Mountain State Brewing Co.
1 Nelson Blvd.
2021 event cancelled due to COVID-19
Break out of the mid-winter cabin fever for some snowy miles in Cannan Valley. The neighboring towns of Thomas and Davis offer a centralized location to numerous outdoor activities year round. Winter is not only for skiing, a slow run in the wild white of Tucker County is an invigorating and memorable event. All are welcome at this no cost WVMTR event, members and non-members.
This WVMTR Club Event through the wintry landscapes of Tucker County offers the choice of two distances. Usually a selection of 8 miles or 15 miles, the group run begins and finishes at Mountain State Brewing Company. Stay after the run to visit with friends and warm up beside the Mountain State fireplace. Sandwiches, soup, chili, snacks provided. Bring a little something if you like. Beverages for purchase as always.
This is a WVMTR Club Event that has no registration fee, but participants must register on RunSignUp so there is an e-signed waiver and emergency information available. Members and non-members are welcome!
Joining WVMTR is not necessary to participate in this event, but we encourage you to support our events by becoming members. Yearly membership is only $10 and allows us to offer these wonderful free club events. Become a member today at RunSignUp or visit our membership page to learn more!
Each year offers a different course to adventure through Tucker County. There are usually two options for distances, a short and a long. In the past they have been about 8 miles and 15 miles. Meet at Mountain State Brewery in Thomas. Sometimes the run begins directly from the door, and other times there is a short drive to a different trail head.
2019 UPDATE – Where We’ll Run. No shuttle this year, start and finish at the Pub. There is an 8 mile or 18 mile offering, either could be cut shorter if desired . . . .or for that matter made longer. We will all run together down to Coketon and hit the Blackwater Canyon Trail. 8 milers will turn right, and head to the Thomas City Trails for a loop and then return. 18 milers will turn left on the Blackwater Canyon Trail, to FR 18, to Limerock, back up Blackwater Canyon Trail and retrace to Pub. I’ll make some maps. You can find these trails easily at the WV Trail Inventory. Zoom in on Thomas.
Some folks attend the group run only, but others stay for the whole weekend experience. There are cabins and lodge rooms close by at Blackwater Falls State Park. If those fill up, check out the Tucker County Visitor’s Bureau for other nearby locations.
Depending on the course we finish at MSBC or at a nearby trailhead parking lot. Either way, we gather after at the Pub for food and beverages. Sandwiches, snacks, pizza, chili, soup and other warm food is provided by the club. Feel free to bring additional snacks if you like. Bar beverages are on your own.