Great Greenbrier River Race
GREAT GREENBRIER RIVER RACE is an annual event held the last Saturday in April each year. With great prizes, live music and good food,the event attracts a loyal following of racers and fans.
Originally a team event with four members, canoeists, bicyclist and runner, the race has now attracted many people who do it solo. But there is still room for the whole family or the family dog on a team! Kayaks and canoes are both encouraged and the many categories encourage prizes for many racers.
Proceeds from entry fees and our generous sponsors allow the trail association to sponsor various projects to improve and promote the trail.
The race is a triathalon. You start in Marlinton, WV run to the trail and take it north to the turn around point then right back into town, to make 3 miles, then you jump in your boat and paddle down the river to the blue bridge in Buckeye, which is about 4 miles of paddling, then you run over to your bike and ride south down the trail for a bit and turn around to head north past where you started and all the way back up to Marlinton making a 10 mile bike ride and the end of the race!
Early Bird Registration begins on Monday, January 12, 2015 and runs through Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Early Bird rates are $45.00 per Solo and $42.00 per team member, up to 4 members.
Registration February 15 – April 12, 2015 is $50.00 per Solo and $47.00 per team member, up to 4 members.
All age groups are welcome. This is a family friendly event. We welcome all age levels, and all skill levels as well. Come join in the fun!!
Awards are given for:
First Place Overall
First, Second, and Third Place in each category.
Youth (16 and under)
Male Master (50+)
Male Senior (60+)
Female Master (50+)
Female Senior (60+)
Youth (16 and under)
Master (all 50+)
Senior (all 60+)
Everyone must be registered by April 12, 2015. All racers must sign a liability release upon packet pick up. Parents must sign for children under the age of 18. Mandatory race meeting prior to the race at 10:30 a.m., at The Gazebo in Marlinton. It is a good idea to show up early on race day to get your bike, boat and self situated!
2015 Race Signup is online at TriState Racer
2014 Great Greenbrier River Race Registration Please note, a new race category (not listed in the registration form) for participants 60 and over is available starting in 2014.
2013 Greenbrier River Race Signup
Be a part to the excitement. Competitors enter now. Or, make plans to visit Pocahontas and view the race as part of an exciting mountain weekend!
Here are the 2009 Race Results
Here are the 2008 Race Results
Here are the 2007 Race Results
Here are the 2006 Race Results
Here are the 2005 Race Results
Here are the 2004 Greenbrier River Race Results
Here are the 2003 Greenbrier River Race Results 2003 Race Winners The Haights
Here are the 2001 results for the Great Greenbrier River Race
The winners hit the water first, but several kayaks arrived in Buckeye ahead of them for the switch to bikes. The Greenbrier River was plenty high for the boat leg of the race. The water was clear and judging from the exclamations of the dunked rather cool. Winning time was 1 hour 22 minutes 52 [...]