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Saturday, September 14, 2019 -- Parsons, WV / Thomas, WV
Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon (iPO Event Id#: 17174)

[Overall Results] [Results by Class]

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 1300'. 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.

2019 Registration

  • [ Register Online ] with

  • Before August 15, 2019 - $60

  • After August 15, 2019 - $70

  • Race begins at 6:00


  • Gender specific shirts, HydraPak speed cup and locally made finishers woodallions.


Custom handmade mugs by MUD Ceramics, Thomas, WV, will be awarded to:

Overall Top Male and Female finisher - Salomon has also donated a pair of shoes for the overall winners!

Top 3 Male finishers in each age group (16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

Top 3 Female finishers in each age group (16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

Start Date: 2019-09-14     Start Time: 9:00am
Event Name: Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon
Location(s): Parsons, WV 26287
Thomas, WV 26292
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s): 13.1mi
Contact(s): Sarah Forbes
Highlands Trail Foundation
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