New River Gorge Trail Festival

Experience America's Newest National Park

Experience New River Gorge National Park through this one-of-a-kind event! Starting at the Charlie McCoy Town Park in Fayetteville, West Virginia, this challenging trail race goes into the National Park, through the forest, and loops back to the start, offering views of the river hundreds of feet below. With significant elevation gain, each race offers a difficult yet scenic course.  The New River Gorge National Park offers a wide variety of activities and sites to see post-race as well!

Upcoming Races

Jun 24 2023
50 KM
New this year, the New River Gorge 50k! Travelling the same course as the Half Marathon, the 50k also has a scenic out and back along the rim of the gorge. With nearly 6,000 ft. of elevation gain and loss on single track trails, the 50k is a course that will push you...but the views will be worth it. The rhododendron tunnels, high passages along the rim, breathtaking vistas, and historic forests perfectly represent West Virginia as Wild and Wonderful!
5,859 5,859 ft.
7 Aid Stations
10:00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Additional Distances

This event also has the following non ultra distances

13.1 Miles 5 KM


50 KM New River Gorge 50k

View course top times
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
06/18/22 29 4:51:57 5:47:11

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