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Sunday, August 27, 2000 -- Philippi, WV
Barbour County Fair 5K Run
Story and photos by Mike McCagh

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Barbour County Fair 5K
Cruising the fairgrounds
The Barbour County Fair 5K took place Sunday morning on the fairgrounds outside of Philippi. It was the first race in what will likely be an annual event organized by the Hospice Care Corporation.

The race began under a thick grey overcast sky and trapped a world of cool morning air for the runners, who left the fairgrounds for a paved jaunt through cornfields. The racers climbed a long rolling hill, as one participant phrased it, and then re-entered the fairgrounds to finish the race.

It was Larry Taylor, clocking in first overall with a time of 17:02, a minute/minute twenty slower than his best, with Todd Price (19:52), and Dan Lehmann (20:38), placing second and third overall.

Barbour County Fair 5K
Dan Lehmann runs up the incline?
Debbie Goss ran the fastest women's time at 24:23 and was followed by Miranda Zickefoose (27:25), and Dianne Mazzo (27:36), who finished second and third in the women's class.

The proceeds of the race will help fund the Hospice Care Corporation's drive to meet the community's health needs. Melissa Smith, who oversaw the event, thanked everyone for coming out to help and participate in the first Barbour Country 5K race.

Ms. Smith invited everyone to the Preston County Buckwheat Festival 5K Run & Walk October 7th, in Kingwood, which will also help benefit the Hospice Care Corporation.