Share |

Saturday, May 31, 2003 -- Philippi, WV
The Blue and Gray 5K (CARS #4) (iPO Event Id#: 5531)

[Coverage] [Overall Results] [Results by Class]
[Pic Set 1] [Pic Set 2] [Pic Set 3] [Pic Set 4]
Past Event Coverage: [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002]

Philippi's historic covered bridge
Course: Certified by Road Running Technical Council WV99001WB.
The race begins on Walnut Street behind the Barbour County Court House at 8:30 a.m. The course is essentially an out and back course that runs you along the Tygart River. As you approach the race's end, you will run through the historic Philippi Covered Bridge before heading back up Walnut Street to cross the finish line. This is a Flat, fast course so get ready to set a new 5K PR!
Split times will be given at mile one & two with water station at mile two. Additional refreshments will be provided at the finish line.

Professional Timing by: The Runner's High (

Registration: Begins at 7:00 a.m.
$10.00 - If received by May 23, 2003
$15.00 - After May 23rd and on race day

Overall Awards: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Male and Female winners

Age Group Awards:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place Male and Female in the following age categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over

The Historic Philippi Covered Bridge: Lemuel Chenoweth, one of America's master covered bridge builders built the Philippi covered bridge in 1852. He considered the bridge a masterpiece. The 285 foot structure is the only remaining "double barreled" covered bridge serving a U.S. Highway. During the Civil War, the bridge was used by both the North and South Troops.

Civil War History: The Battle of Philippi was the first land battle of the Civil War and took place on June 3, 1861. The events of that morning culminated in the hasty retreat of the Confederate troops and the victors dubbed the encounter, "The Philippi Races." In 1911, the people of Philippi began commemorating that first land battle with the Blue & Gray Reunion.

TITLE: The Blue and Gray 5K (CARS #4)
WHEN: Sat, 31 May, 2003 @ 8:30 AM
WHERE: Philippi, WV
CONTACT: Cindy Kelly (304) 457-4413 E-mail