Mon River Trails Conservancy
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ENJOY THE MON RIVER / CAPERTON / DECKERS CREEK TRAILS

Currently, 48 miles of the Mon River / Caperton / Deckers Creek Rail-Trails are open for non-motorized use, primarily walking, cycling, jogging, and cross-country skiing with a smooth, durable surface for wheel-chair use and all types of bicycles. In Morgantown and Star City, eight miles of trail are paved, allowing for in-line skating. The rail-trail connects three counties, Marion, Monongalia, and Preston Counties in North Central West Virginia.

The Caperton Trail has an urban feel with neighboring city parks, restaurants, and shops. The relatively flat Mon River Trail meanders along the wooded river valley with occasional bottomland and field habitats. The Deckers Creek Trail is more of a challenge as it climbs at approximately a 2% grade 1,000 feet over 19 miles with rhododendron and hemlock groves, deciduous forests, into more open fields and farmlands in Preston County.

The entire trail network is designated a National Recreation Trail.
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14th Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon
Morgantown, West Virginia
Saturday, June 7, 2014


THE DOWNHILL COURSE
A mostly downhill course, the Deckers Creek Trail has an elevation drop of approximately 800 feet over the span of the 13.1 mile distance. The Deckers Creek Trail is a two-surface course, providing a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for runners. The trail surface is packed limestone for the first 10.4 miles and asphalt for the final 2.7 miles. The half-marathon begins in Masontown, WV and finishes at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown. There will be seven water stops along the way.

CERTIFIED COURSE
The USATF certification number for the Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon is WV09009MS.

$50 Registration must be received by 6:00 A.M. May 27, 2014 Includes bus transportation to race start, t-shirt, finishline refreshments, and live music.
Limited to 700 participants- reserve your spot now!

Register online.

To register by mail please print and fill out a race registration form in Adobe Acrobat pdf, make your check payable to MRTC, and return to:
MRTC, PO Box 282, Morgantown, WV 26507-0282
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Annual Report
Our annual report for 2012 is now available online. Find out more about our current projects, mission, and goals. 2012 Annual Report
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