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West Virginia Trilogy


Spruce Knob – Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
Circleville, WV
October 11th-13th, 2019


Registration


Celebrating Trilogy #10 in October 2019!! Website information is being updated, will be complete early January 2019. 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 complete 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 13th, 2019. Registration for the Half Marathon closes October 7th, 2019, but race day registration is available. A refund of the registration price minus $10 is available until August 23th, 2019. 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 8th, 2018, but race day registration is available.

Price Registration Dates
Trilogy 50k 50M HM 5k From Until
$175 $65 $85 $45 $30 Feb. 2nd, 2019 Aug. 23th, 2019
$200 $90 $110 Aug. 24th, 2019 Close: Sept. 13th, 2019
$50 $35 Aug. 24th, 2019 Close: Oct. 7th, 2019

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 on race morning beginning at 7:00 am. There is race day registration for the HM or 5k.

Race Clothing
Trilogy Patagonia Midweight Capilene zip-neck shirt and Run For The Hills Half Marathon cotton/micro t-shirt.
50k Patagonia long sleeve Silkweight shirt.
50M Patagonia Lightweight Capilene long sleeve crew shirt
Half Marathon & 5k Run For The Hills cotton/micro t-shirt.

Start Times


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

Race Start Time
50K Friday
7:00 am
50M Saturday
6:00 am
Half Marathon & 5k Sunday
9:00 am

Restrictions


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.

50k Cutoffs
Location Time
Aid # 3 Judy Springs
(16.9 miles)
12:30 pm
(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.

 

50M Cutoffs
Location Time
Aid # 3 Whites Run
(24.9 miles)
12:50 pm
(6 hours, 50 min.)
Aid # 4 Horton
(33.6 miles)
3:30 pm
(9 hours, 30 min.)
Aid # 6 Allegheny Mountain Trail
(46.2 miles)
7:10 pm
(13 hours, 10 min.)
Finish Line 8:00 pm
(14 hours)

Awards


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.

WV Trilogy
Category No. of Places M/F
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
40-49 1st
50-59 1st
60+ 1st
Special Awards
Finishers Award All participants who finish all three races

 

Run For the Hills Half Marathon
Category No. of Places M/F
Overall 1st
17 and younger 1st, 2nd
18-39 1st, 2nd
40-49 1st, 2nd
50-59 1st, 2nd
60+ 1st, 2nd

 

Run For the Hills 5k
Category No. of Places M/F
Overall 1st
Finishers Award All participants who finish the race

Lodging


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.

Name Information
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.

Meals


Meals are included for participants corresponding to the race for which they register. Additional meals for participants or guests may be purchased for Thursday through Saturday dinners for $10 each, or Sunday lunch for $15.

Race Meal
Trilogy Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Breakfast: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
50k Dinner: Thursday.
Breakfast: Friday.
50M Dinner: Friday.
Breakfast: Saturday.
Half Marathon Dinner: Saturday, Sunday.
Breakfast: Sunday.
5k Lunch: Sunday.

Crew Access


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.


Additional Information


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 have invested in collapsible cups that you will receive at packet pickup to use. If you have one from a previous year please bring it with you.

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.


Volunteers


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!


Sponsors


We would like to thank the following sponsors for assistance in producing this amazing race!