This year’s race will be on Saturday June 1st at 8am. This is National Trails Day!
New This Year – New to the Ridge to River Event will be the 10 Mile Relay
We are proud to announce St. Mary’s Medical Center as the primary sponsor!
The 4 mile trail run was such an overwhelming success we were asked to include a Relay to better enjoy the grandeur of Barboursville Park. The relay will consist of two and/or three member teams. The first leg will be the first four miles of the 10 mile trail run. The second leg of the relay will commence at the start of the river trail and continue until reaching the gun range. The third leg will commence at the gun range and continue to the event’s finish. The approximate distance of each leg is 4 miles, 3 miles and 3 miles, respectively.
Runners had many positive comments about the 4 Mile Trail Run which was in its inaugural year in 2012. The course of the 4 mile trail run will be the first 4 miles of the 10 mile trail run. As a warning to prospective runners, the first eight tenths of a mile is uphill and can prove challenging but rewarding. The reason for the challenging start is to allow the faster runners to reach the woods where the trail immediately narrows, often to single file.
The 10 Mile Trail Run course encompasses a little something for everyone. The first four miles are truly a woodsman delight as the course takes the runner through deep woods and game trails. The end of the fourth mile culminates in the arrival of the river trail and the first hydration station. The river trail is both fast and flat but beware to the unobservant runner. The river trail is just that; there is the occasional root or stone that can cause a runner to stumble. The river trail will exit to the second hydration and aid station. The final 3.5 miles is primarily flat with only one short but challenging hill to traverse. Once uphill, breathtaking scenery awaits the runner as the trail overlooks the valley portion of Barboursville Park. There is one remaining hydration station at mile 8.5. The last eight tenths of a mile is downhill.
The price is $25 for the 4 mile, $30 for the 10 mile and $35 for the relay. You may register on-line at Tri-State Racer.com, or click here to download an application. Paper applications will also soon be available at Jeff’s Bicycle Shop and Robert’s Running & Walking Store.
All runners and walkers will receive a race shirt.
Awards will be for the top 3 overall male and female in age groups which will probably be every 10 years.
Raffle prizes will be awarded after the race finishes.
Contact the RACE DIRECTOR for questions, applications, etc: Greg Bridgewater firstname.lastname@example.org (304) 561-8703