Runners start the half marathon near the Prickett’s Fort Visitor Center, a reconstructed monument to the historic fort that once served as a refuge for colonial Virginians from the Native American Indians in the 1770s. From there, they’ll traverse the first 4.2 miles of the course in an out-and-back run along blacktop surface to the Fairmont Trail Head, turning around there back toward the visitors center, where they pick up the Monongahela River Trail for the rest of the race. The course is made up of a combination of blacktop roads and crushed limestone trail along the river, the course offers ample scenery along with mostly flat terrain.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.