Did you ever wonder what we do with all the $$ love that funnels through the races? Let’s break it down. Follow the links to online registrations!
Cheat Fest 5K – all proceeds from this race go to the Preston Rail-Trails Committee, a sub-committee of FOC that has been wheelin’ & dealin’ for nearly 15 years to turn those unused train tracks into beautiful rail-trail. Big strides have been made in the past 3 years with the purchase of the Northern and Cheat rail-trails – both of which are now entering into construction phase! THE DEAL – registering for the 5K gets you 1) a nice bit of exercise for the morning of May 6th, 2) free entry to the fest, 3) a sweet t-shirt (if you register by March 31st!), 4) years of improved living conditions with walkable, bikeable rail-trails!, 5) a whole bucket of warm fuzzy feelings because you’re just the best.
Cheat Canyon Down River Race – all proceeds from this race benefit FOC directly! The Downriver Race is touted as one of the largest mass start river races in the country, maybe. Racers load into the Cheat just downriver of Albright, and take on 10 miles of gnarly whitewater to the finish line, the Jenkinsburg Bridge. Registering in advance saves you $5! THE DEAL – registering for the Downriver Race gets you 1) in a boat, that’s a given, on a gorgeous stretch of whitewater, 2) free entry to the fest, 3) a sweet t-shirt, 4) the awesome knowledge that you are helping to improve the water quality of the Cheat River and are having a blast doing it, 5) free beer (for all paddlers over 21) at the after-party full of all your favorite people!
Want to support the 5K or downriver race but can’t make it in person? You can sponsor, too! Donate to the Rail-Trail or straight to FOC – we’ll be happy to help you out! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.