April 12, 2021

New River Gorge Half Marathon & 5k

Visit America’s Newest National Park!

Experience the 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!

Location: Fayetteville Town Park & New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, Fayetteville, WV
Date:June 25 & 26, 2021
Terrain:Single track and Double track Dirt and Gravel Trails
Difficulty:Challenging
Typical Weather:58-80 degrees
Course Type:Out & Back with Loop
Race Start Times:5k: 7:00 – 7:10 PM Friday June 25th
HM: 7:30 – 8:00 AM Saturday June 26th
Registration Opens:April 21, 2021
Stroller Friendly:No
Pet Friendly:No

Pricing

Half Marathon

Opening: $65 (4/21-4/25) National Park Week Special!

Early: 75 (4/26-5/10)

Regular: $90 (5/11-6/10)

Late: $110 (6/11-6/26)

5k

Opening: $30 (4/21-4/25) National Park Week Special!

Early: $35 (4/26-5/10)

Regular: $40 (5/11-6/10)

Late: $45 (6/11-6/25)

Bridge Double (Both Races)

Opening: $85 (4/21-4/25) National Park Week Special!

Early: $95 (4/26-5/10)

Regular: $110 (5/11-6/10)

Late: $130 (6/11-6/25)

Course Maps

Packet Pickup

  • 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

Travel

Lodging Options

Adventures on the Gorge (3.6 Miles)

The Historic Morris Harvey House Bed & Breakfast (0.8 Miles)

Quality Inn New River Gorge (1.8 Miles)

Country River Inn (1.9 Miles)

Comfort Inn New River (3.8 Miles)

Regional Airports

Raleigh County Memorial Airport (28 Miles)

Yeager Airport (59 Miles)

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (142 Miles)

Local Attractions

New River Gorge Bridge (1.7 Miles)

Endless Wall Trail (4.3 Miles)

Pies & Pints (0.9 Miles)

Adventures on The Gorge (3.6 Miles)

Range Finder Coffee (0.7 Miles)

Babcock State Park (16 Miles)

Thurmond (17 Miles)

Grandview (34 Miles)