West Virginia Trilogy
Spruce Knob – Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
October 8-10, 2021 depending on status of COVID-19
Race registration moved to April 1, 2021
Celebrating Trilogy #11 in October 2020! Courses the same, difficulty the same, joy and satisfaction of time in the mountains the same.
Registration opens Feb. 2nd Groundhog Day. Registration is online . Participants may register for the complete Trilogy or any one (or multiple) of the individual races. The Full Trilogy is limited to 100 participants. All participants must be 18 years of age or older. Registration closes for the Trilogy, the Individual 50k and 50M races on September 12th, 2020. Registration for the Half Marathon closes October 5th, 2020, however race day registration is available for this race and the 5k below. A refund minus $10 is available for any race until August 22nd, 2020. Please do not ask after this date.
The Run for the Hills 5k traverses the hilly meadows of the Spruce Knob Mountain Center. It is on Sunday of the Trilogy and starts simultaneously with with the Half Marathon. There is no limit to the number of participants for the 5k. Preregistration is online at RunSignUp, by print, and also available on race day. Preregistration closes October 5th, 2020, but race day registration is available.
|$185||$70||$90||$50||$30||Feb. 2nd, 2020||Aug. 22nd, 2020|
|$210||$95||$115||–||–||Aug. 23rd, 2020||Close: Sept. 12th, 2020|
|–||–||–||$55||$35||Aug. 23rd, 2020||Close: Oct. 5th, 2020|
Packet Pick Up
The 50k and 50 mile race are cupless events. Bring your own cup or water bottle for drinks or soups at the aid stations. We highly recommend you attend the prerace meeting the evening before the 50k and 50 mile race, particularly if this is your first Trilogy event. All packet pickup and meetings will be at Ulmati Yurt.
Packet pickup for the Full Trilogy and Individual 50k will begin at 4:30 pm Thursday.
Packet pickup for the Individual 50 Mile will begin at 4:30 Friday afternoon.
Packets for the Half Marathon and 5k at 4:30 Saturday on race morning beginning at 7:00 am. There is race day registration for the HM or 5k.
|Trilogy||Patagonia Midweight long sleeve Capilene zip-neck shirt and Run For The Hills Half Marathon cotton/micro t-shirt.|
|50k||Patagonia All Day long sleeve Capilene shirt.|
|50M||Patagonia Lightweight long sleeve Capilene crew shirt|
|Half Marathon & 5k||Run For The Hills cotton/micro t-shirt.|
50k and 50 mile participants must attend a pre-race meeting following dinner at 7:00 pm on Thursday and approximately 8:30 pm on Friday
|Half Marathon & 5k||Sunday
There are time limits for the 50k and 50 mile races as well as aid station cutoffs. The 50k has an overall time limit of 10.5 hours. The 50M has an overall time limit of 14 hours. Pacers are not permitted for any of the races. Pets may not accompany race participants.
|Aid # 3 Judy Springs
(5 hours, 30 min.)
|Finish Line||5:30 pm
(10 hours, 30 min.)
If you reach Aid #3 after 12:30pm, you will not complete the next 6-mile loop to #4, but you will not be pulled from the course either. You will follow the course to Aid #5 Seneca Creek and will get in a marathon for the day. Note: the 50K time limit is lenient to allow three day participants the opportunity to bridle their effort for the arduous 50M day two.
|Aid # 3 Whites Run
(6 hours, 50 min.)
|Aid # 4 Horton
(9 hours, 30 min.)
|Aid # 6 Allegheny Mountain Trail
(13 hours, 10 min.)
|Finish Line||8:00 pm
Awards will be given to the finishers of the complete Trilogy and specific age categories. There will be daily recognition awards for the 50k and 50M first place male and female. Recognition awards are a mix of athletic gear, gift cards, and other items provided from our sponsors. Finishers of the complete Trilogy receive a special ceramic award.
|Category||No. of Places M/F|
|Overall||1st, 2nd, 3rd|
|Finishers Award||All participants who finish all three races|
|Run For the Hills Half Marathon|
|Category||No. of Places M/F|
|17 and younger||1st, 2nd|
|Run For the Hills 5k|
|Category||No. of Places M/F|
|Finishers Award||All participants who finish the race|
The WV Trilogy is a remote race located at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center. The nearest gas station and store are a 40 minute drive on Rt. 28 in Circleville, WV. You should bring with you any, and all, supplies that you may need for the weekend.
|Spruce Knob Mountain Center Tent Camping||Tent camping is highly suggested due to the remote location of this race. There is no additional fee to camp. There are showers and bathrooms, and supplemental portjohns.|
|Spruce Knob Mountain Center Dorm Rooms||A limited number of five-person dorm rooms are available on site for $15 per person per night. Contact Dave Martin to make arrangements.|
|Nelson Rocks||They have motel style guest rooms that can accommodate up to four people. Located in Circleville, about a 30 minute drive. Nelson Rocks is offering a 20% discount to Trilogy entrants. Visit their website for reservation information.|
Prerace dinner and race day light breakfast are included for participants corresponding to the race for which they register. Additional meals for participants or guests may be purchased for Thursday through Sunday at $15.
|Trilogy||Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Light Breakfast: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Light Breakfast: Friday.
Light Breakfast: Saturday.
|Half Marathon||Dinner: Saturday, Sunday.
Light Breakfast: Sunday.
To ensure safety and fairness for all participants, crew access is controlled.
50k Crew Access is limited to Aid #2 Bee Run (11.3 miles) and Aid #4 Seneca (27.7 miles).
50M Crew Access is limited to Aid #3 Whites Run (24.9 miles) and Aid #4 Horton (33.6 miles).
Half Marathon Crew Access is limited to Aid Station #1 Big Run (5.5 miles) only.
Join the conversation on the race and track your training with WV Trilogy Strava club.
In an effort to reduce waste we create during this event the 50k and 50M races are “cupless”. We will no longer be supplying the Coghlan folding cup to runner, so bring your own this year.
Sorry, but there are no pets allowed at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center.
Crew access will be limited to the aid stations outlined in the Course Description page. For the safety and consideration of all participants, other aid stations or roads that runners will be on are closed to crew and vehicles. Crew driving directions can be found on the Directions page.
We are always looking for volunteers to assist at our races. If you are interested, please read the list of volunteer role descriptions on the Volunteer Page and click below to volunteer at the WV Trilogy!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for assistance in producing this amazing race!