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Wild Turkey Trails Runs

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

woman in red shirt running on a trail in the woods

Trail Race at Valley Falls State Park

In trail runner parlance, this is known as a “Fat Ass” (Free) race – we’ll provide food and drinks (Tailwind) – but bring some of your own fuel as well as is the tradition of a “Fat Ass” race. The aid station is under a large park shelter right next to the parking area so you can use your car as your own personal aid station!

The run is a moderately difficult 7.75-mile figure 8 loop with a single aid station in the middle.  Loop on Garmin here and course map here.

This course is at beautiful Valley Falls State Park just east of Fairmont, WV.  Elevation gain is approximately 1500ft per loop. This race is free, but the tradition is to bring your own food to contribute to the aid station or to eat yourself. The course will be marked.

We have some free giveaways for finishers (car stickers and fun homemade medals)

Joining WVMTR (West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners) 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 on our membership page.