MRTC has several opportunities for sponsoring our fundraising events.  Businesses are recognized in a variety of ways depending on the event and the sponsorship level.  Let us know if you are interested in being a sponsor for the Blue Jean Ball or Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon.

web_swing-dance-300x228-1CREATIVE FUNDRAISING IDEA?
Please let us know and MRTC will help promote.   We have had several wonderful fundraisers that were inspired by trail friends.

Here are a few successful ideas from our past….

Art Sale to Benefit the Rail-Trails
All proceeds from the art sales was donated by local artist Cindy O’Brien at her exhibit “South Park Sidewalks Come to Life” at the Monongalia Arts Center.

Handcrafted Jewelry with 10% of purchase for the Rail-Trails
Jon Pitts, local artisan, is donating 10% of any purchase of his jewelry at the Terra Café to the Mon River Trails Conservancy.  Give a gift, or treat yourself, and also help us maintain the rail-trails.  The Terra Café is located next to rail-trail and the Tugboat Depot Playground in Star City.

No Frills 10K Race
Thank you Morgantown Roadrunners (aka WV Track Club) for hosting a great, no frills, 10K and donating the proceeds to the local rail-trails.  Volunteers helped with registration and staffing and all awards were donated prizes.   MRTC helped promote to local runners.

Rail-Trail Poker Run- “Fun is in the Cards” Day
Cyclists and runners of all ages came out for a fun afternoon of traveling to poker stops along the rail-trail and getting playing cards for the best and worst poker hands.  Wamsley Cycles donated $100 for the best hand and a bike rental for the worst hand.  The $10 entry fee was a donation to the rail-trails.

Canine Classic 5K Run
Generation Morgantown leaders hosted the Canine Classic 5K in which participants were encouraged to run with their dog.  Proceeds were split between MRTC and another dog friendly organization with some years being Animal Friends of North Central WV or the Krepps and Stanley’s Spot Dog Parks.

Contact:  Ella Belling at or 304-692-6782