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Spartan Race

West Virginia is known for world-class outdoor recreation and adventure. West Virginia University is known for world-class education and research. Find out about our three college campuses in the beautiful hills of the Mountain State.

Learn about our three campuses

We're all about overcoming obstacles. That's why West Virginia University is the educational partner for the 2018 Spartan North American Championship races at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia.

We're excited to welcome so many adventurous people from across the continent to our beloved Mountain State.

Interested in academic programs in adventure recreation and tourism?

We offer a range of degrees in adventure, recreation, tourism, leadership and management.

Adventure experiences
for our students

Paris Winfrey, a 2016 Marketing major, holds the "Let's go" Mountaineer Flag on top of Seneca Rocks.

Adventure WV and Tech Adventures provide our students with access to outdoor activities, including mountain biking, paddle sports, rock climbing, hiking, camping, zip lining, canopy tours and more!