Middle Ridge Monster 8 Hour Run

Kanawha State Forest
1077 Range Rd, Charleston, WV
May 8th, 2021
Start: 9:00 am

It is an 8 hour event. If someone is trying for a distance PR, or wants to get their first ultra, this event is for you. If someone wants to come out and only run for 2 hours, you are welcome. If you have never ran trails before, come on out. There are no cut-offs. The only finish line is the one you create for yourself. Come hang out with us fine WVMTR folks.


This is a WVMTR Club Event that has no registration fee, but participants must register on RunSignUp so there is an e-signed waiver and emergency information available. Members and non-members are welcome!

Joining WVMTR is not necessary to participate in this event, but we encourage you to support our events by becoming members. Yearly membership is only $10 and allows us to offer these wonderful free club events. Become a member today at RunSignUp or visit our membership page to learn more!


The Middle Ridge Monster 8 Hour Run is a FREE WVMTR Club Event! This is meant to be a social event that encompasses the true spirit of old school ultra running. There won’t be 17 different flavors of Doritos, or gluten free/vegan/no-gmo/sugar free/low carb/organic/fair trade/local sourced pretzels. Just trail runners having a good time. There will be snacks, water, HEED, and other fuel at the aid stations. Runners will be able to access their vehicles at the end of each loop and will be able to (and encouraged to) get any additional food/aid needed.

Course Description

The course is a 5ish mile loop that starts and ends at the Cabin. You will start with a climb up Lindy Trail, then run three sections of Middle Ridge Trail, come down the scenic Ballard Trail, down the road back to the cabin. An aid station will be at roughly the half way point.