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Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon

Thomas, WV and Parsons, WV
Mill Race Park (finish)
Parsons, West Virginia 26287

The Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon will take place on the Blackwater Canyon and Allegheny Highlands Trails running from Thomas, WV to Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV. Please join us for this epic event in support of the Highlands Trail Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to trail development in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.

The Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon is a point-to-point race. The trail is made of pavement, dirt, and crushed stone. The race course will descend about 1400′. The 9:00 am race start is located on the rail trail below First/Front Street in Thomas, WV. The race finish is in Parsons, WV. At 8:00 am, a bus will transport runners from Parsons to the race start in Thomas.

RACE ENTRY WILL CLOSE AT 200 RUNNERS!

In coordination with the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners’ Helvetia 10k Mountain Run, we’re introducing the Black-Hel Double in 2021 (provided both races are able to happen). This is a two part racing event. First complete the Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon on Saturday. Then travel to Helvetia, WV on Sunday and finish the 10k Mountain Run. Finishers of both races receive a special hat with the Black-Hel Double logo. Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the Helvetia 10k Mountain Run. No additional purchase necessary. Register separately for each race. More information about the Helvetia 10k Mountain Run is available at https://www.wvmtr.org/races/helvetia/details/

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