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24 Hours of Appalachia: Run for the Hills

February 3 @ 8:00 am - February 4 @ 9:00 pm EST


**Embark on the Ultimate Adventure: 24 Hours of Appalachia – Run for the Hills**
Seneca Rocks, WV – Backroads of Appalachia, in partnership with the West Virginia Gambler 500, is thrilled to present a spectacular event that melds the spirit of challenge with a noble cause. The 24 Hours of Appalachia – Run for the Hills is an adventurous fundraiser to benefit the West Virginia Children’s Home Society (WV CHS).
Poised to showcase the rugged beauty of West Virginia, the event invites participants to traverse over 600+ miles of the state’s majestic backroads and trails. Spanning from the awe-inspiring Seneca Rocks to the mysterious Point Pleasant, this 24-hour test of endurance, strategy, and heart is not just a rally against time—it’s a mission.
Scheduled for February 3rd to the 4th, 2024, the rally will spotlight hand-picked drivers forming dynamic teams, with each driver accompanied by a co-driver/navigator. These teams are charged with the formidable task of completing the route within the 24-hour limit.
Participants will be immersed in the Appalachian landscape, passing through iconic West Virginia locations such as:
– Spruce Knob, the highest peak in the state
– The serene Canaan Valley and cascading Blackwater Falls
– The expansive wilderness of Monongahela National Forest
– Greenbrier Valley’s rich history and lush scenery
– New River Gorge National Park, a wonderland of outdoor activity
– The industrious Kanawha Valley
– Ohio Valley’s cultural and historical landmarks
Why run for the hills? Beyond the adrenaline and the test of resilience, teams will come together to bring awareness and support to the foster system, specifically promoting the WV CHS and its commitment to providing loving homes for children in need. Your participation or support of the 24 Hours of Appalachia – Run for the Hills isn’t just an investment in adventure; it’s an investment in hope and family for dozens of deserving children.
Interested drivers, navigators, and supporters can find more information and register for the event on our Facebook page(events section, see discussion). For those who can’t make it but still wish to contribute, donations are welcome and deeply appreciated. Together, let’s drive change for these young lives while exploring the hidden gems of Appalachia’s backroads.
Are you ready to Run for the Hills?
Backroads of Appalachia’s mission is to spark economic growth in the region through motorsports and tourism, supporting local communities while sharing the breathtaking beauty of Appalachia.
Founded with love and compassion, WV CHS strives to protect and nurture children and families, providing a secure environment and encouraging adoption and foster care services.
To learn more, participate or donate, please visit the Backroads of Appalachia website and social media pages and checkout our events section.
Routes created and compiled by the following:
Infamous Adventure Routes (Brian Holmes)
Adventures Horizons (Lannie Hoosier)
Appalachian Ridge Runners (Jedediah Smith)
See discussion section of this event for participant info, rules, and requirements.
Jedediah Smith
Shawn Amory
1 (304) 546-6184


February 3 @ 8:00 am EST
February 4 @ 9:00 pm EST
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