Thanks to all of the candidates who offered to serve on the Board of Directors. We appreciate your eagerness to do the work of the organization Also thanks to you who took the time to cast your vote in last week’s election.
The four new Board members are Bill Potts, Ashley Dolin, Steve Hite and Joel Wolpert. These join incumbents Gary Smith, Dan Todd and Dan Lehmann.
Watch for fresh and exotic ideas from the board. Any complaints should be addressed to manager of that department, Mr. Potts.
I local XC purist once said “what’s this running craziness, this is Canaan Valley, we ski in the winter”. This weekend runners and skiers alike enjoyed perfect conditions for fun in the sun at White Grass Touring Center . Twenty runners strapped on their snowshoes for the annual 5k trek through the Snow Farm and single track wooded trails of White Grass. Bill Kelch from Knoxville had such a good time last year that he and Mary Leitnaker had to come back. Continue Reading »
Better get out there in the snow and run so you will be ready for one of the most beautiful spring trail runs around. The Grinder has placid lakeside trails, weaving single track along the rim of the gorge, swinging bridges and old railroad grades….it’s great. Check it out and get your entry at Babcock.
Summersville, West Virginia
Family and friends, students and teachers, runners and walkers have come together for several years in honor of David Hypes. Coach Hypes lost his battle with ALS, more commonly know as Lou Gehrig’s Disease on April 9, 2005. As a youngster David was involved in every athletic team he could find. At Nicholas County High School, he focused on his love for wrestling. He continued that love affair during his years at West Virginia University and returned to Nicholas County as a teacher and coach in 1985. David was an inspiration to the students of Nicholas County. We would like to continue to honor his love of education and athletics by establishing a scholarship fund in his name. So come for the Fifth Annual David S. Hypes Memorial 5 Mile Run or 5 Kilometer Walk in honor of David. It will be a good run/walk for a great cause.
The West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners are coordinating this event.
All proceeds will go to establish the David S. Hypes Scholarship Fund. Continue Reading »
-The Run will take place at the beautiful Outdoor Education Center in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Registration begins at 8:00am, the run begins at 9:00am.
-After the race, stay at the Outdoor Education Center and enjoy a box lunch for all race participants.
-Awards and prizes for all top finishers in each age group.
-The course will feature rolling hills, stream crossings and beautiful scenery.
-You may download the registration form at www.flocoutdoors.org
-All who register receive a t-shirt, registration fee $15, but children are free!
-To find out more about the Outdoor Education Center, including driving directions, visit www.flocoutdoors.org OR call 304.725.0409
We hope to see you on the trail, May 9th! Continue Reading »