Kids Run Start (Intersection of King St and High St, Shepherdstown 10:00am After Party Begins at Bavarian Inn 12:00noon: Awards at Bavariann Inn

Charleston Team Cycling Classic

The inaugural Charleston Team Cycling Classic will be truly one of a kind. Teams of three cyclists will compete over two days in three disciplines to decide an overall winner. Each stage will award points to cyclists for their finish placing in that event (the Team Time Trial will award 1, 2, and 3 points to the first place team so it isn't weighted more than other events). A podium sweep would earn 1, 2, and 3 points for a team total of 6 points for that event. At the end of three events, the lowest cumulative team points total wins. In the event of a tie, the Team Time Trial results will be the first tie-breaker (there will be more, but it's highly unlikely we'll need them). This race won't be over until the last finish line is crossed! It's your chance to stand on the podium of a stage race with your two best teammates. Visit the website to register.

Gritty Chix Mud Run

Gritty Chix Mud Run is the largest mud run in West Virginia and a great weekend with the girls! Get

Captain Thurmond Challenge Triathlon

Captain Thurmond’s Challenge is an extreme triathlon consisting of 28.5 miles of the most challenging mountain biking, whitewater and trail running the New River Gorge area has to offer! This year, the CTC will be held on August, 5th, 2017 with the starting line in quaint downtown Fayetteville, WV. This race is part of the New River Gorge Challenge Weekend so pack up the friends and family and head on out for a weekend of racing for every level! In addition to the Captain Thurmond’s Challenge on Saturday, August 5th, a charity 5K will also be held in town that morning with proceeds supporting the New River Gorge Learning Co-Op. There is also an awesome FAMILY-FRIENDLY triathlon held Sunday, August 6th in the town of Thurmond, WV, just a short drive from Fayetteville.

Thurmond Triathlon

Bring the entire family and come make memories in the heart of the New River Gorge. This beginner friendly triathlon starts at the historic Thurmond Train Depot, where participants will make their way across the bridge over the scenic New River and bike 2 miles to Stonecliff Beach. From there, the race moves to the New River for a 1.5 mile span of easy paddling on calm waters ( ducky boats are available with pre-registration). In the last leg of the race, racers will run from the Dun Glen Day Use Area and make their way back into Thurmond, running a 2-mile loop of the town.

SportsFEST Glow Run 5K

ADMISSION:$15/$20/$25 based on registration date. The night race course starts on Capitol Street and runs along Kanawha Boulevard and back. Entry Fees: March 4 - May 1, 2017 $15.00 May 2 - July 9, 2017 $20.00 Day of race and can not guarantee t-shirt $25.00 Kids 7-12 years of age $12.00 6 and under (no T-shirt) Free