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Saturday, May 14, 2005 -- Yellow Spring - Capon Valley, WV
Capon Valley 50K Run (iPO Event Id#: 6680)

[Overall Results]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9]
[Set 10] [Set 11] [Set 12] [Set 13] [Set 14] [Set 15] [Set 16] [Set 17] [Set 18] [Set 19] [Set 20] [Set 21] [Set 22]
Past Capon Coverage: [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004]

Capon Valley 50K
Ready for Capon 2005?
Welcome to the 7th annual Capon Valley Run on our wonderful course of woodland trails filled with natural beauty. You will certainly enjoy our breathtaking scenery and quiet country atmosphere. The course is hilly, and the footing is generally excellent - very runnable. There are a number of stream crossings, and just a few rocky areas. Maps will be available on race day, and the entire trail will be clearly marked. Runner completion time limit is 8 hours.

Participation Award for each runner, along with first man/first woman and top ten runner awards. Some other awards this year. Runners MUST be 18 on race day.

RACE CONTACT: Lynn Golemon, call (304) 856-2987 or e-mail her at

2005 Race Poster
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FACILITIES: TOILETS with running water available at the Ruritan Park. Free outside SHOWERS also available at the Ruritan Park. Plenty of snacks and drinks for the runners at 6 aid stations (approximately every 5 miles) and at the finish. Free homemade barbecued chicken dinner for each runner after the race, and additional dinners may be purchased for $7 each. Our local COUNTRY STORE serving the community for over 50 years - check it out - wonderful old country atmosphere - gas, ice, snacks, drinks, etc.

LODGING: Plenty of free flat parking for campers or stay at the historic Capon Springs Resort.Contact Barbara Silverman for more information about other local lodging - Her phone: 304-856-3710 (w), 304-856-3819 (h), e-mail:

We will have BREAKFAST for purchase Saturday morning at the Ruritan Club.

NO VEHICLES PERMITTED ON THE COURSE or at aid stations; however, transportation will be available for spectators, volunteers and for any runners unable to continue. We will carry marked bags to the aid stations as requested.

Race Details:

  • Start Time/Place: 8:00 AM - Ruritan Park, River Road, Yellow Spring, WV
  • Run Briefing: 7:30 AM
  • Packets available Friday evening & Saturday at 6:00 AM
  • Entry fee received by May 1: $60
  • Entry fee received after May 1: $75
  • Extra barbecue chicken dinners: $7.00 each
  • LIMITED TO 200 RUNNERS - Entries close May 11!
  • Sanctioned by USA Track and Field
  • Run benefits: Capon Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Capon Valley Ruritan Club and

RUNNER QUOTES: "We had an absolutely fantastic time - We have never run in such beautiful country - The most fun we've had in years - One of the most scenic runs I have ever run - Can't say enough about the volunteers, friendliness, cheerfulness and support - Congratulations to you and your staff on another great event - Course was spectacular - Aid stations were most excellent - Great trail marking - My favorite run - We'll be back every year."

Special Offer! This year, make your race a vacation at the Capon Springs & Farms Resort and we will reimburse you for your race entry fee! Since much of your Saturday will be spent running through the secluded mountain woods of Capon Springs and Farms, consider joining us here for Friday and Saturday nights as well. You can fuel yourself up Friday night before the race and regain your energy afterwards with our made-from-scratch family-style meals. Help your body recover with our fresh mountain spring water that flows freely throughout the resort, including the swimming pool. Resort is located a few miles from the start/finish line - easy scenic drive.

Contact us for complete information at Note that our rates reflect an all-inclusive meals and facility use package, therefore they are higher than standard hotel lodging only fees. Stay both Friday and Saturday nights and we will reimburse you the $60 entry fee. Stay only one night and we will reimburse half of the fee.

DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of I 66 and I 81 - North on I 81 for 10 miles to exit 310, Left onto Route 37 (western by-pass around Winchester). Left on Route 50 and go west for 12 miles; Left on Route 259 and go south (green highway sign says to Wardensville) for 10 miles to Yellow Spring. Cross the cement bridge, turn right on River Road (just past the post office and general store) to the Ruritan Park on the left (about ¼ mile). There is a sign for the Ruritan on Route 259, but it is difficult to see after dark. It is 100 miles and approximately 1 ¾ hours from D.C. on excellent roads with beautiful scenery.

From North on I 81 West on Route 37 (exit 317); go about 4 miles turn west on Route 50, then follow above.

From South on I 81 - West on Route 55 (exit 296); go 20 miles to first stop sign. At stop sign turn right on Route 259; go 10 miles to Yellow Spring; left on River Road (before the cement bridge) to Ruritan Club on left.