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Saturday, September 12, 2020 -- Parsons, WV / Thomas, WV / Thomas, WV and Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV
Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon (iPO Event Id#: 17324)

2020 Registration

  • [ Registar Online ]with runsignup.com

  • Before August 12, 2019 - $60

  • After August 12, 2019 - $70

  • Friday evening packet pick up will take place in Thomas, WV from 5:30-7:00 pm at the rail yard. Race day packet pickup will take place at the Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV from 6:45 - 7:45 am. .

  • RACE ENTRY WILL CLOSE AT 200 RUNNERS!

  • SWAG: Gender specific shirts, HydraPak speed cup and locally made finishers woodallions. Please note: we cannot guarantee shirt size after August 28, but will try to have one that works for you.

Awards:

  • Custom handmade mugs by MUD Ceramics, Thomas, WV, will be awarded to:

  • Overall Top Male and Female finisher - Salomon has also donated Hydration packs for the overall winners!

  • Top 3 Male finishers in each age group (16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

  • Top 3 Female finishers in each age group (16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

RACE WEEKEND DETAILS

Packet Pickup:

Friday evening packet pick up will take place in Thomas, WV from 5:30-7:00 pm at the rail yard. Race day packet pickup will take place at the Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV from 6:45 - 7:45 am.

Shuttle Bus Leaves:

Buses will leave Mill Race Park in Parsons for the starting line in Thomas at 8:00 am. Note: Each bus can carry 52 adults, so please plan accordingly. The bus ride will take approximately 35-45 minutes. Race Start:

The race will start at 9:00 am just below Tip Top (216 State Hwy 32, Thomas, WV 26292), along the rail yard road. This crushed stone road parralles the North Fork Blackwater River and East Street.

Bag Drop Off:

Bags and extra layers you need on the bus can be left in the box at the starting line. They will be under the pavilion in the finishers area for you to pick up after the race.

Three Aid stations will be provided along the course. Stations will include water, Gu gels, Gu Hydration and various energy packed snacks. THIS WILL BE A CUPLESS RACE (thank you, HydraPak)! It is suggested that each runner carry the cup provided or water bottle.

Restrooms are located at the Mill Race Park, Parsons, WV. Portapotties will be provided at the start line.

Black-Hel Double

In coordination with the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners' Helvetia 10k Mountain Run, we’re introducing the Black-Hel Double in 2020! This is a two part racing event. First complete the Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon on Saturday Sept. 12th, 2020. Then travel to Helvetia on Sunday September 13, 2020 and finish the 10k Mountain Run. Finishers of both races receive a special hat with the Black-Hel Double logo. Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the Helvetia 10k Mountain Run. No additional purchase necessary. More information about the Helvetia 10k Mountain Run is available at https://www.wvmtr.org/races/helvetia/details/


Start Date: 2020-09-12     Start Time: 9:00am
Event Name: Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon
Location(s): Parsons, WV 26287
Thomas, WV 26292
Thomas, WV and Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV
Event Type(s): Run
  Road
  Off Road
Event Distance(s): 1mi 13mi
Contact(s): Mandy Sullivan
   Phone: 404-642-6000
   Email: mandyhelms@yahoo.com
Sarah Forbes
   Email: halfiron02@gmail.com
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