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Saturday, May 4, 2013 -- Kingwood, WV / Preston County Country Club
Cheat River Festival 5k (iPO Event Id#: 14529)

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Unique Awards:

Age group winners will receive beautiful ceramic medallions, and overall winners will receive sculpted ceramic plates. All awards are dyed with iron oxide, a pigment recovered from acid mine drainage polluted streams.

Cheat Fest 5K photo
2012 Cheat Fest 5K Photo by Julie Black.

Water and snacks will be available for runners immediately following the race. Everyone can purchase additional food and beverages from the many quality vendors on the festival grounds. Results will be posted on, and on the website, timing services provided by Miles of Smiles.

Course . . . [ Course Map ]

This flat to rolling loop course begins and ends at the Preston County Country Club. There is a slight incline at the start, until runners bear right onto the gently rolling Whetsell Road. At the 1-mile marker Whetsell Road intersects with Country Club Road. Runners will continue left on Whetsell Road as it parallels the rhododendron lined banks of Buffalo Creek. Shortly after crossing Buffalo Creek, runners will spot a turnaround that will direct them back to the intersection with Country Club Road. This time runners will bear left onto Country Club Road. Just beyond the intersection lies the 2-mile marker. From this point on runners will encounter a mostly flat to slightly downhill course. At the next intersection runners will make a right and cruise along the Cheat River until they return to the Preston Country Club, completing the circuit.


Preston County Country Club
1 Camp Dawson Road
Kingwood, WV 26537

About Friends of the Cheat

Friends of the Cheat
Friends of the Cheat (FOC)
Friends of the Cheat ( was formed in 1994 after the T&T mine, which had been illegally sealed, blew out which sent millions of gallons of acid mine drainage (AMD) down Muddy Creek and into the Cheat River Canyon.

This event sparked the formation of Friends of the Cheat (FOC) and the River of Promise Coalition, a partnership between various stakeholders committed to implementing AMD remediation projects within the watershed.

Start Date: 2013-05-04     Start Time: 10:00am
Event Name: Cheat River Festival 5K
Location(s): Kingwood, WV 26537
Preston County Country Club
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s): 5K
Contact(s): Aubrey Harris
   Phone: 304-329-3621
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