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Saturday, April 26, 2008 -- Marlinton, WV
Great Greenbrier River Race (iPO Event Id#: 10838)

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For Immediate Release - March 28, 2008:

We are sorry to inform you that the Greenbrier River Trail depot has had a fire. This news is urgent. Anyone who has pre-registered for the Great Greenbrier River Race needs to e-mail Your information is needed, it may have been lost in the fire!

About this Race:

Greenbrier River Race
Greenbrier River Race
(Marlinton WV) + The beautiful Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County will again be site of the 22nd Annual Great Greenbrier River Race on Saturday April 26.

Teams and individuals can compete in the relay race which includes canoeing, mountain biking, and running. The event is a benefit for the Greenbrier River Trail Association with a deadline for pre-registration is April 10.

A mandatory race meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The race will begin at 11 a.m. with runners leaving from the Marlinton Mini Park heading east along Rt 39 and north onto the Greenbrier River Trail for about a mile, flip and return to the Park where they will jump in canoes parked along the river for a four mile ride bot Buckeye.

At Buckeye, they will bicycle south on the Trail for 3 miles south, flip and then ride back the seven miles back to the Mini Park in Marlinton.

Greenbrier River Race
Race with the family!
When the racers are all back at the Park, a scrumptious catered lunch will be served with hot tunes played by the ever popular band, Mixed Nuts from Charleston. Advance registration is $35.00 per person for solo racers or each team member. As many as four people can be on one team and brave individuals may opt to do the entire course solo.

Registration Forms are available by calling the Pocahontas County and Visitors Bureau at 800.336.7009 or visiting them on the Web at POC web site or by going to

"This event just keeps bigger and bigger - word is spreading about how much fun we have as well as the personal challenges of doing ones best," said Race Director Robin DeMarchi recently from her home in Charleston. "We have expert time keepers, and great support by the people of Pocahontas County and Marlinton."

Start Date: 2008-04-26     Start Time: 11:00am
Event Name: Great Greenbrier River Race Triathlon
Location(s): Marlinton, WV 24954
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Gail Hyer
   Phone: 304-799-4636
Pocahontas County CVB
   Phone: 800-336-7009
Comments: 10 AM - Mandatory Race Meeting
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