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Sunday, September 9, 2012 -- Helvetia, WV
Helvetia 10k Mountain Run (iPO Event Id#: 13944)

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Coverage: [1998] [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006] [2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011]

Run History: . . . In 1998 Jody and Dan Lehmann, with the help of friends and neighbors, organized this event in their small mountain community of Helvetia. It was their first attempt at race directing. The run and walk has never outgrown the village but continues to bring about 70 runners to enjoy the simple beauty of this spot in southern Randolph County. All proceeds go to benefit the Helvetia Community Fair Association.

Helvetia 10K
Come and see BEAUTIFUL Helvetia

Helvetia is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, West Virginia. The small town is located approximately 1-hour from Buckhannon or Elkins. The town is 15 minutes from Holly River State Park.

From Buckhannon, WV - 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, WV - go 16 miles on Rt. 219 South to Mill Creek and turn right onto Mill Street. Follow signs, 20 miles to Helvetia.

From Charleston and South, WV - Take 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.


Free camping is available at the Lehmann Farm situated right on the 10k course. Come for the weekend if you like. Call Dan & Jodi Lehmann or e-mail for information or directions. They will do a short hash or fun run on Saturday Sept. 10 at 5pm followed by a evening around the campfire with brauts, dogs, kraut and even marshmallows. Feel free to bring something. Contact Dan & Jodi Lehmann at (304)924-5835 or e-mail for information or directions.

Special Thanks

Thank you Hutte Restaurant & Beekeeper Inn (304-924-6435) for their continued support all these years.

The 97th Annual Helvetia Fair

Helvetia Fair
Enjoy Swiss history
The isolated community of Helvetia was settled by Swiss starting in 1869, and is known today for maintaining Swiss traditions, food, and folkways. The Helvetia Community Fair is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in West Virginia and one of the most traditional. Since 1914 it has brought the community together to celebrate the harvest and the Swiss heritage.

The Exhibits in the Community Hall reward fresh and canned produce, handicrafts, art, flower arrangements, fabrics, 4H projects, baked goods, and much more. Regional crafters display and sell arts & crafts at the Star Band Hall, the Library sponsors a book sale, fine art and pottery are available at the Wunderbar Gallery, and traditional Swiss meals are found in the Hutte Restaurant.

Don't forget about the Saturday Night Square Dance in the Community Hall. Helvetians are more than happy to help you learn square dancing, polkas, and waltzes.

10K Run Records

1998  Larry  Taylor     36:23   Rebecca Schoonover   47:15
1999  Todd   Price      42:13  Liz  Nashold  45:21
2000  Sid    Gillispie  40:10  Rebecca Schoonover  48:17
2001  Larry  Taylor          36:03  Rebecca Schoonover  47:38
2002  Larry  Taylor          36:45  Rebecca Schoonover  47:44
2003  Larry  Taylor          36:17  Heather Bury          42:54
2004  Larry  Taylor          35:51  Heather Bury          46:34
2005  Larry  Taylor          38:07  Rebecca Schoonover  48:54
2006  Joel  Wolpert  36:59  Heather Parks          40:49
2007  Joel  Wolpert  36:24  Rebecca Schoonover  49:55
2008  Joel  Wolpert  38:52  Heather Parks          46:02
2009  Ron  Hamric          44:17  Heather Parks          43:24
2010  Nick End       36:14        Katie Wolpert    46:58
2011  Andrew Shaffer 38:56        Heather Parks  48:54

Start Date: 2012-09-09     Start Time: 9:00am
Event Name: Helvetia 10k Mountain Run
Location(s): Helvetia, WV 26224
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s): 10K
Contact(s): Dan Lehmann
   Phone: 304-924-5835
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