Race Details

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     Welcome to 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 the night.

Adam Casseday Race Director
(304) 636-4944  email

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.
Mapquest 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 6:00a.m.
This event is limited to 100. Must be at least 18 years of age. No pacers. No pets.

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.
Crew Directions

Race Registration
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 

Packet Pickup
Packets may 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 Grand-Masters Male/Female.

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.