About the Race Director

Robby McClung Race Director Canaan Valley Half Marathon, 10k and 5k

Race Owner and Founder Robby McClung hails from Elkins, West Virginia,  just south of Canaan Valley as well as Islamorada in the Florida Keys. With these roots in the community and a strong background in event planning, Robby is bringing his love for the outdoors and the skills he honed in the hospitality industry back to his home state. 


Robby is now on his fourth annual Islamorada Half Marathon and 10K after founding the race with his friend, Eli, in 2014.  The Baygrass Bluegrass Festival was founded and is co-produced by Robby which going on its eighth year also in the Islamorada. In addition to his event production experience he has a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant industry.


“It’s a kind of a dream come true to be able to come back to West Virginia and  to pursue my passions by creating a new event” said Robby McClung.  In 2017, Robby and his wife, Wendy, relocated to Tucker County to raise their family and enjoy the area.  The couple just welcomed their third child.


To learn more about Robby’s Digital Marketing and Events Company Cranberry Joe please visit 



Also check out his musician page at