The 4th Annual David S. Hypes Memorial

5 Mile Trail Run & 5k Walk

Sunday   May 4, 2007   2:00pm

Summersville, West Virginia

Family and friends, students and teachers, runners and walkers are coming together 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 Second 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.

Course Description

Both the 5 Mile and 5k will start the The Gym fitness center on West Webster Road 150 yards east off Rt. 19 in Summersville.  The course is asphalt for the first 1/2 mile to Muddlety Creek Trailhead.  The rolling single and double track trail follows the scenic Muddlety Creek as it tumbles and falls on its way to Summersville Lake.  After crossing two footbridges the course climbs as it nears Aid Station #1. Here the walkers turn around and follow the same trail back. Runners proceed on to Fisherman's Trail that descends steeply to the shore of Summersville Lake. The trail follows the shoreline for about 1 mile and then climbs back up Muddlety Creek to Aid Station #2. The challenging run will finish with a 1/2 mile uphill finish!    

There will be water and sports drink offered at two aid stations along the course, and fruit, cookies and other goodies will be waiting for you at the finish.


Participants must complete an entry form. There is a $15 entry fee. All pre-registered runners/walkers are guaranteed a T- shirt. There will be some shirts available for race day registrants, but size and quantity cannot be guaranteed. Here is the link to the printable Entry Form. Race day registration will be from 12:00 noon to 1:30 near the start at "The Gym".


Runners awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall female and male, and to 1st and 2nd female and male in the following age groups; 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.

The walk is non-competitive but all will receive a personal sense of well being and knowledge they are supporting a worthy cause.

2005 Results   2006 Results   2007 Results

Additional Information

If there are any questions please contact Lydia Young, Race Director at 872-1481 or

Many Thanks to Our Those Helping Support

Anderson Accounting      Hair Divas      Mountain Lake Pharmacy      The Nicholas Chronicle      Northside

 K MAC Ad Specialities      Summersville Pediatrics      Dr. Kevin Lucky DDS      Bright Enterprises     ACM Inc        

      Worldwide Chiropractic & Sports Medicine    
J & J Body Shop     City of Summersville      Shafer Insurance

Dr. Edward Eckley DDS     Britton Engineering      Summersville Memorial Hospital     Summersville Dance Theater   

Donald K. Bishkoff     Artistic Gymnastic Center      Nicholas Animal Hospital      WV Mountain Trail Runners

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