Aug 27, 2023

West Virginia Spartan Trail

Spartan Race Oak Hill, WV | Aug 27, 2023 | Register Now and Save

Summit Bechtel Reserve, located adjacent to the legendary New River Gorge, is a trail runner’s paradise. Here you’ll find varied terrain from wide buttery single track to steep and technical off-trail sections, all winding through a lush, jungle-like forest and over steep, punchy climbs. This park is known as a place for adventurers of all kinds, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself running by an archery range, a rock wall, or under a zip line, but keep your eyes on the trail because there’s another climb ahead!

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The Races

All finishers receive a T-shirt, medal and professional photos, and every registration comes with access to the Spartan Account to track your tickets, race results, photos, teams, and challenges.

Course Information

Race Day Info

What To Bring

  • Your ID
  • Barcode (printed or saved to your phone) (find it in your Spartan Account)
  • Towel, waterproof bag, & extra (dry) clothes/shoes
  • Sunscreen & hydration
  • Headlamps are recommended for later start times
  • We recommend wearing performance gear (compression bottoms and breathable tops)
  • Comfortable shoes that you’ve trained in, but are OK to get dirty. Get an OCR-tested shoe and gear up for race day in the Spartan Shop

    What Not To Bring
  • Outside food and drink (fuel for the race is OK)
  • Pets (bring your support animal ID to register)
  • Negative Attitude

Please plan to arrive 90 minutes before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, pick up your registration packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up.

Registration typically opens at 6:30am. Waves of 250 (200 for Stadion) racers will be released every 15 minutes.

YOUR exact start time is listed on your barcode and will be posted in your Spartan Account approximately 10 days prior to the event date.

Have more questions not listed below? Visit the Spartan FAQ page.

Classic trail running, no obstacles, many distances – from 10K, Half Marathon to 50K. Our trail races are held in some of the most picturesque, natural environments. Spartan also hosts the Spartan Trail World Championship, a multi-stop tour for all ability levels, and features some of trail running’s most iconic events and athletes.

All Trail courses are separate from the obstacle race courses and have no obstacles (except the fire jump), but share the same start and finish area in the festival.

  • Find this event’s Race Day Program posted to this FAQ about 7 days prior to the event. The Race Day Program includes everything you need to know about the race day, including the updated event schedule, course & festival details, parking instructions, and more.

    Other Important Documents:

  • Spartan Trail Finisher Medal
  • Spartan Trailfecta Wedge (race 3 distances to complete!)
  • Spartan Trail Finisher T-shirt
  • Free Professional Photos
  • Bragging rights
  • Purchase your commemorative artwork to celebrate your achievements at TopShelf Prints

Have a question?

Please note that this is not your actual ticket. Once you have made your purchase, you will need to complete your registration on, select a time slot, and pay any applicable administrative fees and parking fees. Upon purchasing this product, you will receive an email containing a code that you can use to redeem your ticket. Instructions on how to complete your registration will also be included in the email.