Greenbrier River Trail Marathon

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Greenbrier River Trail Marathon
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A one of a kind race, in the State of West Virginia: A point-to-point full marathon (26.2 miles) on a flat/slightly downhill (1% grade) course on the scenic Greenbrier River Trail in Pocahontas County, WV. The marathon starts in Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and runs south on the trail, finishing at Stillwell Park, in Marlinton, WV. USATF-certified Course!
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Sun, Oct 6, 2019
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Marlinton, United States
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200 8th St, Marlinton, WV 24954, USA
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Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
8:00 AM
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This is a 26.2 mile course, on the Greenbrier River Trail in Pocahontas County, WV. The trail follows the Greenbrier River south on the old railway bed with a 1% downhill average grade throughout. The surface is packed gravel with a number of flat, wooden bridge crossings and then pavement for the last (+/-) two miles of the course.
200 8th St, Marlinton, WV 24954, USA
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Driving Directions
From the North:
From Elkins:
- Follow 219/250 South to Huttonsville
- For the most direct route to Cass – follow 250/92 through Huttonsville
o This will be staying Left (straight) in Huttonsville on 250/92
o Crossing over Cheat Mountain, through Durbin, Bartow (veer right to stay on 92/28) and through Green Bank (home of the Green Bank Observatory)
o Take a Right onto Rt. 66 at the Cass intersection
o Follow for 4.8 miles to Cass Railroad State Park
o Once you cross the bridge, the main parking lot will be on your right.
o The main road (Rt. 66) turns left, up the hill, at the next right (100 yards), stay straight into the parking lot for the Community Center (across from the barber shop) and Packet Pickup
- For the most direct route to Snowshoe – follow 219 South (Right) from Huttonsville
-You would then need to follow Rt. 66 down the mountain to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
From the Northeast (Franklin / Seneca Rocks)
- Take Rt. 28 through Circleville (20 miles)
- Take a Left at Rt. 28/250 (11 miles)
- Take a Right onto Rt. 66 into Cass (follow directions above from Cass intersection)
From the East:
From Staunton
- Take Rt. 250 W (47 miles) to Monterey, VA take a Left at light onto VA-84/220
- Turn Right onto VA-84 to WV, follow WV-84, to take Right on Rt. 92
- Follow 92 for 11 miles, turn Left onto Rt. 66 to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
From the South:
From Roanoke
- For the slightly less direct but flatter route: Take 581-N to 81-N to 220 N.
- Follow 220 N to Clifton Forge, Left onto 64W
- Follow 64W to White Sulphur Springs, Exit 92 N
- From 92, you can follow 39 to Marlinton or 92 to 66 to Cass
From the West:
From Summersville
- Follow 39 E to Marlinton
From all other locations West (such as Charleston)
- Follow 64 E to
- Either the Lewisburg Exit to take 219 N to Marlinton
- To the White Sulphur Springs Exit to 92 to Cass
Race start is 8:00 AM - at the sound of the Steam Engine Train Whistle. There is an 8-hour cut-off time. We will have a timing mat at 13.1 which will have a 4-hour cut-off.
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