Kanawha Trace 50k / 25k / 10k

Camp Arrowhead
Ona, WV
August 7th, 2021
Start: 50k – 6:00 am
25k/10k – 8:00 am


Accurate registration dates and information are forthcoming pending availability and scheduling of the race.

Registration opens January 12th, 2021 online. The 50k/25k races have a limit of 100 participants each. There is no limit of participants in the 10k race. Registration for the 50k/25k races closes on July 30th, 2021. Race day registration for the 10k race is available.

Price Registration Dates
50k 25k 10k From Until
$50 $25 $10 Open: January 12th, 2020 Feb 12th, 2021
$65 $35 $20 Feb 13th, 2020 April 12th, 2021
$75 $45 $25 April 13th, 2020 May 14th, 2021
$80 $50 $30 May 15th, 2019 June 12th, 2021
$85 $50 $30 June 13th, 2020 Close: July 30th, 2021
10k Race Day Registration
$30 Shelter beside amphitheater Aug. 7th 2021

Start Times

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 for the 30 min trip to the start.

The 25k/10k starts on the bridge on Linmont Road just off Rt. 60. Shuttle buses depart the Camp Arrowhead at 7:15 am for the 10 min. trip to the start

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.

Race Start Time Bib / Marking Color
50k  6:00 am Pink
25k 8:00 am Blue
10k 8:00 am Yellow

Kids Run

A Kids Run will be held on Friday before the race. This event is free, but parent’s 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.

Age Start Time Length
5 and younger 6:00 pm 100-400 meters
5-14 6:00 pm 1-1.5 miles

Packet Pick Up

Receive your race pack including bib number, food items, club information, and more at the following locations and times. T-Shirts are $15.00 in addition to race fee.

Location Date / Time
Shelter beside amphitheater Friday


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 7:00pm.

50k Cutoffs
Location Time
Halfway Point (15.5 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, 4th, 5th 1st, 2nd, 3rd
40-49 1st 1st, 2nd, 3rd
50-59 1st 1st, 2nd, 3rd
60+ 1st 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Special Awards
50k Finishers Award First 100 finishers


Camping is permitted at the Camp Arrowhead for the race weekend. Tents are available for rent as well as plenty of grass space to bring your own tent. There is a charge of $5 per person per night regardless of camping method. Do not worry about reserving a spot, we will not run out of tents. There is a shower house with plenty of restrooms. Please check in and pay on Friday July. 31st , 2020 at the camper check in station located near the shelter beside the amphitheater.


A pre-race dinner is included for all registered participants. Guest tickets may be purchased for $5 (kids 5 years and younger are free). The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, veggie lasagna, tossed salad, rolls and butter, cookies, tea, coffee, and soda.

A post-race meal is included for all registered 50k/25k participants. Guest tickets may be purchased for $10 (kids 5 years and younger are free).

Meal Time
Pre Race Friday
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Post Race Saturday
12:30 pm until the last runner finishes.

Additional Information

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.

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 #5. 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!

Charity Organization

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!