The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (EPCD) Earth Day 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk is meant to encourage healthy lifestyles and a healthy environment.
Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state and national levels. EPCD believes that educating youth ensures that the next generation will be wise stewards of Americas natural resources.
The mission of the Earth Day 5k/ 1 Mile Fun Walk is twofold:
First; provide a fun, safe, family oriented Earth Day event which fosters environmental awareness.
Second; the proceeds from this event will be used to further educate students in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, so they may academically thrive and advance in the vast field of Environmental Science.
Come and support our mission and our youth by participating in this event, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Cacapon State Park, and interacting with your environment this Earth Day!
5K registrations received by April 12th will be guaranteed a complimentary T-Shirt. 1 Mile Fun Walk registration does not include t-shirt. Shirts can be purchased at event
Children 12 years of age and younger may be registered by mail (see event webpage for forms) or on event day free of charge for 1 Mile Fun Walk.
1 Mile Fun Walk Course Description
Walkers will be walking 3 laps around the Multi-purpose Trail. Starting and end point is the Tennis Court parking lot. This loop trail is a crusher run rock accessible path traveling through the picnic area near the lake.
5K Course Description:
5K participants will be running on a USATF Certified Course (WV-04005-RT) which can be found on the USATF website:
The course will follow the paved road starting at the park entrance, passing by the Nature Center, looping around Middle Fork Cabin Area, and heading back towards the Nature Center, finishing next to the tennis courts. The first half of this course is moderately hilly and the second half is an easy down hill.
5K Awards Ceremony:
1st. 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given in the following categories:
Overall male and female
Masters male and female (over 40)
12 and under
60 and over
If you prefer to submit your forms and payment by mail, download registration form and waiver at http://www.wvca.us/districts/?page=epcd
Event schedule and times
Early Packet Pickup:
April 25 -26 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at EPCD Office
8:45 am - 9:45 am Packet Pick-up/ Registration
10 am 5K Race Start and 1 mile fun walk begins
11 am Earth Day Activities
12:00 pm Raffle drawing
12:15 pm Awards Ceremony
Online Pre-registration closes April 22nd. We will be accepting paper registrations up to the race/walk start!