May 10 - 11, 2024

West Virginia Trail Fest

10 Snowshoe Drive Snowshoe

Snowshoe, WV 100K, 60K, 30K, 5K, 1M Kids Run

Registration closes: Wed, May 8 @ 11:59PM ET


More information on our website.
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Welcome to the West Virginia Trail Festival (WvTF). WILD. TOUGH. FUN. This family-oriented annual trail running event will occur every May in the heart of Pocahontas County, WV. Pocahontas is known as WV most mountainous county! The WvTF will have a series of trail races: 5K, 30K, 60K, 100k, and kids fun run. Other weekend activities will include a movie night, kids activities, a ride on the Cass Historic Railroad, awards ceremony, and Mother's Day breakfast. The goal is to create a unique one-of-a-kind experience that will highlight West Virginia’s beautiful and mountainous landscape while highlighting her unique history: West Virginia's beautiful State Parks, the beautiful Monongahela National Forest, Cass Historic Railroad, the Green Bank Observatory (GBO), the historic local fire towers, Snowshoe Ski Resort, and Pocahontas County.

We promise a WILD, TOUGH, and FUN experience that will be memorable for all.


Midnight start
11,500 ft of elevation gain
Epic views
Climb 2 historic fire towers in Pocahontas County
Run through 3 WV State Parks
Views of Green Bank Observatory
Summit 2 of 3 WV highest peaks
Finish in Village at Ski Resort
Generous cut-off time of 20 hrs

Cass Historic Railroad Start
Positive elevation gain....few in US
Climb 2 historic fire towers in Pocahontas County
Finish Village at Ski Resort
Generous cut-off time of 13 hrs

Climb historic fire tower in Pocahontas County
Start/Finish Village at Ski Resort
Generous cut-off time of 11 hrs

Evening race
700 feet of vertical gain
Start/Finish Village at Ski Resort


Thursday, May 9th
18.30-20.30: Meet your race directors (location TBD at Snowshoe)

Friday, May 10th
14.00-17.45: Check-in for all races
18.00: Start of Twilight 5K at Snowshoe Village
19.30: Twilight 5K end
20.00-22.00: Family Movie

Saturday May 11th
00.01: Dark Skies 100K start at the entrance to Seneca State Park
07.00: Full Moon 60K start at Cass Historic Railroad Park
09.00: Stargazer 30K start at Snowshoe Village
18.00: Evening Entertainment (Band etc.)
20.00: Cut-off for all races at Snowshoe Village
20.30: Post Race Party at the Junction

Sunday May 12th
08.00: Awards Ceremony
09.00-11.00: Mother's Day Brunch at the Junction

Event's current local time: 12:55 AM ET

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