This out-and-back ultra is the first 100 mile trail race in West Virginia. The initial event of the Rim to River Endurance Races, the course consists of winding singletrack and rail-to-trail from the rim of the Gorge to down along the New River. Along with the natural beauty of waterfalls, whitewater, and dramatic views, you'll also find ghost towns, centuries old cemeteries, and abandoned mine shafts throughout the course. Come experience the New River Gorge like few others have.
All proceeds from race registrations go to fund programming for Adventure Appalachia
, a non-profit organization facilitating empowering, educational outdoor adventure experiences for adolescents and adults.
The Rim to River 100 is a 100-mile ultra marathon through the New River Gorge. The race will begin and end at the Mountain Top Campground at ACE Adventure Resort, with the first and last 13 miles of the course taking place on ACE's property. Around mile 13, the course will cross Arbuckle Creek and head up the Arbuckle Connector
Trail to the Rend Trail
The course then travels south on Rend Trail
to trailhead at Dunloup Creek. Course will follow Thurmond Rd to the historic town of Thurmond. After crossing over the New River and checking in at the Thurmond Aid Station (mile 16.5), the course will retrace it's route back up Thurmond Rd. to the Rend Trail
, the Arbuckle Connector
, and then onto the Southside (Brooklyn) Trail which will be followed all the way to Cunard and the Cunard Aid Station (mile 26).
From the Cunard Aid Station, the course goes up Cunard River Access Rd. to the Kaymoor Trail
(mile 27.2). The Kaymoor Trail
will be followed until its junction with the Kaymoor Miners Trail
and then up to Kaymoor Top and the Arrowhead Aid Station (mile 34). A loop will be made utilizing the greater Arrowhead Trails system and will be exited via the Dalton
Trial (mile 39.9). From this point, the course will follow Butchers Branch Trail making its way to Long Point (mile 41) and then back to the Long Point Trail
Aid Station (mile 42.5).
From Long Point Trailhead, the course will follow Timber Ridge Trail
to Fayetteville Trail
to Park Loop
Trail and back onto Fayetteville Trail
all the way to Fayette Station Rd (mile 46.5) near the Wolf Creek Trailhead. The course will travel down Fayette Station Rd. to the Fayette Station Aid Station (mile 47.5). The course will then travel across the Tunney Hunsaker Bridge and back up the north side of Fayette Station Rd. to the turnoff for Teays Landing (mile 48.8).
The Hawks Nest Connector Trail
will lead to the Hawks Nest Aid Station (mile 53) and the final stretch to the turnaround point, traveling up the Mill Creek Trail to Ansted (mile 54.5). Course will then be backtracked in the same reverse progression with the exception of eliminating the "Long Point out-and-back" section and the "Thurmond out-and-back" section. From the Ansted Turnaround point to the finish is 45.5 miles in length (mile 54.5-100).