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Conquer the Dam 5K

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Conquer the Dam 5K Race Description

Aging & Family Services of Mineral County is proud to announce the ninth annual 5K fundraising run/walk at Jennings Randolph Lake.  “Conquer the Dam” is one of the most scenic 5K’s in our area. Proceeds from this event will support the Meals on Wheels program of Mineral County.  Jennings Randolph Lake is a reservoir of 952 acres located on the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, WV and Garrett County, Maryland.  The lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Construction of the lake was completed in 1981.  The highlight of this event is that runners and walkers will travel over the dam and spillway, normally closed to public travel.

NOTICE: Because of the COVID-19 changes have been made to this years event:

Aging & Family Services is proud to announce that we will still be hosting our 9th annual Conquer the Dam 5K.

All proceeds from this event go towards our Meals on Wheels program. This program was designed to bring hot nutritious meals to the home-bound elderly and to help prevent unnecessary and early institutionalization. Not only do they receive a delicious meal, but they also get a visit from a friendly worker who is there to check on their wellbeing. The delivery workers are sometimes the only social contact that the meal recipients have.

There have even been a few instances where our drivers have found that the client had fallen and they were able to call 911 and wait with them until help arrived. This program is much more than just a meal delivery service.

Meals on Wheels are considered an essential service, so this fundraiser is still critical to our operation. But, due to the recent social restrictions with COVID-19, we have had to make some changes to this year’s 5K. For this year, it is now titled Conquer the Dam Coronavirus Virtual 5K. The race is always held at the beautiful Jennings Randolph Lake. This year, however, we are letting participants run their 5K at a location of their choice between now and May 10th so we can all practice social distancing. You will record your time, take a photo of the scenery from where you ran, and email the info to us at smallery@wvaging.com. You can register by May 1st online or by mail and receive a commemorative t-shirt. Registration cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The meal recipients appreciate your support, especially at a time like this when family members cannot visit them as often. This event is something that is enjoyed by many people in the community and we are hoping it can still be a great family experience even though we cannot all run the race together.

 

Early registration: Pre-registered entrants are guaranteed a race T-shirt. 

 

For more information:

 

phone 304-788-5467

 

e-mail lkitzmiller@wvaging.com

 

 

 

 




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  • Location: Elk Garden, WV 26717
  • Race Date: 05/09/2021 08:30 - Estimated
  • Categories:
    • Adult Run/Walk
    • Youth Run/Walk


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This is a great out and back across the dam at Jennings Randolph Lake. The race starts pretty fast because it's down hill and then relatively flat out across the dam. The return is great until you get to the hill and back to the finish. This is a great example of "Nothing worth doing is easy." There are beautiful views of the lake and woods the whole way, and the other runners are friendly and supportive. The road surface is asphalt. I look forward to running this race in the future.

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Great Dam Race

This is a great out and back across the dam at Jennings Randolph Lake. The race starts pretty fast because it's down hill and then relatively flat out across the dam. The return is great until you get to the hill and back to the finish. This is a great example of "Nothing worth doing is easy." There are beautiful views of the lake and woods the whole way, and the other runners are friendly and supportive. The road surface is asphalt. I look forward to running this race in the future.

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