2023 Cass 5K Stump Run


June 10 2023


5:00 AM


Cass Scenic Railroad State Park - Cass, WV


The course starts at the Cass Community Center and travels down Front Street to the Greenbrier River Trail (GRT). Total elevation change over the course is less than 60 feet and the majority of the course is at least partly shaded.

The course follows the GRT and the largest part of the run is on the GRT, which is a former railroad grade that is essentially flat. The trail hugs the Greenbrier River and offers river views.

You will travel to near mile marker 79 on the GRT where you will turn around and run up the river trail back toward the town of Cass. You stay on the trail until you see the arrow directing you towards the Extract Plant ruins. You will then travel through the ruins and up a gravel/stone road until it reconnects with the trail. The Extract Plant ruins portion of the race is the most difficult and has some uneven terrain.

From this point you head up the GRT towards the town of Cass. The race ends at the new trail head in front of the Cass Company Store.

Course Map

Entry Fees

You can register on this Web site or print a registration form to mail in or bring on race day.

If your registration form and payment is received in the mail by May 27, 2023, entry fees are $20 for runners 18 and above (with age based on race day age). The entry fee is only $15 for those under 18. If you register after May 27, entry fees go up to $25 for adults 18 and over and $20 for those under 18.

A commemorative item is ONLY guaranteed for those whose registration form and entry fee are received by the May 27 preregistration date.

You will have a much more relaxed race day if you have already registered and paid, and only have to pick up your race packet including bib, rather than having to fill out a registration form and paying the morning of the race. Having registered before race day will also give you more time to relax and talk to your old friends, make new ones, and even warm up a bit on the course.

Please note that registration with a credit card can ONLY be done through the Web site www.tristateracer.com. Mail registrations must be accompanied with a check and on-site registration must be with cash or a check. When you register through the website a processing fee of $3.00 will be added to the $20 transaction. If you register by mail or on-site there is no additional fee.

Age Groups

Under 10 (9 and under); 10 to 12; 13 to 17; 18 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; & 60 and over. (These age categories are approximate, and might be changed by race day). The race will be timed, and all paid, registered participants could win an award based on finish time, and are also entered to randomly win prizes in drawings after this event. No entrant is eligible to win more than one random prize. (You are entered when we tear off part of your bib after you cross the finish line, and it is important for timing and the drawing that we receive that from you immediately after you cross the finish line.) Please don't switch bib numbers with another runner.


Overall top three men and women will receive trophies. The top three in each age group, male and female will receive Award Certificates. Participants are not eligible for two awards as is the race custom.

Charity Information

This race is being run to help support the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and is being coordinated by the 501(c)(3) Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association, the Foundation of Record supporting the Park. All net proceeds will be used by the Association to support preservation and historical interpretation activities in the Park.

More Information


Dogs are welcome to enter and run the course with their owner. Dog registration is free and can be done on the morning of the race. There will be trophies for the winning dogs.


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