Thursday, March 12, 2015

Leprechaun Dash

Our race director, Steve Hewitt, is holding an 8k race this coming Saturday, March 14th in Kanawha State Forest. It is called the Leprechaun Dash and features a cool incentive to beat a pace-setter who plays the Leprechaun. Registration is available race morning at Kanawha State Forest. Meet at the pool parking lot to register. More information can be found at www.aptiming.com; search for "Leprechaun Dash".
This is a great trail running event for those looking to beat the winter blues and usher in a bright and healthy spring.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Our 2015 Race Date

We are happy to announce that the 2015 Capital City Challenge will be held on September 19, 2015. Online registration is now available on Tri-State Racer. Early-bird registration rates of $30 per solo participant will exist through April; sign up early to save some cash. We plan to hold the Superhero Fun Run again this year. Applications for the kids' run will be posted on our "Registration" tab soon. More race information is coming as winter moves toward spring, so continue to visit this blog page and our Facebook page.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated or cheered at this year's race. The adult competitors and our little superheroes made this our best year to date. Congratulations to Kevin Fletcher and Sarah Fletcher on their overall wins!
The full results are posted on Tri State Racer. A great review of the event was written in Sunday's Gazette. 
Write to us with any comments, questions, or suggestions you might have concerning the event.
A huge thanks to all of our sponsors: Star Federal Credit Union, Triana, Kroger, Suttle and Stalnaker, John's Cylcery, The City of Charleston, Hammer Nutrition. You are the reason we are able to hold and grow this event each year. Thank you!



Monday, September 8, 2014

Packet Pick-up

The Packet Pick-up will be at the Charleston Civic Center on Friday, Sept. 12, from 4 pm to 7 pm. We will have tables set up inside the double doors of the main entrance. Enter and look to the left to find us. There, you will be able to get your race packet and sign a release waiver. We will also be able to field any last minutes questions you may have about race day.
The 2014 rules, race day directions, and the waiver form are now available under the "Rules & FAQ" tab. Please see them for any inquiries you may have about the upcoming race.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Steve and Frank on Highland Highlights

Thank you to Highland Highlights for having our race committee leaders, Steve Hewitt and Frank Fazzolari, on your program to discuss the 2014 Capital City Challenge. Check out the video below for a preview of this year's event. Be sure to get your registrations in before the price increase on September 1.

Monday, August 18, 2014

One Month to Go!

We are less than one month from the 2014 Capital City Challenge. There are many things we are excited about with this year's edition. The kids' superhero fun run promises to be hugely entertaining; many thanks to Suttle and Stalnaker for their help in sponsoring that event. It is the fifth year of this race and we are anticipating the largest turnout since the event's inception. Look out for more announcements in the coming weeks concerning: rules & procedures and packet pick-up.
Get excited for the Challenge by reliving moments from last year's event in the video posted below.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Registration Fees Support Charity

Here is a reminder that all racer registration fees go directly to support The Counseling Connection, a non-profit organization that provides counseling services in the Kanawha Valley and across West Virginia. Their counseling services cover problems related to: abuse, ADHD, anxiety, depression, family and marital problems, substance abuse, and trauma. Please visit their website for more information on this vital community service.
Our financial sponsors cover the cost of operating The Capital City Challenge. They make it possible for your dollars to go straight to The Counseling Connection. For 2014 our sponsors are: Suttle & Stalnaker; AnyTime Fitness; Kroger; Star USA Federal Credit Union; Triana Energy; Blackwell & Co.; The City of Charleston; and John's Cyclery. You can click on the "Sponsors" tab and visit their websites to learn more about our supporters. We want to thank them for enabling us to produce this race and keep your money going to our beneficiary.