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Saturday, May 6, 2006 -- Albright, WV
Part of the 2006 Morgantown Area Grand Prix Series (MAGP)
Cheat River Festival Road Race - MAGP #4 (iPO Event Id#: 7379)

[Overall Results] [Results by Class]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6]
Past Coverage: [2005 Results]

Photo by Julie Black
The beauty of the Cheat will surround you...
Last year's Cheat Road Race raised over $1,000 for the Preston Rail Trail Committee, a local group working to convert abandoned rail road corridors to running and biking trails. Now in it's 2nd year, this event promises even more activities geared to racers and families. It's also part of the 2006 Morgantown Area Grand Prix Series (MAGP)!

Entry Fee: $20.00 if you register by Sat. April 29th, 2006. Registrations postmarked after that date and on race day will be $25.00. Fees are non-refundable.

Print your [Entry Form] and sign up today!

Race Photos & Results: Photos will be provided by Get a photo of your favorite racer printed on any of the following 4" x 6" photo-quality paper, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Mouse Pads, Beverage Insulators and Round Coasters! Racers can find the results here as well.

Come for the race, stay for the festival and enjoy the day! This point to point race in Albright, West Virginia offers a scenic, rolling course and a beautiful finish line right at the banks of the Cheat River! Participants will enjoy unique clay awards sculpted by a local artist, and free admission to the 12th Annual Cheat River Festival.

Non-racers should note that the Cheat Fest admission price has changed. You can purchase an early Cheat Fest ticket for $10 or you can purchase one that day for $15.00. Go to for more details. As always, children are admitted free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from vendors inside the festival grounds.

Race Day Check-In/Start Time: Registration is from 7:00 - 8:00am at the Albright Municipal City Park on St. Joe's Road in Albright. Racers will be shuttled to the starting line from 8:00am - 9:00am. Race begins at 9:00 am.

Race Shirts & Proceeds: The first 100 pre-registered runners will receive a free organic race T-Shirt. All race proceeds support the Preston Rail Trail Committee's acquisition of rails to trails in Preston County.

Course Description: Come run a beautiful race that parallels the Cheat River the entire time! It begins at the Caddell Bridge and follows a relatively flat route along St. Joe's road to Albright. Immediately after the race, participants can enjoy refreshments and a relaxing awards ceremony at the Albright City Park. Later that day continue having fun by using your FREE admission to the Cheat River Festival!

Awards: Back by popular demand - unique awards made especially for by a local artist! Age group winners will receive beautifully carved medallions, while overall race winners will receive carefully sculpted ceramic bowls. All awards are dyed with EnvironOxide, a pigment recovered from acid mine drainage streams.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishes in each of the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Directions: Parking is available at the Albright Baptist Church or the Albright United Methodist Church.

From I-68 - Take Exit 23 off I-68 toward Bruceton Mills. Turn onto Route 26 South. Follow Route 26 South approximately 10 miles past the Cheat River Festival site and past the Albright Kwik Stop. Take a left onto St. Joe's Road (Route 7/12) right before the Cheat River Bridge. Registration will be at the Albright City Park on your left. Racers will be shuttled to the starting line from Albright City Park.

From Morgantown (Route 7) - Follow Route 7 from Morgantown through Kingwood. Take a left onto St. Joe's Road (Route 7/12) immediately after the Caddell Bridge. Follow St. Joe's Road about 3 miles. Registration will be at the Albright City Park on your right. Racers will be shuttled to the starting line from Albright City Park.

For more Cheat River Festival information go to

TITLE: Cheat River Festival Road Race - MAGP #4
EVENTS: 5K Run, 5K Walk, River Festival
WHEN: Sat, 6 May, 2006, 9:00 am
WHERE: Albright, WV
CONTACT: Danielle Adams (304) 329-3621 E-mail
AFFILIATES: Friends of the Cheat (FOC)
AFFILIATES: MAGP Series (304) 379-1211