New River Gorge Trail Festival Draws Hundreds of Runners

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): 6:30 a.m. Saturday marked the start of the 50K or 31-miler race through the New River Gorge National Park on Saturday.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Merrill ran the half marathon and shares his experience:

New River Gorge Trail festival started Friday with the 5K and in total, 319 runners trampled through the amazing trails at our wonderful southern West Virginia national park this weekend. This organization put on a great post-race party…. With the food and music! Yours truly even scored high in the half marathon!

If you didn’t get a chance to come out on Saturday, no fear…. Just like last year…Wolf Race Management will return for the winter edition of the New River Gorge Trail festival!

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