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Greenbrier River Trail Marathon
October 8, 2023
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About The Greenbrier River Trail Marathon
The Greenbrier River Trail Marathon in Cass, West Virginia on 8 October 2023 is a half marathon that takes runners through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Appalachian Mountains. The route covers 13.1 miles along the scenic banks of the Greenbrier River and features rolling hills, lush forests, and stunning mountain views.
The weather for this race is typically mild but can be quite variable depending on what time of year you’re running it. In October, temperatures range from around 50-70F with a chance for rain or snow showers throughout the day. If you’re lucky enough to get clear skies during your run then you’ll enjoy some amazing sunrise and sunset views as well!
Crowds at this race are generally quite small so there’s not too much hustle and bustle while running – great if you want to take it easy or try out pacing strategies without feeling overwhelmed by other runners. Plus, there’s plenty of room to spread out which makes passing people very safe and manageable even with smaller group sizes.
One thing that makes this half marathon truly special however is its rich history – as one of the oldest races in West Virginia it has been an integral part of local culture since its inception back in 1987! Many locals come out to cheer racers on each year making for an incredibly vibrant atmosphere filled with support from both fellow athletes and spectators alike!
Overall, I would highly recommend signing up for this half marathon if you can manage it – from its stunning natural beauty to its long-standing tradition within West Virginian culture this race really does have something for everyone! Whether looking for a challenging course or just wanting to soak up some amazing sights along one of Appalachia’s most beloved rivers – The Greenbrier River Trail Marathon should definitely be added onto any runner’s bucket list!