That Dam Race 5K, which took place earlier this summer on July 30, raised $1,164.41 in proceeds which will go to the Mountaineer Food Bank. The Mountaineer Food Bank was selected early in the year because of the great work they do and the great service they provide to the state of West Virginia. In the wake of the terrible flooding that has taken place in many areas of the state, the Mountaineer Food Bank is needed more than ever. Race coordinator Burton Spaur, presented the check to the Executive Director of the Mountaineer Food Bank Chad Morrison.
The $1,164.41 contribution from the race equals roughly 20 tons of food for the food bank, which translates into roughly 33,000 meals. According to Morrison, much of the food the Mountaineer Food Bank distributes is given to the food bank for free, leaving only freight charges. So even a small donation of $100 can help bring in many pallets of much needed food.
That Dam Race 5K has been held eight years in a row at the Sutton Dam, in Sutton. The course of the race takes runners and walkers up a difficult hill to the top of the dam, across the dam, through the woods, into downtown Sutton, and finally back to the starting point below the dam. The difficulty and beauty of the course has been a yearly destination for some of West Virginia’s most competitive runners. This race has also attracted runners from as far away as California and England. For more information on the event “Like” the official event page on Facebook, by searching “that dam race 5k”.
Spaur, would like to thank Shannon Huff, Kim Conrad, and Anna Stewart for their dedication and help in planning and executing the 5k this year.
That Dam Race 5K organizers could not have succeeded without the help of their generous sponsors and event partners: Premier Bank, Braxton County CVB, Go Mart, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lockards Kawasaki, Cafe Cimino, Braxton County Sheriffs Dept., Braxton County EMS, and the Town of Sutton.