The Mountwood Challenge 10 mile and 5k course take place in the 2600 acre Mountwood Park, 12 miles east of Parkersburg, WV. This scenic, fast-running course consists entirely of established single-track trails traversing the forested hills surrounding a 50 acre lake. This 46-mile trail system has been built and meticulously maintained over the last 20 years by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association. The purpose-built stacked loop system is very runnable, with long, steady grades, and few of the rocky/ rooty technical sections that one tends to expect with West Virginia single track. The start/ finish lines are located in the marina parking lot, approximately ½ mile from State Rt. 50.
The 10 Mile course has a 3 hour time limit. Any participant over 1.5 hr at the half way point will be redirected to finish line.
Race day registration and bib/shirt pick up will be at Carson Station (just past the Marina ), 6:30am-7:30am.
Awards for all races will be presented to top three OA M/F.
Age groups 14-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59 and 60 +
Finisher Medals will be given to first 60 participants completing the 10 Mile run.
Sending Shirt order September 26. Shirts are not guaranteed after that date.
Local time: 5:45 PM