Saturday morning of the Cheat River Music Festival starts with a 5K run that attracts athletes, walkers and families from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and beyond. The funds raised support the general operations budget of FOC, helping us to carry out the parts of our mission that cannot be covered by grants. Runners start and finish at the Preston County Country Club, cruising along the gently rolling course through the grounds of the golf course, the rhododendron lined banks of Buffalo Creek, and along the mighty Cheat River.

Click here for the 2023 5K Race Registration

5K participants will receive Saturday entrance to Cheat Fest and drinks/snacks at the race.


2023 Race Registration:  January 31st through April 30th

2023 Race Timeframe:  May 6th, 2023 @ 10AM

Where:  Preston Country Club-183 Club House Dr, Kingwood, WV 26537

Cost:  $25

5K Route Map



Thank you 2023 5K Sponsors!


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