This race will take place on September 16th, 2017, in historical downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and will kick off the 16th annual Mothman Festival. In addition to Main Street, you will run through Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, which is recognized as the first battle of the Revolutionary War. Runners will also travel between the mighty Ohio River and the flood walls which are painted with beautiful murals. Runners are sure to be pleased with the sites!Take a look at our Point Pleasant route maker to schedule your visit to Mothman Statue and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Check in will be at the Mothman Museum at 400 Main Street. You will then walk a few blocks north to Christ Episcopal Church, where the start at line is. This walk is the perfect warm up.
*In order to avoid all the congestion at the museum as we have experienced at the finish line in years past, the course has been changed.*
The start line is between 8th and 9th streets on Main Street, a few blocks north of the museum, at Christ Episcopal Church. Go north on Main Street through the dead end, then turn left and go south along the river until you enter Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. Take a slight left and follow the sidewalk past the cabin, and follow the sidewalk/path around the perimeter of the park. Exit the park and go north on Main Street, and turn left when you get to the Mothman Museum. You will run between the Post Office and Lowe Hotel, go through the flood wall, and turn right, going north along the river. You are back-tracking at this point. Go to the end, go right and head back south on Main Street until you reach the historic State Theater. There will be signs along the route to help point you in the right direction.
This course is flat and contains street, grass and gravel.
$30 if registered by September 3rd.
$35 if registered after September 3rd.
Registering by September 3rd is the ONLY way to GUARANTEE getting a shirt.
Mothman Statue reviews
My wife and I made a quick 5 and 1/2 hour road trip to visit Point Pleasant and we loved every second of it. Stayed at the Historic Lowe Hotel and of course visited the Mothman statue. You can log... more »
Finally made it to see the famous statue and it was worth it! The area is filled with local shops worth a visit. Easy parking and friendly folks!! more »
Took my children here to learn about the Mothman. Do far it has been one of their favorite adventures. They enjoyed posing with the statue and the background story of it all. It was nice and quiet. People all around were friendly. We had just the best experience. I personally had been here a few times since 2009 and never had a bad experience.
A lot of history behind it. It is in a very small town. So quite and peaceful Place. There is a nice park around it. We went by the lake close to the statue and enjoyed the beautiful sunset. I reccomend to have a water fountain and restroom there.
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