The sixth annual Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge Half Marathon and 5K will return to West Virginia’s largest state park on Aug. 14, 2021. Watoga State Park is located in the Allegheny Mountains of Pocahontas County near Marlinton.
The 13.1-mile half marathon course at the 10,000+ acre park is challenging with elevations ranging from 2,560 feet to 3,200 feet. Runners will traverse several of Watoga’s rugged mountain trails that are part of its 40-miles of wooded paths.
The 5K route features part of the Allegheny Trail and is open to walkers and runners.
For more race and event info or to register as a participant, please visit https://tinyurl.com/vj9jad6t.
All race proceeds will benefit Watoga through The Watoga State Park Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In past years, various projects, including naturalist programs and purchasing solar panels to heat the park’s swimming pool, have been made possible with race funds.
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