Ragnar Trail Appalachians, WV
Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, Big Bear Lake is one of those places you didn't know you were looking for until you found it.
From 5,000 acres of pristine trail running, we carefully selected 15.7 miles of Appalachian badassery for you and your team. This trail running Mecca provides you with some of the most exciting and challenging trails on the east coast.
This trifecta of incredible trail loops will leave you wondering when you can run at Big Bear Lake again.
Ragnar is proud to announce its partnership with Friends of Cheat for the Ragnar Trail Appalachians race. Friends of Cheat (FOC) is a nonprofit grassroots organization committed to preserving, restoring and promoting the natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed area. Through the partnership, Ragnar will contribute marketing and fundraising efforts, along with volunteer hours to support programs of Friends of Cheat that improve recreational activity and economic development in Preston and Tucker Counties of WV. Ragnar Events and FOC will also work to promote upcoming events together in the region, including the Cheat River Festival and 5K run on May 3.
Since 1994, Friends of Cheat has worked to improve water quality and increase environmental stewardship in the Cheat River watershed and beyond. The Kingwood, West Virginia based non-profit’s mission is to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed. They work with the state, private industries, federal agencies, grassroots organizations, community members and local landowners to implement projects that will improve the quality of life throughout the region.