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Greenbrier River Trail Marathon
October 5, 2019 @ 9:01 pm
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. This is a USATF certified course! Full details and registration/fee information complete on the race website: www.grtmarathon.com.
Starting at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (242 Main Street, Cass, WV 24927) the course will head south on the trail.
The trail provides many scenic views of the Greenbrier River and surrounding hills. During the race, the fall colors should be out in full force. There will be mile markers and volunteer aid stations providing hydration.
At mile 15, the course will pass through the old Sharp’s Tunnel before crossing the highest wooden bridge on the course. There will be some lighting provided in the tunnel.
The finish line will be at Stillwell Park, just South of Marlinton, WV.
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