The City of Hurricane hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Huntington Federal Shelter at Meeks Mountain Trails at Hurricane City Park on Wednesday, September 7th. A significant donation by Huntington Federal made construction of the shelter possible.
The shelter and “bowl” area of Meeks Mountain Trails will serve as the premier event venue for the trails on Saturday, September 10 — the first ever Hurricane 100K, and the ONLY 100K, trail run in West Virginia.
The Hurricane Hundred 100K Trail Race and Relay will be run on 62 glorious miles on the Meeks Mountain Trails behind City Park.
A total of $7,500 will be awarded in prizes — $1500 for 1st place male and female, $750 for second place male and female, and $375 for third place male and female. Top coed, female, and male relay teams also get $750 to split between the three runners.
The race will start at 6 a.m. First finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 10 hours. The course is 100% single track mountain running on 10.3 mile loops. Solo runners will see their crew between each of the 6 laps.
All runners receive a zip up sweatshirt jacket, finisher’s stainless-steel pint along with a tote and various swag from sponsors. All 100k solo finishers, within the 18-hour time limit, will receive a Hurricane 100k belt buckle.
City of Hurricane, Little Caesars and a host of local businesses and organization are sponsoring the race.