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Saturday, April 22, 2000 -- Elkins, WV
Ramp Festival 5K Run/Walk
The site of the International Ramp Cook-Off!

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The ramp
Yummy Ramps
What is a Ramp? "Ramps" (Allium tricoccum), are a native edible plant which grows wild throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Known by West Virginians as "Ramps," they are closely related to the garlic family and often referred to as Wild Leeks.

This popular pungent wild vegetable will soon begin to make its springtime appearance in the rich soils of shady woods. Being the first edible wild greens that appeared following winter, early settlers welcomed ramps as a "spring tonic" following months of dried or salted foods. This culinary heritage has been passed from generation to generation.
* Check below for the Ramp Festival Schedule!

1999 5K Run/Walk Ramp Festival
1999 Ramp Festival 5K Run & Walk
Get me my ramp race Entry Form

What: The official 10th Annual Ramp Cook-Off 5K Run & Walk

When: Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 AM

Where: Elkins City Park in Elkins, WV

Registration: 9:30 to 10:00 AM at the Elkins City Park

Course: Starts at the City Park, winds around and through the Davis and Elkins College campus, and then end back at the park. The most difficult part of the course is a short climb in the D&E loop which one runner in 1999 described as "relentless", especially on the second lap.

Entry Fee: $10.00

Awards: One overall award male and female award plus two awards in each of five age groups. (For the Runners only)

Age Groups: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & Over

For more race info. Contact: Race Director, Sam Severino at
1-800-422-3304 or (304) 636-3960


Ramp Festival Schedule

FRIDAY EVENING - APRIL 21st

  • Ramp Dinner at the Elkins VFW - Tickets are $6.00
    Dinner includes: Ham, Beans, Potatoes, Corn Bread, Dessert, Drinks, and of course, Ramps
  • 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Live Entertainment
SATURDAY - APRIL 22nd
  • 10:00 AM - Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00 AM - 5K Ramp Run & Walk (must register & pay race fee)
  • 10:00 AM - Live Entertainment Begins
  • 12:00 PM - Ramp Cook-Off Contest Starts
  • Awards for the Ramp Cook-Off are as follows:
    $500 First Place Overall
    $200 Second Place
    $100 Third Place Overall
    Plus, a special prize for the most powerful dish and the best decorated booth!
  • 1:00 PM - Cow Bingo!!!
  • 1:45 PM - Public Tasting Begins
  • 3:30 PM - Awards Ceremony
  • Also, Arts & Crafts, Children's Gams and a whole lot more!
For more information about the festival:
See Randolph County, WV
Call 1-800-422-3304 or e-mail