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Saturday, May 10, 2008 -- Yellow Spring, WV
Capon Valley 50K Run (iPO Event Id#: 10556)

Official Race Site: [Overall Results]

Coverage: [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006] [2007]

All participants MUST Register Online at

Entry Fee $70 if received by April 26 or $80 thereafter (NO Race Day Sign-Ups)

Capon 50K photo by J.R. Petsko
New for 2008! Top 20 finishers have a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas
Enjoy the Tenth Annual Capon Valley Run, held on a wonderful course of woodland trails filled with natural beauty. You will certainly enjoy the breathtaking scenery and quiet country atmosphere.

  • Packets available Friday evening and Saturday at 6 AM
  • Run Briefing Sat. morning - 7:30 AM
  • Start Time and Place - 8:00 AM at Ruritan Park, River Road
  • Extra barbecue chicken dinners are $8.00 each

COURSE: It's 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. Participation Awards go to each runner, along with first man/first woman and top ten runner awards. Course is Sanctioned by USA Track and Field.

Runner completion time limit is 8 hours.

RAFFLE PRIZES: New! Win a Trip for 2 to Las Vegas. Includes roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines from anywhere that Southwest flies to Las Vegas. Two nights hotel accommodations at the Las Vegas Hilton or similar. Hotel taxes and service fees are aslo included. The top twenty finishers' names will be submitted in the raffle drawing. Runners MUST be 18 on race day.

FACILITIES: Toilets with running water are available at the Ruritan Park. Free outside showers are also available there.

FOOD: Plenty of snacks and drinks for the runners at 7 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 $8 each. Vegetarian food is also available. The Country Store has served 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. To see lodging options, go to Several B&B's are located in the area or stay at the historic Capon Springs Resort (see note at bottom of page). BREAKFAST will be avaialble for purchase Saturday morning at the Ruritan Club.

NOTE: 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. Marked bags will be carried to the aid stations as requested.

For More Information: Call Robin Kane (304) 874-4073 or e-mail:

To Benefit: Capon Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue, The 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."


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 1¾ hours from D.C. on excellent roads with beautiful scenery. It would be a good idea to look at a map.

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 (that's right!). 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.

LODGING SPECIAL: This year, make your race a vacation at the Capon Springs & Farms Resort and the race promoters will reimburse you for your race entry fee*!

Capon Springs
Stay at Capon Springs and Farms and save
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. Reserve a massage to ease those sore muscles. Resort is located a few miles from the start/finish line + easy scenic drive.

Contact them 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 you will be reimbursed your $60 race entry fee. Stay only one night and you will be reimbursed half of the fee.

Start Date: 2008-05-10     Start Time: 8:00am
Event Name: Capon Valley 50K Run
Location(s): Yellow Spring, WV 26865
Ruritan Park
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Lynn Golemon
   Phone: 304-856-2987
Comments: Win a Trip for 2 to Las Vegas!
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