2019 “Conquer the Dam” 5K

Aging & Family Services

2019 “Conquer the Dam” 5K

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Aging & Family Services is proud to announce that we will be hosting our eighth annual “Conquer the Dam” 5K fundraising run/walk at Jennings Randolph Lake on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Proceeds from this event will support the Meals on Wheels program of Mineral County. The highlight of this event is that runners and walkers will travel over the dam and spillway, which are normally closed to public travel. “Conquer the Dam” is one of the most scenic 5Ks in our area. Louie Kitzmiller, race director stated, “We are anticipating a record turnout, and we hope that the community will take advantage of this opportunity to support the Meals on Wheels program, a cause and a location that is worth the drive.” The 2017 event drew a crowd of over 120 competitors from around the tri-state area.

Early registration for the event is $20 if received by May 1, 2019. The registration fee will rise to $25 after May 1. Entry fee for individuals 18 and younger is $15, and the maximum entry fee for an immediate family is $50. Race day registration is scheduled from 8:30 AM until 9:15 AM at the Howell Run Picnic Area and the race will begin at 9:30 AM. The awards ceremony will take place at the conclusion of the race at the Howell Run Picnic area. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two male and female overall runners. Non-cash awards will be issued to the top three male and female competitors in various age groups. Contact Aging & Family Services at 304-788-5467 or lkitzmiller@wvaging.com for applications and further information. Applications can be found at a senior center or below.

A concurrent fun walk will be held. Participants will have an opportunity to walk across the Jennings Randolph Dam.

The Meals on Wheels Program of Mineral County assists people who are homebound by providing a hot, nutritious meal each weekday. Designed to help prevent unnecessary institutionalization, this program helps the frail elderly maintain independence and avoid social isolation.

Staff members, who deliver meals to homebound older persons often spend some time with the elderly, helping to decrease their feelings of isolation. Additionally, these staff members, also check on the welfare of the homebound elderly and are encouraged to report any health or other problems that they may note during their visits.

In addition to providing nutrition and nutrition-related services, the Elderly Nutrition Program provides an important link to other needed supportive in-home and community-based services, such as that of homemaker-home health aide services, or transportation coverage, and even physical activity programs.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s 5K!

Download your application here:

 

 

The permanent race page can be found here: Race page

 

 

 

Course record from 2012- 2018:

 

Conquer the Dam 5K Run/Walk (2012-2018)
Jennings Randolph Lake, Elk Garden, WV
Benefit Aging & Family Services – Meals on Wheels
Course Records
Men’s Open: Gavin Caupp, 17:31.0 (2015)
Men’s Master (40-plus): Wes Boddy, 19:36.3 (2013)
Women’s Open: Jen Sober, 22:32.0 (2016)
Women’s Master: Jen Sober, 22:32.0 (2016)
TOP 25 Men’s Times (2012-2017)
Place Name Age Time Year
1 Gavin Caupp 25 17:31.0 2015
2 Ian McFawn 25 17:35.4 2018
3 Lucas Young 22 17:53.0 2018
4 Craig Westfall 21 19:17.0 2017
5 Wes Boddy 42 19:36.3 2013
6 Robert Weaver 16 19:44.9 2018
7 Tony Shillingburg 28 19:47.5 2015
8 Joe Cross 32 20:23.8 2013
9 Tyler Staggs 15 21:15.3 2015
10 Colby Mallery 12 21:22.7 2016
11 David Redman 30 21:23.7 2016
12 Colby Mallery 13 21:28.0 2017
13 Stephen Myers 32 21:56.0 2018
14 Kevin Couzzo 41 21:58.3 2016
15 Brett Thomas 14 22:04.7 2015
16 Tim Wagoner 47 22:06.3 2013
17 Kevin Cuozzo 38 22:23.0 2013
18 Nick McGettigan 18 22:24.5 2012
19 David Redman 28 22:25.5 2014
20 Steven Lowery 19 22:26.3 2014
21 Kevin Simon 46 22:28.7 2012
22 Will Boddy 11 22:34.0 2018
23 Jesse Wilson 17 22:37.9 2014
24 Brendan Pattison 12 22:46.4 2015
25 Dyllan See 16 22:57.0 2017
TOP 25 Women’s Times (2012-2018)
Place Name Age Time Year
1 Jen Sober 43 22:32.0 2016
2 Naomi Boddy 37 22:55.5 2012
3 Krystal Stair 31 23:04.4 2018
4 Naomi Boddy 38 23:12.8 2013
5 Krystal Stair 30 23:13.0 2017
6 Jenny Emerick 46 23:47.4 2018
7 Jeanette Gerrish 29 24:46.9 2012
8 Ashley Kitzmiller 30 25:00.4 2012
9 Krystal Stair 29 25:00.7 2016
10 Naomi Boddy 40 25:11.6 2015
11 Ashley Kitzmiller 31 25:20.1 2013
12 Naomi Boddy 39 25:26.2 2014
13 Leanna Haines 37 25:49.9 2018
14 Krystal Stair 27 25:58.9 2014
15 Krystal Stair 28 26:00.2 2015
16 Sarah Boddy 19 26:07.8 2014
17 Cortney Butts 13 26:15.7 2015
18 Ashley Kitzmiller 32 26:15.9 2014
19 Brenna Earnest 41 26:17.6 2015
20 Faith Butts 18 26:24.2 2016
21 Brenna Earnest 42 26:29.2 2016
22 Amy Clem 32 26:35.9 2018
23 Jasmine Redman 18 26:44.9 2012
24 Addison Mallery 15 26:56.4 2013
25 Ashley Lease 34 27:42.0 2017