DECKERS CREEK TRAIL HALF-MARATHON / TRAIL MIX FESTIVAL
CANCELLED FOR 2023
We are incredibly saddened to announce that MRTC will not be hosting the The Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon in 2023, which has long been a part of MRTC and the running community of greater Morgantown. With the rising and new costs for having this event combined with a trend of decreasing numbers of runners, this race is no longer an effective fundraiser for maintaining the Mon River Rail-Trails. We hope that we will be able to return to hosting this beloved race, but the cost considerations, strained community resources, and time involved to organize have factored into our decision to cancel the race for 2023. Securing a premiere sponsor would help us bring back this race in 2024. We welcome any help finding one. Contact Ella at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RACE COURSE
The Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon is entirely held on the Deckers Creek Trail from Masontown to Morgantown. It involves several road crossings and will have seven water stops along the way. This race has a two-surface course of compacted stone and asphalt.
Custom awards are presented to:
• Overall open class 1st thru 5th male
• Overall open class 1st thru 5rd female
• Top three male finishes in each age group: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
• Top three female finishes in each age group: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
• The Caboose Award
Awards ceremony will begin at 11:30am at the outdoor amphitheater of Hazel Ruby McQuain Park.
All Finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal.
TWO TIMING METHODS
Participants must submit a completed registration form and pay a registration fee for qualification.
$50 before March 1; $55 before April 1; $60 before May 1; $65 May 1-31. Registration must be received by May 31, 2022 or before 500 spots are filled. Limited to 500 participants.
Fees are non-refundable. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Includes t-shirt, finisher’s medal, finish line refreshments, and free finish line photo.
Limited to 500 participants- reserve your spot now!
Register Online- TriStateRacer.com
Register by Mail: 2022 Race Registration Form
To register by mail, registration must be received by May 31, 2022 or before 500 spots are filled. Please print and fill out a race registration form, make your check payable to MRTC, and return to: MRTC, PO Box 282, Morgantown, WV 26507-0282
All proceeds benefit the Mon River Trails Conservancy to help manage and maintain the Mon River and Deckers Creek Rail-Trails.
TIMING AND RESULTS
CHIP TIMING RESULTS provided by TriStateRacer.com! Course support and race timing will close at 12:00pm. However, a complete list of individual gun times, chip times and places will be posted at the finish and available live on TriStateRacer.com throughout the race.
All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal as you cross the finish line and you will be able to download a free finisher photo at TriStateRacer.com.
Photographs, post-race review, and results will also be available at iPlayOutside.com.
Race Check-In will be from 7:00-7:50 AM at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Morgantown, WV.
ONE Race Start: 8:00AM : Note this is an earlier start than in previous years.
PARKING AND HOTELS
If you are parking at the Wharf District Parking Garage (.50 per hour), you will be able to walk on the trail to Hazel Ruby McQuain Park for packet pick-up. The same goes if you are staying at Waterfront Place Hotel.
The small parking lot at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park will be closed off from all parking. This is where packet-pickup takes place.
Many local hotels are offering special event rate for participants.
DIRECTIONS to WHARF PARKING GARAGE
Live music on the outdoor amphitheater stage and food will be down near the stage at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. The award ceremony will start at 11:30AM. We hope you enjoy the Trail Mix festivities and celebrate your race accomplishment and National Trails Day.
This event was made possible by the Monongalia County Tourism Advancement Fund, courtesy of the Monongalia County Commission and the Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau.
City of Morgantown