‘Possum Trot 5k at the autumn harvest festival
september 29th, 2018
marlinton, WV

We’d like to say a special Thank you to everyone who came out for the ‘Possum Trot 5k run/walk that took place in Marlinton at the annual Autumn Harvest Festival. Below is a list of the winners, followed by a list of racers and their times.


Overall Men:

1st place: Philip Anderson, 20m5s

2nd place: Bill Cartwright, 21m5s

3rd place: Max O’Ganian, 23m20s


Overall Women:

1st place: Lisa MacElderry, 27m19s

2nd place: Melanie Jech, 27m41s

3rd place: Nikki Gattone, 28m42s


14 & Under Men: Willie O’Ganian, 26m15s

14 & Under Women: Lauren Rodgers, 36m36s

20-29 Men: Dakota Beverage, 26m35s

20-29 Women: Chelsea Kirby, 55m23s

30-39 Men: Alex Tanner, 30m37s

30-39 Women: Alisha Clark, 29m46s

40-49 Men: Paul Marganian, 24m23s

40-49 Women: Holly Hurrelmeyer, 37m 24s

50-59 Men: Jeff Beverage, 27m39s

50-59 Women:  Maria Andrews, 37m15s

60-69 Men: Jack Sanders, 34m43s

60-69 Women: Jenny Bradford, 48m41s

70+ Men: William Hurrelmeyer, 37m24s

70+ Women: Chris Garthee, 50m13s

Most Spirited:

‘Possum Award:

Most Entertaining: Larryetta Ellis


Name Time
Philip Anderson 20:05.7
Bill Cartright 21:05.4
Max O’Ganian 23:20.3
Paul Marganian 24:23.4
Willie O’Ganian 26:15.4
Dakota Beverage 26:35.8
Lisa MacElderry 27:19.5
Jeff Beverage 27:39.0
Melanie Jech 27:41.2
Nikki Gattone 28:42.6
Alisha Clark 29:46.1
Alex Tanner 30:37.0
Sam Gibson 30:37.3
Shane Lukas 31:49.5
Emily Eufinger 33:21.5
Jack Sanders 34:43.7
Mike Jech 34:53.5
Steve Dunn 35:17.6
Lauren Rodgers 36:36.4
Jordan Nylin-Pultz 37:08.6
Chris Dever 37:11.4
Maria Andrewss 37:15.4
Holly Hurrelmeyer 37:24.4
William Hurrelmeyer 37:24.7
Lisa Chuck 37:31.2
Debby Neel 38:01.0
Richard Pultz 41:35.2
Destiny Lowe 44:20.8
Izzabella Spradlin 44:21.5
Sameria Ashfur Carden 44:21.9
Tammy Barnett 45:08.1
Jenny Bradford 48:41.2
Rhonda Spach 49:16.3
Michelle Li 49:17.0
Chris Garthee 50:13.6
Larryetta Ellis 50:16.7
Steve Barnett 51:35.4
Mark Barton 52:51.1
Donna Barton 52:51.4
Chelsea Kirby 55:23.7
Haylee Kirby 55:24.5
Bryan Mantlo 56:21.8
Kristen Mantlo 56:22.3
Mike Chang 56:42.1
Curtis Dever 56:43.0
Jan Nelson 59:18.7
Alison Johnston 59:21.6
Dale Dever 59:39.6
Curtis Dever 56:43.0
Jan Nelson 59:18.7
Alison Johnston 59:29.6
Dale Dever 59:39.6
Destiny Lewis 1:01:50.4
Talisa Dever 1:01:50.8
Karrigan Kirby 1:03:00.8
Dondi Stemple 1:03:01.4
Bonnie Beavers 1:03:37.3
Denise Dever 1:03:38.8

Please contact or call 304-653-4891 if you have any questions.


Celtic Knot 5K/10K RUN WALK – March 9, 2019
lewisburg, wv

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day festivities with High Rocks! The Celtic Knot 5K/10K is a time honored tradition of Lewisburg, WV. Run or walk 5 kilometers or 10 kilometers through the streets of downtown Lewisburg to support High Rocks and the programs available to young people at the Hub youth center. There is also a 1K option for children under 10.

Check-in for the race begins at 8:30am on Church Street across from New River Community & Technical College and the race starts at 10am. Register online by following the link below to our online registration form. //

Registration must be received by March 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. Pre-registration for the 5K is $20 and for the 10K is $25. Kids under 10 can compete in the 1K for $10. Registration on the day of the race will be $25 for 5k and $30 for 10k.

Award ceremony will follow at the Irish Pub starting at noon. Awards to top finishers (male & female) in the following categories:
Best overall
14 & under

High Rocks would like to recognize and thank our event partners and sponsors, including Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, The Irish Pub, and Med Express. For more information or to partner on the Celtic Knot please contact Kasey Carter at or call 304-667-9099.

You can register at the event or pre-register HERE.

Proceeds benefit High Rocks programs.

NEW BEGINNINGS CAMP at the High Rocks Campground in Hillsboro
June 16th-June 28th, 2019

CAMP STEELE at the High Rocks Campground in Hillsboro
July 12th-July 27th, 2019

NETTLEFEST, at the High Rocks Campground
July 29Th, 2019
Hillsboro, wv