Conquer the Dam 5K

* 2014 event date is Saturday, May 10.

* Entry information: Download mail-in entry form or register online
* Become an event sponsor!

* 2013 results and photos
*  2012 race recap * 2012 results * 2012 photos (FB album)
* Course map (with elevation profile)
* Click here to get directions (enter your starting point)
* Potomac Highlands Distance Club Facebook page
* More on Jennings Randolph Lake

JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE, May 10, 2014 — Aging & Family Services is proud to announce that we will be hosting our third annual “Conquer the Dam” 5K fundraising run/walk at Jennings Randolph Lake on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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 5K’s in our area. Louie Kitzmiller, race director stated “We are anticipating a record turn out and we hope that the community will take advantage of this opportunity to support the Meals on Wheels program, a cause and location that is worth the drive.”

Early registration for the event is $20 if received by May 1, 2014. 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 will be held 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. Application can also be found on our website at wvaging.com.

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 week day. Designed to help prevent unnecessary institutionalization, this program helps the frail elderly maintain independence and avoid social isolation.

Staff who deliver meals to homebound older persons often spend some time with the elderly, helping to decrease their feelings of isolation. These volunteers and staff 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 homemaker-home health aide services, transportation, and even physical activity programs.

Jennings Randolph Lake is a reservoir of 952 acres located on the North Branch Potomac River in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia. The lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction of the lake was completed in 1981. Originally named Bloomington Lake, it was later renamed for West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph. The lake serves as an emergency reservoir for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Contact Information:

Lewis Kitzmiller, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Aging & Family Services
1 South Main Street
Keyser, WV 26726

304-788-5467
lkitzmiller@wvaging.com

Scott Mallery (left), director of Aging and Family Services of Mineral County, and Lewis Kitzmiller, race director.

Scott Mallery (left), director of Aging and Family Services of Mineral County, and Lewis Kitzmiller, race director.