Canaan Valley Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k

Event Date

Sat, Apr 25, 2020


Davis, WV

About This Activity


I hope everyone out there is healthy and safe and doing their part to help minimalize the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Things are wild and changing daily so it’s really hard to keep up with everything and how fast it is changing. I am very sorry that the Canaan Valley Half Marathon, 10k & 5k will not be allowed to take place on our originally planned dates due to the restrictions because of COVID-19.
On a happy note, we did sign a new contract with Canaan Valley Resort for the weekend of August 22-23, 2020. We will still have the Canaan Valley 5k on Saturday, 8/22 and the Half Marathon & 10k on Sunday 8/23. We are beginning plans to start working towards making that the best race weekend we possibly can and helping everyone enjoy our beautiful surroundings here in Tucker County. Given all of the setbacks with COVID-19, many of our partners are closing or their staff is working remotely for the next couple of weeks, planning will be on hold for 2 weeks and we will have more updates as soon as possible. We understand the new race date might not work for everyone below the options for runners if you can’t make it that weekend.
1. Participate in our New Race Date - If you would like to run our new date you don't need to do anything simply show up and have the Racecation of a lifetime! We urge runners to please join us for our new date, this event is very important for our community and once everything passes everyone will need a good runcation and some crisp mountain air.

2. Run Virtually - If you can't make the new date and you let us know by June 15, 2020, we will mail you all your swag. If you would like to run virtually please email us at and in the subject of the email put VIRTUAL to help us to organize your request. It is only me processing all the requests so please allow time for a response.

3. Defer your Registration - If you can't make the new race date you may defer your registration to 2021, 2022, or 2023 Free of Charge. If you would like to defer your registration please email us at and in the subject of the email please put DEFER to help us organize all of the requests. As I mentioned above please be patient it is only me processing everything so allow time for a response.

4. On May 15, we plan on reopening registrations to new participants. So, if you haven’t signed up yet and want to join us you will have an opportunity to sign up and join us.

Thank you, everyone, for your support and I can’t wait for finish line smiles, high fives (maybe air high 5’s) and that race day energy! In the meantime, stay healthy, be smart, keep exercising, practice social distancing and try to maintain some normalcy! Next week I plan on getting back to posting pictures of beautiful local vistas and race day energy.


Robby McClung

       Join us for the 2nd Annual Canaan Valley Half Marathon, 10K and 5k  on August 22-23, 2020! This road race takes place in one of the East Coast's most idyllic settings and is just a short drive from two amazing towns and any outdoor activity you could possibly want! Our destination race features the scenic brilliance of Tucker County, a place already known for its outdoor opportunities. Canaan Valley is just miles from the rugged backcountry of Dolly Sods and Canaan Mountain, the amazing vertical feet of Blackwater Falls State Park, and the luxury of Canaan State Park Resort. Neighboring towns Davis and Thomas offer eclectic restaurants, multiple breweries, art galleries, and live entertainment just miles from the racecourse that make the Canaan Valley Half Marathon,10K and 5k a perfect reason to make this a runcation. We are currently working on logistics and will hopefully be adding a 5k as well so stay tuned! Although it is a world away, Canaan Valley is only a half day's drive from major metropolitan areas including Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Columbus. 


The 2nd Annual Canaan Valley Half Marathon & 10k on April 26, 2020, will start at the base of the Canaan Valley Ski Resort. Runners will head down Slope Road towards Rt. 32 for approximately 1/2 mile. Once runners reach Rt. 32 they will take a right and head North on Rt. 32 for approximately 2 3/4 miles before turning around and heading South on Rt 32.  Runners will head south for approximately 1 1/4 miles before turning Right onto Canaan Valley Maintenance Road. Canaan Valley Maintenance Road is a gravel road, which runners will continue you on for approximately 300 yards before merging onto a paved golf cart path. Runners will continue on the golf cart path for 1 mile through the beautiful Canaan Valley Resort Golf Course until they merge onto Main Park Road inside Canaan Valley State Park. After approximately 1.2 Miles on Main Park Road, 10k will take a Left towards the finish line and Half Marathon participants will continue through the park. Half Marathon Participants will run the remainder of the race inside the beautiful Canaan Valley State meandering their way through Park and turning around at approximately 10 miles and returning to the finish line.


Half Marathon Course will have approximately 940 Elevation gain. 

10k Course will have approximately 400ft. 

5k Course Map Coming Soon! 





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