Watter You Waiting For?
After several years of hosting the area’s premiere 5K/10K trail race, Test The Watters is going ultra in 2020 with the addition of 50K and 25K distances. The gorgeous Watters Smith Memorial State Park in Lost Creek, West Virginia, is home to some of the region's top single track running and mountain bike trails. Fill your thirst for ultra while getting a taste of pioneer history – log cabins, frontier homes, aging barns, and mystic wells. Come Test the Watters!
Proceeds from this event benefit United Way of Harrison County WV. Check out our website at www.testthewatters.com.
Single Track Delight!
The course winds through mostly wooded, single track trails of the idyllic Watters Smith State Park. Several miles low-technical trails are great for beginners yet still challenging for experts due to their rolling nature and several short, steep climbs. In dry periods road shoes are suitable on this course.
All races start and finish at the Watters Smith Main Pavilion. The 25K race is one single loop traversing most of the Park’s formal trail system, plus a few miles of primitive trails in an undeveloped section of the Park. 50K runners make two loops. Course maps are posted on the event website (www.testthewatters.com). The 10K/5K is the traditional Test The Watters course using the Fawn, Black Cherry, White Oak, Rachel Hershey, Trick Track Trek, and Dogwood Trails.
50K / 25K
January 1 - March 31: $50 / $40
April 1 - June 30: $60 / $50
July 1 - August 20: $75 / $65
10K / 5K
January 1 - March 31: $25 / $20
April 1 - August 22: $35 / $25
Registration for 50K/25K closes on 19 Aug. Same-day registration available for 10K & 5K races only.
Sign up by August 10 to guarantee shirt size!
Overall male & female all distances
Masters male & female all distances
Grand master male & female 50K & 25K
Age group winners all distances
There are several nice hotel options in nearby Bridgeport and Clarksburg WV. Check event website in early 2020 for special group rate. Watters Smith State Park does not allow camping. However, we're working on securing a nearby camping site options; check event website for updates.
Quality tech T-shirts for 50K/25K
Local time: 8:19 PM
Cotton T-shirts for 10K/5K
Buckwheats. And syrup.