There are numerous, perhaps countless, great training routes in and around the Potomac Highlands region of Western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Below are a few. Please note that a course’s degree of difficulty is relative; any assessment depends on the fitness of the runner or walker and that person’s inclination to prefer, or not, hills, trails or other training route variables.

Feel free to email with a link of your favorite routes, which could be included on this page. Events with an asterisk at the beginning of the name indicate a current PHDC-organized or sponsored running event. Those beginning with a plus sign indicate a now-defunct PHDC race route that could be brought back in the future.

Mount Savage hilly 8 – Mount Savage, MD

Cold Stream Road 11.5 miles- Slanesville to Capon Bridge, WV

Campus Classic 4K — Romney, WV

Get Sheetz 15K tempo run – Mount Savage, MD

Christie Road loop – Cumberland, MD

Red Bud Distance Run 10-miler and 5K — Capon Bridge to Yellow Spring, WV

Iron Rail Days 5K — Mount Savage, MD

Battle of Hancock 5K — Hancock, MD

Great Allegany Run 15K — Mount Savage to Cumberland, MD

* Hampshire County Turkey Trot 2-miler — Romney, WV

Run for the  Plunge 15K — Rocky Gap State Park, MD