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Saturday, May 6, 2006 -- Yellow Spring - Capon Valley, WV
Race Contact: Lynn Golemon, call (304) 856-2987 or e-mail her at
Capon Valley 50K Run (iPO Event Id#: 7255)

[Overall Results]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9]
[Set 10] [Set 11] [Set 12] [Set 13]
Past Coverage: [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005]

Photo by Don Parks
Ready for Capon 2006?
Visit the NEW Capon Valley 50K website at:

Welcome to the 8th annual Capon Valley Run on our wonderful course of woodland trails filled with natural beauty. You will certainly enjoy our breathtaking scenery and quiet country atmosphere. The course is hilly, and the footing is generally excellent - very runnable. There are a number of stream crossings, and just a few rocky areas. Maps will be available on race day, and the entire trail will be clearly marked. Runner completion time limit is 8 hours.

Runner's Quotes: "We had an absolutely fantastic time ~ We have never run in such beautiful country ~ The most fun we've had in years ~ One of the most scenic runs I have ever run ~ Can't say enough about the volunteers, friendliness, cheerfulness and support ~ Congratulations to you and your staff on another great event ~ Course was spectacular ~ Aid stations were most excellent ~ Great trail marking ~ My favorite run ~ We'll be back every year."

Please Note: NO registrations after May 2, 2006! NO race day entries! Limited to 200 runners.

REGISTER ONLINE: Go to and register online. Runners MUST be 18 on race day.

ENTRY FEE: Until April 22, 2006 = $60, From April 23 - May 2, 2006 = $75

Race Details:

  • Start Time/Place: 8:00 AM - Ruritan Park, River Road, Yellow Spring, WV
  • Run Briefing: 7:30 AM
  • Packets available Friday evening & Saturday at 6:00 AM
  • Entry fee received by April 22 = $60
  • Entry fee received April 23 - May 2, 2006 = $75
  • Extra barbecue chicken dinners: $7.00 each
  • LIMITED TO 200 RUNNERS - Entries close May 2!
  • Sanctioned by USA Track and Field
  • Run benefits: Capon Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Capon Valley Ruritan Club and

FACILITIES: TOILETS with running water available at the Ruritan Park. Free outside SHOWERS also available at the Ruritan Park. Plenty of snacks and drinks for the runners at 6 aid stations (approximately every 5 miles) and at the finish. Free homemade barbecued chicken dinner for each runner after the race, and additional dinners may be purchased for $7 each. Our local COUNTRY STORE serving the community for over 50 years - check it out - wonderful old country atmosphere - gas, ice, snacks, drinks, etc.

LODGING: Plenty of free flat parking for campers or stay at the historic Capon Springs Resort.Contact Barbara Silverman for more information about other local lodging - Her phone: 304-856-3710 (w), 304-856-3819 (h), e-mail:

LODGING SPECIALS: To be announced.

We will have BREAKFAST for purchase Saturday morning at the Ruritan Club.

NO VEHICLES PERMITTED ON THE COURSE or at aid stations; however, transportation will be available for spectators, volunteers and for any runners unable to continue. We will carry marked bags to the aid stations as requested.

DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of I 66 and I 81 - North on I 81 for 10 miles to exit 310, Left onto Route 37 (western by-pass around Winchester). Left on Route 50 and go west for 12 miles; Left on Route 259 and go south (green highway sign says to Wardensville) for 10 miles to Yellow Spring. Cross the cement bridge, turn right on River Road (just past the post office and general store) to the Ruritan Park on the left (about 14 mile). There is a sign for the Ruritan on Route 259, but it is difficult to see after dark. It is 100 miles and approximately 1-34 hours from D.C. on excellent roads with beautiful scenery.

From North on I 81 West on Route 37 (exit 317); go about 4 miles turn west on Route 50, then follow above.

From South on I 81 - West on Route 55 (exit 296); go 20 miles to first stop sign. At stop sign turn right on Route 259; go 10 miles to Yellow Spring; left on River Road (before the cement bridge) to Ruritan Club on left.

TITLE: Capon Valley 50K Run
WHEN: Sat, 6 May, 2006 @ 8:00 AM
WHERE: Capon Valley (Yellow Spring), WV
CONTACT: Lynn Golemon (304) 856-2987 E-mail
COMMENTS: Ruritan Club Park, River Road