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Marshall University Marathon
 
4.3 (1 reviews)
Huntington, WV
November 05, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 500
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Perfect to qualify for Boston, the Marshall University Marathon course is flat, fast, and USATF certified. Runners start on 3rd Avenue next to Cam Henderson Center and run through downtown Huntington past Pullman Square, next to the Ohio River, and through Ritter Park among other places. The highlight is to run through Marshall University campus on their way to a goal-line finish in Marshall Football Stadium.

Freedom's Run Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Shepherdstown, WV
September 30, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 300
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 600 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Freedoms Run is West Virginia's Largest Race Series which hosts a full and half marathon as well as a 10 and 5K races. The marathon course is a point-to-point route with tours of Harpers Ferry National Park, the C&O Canal, Antietam National Battlefield, the Potomac Heritage Trail, and Shepherdstown. The surface is 75% paved, 25% dirt.

Morgantown Marathon
 
4.7 (1 reviews)
Morgantown, WV
September 23, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 200
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 3.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

26.2 "Almost Heavenly" miles through Morgantown WV, a challenging course that tests both physical and mental strength. With 1650 feet of elevation change, it will not be a PR type of course, but will be one that you will not soon forget.

Appalachian Marathon Series
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Bluefield, WV
October 07, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 50
Course Layout: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: Unknown
Difficulty Rating: Unknown
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: No

This marathon is part of Mainly Marathons' "Appalachian Marathon Series" (9 marathons; 8 states; 9 days).  The course is run in Bluefield City Park and is 12 laps of a paved 2.2-mile out & back with a few small hills.

Barnum Rail Trail Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Keyser, WV
September 23, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 35
Course Layout: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 3.00
Surface: Mostly Trail/Not-Paved
Certified: No

As part of the Mid-Atlantic Marathon Series, the Barnum Rail Trail Marathon is four out & back laps on the Barnum Rail Trail (ballast/dirt/grass surface) along the Potomac River.

Learn about Difficulty Rating

Difficulty Rating

Race Navigator created the Difficulty Rating scale to help runners quickly compare the difficulty between marathon courses. The scale is 0.0 to 5.0 with 0.0 being the easiest and 5.0 being the most difficult. A further explanation is below:

Rating Course Description
0 to 1 These courses are mostly downhill and very fast – excellent for PR/BQ’s.
1 to 2 A rating of “1” means the course is flat; closer to “2” you can expect small hills.
2 to 3 The course has moderate hills.
3 to 4 The course has substantial hills.
4 to 5 Very difficult course usually with technical terrain.