the 2nd annual Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness 50 Mile. The race is
hosted by the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners. Except for a few miles
at the beginning and the end, the course will be within the boundary of
Monongahela National Forest. This will be an unusual race in that you will
start running at 9:00 p.m. In August in the mountains at 4000' elevation,
night temperatures will offer good running conditions. Come run through
Adam Casseday Race Director
The race headquarters is located at the 4-H Camp (Camp Pioneer) in
Beverly, WV. From Elkins take Rt. 219/250 six miles south to
Beverly. In Beverly turn left (east) onto Files Creek Rd. Follow Files
Creek Rd. approximately 2.25 mile and turn right onto the 4-H Camp Road.
The camp is .75 mile on the right.
Parking is on the left in the field across from the camp entrance.
All activities will take place in the
Assembly Hall and attached Dining Hall. The building will remain open
through night as race headquarters and will be available for crew or early
finishers to spread out a sleeping pad. Showers are available.
The 4-H Camp also offer camping in a
designated area, $20 for electric hook-up, $10 for tent camping.
The time limit to successfully complete the entire
course is 13 hours. The majority of the course is very runable. There are
two cutoff points. The race start is 9:00pm. Runners must reach Aid
Station #4 at mile 23.2 by 3:30a.m. and Aid Station #6 at mile 33.3 by
This event is limited to 100. Must be at least 18 years of age. No pacers.
Crew will be able to access runners at either Aid
Station 4/6 mile 23.2/34.3, OR Aid Station 5 mile 27.8, but
not both. Driving directions can be printed below.
These will also be available on race night. For the safety and
consideration of all participants other aid stations or roads that runners
will be on are closed to crew and vehicles. If there are any special
concerns about crewing, feel free to contact me personally.
Entry fee for the CMMM is $55 if postmarked by
7/13/09 and $70 thereafter till 8/14/09 when registration will close. Extra meal tickets are $7.
A printable entry is
available or register online at
be picked-up at the 4-H Camp race headquarters between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.
race day. There will be a mandatory pre-race meeting for all runners
and crew at 8:00 p.m. Race starts at 9:00 p.m.
All 13 hour finishers
will receive a Patagonia silk-weight shirt. Overall awards will be
presented to the top (3) Overall Male/Female and top (1) Masters and
Post race snacks will be ready for early
finishers starting at 4:00 a.m. A post race brunch will begin at 10:00
a.m. Saturday at the 4-H Camp Dining Hall. The award ceremony will
immediately follow. The cost is included for runners and extra
tickets may be purchased for $7.
A request for refund of entry fees, minus a $10 fee, will be granted up to
August 7, 2009. Please don't ask after this date.
The WVMTR is a permittee of the
Monongahela National Forest.