6th Annual Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research
The Fox Trot raises money for Parkinson's research. During the past five years, the event has raised $175,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
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.
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
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.
YWCA Race to End Racism
Join the YWCA, local leaders and local businesses, and individuals at the inaugural Race to end Racism. The 5K run / 1 mile walk starts at Magic Island. Admission:$25 run/$15 walk thru 4/15; $30 run/$20 walk after 4/15
Mountaineer Strong Race
Join us in Almost Heaven--West Virginia--and flex those mountaineer muscles. For the inaugural Mountaineer Strong, racers will whitewater raft with a guide on Class III-V rapids down the New River, mountain bike on amazing trails in the New River Gorge, and trek through the beautiful ACE Adventure Resort property. This Appalachian state, covered with rugged mountains and river valleys, has long been known for its epic outdoor pursuits. Once you finish this race, we hope you’ll have a deeper understanding of WV’s state motto: Montani Semper Liberi (“Mountaineers are always free”).
Mountain Trail Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run
Trail running - It's a challenge. Two races both begin Saturday, August 12th at 8:30 a.m. from the Beaver Creek Campground at Watoga State Park. Age groups are: 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and going strong. Great event, wonderful venue. Chip timing by TriStateRacer. Race entry is fee based. Visit the registration link for most current information.
Dirt Dash Trail Run
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the Dirt Dash Trail Run and the Rocky Ridge 15K. The Dirt Dash course is five tough, but beautiful miles through the Greenbrier State Forest. Expect lots of hills, single track trail and lots of amazing scenery. You will be on six different trails during this challenging adventure.
9th Annual Turkey Trot
This is an informally timed, non-competitive, family-oriented trail walk/run on the rolling hills of Grand Vue Park. The course covers 3.1 miles of mostly natural multi-use trails throughout the park. Pets are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times. The event will start and finish at the Banquet Hall / Main Office. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the event starts at 9:00 a.m. Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $15 for Adults, $12 for Children (12 and under). *Includes a tee-shirt!*