July 20th, 2024

Welcome to the Lake Stephens Finns Up 5K and Kids Splash Dash! Join us on July 20th, 2024, for an exhilarating race experience set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Stephens. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area while enjoying a family-friendly event filled with excitement and celebration.


Kids Splash Dash

Start Time: 9 am  

Details: Free non-timed fun run for youth ages 12 and under

5K Race

Start Time: 9:30 am

Course:  Out and back trail alongside the Lake 

Awards: Given to top finishers in each division – 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for Male AND Female


About the area

Surrounded by lush forests and scenic trails, Lake Stephens offers a perfect balance of serenity and adventure. The race courses take participants along gravel dirt service trails, providing glimpses of the even wooded terrain and allowing them to connect with nature during the event.

Post-Race Beach Blast

After you cross the finish line, the celebration continues with the Lake Stephens Beach Blast starting at 11 am. Experience a day of post-race festivities on the beach, featuring games, prizes, food trucks, and a live DJ!

Race Rules and Regulations

Every racer will be required to sign a release of liability, follow race rules and regulations, and adhere to the race course route. There are no refunds for cancellations. If you are unable to attend the race, you can transfer your registration to someone else.


  • Feb. 29- March. 31: $30
  • Apr. 1 – May 12: $35
  • May 13 – Jun. 20: $40
  • Jun. 21 – Jul. 16: $45
  • Jun. 27: Last Day to Guarantee Shirt
  • Jul. 19: Friday Packet Pickup – $50 if spaces are available

Racer Perks for 5K participants

  • Closed trail course
  • Chip timing
  • Water station on route
  • Finisher medals to top finishers in each division  
  • Short sleeve unisex t-shirt
  • Finish line photos
  • Post-race snacks

thank you to our 2024 sponsors

Proceeds benefit Active Southern West Virginia, which offers free physical activity programs within communities, elementary schools, local government, and workplaces in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties.

2024 Sponsors:


 Supporting Organizations:
  • Raleigh County Parks and Recreation
  • Lake Stephens

Want to become a sponsor?

Active SWV is now accepting 2024 Lake Stephens Finns UP 5K sponsors! Contact [email protected] to complete sponsorship forms.

Join the Facebook Pages – Lake Stephens Finns up 5k and Active SWV Races – for the latest race updates and information about this adventure sports destination!