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Saturday, May 1, 2010 -- Kingwood, WV
6th Annual Cheat Fest 5K Run & Walk (iPO Event Id#: 12633)

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2010 Registration // It pays to register early . . .

Register Online or print your [Entry Form]

Cost is $20 if registered by April 24 2010, thereafter $25.

First 100 registrants receive free Cheat Fest 5K T-shirts.

Race entry fee includes Free Admission to the 16th Annual Cheat River Festival!

Cheat Fest 5K photo by Julie Black
Photos will be provided by iPlayOutside!
All profits from this event go to the Preston Rail Trail Committee, a local group of citizens dedicated to converting abandoned rail road corridors into safe walking/biking trails in Preston County.


Preston County Country Club
246 Camp Dawson Road
Kingwood, WV 26537



This flat to rolling loop course begins and ends at the Preston County Country Club. There is a slight incline at the start, until runners bear right onto the gently rolling Whetsell Road. At the 1-mile marker Whetsell Road intersects with Country Club Road. Runners will continue left on Whetsell Road as it parallels the rhododendron lined banks of Buffalo Creek. Shortly after crossing Buffalo Creek, runners will spot a turnaround that will direct them back to the intersection with Country Club Road. This time runners will bear left onto Country Club Road.

Noah Nichols and Ryan Daly phot by Julie Black
Noah Nichols & Ryan Daly
Just beyond the intersection lies the 2-mile marker. From this point on runners will encounter a mostly flat to slightly downhill course. At the next intersection runners will make a right and cruise along the Cheat River until they return to the Preston Country Club, completing the circuit.

Unique Awards

Once again, the awards are ceramic dyed EnvironOxide medallions. The overall awardees will receive sculpted ceramic bowls that are dyed with EnvironOxide. These awards are crafted by a local potter, Gail Vincent.

Post-Race Refreshments

Water and snacks will be available for runners immediately following the race. Everyone can purchase food and beverages from vendors inside the Cheat River Festival.

Race Coverage

Photos, recap, and results will be posted here on

Thank You Race Sponsors

    Preston County Country Club, Culligan, Road I.D., Clay Art by Gail, Runners World magazine, Dicks Sporting Goods

    Mountaineer Area Rescue Group, Kingwood Pharmacy, Book Exchange

    WesBanco, Alpine Lake Resort, Mettiki Coal, Country Roads Cyclists

    Casteel & Poling, PLLC, Black Bear Burritos, Lakeside Physical Therapy

    John Keefe, Highland Prospects, Clif Bar

About the Cheat River Festival

Cheat River Fest Photo
Cheat River Festival Art Market
Enjoy a fun-filled day filled with live music, great food, an Artist Market, climbing wall, and more. Additional features include live auctions of donated goods, a childrens area, and a Downriver paddling race the evening before the fest. Nonprofit groups and agencies will have displays in the Focus tent. The festival also features over many vendors showing paddling gear, clothing, and unique items.

The Festival benefits The Friends of the Cheat (FOC), helping to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.

Start Date: 2010-05-01     Start Time: 10:00am
Event Name: Cheat Fest 5K Run & Walk
Location(s): Kingwood, WV 26537
Preston County Country Club
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s): 5K
Contact(s): Emily Perrotta - FOC
   Phone: 304-329-3621
Andrew Miller - FOC
   Phone: 304-329-3621
Affiliate(s): Friends of the Cheat
Comments: Part of the Cheat Festival! --- Run, music, food, and fun!
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