Highball to Thurmond 50M and 50K


May 21, 2023 at 4:45 AM

Highball to Thurmond 50M and 50K

Hwy 25 & Hwy 2

Thurmond WV, 25936


Entry Fee $65
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $130
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50K
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 600

High Point: 1800

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 75%

First Year of the Event: 2022


The highball was a signal used in early railroads to signal the track was clear. When the ball was hoisted, trains were cleared to proceed! We are raising the ball on this unique 50 mile and 50 Kilometer event, and encouraging athletes to proceed on this epic adventure. Both races finish in Thurmond, West Virginia. With a population of 5 at the 2010 census, it is the least populated railroad town in the nation and part of the New River Gorge National Park.


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 21, 2023

Held on May 22, 2022

Event Results