August 5th, 2023
Start: 50k – 6:00 am
25k/10k – 8:00 am
Registration opens January 2, 2023 online. Registration for the 50k/25k races closes on August 4th, 2023. Race day registration for the 10k race is available.
|$70||$50||$30||Open: January 2, 2023||Close: August 4, 2023|
|10k Race Day Registration|
|–||–||$40||Start/Finish (6:00am – 7:00am||August 5, 2023|
The 50k starts at the Tasty Blend Factory on Old Rt. 35 near Frasier’s Bottom. Shuttle buses depart the Camp Arrowhead at 4:45 am sharp for the 30 min trip to the start.
The 25k/10k starts on the bridge on Cedar Dr. just off Rt. 60. Shuttle buses depart the Camp Arrowhead at 7:15 am sharp for the 10 min. trip to the start. More information found on the Directions page.
All participants must check-in with the race director Saturday morning before loading the shuttle to the start. There is no shuttle service back to the start after the race. If you have family or crew driving you to the start, please indicate so on the entry form.
More information is given at the pre-race meeting held on Friday at 7:30 pm .
|50k Check-In||4:15 am – 4:45 am|
|50k Buses Depart||4:45 am|
|25k / 10k Check-In||6:45 am – 7:15 am|
|25k / 10k Buses Depart||7:15 am|
|Race||Start Time||Bib / Marking Color|
A Kids Run will be held on Friday before the race. This event is free, but parents must complete a registration form for their children. Donations are accepted and will be given directly to the charity organization. Registration begins at 5:30 pm. The Kids Run starts at 6:00 pm near the amphitheater.
|5 and younger||6:30 pm||100-400 meters|
|6-12||6:30 pm||1 miles|
Receive your race pack including bib number, food items, club information, and more at the following locations and times.
|Location||Date / Time|
|Dining Hall – Camp Arrowhead||Friday
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
There is a time limit of 10 hours to complete the 50k race. More information will be available at the pre-race instruction meeting on Friday before the race at 7:30 pm.
|Aid Station 4 (18.1 miles)||11:30 am (5 hours, 30 min.)|
|Finish Line||4:00 pm (10 hours)|
Awards for the 50k and 25k finishers are distributed as they finish. Awards for the 10k finishers are given around 11-11:30 am.
|Male and Female||Number of Places|
|Category||50k / 25k||10k|
|Overall||1st, 2nd, 3rd||1st, 2nd, 3rd|
Camping is permitted at the Camp Arrowhead for the race weekend. There is a charge of $5 per person per night . Do not worry about reserving a spot, we will not run out. There is a shower house with plenty of restrooms. Please check in and pay on Friday at the camper check in station located near the shelter beside the amphitheater.
A pre-race dinner is held at the Dining Hall and included for all registered participants. Guest tickets may be purchased for $10 (kids 5 years and younger are free). A sponsored raffle is held during dinner at 7:15 pm. Dinner is followed by the pre-race meeting at 7:30 pm.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
There is a NO ALCOHOL policy at the camp or on the trail itself. Thank You
Please let the Race Director know if you will arrive late Friday evening or early Saturday morning.
Drop bags for the 50k are collected at the start and will be available at Aid Station #4, about mile 18, at Barkers Ridge. Please label your bag with name and bib number. Bags should not be large. No hard rubbermaid type bins allowed. There will be plenty of GU and other aid station fare available.
All viewers are welcome at the Start, but please park out of the way of runners and buses. This will be discussed Friday evening at the pre-race meeting. The best place to meet your runner is Aid Stations #4 or #6. Here runners have completed the tougher first half and support will be appreciated. Other locations are available, but are several miles from a major highway. If you have any special needs please let me know.
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 Kanawha Trace 50k/25k/10k!
A portion of the proceeds from this race go towards the upgrades and maintenance of the Kanawha Trace Trail through the support of Friends of Kanawha Trace. Friends of Kanawha Trace are involved in preparing the trails to transform this hiking trail into a running course.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for assistance in producing this amazing race!