MRTC Rail-Trail Events

0380The Mon River Trails Conservancy hosts three events each year as fund-raisers for the rail-trail. These are the Blue Jean Ball, co-hosted with the WV Land Trust in March, the MRTC Handmade Market in April, and the Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon / Trail Mix Festival in June. Other fund-raising events may happen based on interest and opportunity.

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Rail-Trail Walks, Runs, and Cycling events (not hosted by MRTC)

The rail-trails are community gathering places for many fund-raisers for community causes. All year, there are walks and runs taking place on the Mon River / Caperton / Deckers Creek Trail system. Though not guaranteed to be a complete list, many groups advertise their regional events at


In addition there are several active groups that promote group rides and runs

Country Road Cyclists-

Morgantown Road Runners-

We Run! Morgantown-



2016-04-23-10-01-42How to Plan an Event on the Rail-Trail

If you are organizing an event on the rail-trail in Morgantown (to start at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park or Marilla Park) you need to contact BOPARC and reserve the starting / finishing area and get it on the trail calendar 304-296-8356.   Or you can start/finish at Star City- Edith Barill Riverfront Park – call Star City City Hall and reserve the space: 304-599-3550.  Rental fees will vary based on location. You will need event insurance and a city permit if the event involves crossing any roadways.

BOPARC keeps a trail calendar to prevent conflicting events at the same time and location.  No matter where you choose to start and finish- contact BOPARC to get it on the Trail Calendar.

If you are organizing an event for outside of Morgantown or Star City limits, contact Ella at

We always appreciate a donation to MRTC for use of the rail-trail as we are a small non-profit managing the local rail-trails.