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Saturday, April 10, 2010 -- Bruceton Mills, WV / Coopers Rock State Forest
Mountain Duathlon - MASS Event #1 (iPO Event Id#: 12612)

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Part of the Morgantown Adventure Sports Series (MASS)


This series is a brand new collection of outdoor adventure competitions hosted by the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity & Sports Science that will test your physical abilities and mental toughness.

Competitors in this series will compete in up to six events over the course of the year. At each event participants will be eligible for event awards and will also earn performance based points towards series awards at the end of the year. Come show your stuff!

Register for the Mountain Duathlon

    Sign-up today! Print your [Entry Form] (pdf file) or Register Online (WVU web)

    * $35.00 (if received by March 26)
    * $45.00 (from March 27th through race day)
    * $55.00 (before March 26) Relay teams of two participants
    * $65.00 (after March 26) Relay teams of two participants

    Entry fees are non-refundable for any reason.

    This event is open to participants age 14 and older. All participants will be required to sign the appropriate race waiver at race check-in. Participants under the age of 18 will also be required to have their parent or legal guardian sign that they are granting permission for the minor to enter the event.

    There is NO Rain Date. Race rain or shine.

    On-site registration and Check-in will be held in the pavilion near the main Coopers Rock overlook. Hours are: Friday 5pm-7pm and Saturday 7am-8:30am. Pre-Race meeting is at 8:30am, race starts at 9am.

    Please refer to the [Event Rules]

Race Coverage

Photos, recap, and results will be posted here on


    Distances (All on Trail) - 2 mile run, 8 mile mountain bike, 2 mile run

    Shirts - All pre-registrants are guaranteed a custom event t-shirt! Late registrants will receive t-shirts as long as supplies allow.

    Food/Drink - Delicious post-event food and beverages will be provided.

    Awards - Presented to the top three male/female participants from the following categories/ages: Overall, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+, Relays

Location // [Google Map]

Coopers Rock State Forest
200 Stockett Road
Morgantown, WV 26508

Coopers Rock State Forest is located along I-68, 13 miles east of Morgantown, WV and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills, WV. Take exit 15 off I-68, turn south into the state forest and follow signs to the race site. Check-in and registration will be located in the pavilion near the main Coopers Rock overlook.

Race Course // [Course Map] (pdf file)

Coopers Rock Bike photo by JR Petsko
This event will begin with a mass start on the road below the transition area. For the first leg of the race, competitors will begin on the picnic area road before splitting off into the forest onto the Rock City Trail. The race course will then wind through the forest along the Rock City and Ridge Trails. These trails are rocky at times and the terrain is rolling. This leg of the race includes "The Gap" and "The Stairs of Pain".

At the end of the first run, competitors will enter into the transition area which will be located in the gravel lot across from the "climbers" parking area. After mounting their bikes, competitors will race down the Road Side Trail for approximately 3 miles until it intersects with the Clay Furnace Road. Following the edge of the C.F. Road for only about 100yds, racers will then turn left back into the woods on the Cross-Country Ski Trail. After taking another left onto the Intermediate Loop, racers will tackle a short descent before climbing back up to the ridge top and heading onto the Upper Reservoir Trail.

The bike course will then turn right and descend a gravel and dirt road towards the Clay Furnace area. After reaching the bottom of this hill racers will grind back up to the ridge top on the single and dual track Laurel Meadows Trail until they intersect again with the Road Side Trail near the reservoir. The bike course ends with a final stretch along the Road Side Trail back to the transition area. The bike course is mildly technical and fast with two notable climbs.

Upon completion of the bike course, participants will re-enter the transition area, drop their bikes, and head out for a second loop of the opening run before finishing on the trail below the transition area.

Special thanks to the MASS Sponsors


This year's title sponsor, Dynamic Physical Therapy, is committed to improving the lives of our patients, staff, and professional colleagues by exceeding expectations in our pursuit of excellence in the field of rehabilitation.

With five Dynamic locations in WV, there's sure to be one near you.

Adventures Hammer Pathfinder Mylan


Start Date: 2010-04-10     Start Time: 9:00am
Event Name: Mountain Duathlon - MASS Event #1
Location(s): Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
Coopers Rock State Forest
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s): 2mi 2mi 8mi
Contact(s): Morgantown Adventure Sports Series (MASS)
   Phone: 304-293-0851
Comments: Race #1 in the Morgantown Adventure Sports Series (MASS)
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