5515UP ‘n’ DOWN DECKERS CREEK TRAIL HALF-MARATHON / TRAIL MIX FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022   8:00AM
HAZEL RUBY MCQUAIN PARK, MORGANTOWN, WV

The Up ‘n’ Down Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon in 2022! There are some big changes to our traditional race due to the pandemic. We hope to return to our traditional race in 2023. We hope you join us for this challenging race commemorating several challenging years.

THE RACE COURSE
An up and back course this year for the Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon has the event renamed the Up ‘n’ Down Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon. This race has a two-surface course, providing a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for runners. The trail surface will be on paved asphalt (5 miles) and compacted limestone (8.1 miles). The half-marathon will begin and end at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Morgantown, WV. The turn-around point will be just past Pixlar Hill road crossing and before Little Greer limestone plant.
There will be seven water (w) stops along the way and five stops will also have lemon lime Gatorade (g).

  • Sabraton Station mile 2.3 w&g
  • Summer School Road mile 4.5
  • Mellons Chapel mile 5.8 and 7.2 w&g
  • Summer School Road mile 9
  • Sabraton Station mile 10.7 w&g
  • Valley Crossing mile 12 w&g

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

THE AWARDS
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

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. For all other awards, age groups and caboose, the results will be based on chip time.
ENTRY

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-DAY CHECK-IN
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

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POST-RACE FESTIVITIES
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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

SPONSORS 2022
City of Morgantown

Visit Mountaineer Country CVB

Monongalia County Commission

WVU Medicine

Animal Medical Center

Black Bear Burritos

BOPARC

Chico Bakery

Highmark WV Blue Cross Blue Shield

Mills Group

Morgantown Running

Northeast Natural Energy

NuGo

Pepsi Bottling Group

Tom Batchelor and Robbie DeSutter

Wamsley Cycles

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