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.

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

Click here to register for the 2024 Cheat Fest 5K now!

2024 Race Registration:  January 31st through May 3rd.

2024 Race Timeframe:  May 4th, 2024 @ 10AM

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

Cost:  $25 for pre-registration, $30 for day of registration

5K Route Map


2024 5K Sponsorship information


Thank you 2024 5K Sponsors!


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