Red Bud Distance Run

Event is set for Sunday April 28, 2013.
* Event has been designated the RRCA West Virginia 10-mile championship
* Read all about the championship designation – click here

* Race-day instructions, rules, etc.
* 2013 entry form: Word / PDF

Race-day timeline of events
* 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Participants should arrive in Yellow Spring at Capon Valley Ruritan
Parking is here (Google maps link)
* Packet pick-up and race-day registration from 6 a.m. to 7:10 a.m.
* 10-mile participants will board bus and be transported to start line in Capon Bridge
* Bathrooms will be available in Capon Bridge prior to start of race
* 8 a.m. – 10-mile race begins
* 9:30 a.m. – 5K race begins in Yellow Spring at Capon Valley Ruritan
* 10:30 a.m. – Approximate start of 5K awards, then 10-mile awards


2012 results and photos

View a rough sketch of the course map (start line will be similar to what is depicted on map).

What: Charity 10-mile run/walk and 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk. Net proceeds will be shared with the Hampshire County Committee on Aging‘s senior nutrition program and the PHDC’s new college scholarship fund.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2013

Where: All participants park in Yellow Spring at the Capon Valley Ruritan Club. Those in the 10-mile will ride a bus to the start line in Capon Bridge. Those in the 5K will begin and finish their event in Yellow Spring.

Awards: RRCA West Virginia 10-Mile Championship (Top male and female overall, and top male and female in 40-plus, 50-plus and 60-plus). PHDC 10-mile awards in: Top male and female overall, top male and female in 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-plus. For 5K – Top Male and Female finishers (1 each).

What else:

* Those in the 10-mile event should arrive beginning at 6:30 a.m. (and no later than 7:10 a.m.) at the Capon Valley Ruritan Club in Yellow Spring to ensure smooth and timely packet pick-up. The bus leaves the club for the starting line in Capon Bridge at 7:20 a.m. The bus will leave on time.FNB Logo

News & Information (below)

1. Here’s the first (and probably only) email blast to registered Red Bud Distance Run/Walk participants. The 10-mile and 5K both are scheduled for Sunday, April 29. Thank you very much for your interest in this first-year charity event.
2. Along with runners and walkers, this event isn’t possible without the support of our sponsors.
In addition, the Red Bud run/walk has garnered support from several other businesses and entities in the area, including: Anderson’s Corner, the campaign to re-elect Shirley Timbrook as Magistrate; Just Polkadots, Greenwood Florist, Bear Orchard Farms, State Farm Insurance – Carol Shaw Agency; McDonald’s of Romney; the campaign to re-elect Ruth Rowan to the House of Delegates;  Poland’s Furniture & Carpet; and Abundant Life Greenhouse.
A huge thanks to them.
3. Timeline of events for Sunday, April 29 (now we’re getting’ to the good stuff)
6:30 a.m. – packet pick-up and race-day registration begins for 10-mile at Capon Valley Ruritan Club in Yellow Spring, WV. 5K folks — you can show up at any time after 6:30 a.m. until 15 minutes before the start of the 5K (which is 9:30 a.m.) However, from 6:30 to 7:20, 10-milers are the priority.
7:20 a.m. – bus departs Ruritan Club for Capon Bridge (don’t show up at 7:15 expecting to get your stuff and get on the bus in only 5 minutes, please)
7:40 a.m. – bus arrives in Capon Bridge. Bathrooms will be available at Capon Bridge Public Library (keep ’em clean!!!)
8 a.m. – 10-mile event begins only a few hundred feet from the library.
8 a.m. – 5Kers can continue packet pick-up / race-day registration at the Ruritan Club in Yellow Spring
9:30 a.m. – 5K begins
11 a.m. (approximately) – brief awards ceremony
5. Water/Aid Stations
5K – at the 1.55-mile turnaround point.
10-mile (3)
Aid Station 1 = 2.57 miles (stocked with water)
Aid Station 2 = 5.26 miles (stocked with water, gatorade, cookies, granola bars, bananas, power gel)
Aid Station 3 = 7.51 miles (stocked with water)
We’ll also have modest post-race goodies for both 10-milers and 5Kers to munch on. This food is for paid entrants only.
6. PHDC Facebook page
Please visit the Potomac Highlands Distance Club Facebook page:
7. 10-mile notes/ cautions
The 10-mile course is a point-to-point road run/walk from Capon Bridge to Yellow Spring along River Road. The road WILL NOT be closed to traffic at any point in time. For this reason, wearing headphones is strongly discouraged. In addition, 10-milers must STAY ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD AT ALL TIMES, even on tight turns where, in training, you might normally run a more direct tangent.
We are proud to report the Potomac Highlands Amateur Radio Club volunteers will be on hand to provide professional logistical support for the 10-mile event.
Questions? Call 304-209-8981 or email
That’s all for now!


Net proceeds will be shared with the Hampshire County Committee on Aging‘s senior nutrition program.