The fourth annual race is planned for Saturday, September 23, 2017. Both the marathon and half marathon will start at 8:00AM. This event will take place in its entirety in West Virginia on the eastern bank of the Potomac River. The start/finish is located at 39.44199, -79.11420 down the road from the Barnum Whitewater Area. Direction links to the start/finish are provided below. If one uses maps.google.com, the start finish can be viewed on Barnum Road 1.4 miles past 530 Barnum Road Keyser, WV 26726. The Barnum Rail Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is the fourth race in the Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series taking place from September 20-24, 2017 in the Cumberland, MD area. The other events in the Series are the Brush Tunnel Marathon and Half, the GAP Marathon and Half, the GAP Trestles Marathon and Half, and the Cumberland C&O Towpath Marathon and Half. In order, the series races take place in MD, MD, PA, WV, and MD.
“It was great to experience these well-organized and supported races on the beautiful trail systems.” Angela Tortorice, Marathon Maniac of the year 2011 and 2012, GWR most marathons 9/1/12-8/31/13 Angela Tortorice