West Virginia Trilogy

Spruce Knob – Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
Circleville, WV
Columbus Day Weekend
October 11th-13th, 2024


We are truly looking forward to seeing you and sharing these days in the mountains for this special event, the 12th WV Trilogy.

WV Trilogy is scheduled for Columbus Day weekend. Registration via Run Sign Up opens May 1st. Registration is online. Participants may register for the complete Trilogy or any one (or multiple) of the individual races. The Full Trilogy is limited to 100 participants. All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

The Run for the Hills 5k traverses the hilly meadows of the Spruce Knob Mountain Center. It is on Sunday of the Trilogy and starts simultaneously with with the Half Marathon. There is no limit to the number of participants for the 5k. Preregistration is online at RunSignUp and on race day.
Preregistration closes October 9th, 2023, but race day registration is available.

Price Registration Dates
Trilogy 50k 50M HM 5k From Until
$220 $85 $105 $60 $40 May 1st, 2024 Aug. 16th, 2024
$245 $110 $130 Aug. 17st, 2024 Close: Sept. 13th, 2023
$65 $45 Aug. 17st, 2024 Close: Oct. 14th, 2024


A prerace dinner and race day light breakfast are included with runner registration. The table below details what meals are included with each registration. Additional dinner meals for registrants or guests may be purchased for Thursday through Sunday at $16. Half Marathon and 5k entrants may purchase Saturday evening dinner tickets which is not part of race registration.

Race Meal
Trilogy Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday lunch
Light Breakfast: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
50k Dinner: Thursday.
Light Breakfast: Friday.
50M Dinner: Friday.
Light Breakfast: Saturday.
Half Marathon Light Breakfast and Lunch Sunday.
5k Light Breakfast and Lunch Sunday.

Packet Pick Up

The 50k and 50 mile race are cupless events. Bring your own cup or water bottle for drinks or soups at the aid stations. We highly recommend you attend the prerace meeting the evening before the 50k and 50 mile race, particularly if this is your first Trilogy event. All packet pickup and meetings will be at Ulmati Yurt.

Packet Pick-Up
Race Day/Time
Full Trilogy
Individual 50k
Thursday 4:30 pm
Individual 50M Friday 4:30 pm
Half Marathon and 5k Saturday 4:30 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 8:30am
Race Clothing
Trilogy Patagonia Midweight long sleeve Capilene zip-neck shirt and Run For The Hills Half Marathon cotton/micro t-shirt.
50k Patagonia All Day long sleeve Capilene shirt.
50M Patagonia Lightweight long sleeve Capilene crew shirt
Half Marathon & 5k Run For The Hills cotton/micro t-shirt.

Start Times

50k and 50 mile participants must attend a pre-race meeting following dinner at 7:00 pm on Thursday and approximately 8:30 pm on Friday

Race Start Time
50K Friday
7:00 am
50M Saturday
6:00 am
Half Marathon & 5k Sunday
9:00 am


There are time limits for the 50k and 50 mile races as well as aid station cutoffs. The 50k has an overall time limit of 10.5 hours. The 50M has an overall time limit of 14 hours. Pacers are not permitted for any of the races. Pets may not accompany race participants.

50k Cutoffs
Location Time
Aid # 3 Judy Springs
(16.9 miles)
12:30 pm
(5 hours, 30 min.)
Finish Line 5:30 pm
(10 hours, 30 min.)

Runners must reach Aid #3 mile 16.9 by 12:30pm. If past 12:30pm, runners will skip Aid #4 and be redirected to Aid #5 and then on to the Finish.


50M Cutoffs
Location Time
Aid # 3 Whites Run
(24.9 miles)
12:50 pm
(6 hours, 50 min.)
Aid # 4 Horton
(33.6 miles)
3:30 pm
(9 hours, 30 min.)
Aid # 6 Allegheny Mountain Trail
(46.2 miles)
7:10 pm
(13 hours, 10 min.)
Finish Line 8:00 pm
(14 hours)


All completing the Full Trilogy will be presented a finisher award. Place awards will also be presented Open and Age categories listed below. There will be daily recognition awards for the 50k and 50M first place male and female.

WV Trilogy
Category No. of Places M/F
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
40-49 1st
50-59 1st
60+ 1st
Special Awards
Finishers Award All participants who finish all three races


Run For the Hills Half Marathon
Category No. of Places M/F
Overall 1st
17 and younger 1st, 2nd
18-39 1st, 2nd
40-49 1st, 2nd
50-59 1st, 2nd
60+ 1st, 2nd


Run For the Hills 5k
Category No. of Places M/F
Overall 1st
Finishers Award All participants who finish the race


The WV Trilogy is a remote race located at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center. The nearest gas station and store are a 40 minute drive on Rt. 28 in Circleville, WV. You should bring with you any, and all, supplies that you may need for the weekend.

Name Information
Spruce Knob Mountain Center Tent Camping Tent camping is highly suggested due to the remote location of this race. There are showers and bathrooms, and supplemental portjohns.
Spruce Knob Mountain Center Dorm Rooms A limited number of five-person dorm rooms are available on site for $20 per person per night. Contact Kat Weyland to make arrangements.
Nelson Rocks They have motel style guest rooms that can accommodate up to four people. Located in Circleville, about a 30 minute drive. Nelson Rocks is offering a 20% discount to Trilogy entrants. Visit their website for reservation information.

Crew Access

To ensure safety and fairness for all participants, crew access is controlled.
50k Crew Access is limited to Aid #2 Bee Run (11.3 miles) and Aid #4 Seneca (27.7 miles).
50M Crew Access is limited to Aid #3 Whites Run (24.9 miles) and Aid #4 Horton (33.6 miles).
Half Marathon Crew Access is limited to Aid Station #1 Big Run (5.5 miles) only.

Additional Information & Refunds

Refund of race entry fee minus $10 will be granted for the Full Trilogy, 50 Mile, 50k or HM until August 31, 2023. These may be requested by logging into your Run Sign Up account, or by contacting Dan Lehmann at [email protected]

Join the conversation on the race and track your training with WV Trilogy Strava club.

In an effort to reduce waste we create during this event the 50k and 50M races are “cupless”. We will no longer be supplying the Coghlan folding cup to runner, so bring your own this year.

Sorry, but there are no pets allowed at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center, or on race course.

Crew access will be limited to the aid stations outlined in the Course Description page. For the safety and consideration of all participants, other aid stations or roads that runners will be on are closed to crew and vehicles. Crew driving directions can be found on the Directions page.


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 WV Trilogy!


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