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Sunday, September 10, 2017 -- Helvetia, WV
Helvetia 10k Mountain Run (iPO Event Id#: 16528)

Coverage: [1998] [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006] [2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013] [2014]

2017 Registration

  • [ Register Online] from runsignup.com or [ Print ENTRY FORM ] from WVMTR (pdf file)

  • Pre-registration for the 10k and the 2 mile walk is $20 if postmarked by Aug. 25, 2017 and $25 thereafter.

  • Race day registration will be from 7:00 to 8:30 am.

  • 2017 is a special Red Shirt Year!!

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.

Alt Tag
Come and see BEAUTIFUL Helvetia
Location

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 45 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.

Camping

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 Saturday, September 14 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 101th 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
2012  Andrew Rhodes     42:46  Krystle Bailey      49:38
2013  Robert Smith      38:38  Kate Caldwell       44:29
2014  Jason  Pyles 	36:56  Heather Parks 	   43:54  
2015  Andrew Rhodes 	40:59  Heather Parks 	   45:54
2016  Adam  Casseday 	43:23  Heather Parks 	   46:06


Start Date: 2017-09-10     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
   Email: irunwv@gmail.com
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