Catch the Spirit 5K and 1M

* 2012 race page (results and photos) * 5K course map

Timeline of events for Saturday, Dec. 22:
* 9:30 a.m. – Race-day registration begins
* 11 a.m – 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk begins.
* 11:45 a.m. – 1-mile fun run begins

Entry fee is $15 for either event, or $20 for both! To get the $20 deal, you should register on race day.

* 5K Awards to:
- Top male and female overall
- Top 12-and-under male and female
- Top 40-plus male and female
- “Best dressed” male and female

Catch the Spirit 5K to benefit Capon Bridge family

Army veteran Roland Bland’s home was lost to fire earlier this month

CAPON BRIDGE, W.Va., Dec. 22, 2012 — There’s no better time than now to catch the spirit — of Christmas, that is! The residents of Hampshire County are asked to support one of their own by participating in the Catch the Spirit 5K run/walk on Saturday, Dec. 22, in Capon Bridge.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the family of Roland Bland, a 49-year-old Army veteran whose home was lost to a catastrophic fire earlier this month. Bland shared the home with his fiancé, Shannon Wood, and their two daughters, ages 11 and 15.

The event will start at 11 a.m. at Faith Bible Baptist Church on Smokey Hollow Road. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per person. Additional donations also will be accepted.