Helvetia 10k Mountain Run
2020 event cancelled due to COVID-19
Registration opens March 17th, 2020. Preregistration is available online or by print and in front of the Helvetia post office on race day. Participation in the Kids Fun Run is free, but the children still must be registered by their parents.
|10k and 2M||Registration Dates|
|$25||Open: March 17th, 2020||Aug. 21st, 2020|
|$30||Aug. 22nd, 2020||Close: Sep. 7th, 2020|
|Race Day Registration|
|$30||Registration table in front of the post office||7:00am-8:30am|
Kids Fun Run
It is wonderful seeing the young runners put their toes to the line and run with abandon. The 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run is for children ages 10 and younger. This event is free, but parent’s must complete a registration form for their children. Race t-shirts are not included for the children, but are available for purchase for $10.
The 2M walk is a non-competitive opportunity to tour sections of Helvetia and have some fun.
In coordination with the Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon, we’re introducing the Black-Hel Double in 2020! This is a two part racing event. First complete a downhill half marathon on the Blackwater Canyon Trail from Thomas to Parsons, WV on Saturday Sept. 12th, 2020. Then travel to Helvetia on Sunday and finish the 10k Mountain Run. Finishers of both races receive a special hat with the Black-Hel Double logo. Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the Helvetia 10 Mountain Run. No additional purchase necessary.
Packet Pick Up
Race t-shirts are guaranteed for the 10k and 2M participants if registered before August 25th, 2018. The t-shirt features a coat of arms from a differnt canton of Switzerland each year. T-shirts are white, but every five-years is a red t-shirt. Receive your bib number for the 10k, 2M, and Kids Fun Run along with a t-shirt at the following location.
|Location||Date / Time|
|Registration Table in front of the Helvetia post office||Race Day
|Kids Fun Run||8:45 am|
|10k Run||9:00 am|
|2M walk||9:00 am|
Awards are local West Virginia pottery embossed with the race name. Special awards are given to the overall male and female winners.
The Kids Fun Run and the 2M walk are non-competitive, so no awards will be given. Participants in the Kids Fun Run do receive a participation award.
|10k||Male and Female|
|Age Category||Number of Places|
|14 and younger||1st, 2nd|
|Kids Fun Run||Participation Award|
Free camping is available at the Lehmann Farm, situated right on the 10k course. Visit for the weekend if you’d like. Use the contact form on this page to contact Dan Lehmann for information and directions. The Saturday evening before the race sometimes includes a fun run at 5pm, always followed by an evening around the campfire with bratwurst, hot dogs, sauerkraut, and even marshmallows. Feel free to bring something to share.
The annual Helvetia 10K Mountain Run is in association with the annual Helvetia Fair. The two day fair celebrates our Swiss heritage and has something for everyone: a home grown parade, traditional song and dance programs, arts and crafts, food, square dance and more! More information can be found at the Helvetia Community Fair website.
We are always looking for volunteers to assist at our races. If you are interested, please read the list of volunteer role descriptions on the Volunteer Page and click below to volunteer at Helvetia 10k Mountain Run!
A portion of the proceeds from this race go to benefit the Helvetia Community Fair Association.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for assistance in producing this amazing race!