Saturday, June 1, 2019  Celebrating National Trails Day!


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.  At Mile 4, 7, 10, and 12 there will be both water and Gatorade.  Race support and timing will close at noon.


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

This race is also part of the Morgantown Area Grand Prix (MAGP) race series.

RACE START TIMES – 8:30 & 8:45 

Once at Masontown Trailhead, the start line is about 1/2 mile down the trail from where the buses will unload.  There will be port-a-pots at the trailhead.


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 12:00 pm at the Wharf Parking Garage.

All Finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal.


Gun time – the time it takes you to finish the race based on when the start gun is fired for the first wave.

Chip time – the time it takes you to finish the race based on when you cross the start line.

Results for the overall open class awards (Top 5 male and female finishers) will be based on gun time. You must be in the First Wave to be eligible for overall open class awards. Make sure you arrive early enough to get on the first buses that leave for the start.  For all other awards, age groups and caboose, the results will be based on chip time.


Participants must submit a completed registration form and pay a registration fee for qualification.

Fees are non-refundable. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION (due to the increase # of runners, we can no longer allow same day registration and logistically ensure all runners have a bus ride to the start).

$50 before March 1

$55 before April 1

$60 before May 1

$65 May 1-23 or until 700 spots are filled.

Includes bus transportation to race start, t-shirt, finisher’s medal, finish line refreshments, and free finish line photo.

Limited to 700 participants- reserve your spot now!

Register Online- TriStateRacer.comRaceID=10484

Register by Mail: 2019 Race Registration Form

To register by mail, registration must be received by May 23, 2019 or before 700 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.


CHIP TIMING RESULTS provided by TriStateRacer.com! Course support and race timing will close at 12:00pm. As in previous years we will have a 2-wave start; 8:30 and 8:45. The display clock at the finish will reflect the 8:30 wave time. 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 6:30-7:45 AM at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown, WV. Transportation will be provided by WVU Medicine to the Deckers Creek Trailhead in Masontown.

Two Race Starts- 8:30 A.M. and 8:45 A.M.
Your start time and bus schedule will be posted 3 days prior to the race on this website.

You are responsible for knowing your start time and arriving on time for the bus to the start.  Buses will leave as soon as EACH ONE gets filled.  Please load on a bus as soon as you have your bib number to get to the start line in Masontown.

Buses will start loading at 7:15AM and leave once filled for the 8:30AM Start and for the 8:45AM start.

If you are in the 8:30AM start please be there in time for the first buses out of the park. We hope to have all on the way to the start by 7:45AM for the 8:45AM start.



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 or Clarion Hotel Morgan.  Directions to the Wharf Parking garage are on our website.

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.  Inquire at check-in about Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon or look here for a list of hotels with discounts



Hazel Ruby McQuain Park is undergoing renovations that will change our finish line festivities this year. All finish line food and refreshments will be in the bottom floor of the Wharf Parking Garage. This also will be the location of the award ceremony, which will start at noon. Thank you for your understanding as our city enhances our park facilities. Next year we will return to the park and outdoor amphitheater to celebrate your race accomplishment and National Trails Day.

Post-race Massage Table provided by Julie Shinaberry- for a small fee you can also enjoy massage that will be set up in the Wharf Parking Garage.



Animal Medical Center

Black Bear Burritos


Chico Bakery

Classics 3 Restaurant and Lounge

Clutch Wing Shop

Courtyard Morgantown by Marriott

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Laurel Aggregates



Miller’s Eats and Sweets

Mills Group

MAGP (Morgantown Area Grand Prix)

Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

Morgantown Running

Morgantown Veterinary Care

Mountain State Brewing 

Pac5 Furniture

Pepsi Bottling Group

Pies and Pints

Pizza Al’s II

Scholar Hotel Group


Table 9


Wamsley Cycles

Waterfront Family Pharmacy

Waterfront Jeep


WVU Medicine

Wings Ole’