Canary in the Cave 25k+

Unfortunately, this event is no longer offered. Please visit our race page for a list of currently available races.


Registration opens March 1st, 2019. Online registration only. The race is limited to 120 participants. Registration closes October 31st, 2019.

Registration Dates
Price From Until
$35 Open: March 1st, 2019 West Virginia Day, June 20th, 2019
$45 June 21st, 2019 September 30th, 2019
$55 October 1st, 2019 Close: October 31st, 2019
Special Pricing
$30 Runners age 19 years and younger
$30 Runners age 60 years and older

Packet Pick Up

Receive your race pack containing race bib, special clothing item, food items, and more at the following locations and times. Directions to Water Stone Outdoors may be found on the Directions page.

Location Date / Time
Water Stone Outdoors UPDATE: No Friday night

packet pickup this year

Registration Table at Fayetteville Town Park Saturday
8:30am – 9:30am


There is a time limit of 5 hours to finish the race.

25k+ Cutoffs
Location Time
Finish Line 3:00pm (5 hours)


Awards are a mix of gift cards, fresh baked items, and art. Many runners, regardless of finishing place, will receive door prize style awards too! Finishing place awards will be given in the following categories.

Male and Female
Age Category Number of Places
Overall 1st
19 and younger 1st
20-39 1st
40-49 1st
50-59 1st
60+ 1st
Special Awards
Random prize drawing regardless of finishing place


Suggested Lodging
Name Distance From Race Information
Historic Morris Harvey House 0.6 miles Bed and Breakfast
Cooter’s Cabins and Campin’ 3.3 miles Rustic Cabins
Opossum Creek Cabin Rentals 4.5 miles Modern Cabins
New River Gorge Quality Inn 1.7 miles Hotel


We are always looking for volunteers to assist at our races. If you are interested, please read the list of volunteer role descriptions on the Volunteer Page and click below to volunteer at the Canary in the Cave 25k+!

Charity Organization

A portion of the proceeds from this race go to support the Fayetteville Outdoor Adventure 4-H Club.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for assistance in producing this amazing race!