The Lost River Trail Run features a beautiful, challenging running course through the wooded mountain trails of Lost River State Park. The course is hilly with sections of relatively smooth single and double track, a little pavement, and several shallow water crossings. Runners may choose from a 1 mile out and back, or a 4.5 mile loop which may be repeated for race distances of approximately 4.5 miles, 9 miles, or half-marathon (13.1 mi). Routes and distances are subject to change due to trail conditions on race day. The 4.5 mi., 9 mi., and 1/2 Marathon begin at 9am, and the 1 miler begins at 10 am, with check-in starting at 8:00 at the Lee Sulfur Spring Shelter, located on Howard's Lick Road within the state park (see park map).
The Lost River Trail Run will benefit the Lost River Trails Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to maintaining and developing the trails in Lost River State Park, Hardy County, West Virginia. Funds support regular maintenance (such as clearing trails from debris) that benefits all trail users and the development of mountain biking trails in the park. Our long-term vision is to create a trail system that is universally engineered for use by riders of standard mountain bikes, hand-cycles, and e-bikes, but our immediate aim is the siting and construction of the Jay Moglia Beginner Trail with the goal of establishing a youth mountain biking program in Hardy County. Follow the Lost River Trails Coalition on Facebook and Instagram for more information.
DIVISIONS (by age): under 10, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
The first place male and female competitor in each age category will receive a prize. All participants will receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last) and a post-run meal to be determined (likely pizza). You must register by April 1 to guarantee your T-shirt.
COURSE: The 1 mile course is an out and back along Light Horse Harry Lee Trail (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41755969).
The 4.5, 9, and 1/2 Marathon are 1, 2, or 3 laps through several trails, with aid stations located at approximately mile 1.6 and near the finish of each lap (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41724813).
This event is made possible with the support of local businesses and other organizations in Hardy County, WV: