May 29th, 2021 8AM

Location: ACE Adventure Resort

Admission: $35-$60

Category: races


2021 Wonderland Mountain Challenge Race Results

The results and photos from the 2021 Wonderland Mountain Challenge race can be found here!


Wonderland Mountain Challenge

Join ACE Adventure Resort for the Wonderland Mountain Challenge, a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Choose between a half-marathon, 10K run, or a 5-mile walk. These distinctive race routes will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams and abandoned coal mines. After grabbing your medal at the finish line a burrito buffet awaits to tame the appetite you have developed. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers, plus you get bragging rights for tackling this amazing race on May 29th, 2021.

Plus, take advantage of the FREE onsite shower houses after the race!!

Three Race Distances To Choose From!

Wonderland Mountain Challenge features three races including a half marathon, 10K run & 5-mile mountain hike. Both the half marathon & the 10K run follow the same route with the 10K ending at the 6.2-mile mark. The route will take racers up Wonderland Mountain from the resort center by Wonderland Waterpark. This initial climb gains roughly 250 feet in a mile before contouring for the next 2 miles through a beautiful hardwood forest. The course continues in this fashion with short sections of elevation change until the route finds a terrain bench to follow for a longer distance. You will love the views into the New River Gorge overlooking the town of Thurmond.

Registration Fees

  • Half Marathon: $45-Early Bird (Before 1/31)/$55-Advance (2/1 to 5/20)/ $60 Race Day
  • 10K Run: $40-Early Bird (Before 1/31) /$50-Advance (2/1 to 5/20) / $55 Race Day
  • Walk: $35 Early Bird/Advance / $40 Race Day

3.5 Hour Time Limit!

Racer Perks

Racers score BIG TIME with all the racer perks included with this run. Finisher medals for all runners and cash prizes for overall winners are pretty standard. But we also hook you up with a free 2021 Wonderland Mountain Challenge t-shirt for those who register before the end of April. At ACE we like to go above and beyond with our events so with that in mind we are also throwing in FREE camping to all racers and a FREE burrito/taco buffet after the run. What race do you know that offers a full lunch after the run? We do, so get signed up and run for tacos!

  • FREE 2021 Wonderland Mountain Challenge T-Shirt (Must sign up by April 30th)
  • Race medal for all finishers
  • Cash prizes for top finishers
  • Burrito buffet after the run
  • FREE camping Saturday night
  • FREE showers and changing rooms
  • Waterpark & Adventure Activity, Whitewater Rafting Discount

Race Day Itinerary

8:00 am – 9:30 am – Race day registration and packet pick-up
9:45 am – Prerace Meeting
10:00 am – Race Start
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Burrito luncheon for all racers
1:30 pm – Awards Ceremony

FREE CAMPING on Saturday night to racers so make a weekend of it and bring along the family to enjoy ACE’s awesome activities. Get into some whitewater rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking, paintball, kayaking, or SUPs just to name a few options. A favorite activity among racers is Wonderland Waterpark, a 5 acre inflatable playground complete with waterslides, weeble wobbles, blobs, and more! Check out the menu at Woody’s & The Lost Paddle and don’t forget about deluxe lodging options with outdoor hot tubs that are perfect for soaking those sore muscles after the race.

A Few More Resources…


Can’t make the Wonderland Mountain Challenge? Check out The New River Gorgeous Trail Run in August at ACE Adventure Resort.

Refund Policy – Before 30 days of the event you will receive full refund minus any fees. Within 30 days of the event there is no refund. All sales are final.

Click Register Below Or Call 833-275-0966

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