1st Annual Craig County Ole Railroad 5K Fun Run Planned
Craig County Field of Dreams Recreation Complex near New Castle will be the headquarters for the 1st Annual Craig County Ole Railroad 5K Fun Run. The Fun Run is scheduled for May 18 at 10:00 a.m. The course begins at the Field of Dreams, then along Old Railroad Avenue and eventually continues for a distance along the Greenway, returning along the same course to the Field of Dreams.
The event is open to all ages. The Fun Run name is named Ole Railroad after the abandoned C&O Railroad that once connected New Castle to Eagle Rock. From the mid-1800s until the 1930s and \'40s, the railroad spur was used to move iron ore and timber from Craig County. The rail bed is still there, but the railroad spur was abandoned in the late 1950's.
Early signup for the Fun Run with reduced fee of $20.00 is in progress now and continues until April 15. Then the fee increases to $25.00 until the day of the event, when it increases to $30.00.
The first 150 runners to register receive a free t-shirt.
More information on the event may be obtained by emailing [email protected] or by calling 540.765.7787.
This first-time event is being sponsored by the Craig County Recreation and Conservation Association – Field of Dreams and by the Craig County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Any individuals, organizations or businesses wishing to assist and/or sponsor the event are urged to contact Teresa Oliver ([email protected]), Robert Wrzosek ([email protected]) or Debbie Snead ([email protected]).
The course begins at the Field of Dreams, then along Old Railroad Avenue and eventually continues for a distance along the Greenway, returning along the same course to the Field of Dreams