Helvetia 10k Mountain Run

Helvetia, WV
September 10th, 2023
Start: 9:00 am


Registration opens June 1st, 2023. Preregistration is available online and on race day in front of the Helvetia post office. Participation in the Kids Fun Run is free, but parent must register their child online or on race day.

10k and 2M Registration Dates
Price From Until
$30 Open: June 1st, 2023 Aug. 19st, 2023
$35 Aug. 20nd, 2023 Close: Sep. 5th, 2023
Race Day Registration
$35 Registration table in front of the post office 7:00am-8:30am

Kids Fun Run

It is wonderful seeing the young runners put their toes to the line and run with abandon. The 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run is for children ages 10 and younger. This event is free, but parent’s must complete a registrationform for their children. Race t-shirts are not included for the children, but are available for purchase for $10.

2M Walk

The 2M walk is a non-competitive opportunity to tour sections of Helvetia and have some fun.

Black-Hel Double

In coordination with the Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon, we’re continuing the Black-Hel Double in 2022! This is a two part racing event. First complete a downhill half marathon on the Blackwater Canyon Trail from Thomas to Parsons, WV on Saturday Sept. 10th, 2022. Then travel to Helvetia on Sunday and finish the 10k Mountain Run. Finishers of both races receive a special hat with the Black-Hel Double logo. Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the Helvetia 10 Mountain Run. No additional purchase necessary.

Black-Hel Double Hat

Packet Pick Up

Race t-shirts are guaranteed for the 10k and 2M participants if registered before August 20th, 2023. The t-shirt features a coat of arms from a different canton of Switzerland each year. T-shirts are white, but every five-years is a red t-shirt. Receive your bib number for the 10k, 2M, and Kids Fun Run along with a t-shirt at the following location.

Location Date / Time
Registration Table in front of the Helvetia post office Race Day

Start Times

Race Start Time
Kids Fun Run 8:45 am
10k Run 9:00 am
2M walk 9:00 am


Awards are local West Virginia pottery embossed with the race name. Special awards are given to the overall male and female winners.

The Kids Fun Run and the 2M walk are non-competitive, so no awards will be given. Participants in the Kids Fun Run do receive a participation award.

10k Male and Female
Age Category Number of Places
Overall 1st
14 and younger 1st, 2nd
15-19 1st, 2nd
20-29 1st, 2nd
30-39 1st, 2nd
40-49 1st, 2nd
50-59 1st, 2nd
60+ 1st, 2nd
Special Awards
Kids Fun Run Participation Award


Free camping is available at the Lehmann Farm, situated right on the 10k course. Visit for the weekend if you’d like. Use the contact form on this page to contact Dan Lehmann for information and directions. The Saturday evening before the race sometimes includes a fun run at 5pm, always followed by an evening around the campfire with bratwurst, hot dogs, sauerkraut, and even marshmallows. Feel free to bring something to share.

Additional Information

The annual Helvetia 10K Mountain Run is in association with the annual Helvetia Fair. The two day fair celebrates our Swiss heritage and has something for everyone: a home grown parade, traditional song and dance programs, arts and crafts, food, square dance and more! More information can be found at the Helvetia Community Fair website.


We are always looking for volunteers to assist at our races. If you are interested, please read the list of volunteer role descriptions on the Volunteer Page and click below to volunteer at Helvetia 10k Mountain Run!

Charity Organization

A portion of the proceeds from this race go to benefit the Helvetia Community Fair Association.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for assistance in producing this amazing race!