The Morgantown rail trail will serve as the site for a new half marathon, hosted by the Morgantown Adventure Sport Series. The event features a scenic run along the fast and flat course of the local rail-trail this fall.

Hosted by West Virginia University’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, the inaugural Morgantown Half-Marathon accommodates both first-time half-marathoners and experienced runners looking to set a new personal best.

The race scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 14, starts and finishes beside the Monongahela River at Hazel Ruby-McQuain Park in Morgantown and is a spectator-friendly triple out and back format on three different trails.

The entry fee is $35 if registered by Sept. 28 and $45 between Sept. 29 and race day. Start time is 9 a.m. with registration and check-in from 7-8:30 a.m. Online registration is available at .

Runners who register by Oct. 4 are guaranteed a custom event t-shirt and later registrants will receive t-shirts as supplies last. All participants are provided food and beverages after the race with top male and female finishers receiving awards.

Local event partners include WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Family First Chiropractic, Little Caesars Pizza, Morgantown Running, WVU Urgent Care, Big Bear Lake Family Camplands, Road ID, and the WVU Lifetime Activities Program.

For more information, please visit the race website at or contact the race director at or phone 304-293-0851.



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CONTACT: Kimberly Cameon, CPASS