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Saturday, May 3, 2008 -- Kingwood, WV
Cheat Festival 5K-MAGP Sprint #5 (iPO Event Id#: 10813)
Presented by the Friends of the Cheat (FOC)

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To Pre-Register: Print your [Entry Form]

Entry Fee: $20 if you register by Saturday April 26th 2008. Registrations postmarked after this date and race day registration will $25.

The first 100 registered runners will receive a free Cheat Fest 5K T-shirt and all runners will receive free admission to the Cheat River Festival.

Race Details:

  • Registration 8:30-9:45 am, May 3, 2008
  • Start Time is 10:00 am
  • Race at the Preston County Country Club
  • Results/Photos will be displayed on iPlayOutside

Course Description:

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Flat to rolling course
This flat to rolling loop course begins and ends at the Preston County Country Club. There is a slight incline at the start, until runners bear right onto the gently rolling Whetsell Road. At the 1-mile marker Whetsell Road intersects with Country Club Road. Runners will continue left on Whetsell Road as it parallels the rhododendron lined banks of Buffalo Creek. Shortly after crossing Buffalo Creek, runners will spot a turnaround that will direct them back to the intersection with Country Club Road. This time runners will bear left onto Country Club Road. Just beyond the intersection lies the 2-mile marker. From this point on runners will encounter a mostly flat to slightly downhill course. At the next intersection runners will make a right and cruise along the Cheat River until they return to the Preston Country Club, completing the circuit.

Post-Race Finish: Water and snacks will be available for runners immediately following the race. Everyone can purchase food and beverages from vendors inside the Cheat River Festival.

Race Categories & Awards: 14 and under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. The overall awards will be given to top 3 male and female finishers. In addition, the top 3 male and female finishers from each category will receive an award. Once again, the awards are ceramic dyed EnvironOxide medallions. The overall awardees will receive sculpted ceramic bowls that are dyed with EnvironOxide. These awards are crafted by a local potter, Gail Vincent.

Directions to the Preston County Country Club

  • From I-68: Take Exit 23 for Bruceton Mills. Turn onto Route 26 South. Continue on Route 26 south for about 10 miles. You will pass the Cheat River Festival Site and Albright Exxon Station and Kwik Stop. Turn left onto St. Joe's Road (Route 7/12) immediately before the Cheat River Bridge. Follow St. Joe's Road for approximately 3 miles. Make the right immediately before the intersection with Route 7 at the Caddell Bridge. Follow signs to the Preston Country Club. Signs will be posted directing you to parking and registration.

  • From Route 7 (Morgantown): Follow Route 7 South from Morgantown through Kingwood. Immediately after crossing the Cheat River at Caddell Bridge make a left onto St. Joe's Road and another immediate left back underneath of Route 7. Follow signs to the Preston Country Club. Signs will be posted directing you to parking and registration.

About the Cheat River Festival:

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Fun before and after
Enjoy a fun-filled day filled with live music, great food, an Artist Market, climbing wall, and more. Additional features include live auctions of donated goods, a children's area, and a Downriver paddling race the evening before the fest. Nonprofit groups and agencies will have displays in the Focus tent. The festival also features over many vendors showing paddling gear, clothing, and unique items.

The Festival benefits The Friends of the Cheat (FOC), helping to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.

To Get There: The Friends of the Cheat Festival Grounds are located just north of Albright, West Virginia on Route 26. Albright is about 25 miles southeast of Morgantown, West Virginia. The grounds are easy to find. Parking is available near the festival site.

Start Date: 2008-05-03
Event Name: Cheat Festival 5K-MAGP Sprint #5
Location(s): Albright, WV 26519
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Jessica Zamias
Friends of the Cheat
   Phone: 304-329-3621 / 304-329-3622 Fax
Affiliate(s): Morgantown Area Grand Prix
Comments: Part of the Cheat Festival-Run, sun, music, food, and fun!
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