Captain Thurmond’s Challenge

A multi-sport off road race including mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running. Leaving from downtown Fayetteville, WV and leading you

5-Mile Trail Race

Charleston Parks and Recreation will be hosting their first 5 miler trail race at Cato Park, November 18th at 10am. Moderate to hilly terrain through the Cato Park Trails. Registration is now open with an early bird fee of $25 until November first, which there will then be a fee of $30 to participate thereafter.Race shirt included. For more information and to register, please contact Race Director, Kelsey Gilbert, at: or call 304-348-6860.

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.