Frequently Asked Questions
IS THIS A CERTIFIED COURSE?
This is a USATF certified course!
Will transportation be provided?
Yes! We will be providing shuttle buses that will be departing from two locations: 1) The finish line at Stillwell Park (Stillwell Road, Marlinton, WV) and 2) The Wellness Center (326 9th Street, Marlinton, WV 24954) beginning at 6:15 on race day - last shuttle to leave at 6:40 - to take racers to the starting line in Cass at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
There will also be two shuttle buses departing from the finish to take runners back to Cass in the afternoon - times to be determined.
Is there a cut-off time?
There is an 8-hour cut-off time. We will have a timing mat at 13.1 which will have a 4-hour cut-off.
What time does the race start?
Race start is 8:00 AM at Cass Scenic Railroad- at the sound of the Steam Engine Train Whistle.
Will there be finisher's medals?
Yes! There are finisher’s medals for all finishers.
Is there a half marathon option?
Unfortunately, not this year. We will be considering options to add a half or possibly other distances next year but with this being our first year and with the logistics of trying to add a half to a point-to-point course, we'll have to wait and see what will be possible next year.
Is there a packet pickup and where?
There will be packet pick-up available on Saturday from 2:00 - 8:30 PM at the Wellness Center - 326 9th Street, Marlinton, WV 24954. There will be an option to pick up your packet on the morning of the race in Cass but time will be limited.
Is there a pre-race meal?
Yes! Wellness Center 326 9th Street, Marlinton, WV 24954 during packet pickup from 5:00 - 8:00 PM!
Will there be a bag drop?
Yes! The bag drop will be in Cass at the Starting Line. The bags will meet you at the finish line at Stillwell Park in Marlinton.
Are trail shoes or road shoes recommended?
Either shoe would be fine depending on your comfort-level in either. The surface is mostly packed gravel with some softer sections throughout the middle of the trail in most places. So, trail shoes would be comfortable enough and provide a little bit of grip if there is lots of rain leading up to race day. However, racing flats / road shoes are also okay as most is packed and the last two miles are paved with a gravel road finish (last 1/2 mile).