The Mon River Trails Conservancy hosts three events each year as fund-raisers for the rail-trail. These are the Blue Jean Ball, co-hosted with the WV Land Trust in March, the MRTC Handmade Market in April, and the Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon / Trail Mix Festival in June. Other fund-raising events may happen based on interest and opportunity.
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Rail-Trail Walks, Runs, and Cycling events (not hosted by MRTC)
The rail-trails are community gathering places for many fund-raisers for community causes. All year, there are walks and runs taking place on the Mon River / Caperton / Deckers Creek Trail system. Though not guaranteed to be a complete list, many groups advertise their regional events at www.iplayoutside.com
In addition there are several active groups that promote group rides and runs
Country Road Cyclists- http://www.crcyclists.org
Morgantown Road Runners- https://www.facebook.com/MorgantownRoadRunnersWvTrackClub
How to Plan an Event on the Rail-Trail
If you are organizing an event on the rail-trail in Morgantown (to start at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park or Marilla Park) you need to contact BOPARC and reserve the starting / finishing area and get it on the trail calendar 304-296-8356. Or you can start/finish at Star City- Edith Barill Riverfront Park – call Star City City Hall and reserve the space: 304-599-3550. Rental fees will vary based on location. You will need event insurance and a city permit if the event involves crossing any roadways.
BOPARC keeps a trail calendar to prevent conflicting events at the same time and location. No matter where you choose to start and finish- contact BOPARC to get it on the Trail Calendar.
If you are organizing an event for outside of Morgantown or Star City limits, contact Ella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We always appreciate a donation to MRTC for use of the rail-trail as we are a small non-profit managing the local rail-trails.