Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon

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Morgantown, WV - Deckers Creek Rail-Trail


June 1, 2019- 8:30 AM


13.1 miles


A mostly downhill course, the Deckers Creek Trail has an elevation drop of approximately 800 feet of the span of the 13.1 mile distance. The Deckers Creek Trail is a two-surface course, providing a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for runners. The trail surface is packed limestone for the first 10.4 miles and asphalt for the nal 2.7 miles. The half-marathon begins in Masontown, WV and finishes at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown. There will be seven water stops along the way. 

The USATF certification number for the Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon is WV09009MS.


Entry Fees

Participants must submit a completed registration form and pay a registration fee for qualification. 

$50 before March 1; $55 before April 1; $60 before May 1; $65 May 1-23. Registration must be received by May 23, 2019 or before 700 spots are filled. Limited to 700 participants. 

Age Groups

Male and female awards in each age group- 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+



Finishers will receive a race unique finisher’s medal. Custom awards are presented to:

  • Overall open class 1st thru 5th male

  • Overall open class 1st thru 5th female

• Top three male finishes in each age group:
19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

• Top three female finishes in each age group:
19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

• CabooseAward
The Awards Ceremony will begin at Noon in the Wharf Parking Garage


Gun time – the time it takes you to finish the race based on when the start gun is fired for the first wave start.   Chip time- the time it takes you to finish the race based on when you cross the start line.  Results for the overall open class awards (top 5 male and female finishers) will be based on gun time. You must be in the First Wave to be eligible for overall open class award.  For all other awards, age groups and caboose, the awards will be based on chip time. 


Charity Information

MRTC is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization founded in 1991 to develop and manage 43 miles of the 51-mile Mon River and Deckers Creek Rail-Trail System.  Currently, 48 miles of the Mon River / Caperton / Deckers Creek Rail-Trail System are complete and maintained for non-motorized use, primarily walking, cycling, running, and cross-country skiing with a smooth, durable surface. Our goal is to maintain the trails to the highest standards possible. Your funds help make this possible.

The Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon is a fund-raising event and all proceeds help maintain the Mon River and Deckers Creek Rail-Trails.  Donations are also greatly appreciated. Help us; you have a great trail system to enjoy. This very moment, MRTC is trying to raise funds for resurfacing sections of the Deckers Creek Trail and trailhead enhancements. 

More Information


Check-in from 6:30-7:45 am at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown, WV.
Transportation will be provided by WVU Medicine to the Deckers Creek Trailhead in Masontown. 

Two Race Starts: 8:30 AM and 8:45:  Your start time and bus schedule will be posted 3 days prior to the race at
You are responsible for knowing your start time and arriving on time for the bus to the start.  Buses will start loading at 7:15AM and leave once filled for the 8:30AM Start and for the 8:45AM start.

If you are in the 8:30AM start please be there in time for the first buses out of the park.  We hope to have all on the way to the start by 7:45AM for the 8:45AM start.   MAKE SURE YOU CATCH THE BUS! 

Hazel Ruby McQuain Park is undergoing renovations that will change our finish line festivities this year.  All finish line food and refreshments will be in the bottom floor of the Wharf Parking Garage.  This also will be the location of the award ceremony, which will start at noon.    Thank you for your understanding as our city enhances our park facilities.  Next year we will return to the park and outdoor amphitheater to celebrate your race accomplishment and National Trails Day


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