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Big Savage Half Marathon

Sat September 4, 2021 Meyersdale, PA 15552 US Directions


2 States, 1 Race!

Big Savage Half Marathon

8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Volunteer for Free Entry!

Half Marathon Pacer

8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT


170 Old Deal Rd
Meyersdale, PA US 15552


Half in Pennsylvania. Half in Maryland. A Half to remember!

Join us on Labor Day weekend for the Big Savage Half Marathon! On Saturday, September 4th, experience one of the most unique and beautiful half marathon courses. Participants will traverse a compact crushed limestone rail trail that crosses monumental features including: The Eastern Continental Divide and the Mason - Dixon Line. In addition, participants run through the 7th longest bike trail tunnel in the United States at 3,295 feet in length - the Big Savage Tunnel (hence, the race name!). The Big Savage Tunnel was completely renovated in the early 2000s and is fully lit. Once participants exit the Big Savage Tunnel, they are met by stunning views of the valley below. Not only do participants experience the Big Savage Tunnel, but they also get to explore Maryland's Borden Tunnel (957 ft) constructed in 1911. The Great Allegheny Passage is consistently ranked as one of the top rail trails in the United States! 

Event Swag

  • Beautifully-designed Finisher Medal
  • 100% Polyester Performance Shirt
  • Premium Linen Wolf Creek Drawstring Bag

Window Start

All participants will have the option to start their race at any point from 8:00am to 8:30am. The start will be chip timed so there is no penalty to starting later. All results will be based on net (chip) time. 

Restrooms & Aid Stations

  • Portable restrooms will be placed near the start/finish area and along the course.
  • Aid Stations with refreshments and first aid kits will be available along the course.


Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Open & Masters Finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over. There will be no in-person award ceremony. All awards will be mailed. A virtual awards ceremony will be posted on YouTube in the week following the event.

Packet Pickup

9/4/2021 from 6:45 am to 8:30 am at the Start/Finish area


Opening: $65 (July 7-18)

Early: $75 (July 19- 26)

Regular: $90 (July 27-August 22)

Late: $105 (August 23-September 3)


Host Hotel

Hampton Inn Frostburg

Use this link to book a room for a discounted rate 

Other Lodging Options (Distance from start/finish area)



Course Map

Wolf Creek Events

Race Contact Info

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Health & Safety

At Wolf Creek Race Management, we take the health and safety of our participants very seriously. We will do everything in our power to offer a safe and fun event for all participants. We have taken several steps to ensure the safety of all participants, staff members, volunteers, and spectators. These steps include:

Open Start Window
Providing pre-packaged food and drinks
Making hand sanitizer readily available
Having EMS on site
Keeping staff spaced out on the course to provide on course assistance
Sweeping the course to ensure all participants finish safely


Would you recommend trail running shoes or road running shoes? Road running shoes
Is there a course time limit? Yes, participants in the Half Marathon must run under 4 hours.
Is there an awards ceremony? There will be no in-person awards ceremony.  A virtual awards ceremony will be posted on YouTube in the week following the event. All overall open & masters medals will be mailed post-race and should arrive within 2-3 weeks depending on your location.
Can I walk? Absolutely, as long as you can finish the race in the given course time limit.
Will there be race day registration? No.
Are pets allowed? No. 
Are strollers allowed? No.


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