Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
Join us for the inaugural Moonlight on the Falls Marathon this August at beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia. Beat the summer heat and run with us under the stars and enjoy the perfect running temperatures of our cool late summer mountain nights. This race will … MORE
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    catawbagrl FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is an Ultras, Marathon, Half and Relay. This would be a very fun race to do as a relay with your friends. This race is run at night, starting … MORE

    This is an Ultras, Marathon, Half and Relay. This would be a very fun race to do as a relay with your friends. This race is run at night, starting at 10 p.m. in a State Park. The pre-race communication was absolutely awesome. You can tell this race is near and dear to the RD heart as he puts so much effort into it. It is a loop course where you have about 450′ of elevation per loop so if you are doing the marathon you should be prepared for that. Aide stations and on course porta potties were plentiful. You have to wear headlamps and reflective vests or clothing. Definitely a great place to get there a day or two early and get some hiking in.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    TravelPrincess REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Inaugural race was a SUCCESS. Pre-race, the race director was very reachable and engaged. Answered emails/Facebook posts quickly. Even gave us better directions for drive from Pittsburg because GPS would … MORE

    Inaugural race was a SUCCESS.

    Pre-race, the race director was very reachable and engaged. Answered emails/Facebook posts quickly. Even gave us better directions for drive from Pittsburg because GPS would have had us going curvy mountain roads. He held a live Q&A on-line too. The Facebook page for the race was very informative. Robby is the most visible engaged race director I’ve ever seen.

    Race is held in Blackwater State Park. I’m sure John Denver was describing this park when he wrote the song “Almost Heaven, West Virginia.” Get your accommodations early and if possible, get one of the Southside cabins. Cozy, secluded, ideal for resting up and recovering from race.

    Race starts at 10:00 PM. Only negative -LOTS OF HILLS!!! But the out and back looped road is fine for running in the dark (they shut down traffic in the park) but you will need a headlamp or such as there are no street lights. Very walker friendly because the race doesn’t end until 7:00 AM the next day to accommodate the Ultra-marathon/Distance runners. (4 of us walked the half marathon).

    Stay at least a day beforehand and afterwards to be able to enjoy the beauty of the park and the Falls.

    In your journey to running in 50 states, this is THE RACE to do for West Virginia!!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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