The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 15, 2013

New River Gorgeous Trail Run set Aug. 24


OAK HILL — The 2013 New River Gorgeous Trail Run will be held on Aug. 24 at ACE Adventure Resort.

The race’s three circuits annually attract an average of 125 participants.

According to ACE’s Beth Gill, cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners for men and women in the long and short courses. The shorter, 9.5-mile course navigates the highlands above ACE Lake, and the longer, 14.2-mile course circles much of the resort's 1,500-acre property.

A 5-mile walking course, which shadows much of the short course, is open for noncompetitive participation, though walkers will also be included in the event raffle.

The first 150 registrants will receive a commemorative mug, and more than $2,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

A complimentary burrito buffet-lunch will be served following the race.

Race registration will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at the resort where the start and finish lines are located. The races begin at 10 a.m.

Registration fees are $30 for the long course, $20 for the short course, and $15 for the walk. An additional $5 will be added for participants who register on the morning of the event.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at aceraft.com/trail.

Free camping in the resort’s 40-acre campground will also be provided to participants who choose to rough it through the weekend.