Day of registration is open between 8:00-9:30 am.
The morning of the Cheat River Music Festival starts with a 5K run that attracts athletes, walkers and families from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and beyond. The funds raised support the general operations budget of FOC, helping us to carry out the parts of our mission that cannot be covered by grants. Runners start and finish at the Preston County Country Club, cruising along the gently rolling course through the grounds of the golf course, the rhododendron lined banks of Buffalo Creek, and along the mighty Cheat River.
10:00 AM, Saturday, May 7th 2016
Along with a beautiful run that promotes a healthy lifestyle, all runners will receive free admission to the Festival, and the first 120 registered runners receive a free Cheat Fest 5K shirt.
Awards for male, female, and age category winners are unique ceramic medallions created by a local artist and stained with an iron oxide underglaze extracted from Acid Mine Drainage. These awards uniquely showcase an innovative way to use a by-product of the pollution we work so hard to correct.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 5K for Cheat Fest 2016, please contact the Festival Coordinator, Ellie Bell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS FROM 2015! THIS EVENT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT!