Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.2
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.4
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
4.2
After selling out its first two years, the Greenbrier Half Marathon, 10K and 5K returns for its fourth event this May! Runners will be treated to a course along some of the country’s best golf courses at the base of some of West Virginia’s most breathtaking mountain ranges. Run exclusively … MORE
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    alaskey REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I'm running all 50 and chose this one for WV because I had heard that Harper's Ferry is brutally hard and humid, Hatfield and McCoy is hilly and hard and … MORE

    I’m running all 50 and chose this one for WV because I had heard that Harper’s Ferry is brutally hard and humid, Hatfield and McCoy is hilly and hard and I wasn’t looking for a crazy hard one. Top it off with the fact I was coming off of an injury that had hobbled me badly enough I couldn’t run at all for the 4 weeks leading up to this. That explains my time but the good news is, I finished.

    First off, the Greenbrier is an interesting resort–very old and sprawling. It is also expensive so helpful money saving hint is stay in one of the nearby towns at a vacation rental. We had a wonderful VRBO in Lewiston, a 20-ish minute drive to the start but totally worth it. Packet pick-up was easy and not terribly crowded. The shirt was a nice quality shirt (I wouldn’t run in it because there is a large screen printing on the back that would make it horribly non-breathable). I paid for an extra breakfast buffet for my husband ($55), don’t forget to get the bracelet at packet pick up. There is a night before dinner you can buy and a morning of breakfast, we didn’t do either.

    You park at the train depot and there is a frequent shuttle to the start. You can walk easily if you want for a warm up if you aren’t running late. It was a humid, overcast day. The start was supposed to be a self regulating seeding. People are very bad at this. This is a course that is super convoluted through a golf course and there is a 10K and a 5K that is also running on the course at the same time (staggered start). You will need to pay attention to signs and course marshals to know when you turn. You will see people all over and it’s hard to tell who is in front and who is behind. There as some wicked hills but they are short. The last few miles of the course are on the other side of the road, you go under the street by tunnel and then have to keep running on the course on the other side before crossing back. There is a hill up to the finish.

    After the race, you can use the pool (OMG this was a bonus, being able to soak your feet felt so good). You get a champagne flute and then the brunch. I will tell you if you are paying for an extra, you will be disappointed. It is a nicer spread than a regular race but it is not worth $55. You can eat outside or inside. The medal is nice and is the same image as the back of the shirt.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    bayna6 FIRST-TIMER '18

    If you stay at the resort they charge all kinds of extra fees, at least take advantage of what the resort offers. The swag was very nice, very thick vineyard … MORE

    If you stay at the resort they charge all kinds of extra fees, at least take advantage of what the resort offers. The swag was very nice, very thick vineyard vines bag, champagne flute and nice looking shirt.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    johnmallonee FIRST-TIMER '18

    Race is on the grounds of the Greenbrier Resort which is an upscale, unique location in WV and part of Resort Races. Limited to 1000 participants total for 5K, 10K, … MORE

    Race is on the grounds of the Greenbrier Resort which is an upscale, unique location in WV and part of Resort Races. Limited to 1000 participants total for 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Races overlap at the start with 5-10 minutes between groups. Course is completely on property with nice scenery this time of year. Much is run on golf cart paths, but was well marked and had volunteers directing runners. Drink stops were adequate, but nothing special. Mile 8-9 of the Half loops past the main entrance of the iconic building. 2 tougher hills at miles 9 and 10, but lots of even ground overall. Champagne brunch (part continental, part hot food) served at the pool afterward and included with all registrations. The resort rooms can be pricey, but there was a substantial discount to runners. Highly recommend staying here for a splurge, but be aware that dining is on the expensive side. Overall, very glad to have done the race and things went very smoothly.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    tiffanybrookewv REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Great event with amazing post race party with great food and live band! Do yourself a favor and do this race next year! Definitely the best running event I've ever … MORE

    Great event with amazing post race party with great food and live band! Do yourself a favor and do this race next year! Definitely the best running event I’ve ever done! Oh and great race swag!! Medal is gorgeous and two shirts!! Class act event!!!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    Randytep FIRST-TIMER '17

    Finally a Nice Half/5K/10K within an hour of our house. (40 minutes)...... My Wife and I both ran the Half. Unfortunately the Golf course paths were NOT totally repaired yet, … MORE

    Finally a Nice Half/5K/10K within an hour of our house. (40 minutes)…… My Wife and I both ran the Half. Unfortunately the Golf course paths were NOT totally repaired yet, leaving many areas with broken pavement, dirt and Mud, due to the terrible floods last year. Probably 3-4 miles of the course was a trail Run. This led to numerous re-routings over grassy areas of the Golf Course and around the construction. The cones were a bit confusing, and in fact my wife was directed to go the wrong way by one of the Volunteers. Luckily, another one quickly told her the right way. She only lost about 10 seconds of time…… That being said… I am sure next year they will be repaired and the Kinks worked out. This was an Inaugural Race here. The course was a mix of the Greenbrier roads past Luxurious homes, the Greenbrier Resort Hotel itself and the grounds. Beautiful Howard’s Creek (a Native Trout Stream) flowed through the grounds which the course ran along or passed over numerous times. The Surrounding scenery of the Mountains was beautiful as well. And the After-Race Party and Food was the BEST EVER! Top Notch Music and Food. A Champagne Brunch. You will never find a better after-race Party! Will we run it again next year,…Probably so.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
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