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Captain Thurmond’s Challenge

A multi-sport off road race including mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running. Leaving from downtown Fayetteville, WV and leading you

Capital City Challenge Triathlon – Run, Row, Ride

Welcome to the Capital City Challenge! The race consists of a 4.2 mile run, a 4.2 mile row, and a 16.8 mile bike ride all along the banks of the Kanawha River. Individuals and groups of two or three are all encouraged to participate. This unique yet competitive event is designed for competitors of all fitness and skill levels. This family-friendly challenge features music, kids' activities, and great door prizes. Solo and team entries are welcome. THE COURSE The order of the race is RUN (4.2 miles from Magic Island to Daniel Boone Park); ROW (4.2 miles from Daniel Boone Park to Magic Island); RIDE (16.8 miles all on paved roads - a 3 loop course from Magic Island to Veazey Street and back to Magic Island - then repeat). The Start-Finish is at Magic Island which is next to the I-64 bridge along the Kanawha River.

Grand Vue Park Mountain Bike Race

Explore and race on Grand Vue Park's mountain bike trails. For more information, call 304-845-9810.

Color Me Au-Some 5K Walk/Run

Color Me Au-Some 5K Walk/Run is an event with a fun and colorful twist where participants are plastered with color bombs of dry tempera paint powder at stations throughout the course. Participants are encouraged to wear white t-shirts to engage in the “Color Me Process.” The Color Me Au-Some 5K course incorporates one of the city’s oldest and most recognizable landmarks, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The course starts at the picturesque waterfront, goes through downtown, over the Suspension Bridge, around Wheeling Island, back over the Suspension Bridge, and down Main Street returning to the Waterfront. Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, awards ceremony, and music. Awards will be given to the top 5 female and male walkers and runners and the top three female and male finishers in the following age categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, top finisher in 70+. Children ages 3 & under will pay no registration fee, but parents must register them and sign the waiver. All participants that register as walkers MUST walk. If you register as a runner, you are permitted to run and walk.

New River Gorge Fest

RUBBIN RUBBERZ RAFT RACE: Monday, May 28th. We are super excited to bring you this unique raft race! This race will be held in the lower section of the NRG. The format of the race will be a head-to-head sprint race broken up into multiple elimination rounds. Each heat will be held in a different rapid. For example Heat 1 will be held in Upper Railroad rapid. The winner of each heat will move onto the next heat. Raft length will be 14 ft (give or take 1 foot in length. Each team will have 4 paddlers. A video with a better explanation will soon be posted. GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER! ACE ADVENTURE USED GEAR SWAP: Memorial Day weekend. Bring in your used gear to sell! Reel Paddling Film Festival: Saturday, May 26th. Come join us at the Fayetteville Downtown Theater for a night of some of the best river and whitewater films! Freestyle Progression Session: Come paddle, learn a few things from the pros, and win free gear!