Conquer the Dam 5K

Join us on 05/11/2024

(race date estimated)

Conquer the Dam 5K Race Description

 

Aging & Family Services of Mineral County proudly announces the thirteenth annual 5K fundraising run/walk at Jennings Randolph Lake. “Conquer the Dam” is one of our area's most scenic 5K’s. Proceeds from this event will support Mineral County's Meals on Wheels program. 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the lake. 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.



Aging & Family Services is proud to announce that we will host our 13th 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 there to check their well-being. The delivery workers are sometimes the only social contact the meal recipients have. 

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

Meals on Wheels are essential, so this fundraiser is still critical to our operation. The race is held at the beautiful Jennings Randolph Lake. As with last year, we are letting participants run their 5K at a location of their choice between now and May 11th if they cannot run in person at Jennings Randolph Lake. 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. The registration cost is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.

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 many people in the community enjoy, and we are hoping it can still be a great family experience.

 

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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    Conquer the Dam 5K Where & When

  • Location: Elk Garden, WV 26717
  • Race Date: 2024/05/11 09:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Adult Run
    • Adult Walk
    • Youth Walk
    • Youth Run


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Conquer the Dam 5K Reviews

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Most Helpful Review
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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.

Seth J. 3/8 found this review helpful.

5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
Review On:2020-02-27 08:59:07
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.

Seth J. has attended 2 times
3/8 found this review helpful.

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Elk Garden, WV Weather

Conquer the Dam 5K weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of May 11th, Elk Garden, WV can expect temperatures between 43℉ and 55℉ with humidity around 67% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Partly cloudy.
  • Elk Garden, WV current weather
  • Clear 47.2℉ Clear

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