WU Let's Get Physical 5k

Sat November 16, 2019 Directions

You can register here online until midnight on 11/14/2019. Once online registration closes you can print and fill out this registration form and turn it in Saturday before the race! 

Race begins at the Alma Grace McDonough Center
Address: 316 Washington Ave Wheeling, WV 26003

Let's Get Physical! Promoting health, wellness, fitness, and fun for the whole family!
Come get physically active with the Wheeling University Physical Therapy students on Saturday, November 16th at Wheeling University for our 13th annual Let’s Get Physical 5K and family fitness challenge. This exciting event encourages the whole community—whether you are a weekend warrior, a running newbie, or someone who is looking for a Saturday challenge - this event is for you!

Make this a Saturday for the family with activities provided for all age groups and fitness levels. Childcare is provided on the day of the race.  A 100-yd run is available for children 6 and under. This year we will be introducing a 1-mile fitness challenge on the track incorporating various stations for those looking for more than just a run.  

​Veterans Welcome
To express our gratitude for your service, all veterans will receive free 5k race entry and discounted 1-mile Fitness Challenge entry!  Family members of veterans can receive discounted rates as well. 

Other Events for the Entire Family

  • Yoga class will be held at 9:15 am and lead by a certified yoga instructor.
  • Physical therapy students will be taking blood pressure and assessing posture.
  • Plank and Pushup challenge with entry of a $1.  Fitness challenge winners will receive a prize.
  • A Mountain Bike Raffle
  • Silent Auction (Items including: one night stay at Ogelbay, various gym memberships, and more!)
Race Contact Info

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Additional Information

Ample parking available adjacent to the Alma Grace McDonough Center.

Address: 316 Washington Ave Wheeling, WV 26003

Packet Pickup & Registration
Avoid the crowds and pick up your packet on Friday, November 15th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Alma Grace McDonough Center.  Day-of-race packet pickup and registration is 6:15am - 7:45am on Saturday November 16th at the Alma Grace McDonough Center.


Long-sleeve t-shirts will be guaranteed to those who register before October 26th. We will have extra available the day of the race day, but will only have a limited quantity.  

The 5k course will be on Wheeling University's campus. The course will be hilly and include cross country portions along Wheeling Creek. The100 yard kids' trot will take place on the track in front of the Alma Grace McDonough Center. The 1-mile fitness challenge will take place on the track in the front of the Alma Grace McDonough Center. 

Awards for top 3 male and female 5K participants                                                                                                                                        Awards for top male and female 5kwalker participants                                                                                                                                Awards for top 3 male and female 1-mile fitness challenge participants
Awards for all kid runners

Bike Raffle
Tickets will be available for purchase to enter to win an adult Schwinn mountain bike. The winner will be drawn at the conclusion of the event and does not have to be present. 


Platinum Tier


Gold Tier


Silver Tier

  • YMCA

  • Ryan Ferns Healthplex

  • Mason Rehab Center





Race begins at the Alma Grace McDonough Center
Address: 316 Washington Ave Wheeling, WV 26003

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