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Sunday, September 11, 2005 -- Helvetia, WV
Helvetia 10K Mountain Run & 2 Mile Walk (iPO Event Id#: 6714)

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Hit the Helvetia trail
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The 10K run is a challenging mix of paved road, dirt road and mountainous trail. The trail follows a portion of the route the original Swiss settlers used when first coming to the area in October 1869. You will be crossing creeks and enjoying beautiful views. The first 2 miles are flat along the banks of the Buckhannon River. The next 2.5 miles climb 750 feet along Upper Trout Run to a scenic hilltop. The last 1.7 miles quickly descends Zumbach Road back to Helvetia.

How to Get there: We're approximately one hour from Buckhannon or Elkins. From Buckhannon, go 12 miles on Rt. 20 South to WV Wildlife Center, turn left onto Alexander/Helvetia Road. Follow signs, 20 miles to Helvetia. From Elkins, go 16 miles on Rt. 219 South to Mill Creek and turn right onto Mill Street. Follow signs, 20 miles to Helvetia. From more Southern West Virginia, I-79N to Flatwoods exit 67. Take Rt. 19 North 20 miles to Ireland then Rt. 4 East (toward Rock Cave). 6 miles to WV Wildlife Center, turn right on the Alexander/Helvetia Road. Follow signs as above.

By the way... Free camping is available at the Lehmann Farm. Come for the weekend if you like. Call (304) 924-5835 or email for information or directions. We are right on the 10K course.

TITLE: Helvetia 10K Mountain Run & 2 Mile Walk
EVENTS: 10K XC Run, 2M Walk
WHEN: Sun, 11 Sep, 2005
WHERE: Helvetia, WV
CONTACT: Dan Lehmann (304) 924-5835 E-mail