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Moonlight on the Falls Marathon Race Information

Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis WV

August 24 - 25, 2024

Price Increase May 29th!


Join us for the 4th Annual Moonlight on the Falls in beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park. Our cool summer mountain nights with an average temperature of 55 degrees offer perfect running conditions in an absolutely stunning location. 

The Quarter Marathon is one 6.55 mile loop that starts and finishes at Pendleton Point. The race start time will be 10 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2024.

The Half Marathon will be 2 x 6.55 mile loops that start and finish at Pendleton Point. The race start time will be 10 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2024.

The Marathon will be 4 x 6.55-mile loops that start and finish at Pendleton Point. The race start time will be 10 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2024. 

The Distance Challenge will begin at 10 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2024, and end at 7:45 am on Sunday, August 25. 

Runners can participate solo, or as part of a team – The Distance Challenge Relay will have the option for 2 Person, 4 Person, and 6 Person Teams.


The cut-off time for all runners to begin their last lap will be 6 am. 

For more information on rules and perks for the Distance Challenge, please see the next box.  


We have made some changes to our Relay/Teams Categories for 2024 because we want more of you to run with us all night long!

1. New for 2024 All Team Members will have a timing chip on their bib instead of trading off an anklet each lap.

2. The team and relay challenge will be scored by total laps run per team.

3. All/Any Relay Team Members Can Run at the same time and at any point throughout the night.

4. Each lap Run from 10 pm (Race Start) through 4:59 am will count as 1 lap. All Laps started between 5 a.m. – and 5:59 a.m. will be worth 2 laps. Final Laps for the Distance Challenge and Relays must be started before 6:00 a.m.

5. On-course parking is allowed for all Distance Challenge Participants and Team/Relay Participants to set up your own aid stations and make refueling easy.

6. We will have a Sunrise Celebration for all Team/Relay Participants and Distance Challenge Participants, which will include breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, and more!

7. Last But Not Least We are also going to be giving away 2 Nights of Lodging and Free Entry to the 2025 Moonlight on the Falls for the Solo Distance Challenge Male and Female Winners, 2 Person Team



We will be offering Top 3 Overall Awards both Male and Female for the Quarter Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon, and Solo Distance Challenge. In addition to Overall Awards for the individual races, we will be giving Top 3 Awards for both Male and Female in 10-year increments 20 – 70+ . Overall Awards will be given to the 2 Person, 4 Person, and 6 Person Relay Teams as well. 

Swag & Bling

  1. All participants will receive a Distance and Event Specific finisher medal. 
  2. All participants will receive an awesome lightweight blended hoodie.
  3. All participants will receive an Race Sticker.

Packet Pick Up

Friday, August 23, Hours TBA at 

McClumsy, 284 East Avenue, Thomas, WV 26292

Saturday, August 24, 5pm – 9pm – Start and Finish Area, Pendleton Point (Start and Finish Line) – Blackwater Falls State Park. 

The Party

Our goal is to create a festival like Atmosphere, so as usual we will have live music, food, and vendors beginning at 6:30 pm on race day Sat 8/24 at Pendleton Point! 

H2O Stops & Aid Stations

We will have 3 aid stations on the course with H2o and Electrolytes, with 2 of them being hit twice and 1 hit once each lap for a total of 4 aid stations on the course. 


A Medical Team will be onsite at the start and finish area for the entire race. 

Location and Directions

The start and finish area will be located at the Pendleton Point Overlook at Blackwater Falls State Park. Additional information on Parking and other location details will be coming in early May. 

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