Just a Few Hours to a Stunning Runcation
Enjoy the Scenic Beauty of the Canaan Valley

Directions for the Canaan Valley Half Marathon, 10K and 5k

Canaan Valley’s canopy of trees, rugged mountains, breathtaking views,  nearby waterfalls, and wild terrain will leave you in awe.

People travel from all over the US to our unique Destination Half Marathon that also features 10k and 5k runs. Tucker County, West Virginia has more than enough rustic land area to keep the outdoor enthusiast smiling and taking it all in.

Runners from all corners of the US embrace this fantastic Runcation. Local trekkers come from Davis, Thomas, Elkins and cities in between in West Virginia. But our reach extends far beyond the Mountaineer State.

Runners looking for half marathons near Pittsburgh, New York, Richmond, Columbus, and Washington DC choose the Canaan Valley because it’s a smooth run and picturesque place. However, the run itself is just one of the many highlights of the area.

The quaint mountain towns in the area perk up when our running tribe shows up to explore the surrounding areas. From local eats and breweries to delightful art galleries and live entertainment, destination runners will love the Canaan Valley Half Marathon.

Distances to Canaan Valley from various major metropolitan areas in the mid atlantic


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See you at the race!

Where To Stay

Whether you’re preparing to get race-ready or need to ice down after your run, you have plenty of lodging options. Rentals, cabins, and resorts are close by to the start and finish area for runner convenience. Our wooded, mountainous region has several lodging options that offer gorgeous settings and will keep you coming back year-round. Learn more about local options to rest your head and feet.

Race Information

Get away from everyday city life and enjoy the natural beauty Canaan Valley has to offer. Rolling hills abound as babbling streams accompany you on your journey. For runner safety, we have plenty of hydration stations and medical personnel on hand. Once the journey is over, we also have awards, swag, bling, and a post-race party waiting for you. Get more race information here.