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Sunday, September 14, 2003 -- Helvetia, WV
Helvetia 10K Mountain Run & 2 Mile Walk (iPO Event Id#: 5604)

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Helvetia 10K Mountain Run
& 2 Mile Walk

September 14, 2003

Sponsored by the Helvetia Fair Association

Helvetia, West Virginia

9:00am  Start

The Course

2002 Race Pic
On top of the mountain in Helvetia
The 10K run is a challenging mix of paved road, dirt road and mountainous trail. The trail follows a portion of the route the original Swiss settlers used when first coming to the area in October 1869. You will be crossing creeks and enjoying beautiful views. The first 2 miles are flat along the banks of the Buckhannon River. The next 2.5 miles climb 750 feet along Upper Trout Run to a scenic hilltop. The last 1.7 miles quickly descends Zumbach Road back to Helvetia.

Traffic control will be provided. Water stations at 2 & 4.5 miles. Split times at 1 & 2 miles. At the finish you will be treated to scrumptious home baked cookies and muffins, fresh fruit and drinks. You may not set a personal record, but we bet you'll have a personal best time!


1st & 2nd place overall male and female. 1st & 2nd  male and female in age groups; 14 & under, 15-19. 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female in age groups; 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. The 2 mile walk is non-competitive


Pre-registration is $12 if postmarked by Sept. 2 and $15 thereafter. Race day registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 am.  Helvetia 10K Mountain Run & 2 mile Walk Entry 


We're approximately one hour from Buckhannon or Elkins. From Buckhannon, 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, go 16 miles on Rt. 219 South to Mill Creek and turn right onto Mill Street. Follow signs, 20 miles to Helvetia. From more Southern West Virginia, 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.

Additional Information

Contact Jody or Dan Lehmann at (304) 924-5835,

Camping and Other Activities

Free camping is available at the Lehmann Farm. Come for the weekend if you'd like. Call or email for information or directions. We are right on the 10K course. We will do a short hash run on Saturday 11/13 at 5pm. 

The 6th Annual Helvetia 10K Mountain Run is in association with the 89th Annual Helvetia Fair, September 13 & 14, 2003. The two day fair celebrates our Swiss heritage and has something for everyone including a parade, traditional song & dance programs, arts & crafts, square dance and more. For information on these events contact Betty Biggs at 924-5835.

TITLE: Helvetia 10K Mountain Run & 2 Mile Walk
EVENTS: 10K XC Run, 2M Walk
WHEN: Sun, 14 Sep, 2003 @ 9:00 AM
WHERE: Helvetia, WV
CONTACT: Jody or Dan Lehmann (304) 924-5835 E-mail