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Saturday, January 6, 2018 -- Fairmont, WV / Fairmont, WV
13th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon (iPO Event Id#: 16678)

Coverage: [2006] [2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013] [2014] [2015] [2016] [2017]

2018 Registration

  • [ Register Online ] with runsignup

  • $30 by 10/14/17, $40 by 12/30/17, $45 after 12/30/17 No refund for any reason including weather

  • Packet Pickup . Race Day Registration

    Will be held Saturday (1/6/18) inside the old visitor's center at Prickett's Fort. The old visitor's center is located in the lower parking lot.. Race day registration opens at 11:30 pm at the Fort on race day.

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Photo by Iplayoutside!
Photo by Iplayoutside
This 13th Annual event starts at 1:00 PM. Walkers are welcome (4 hour time limit). Race is chip timed. Awards to first 3 male & female finishers. Chili and other refreshments will be at Prickett's Fort following the race. Expected field size is 400.

Course - [ View Race Map ]

Double out & back course, 1% grade. Starting on the paved Mcparc Trail running through the Meredith tunnel and back to Prickett's Fort. The first section is blacktop & is about 4.2 miles in length. The second section will be run on the Mon River Trail which is crushed limestone & the race will finish on this trail.

Photos by Don Parks
Photos by Don Parks
Five water stops on course, one porta potty near the 7 & 11 mile marks.

Bathrooms in the building next to the new visitor's center will still be available. More bathrooms in the lower parking lot.

USATF certified course (certification code WV09010MS)

Age Divisions . Awards Breakdown

These are guaranteed.
Numbers may be increased if pre-registration totals warrant.

  • FEMALE runners

    Overall top 7 ... Age group (# of awards, no duplication)
    0-14 (1), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (4), 25-29 (5), 30-34 (4), 35-39 (4), 40-44 (4), 45-49 (4), 50-54 (3), 55-59 (1), 60-99 (1)

  • MALE runners

    Overall top 7 ... Age group (# of awards, no duplication)
    0-14 (1), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (2), 25-29 (4), 30-34 (3), 35-39 (3), 40-44 (5), 45-49 (2), 50-54 (4), 55-59 (2), 60-64 (1), 65-69 (1), 70-99 (1)

  • Walkers

    First 3 females and first 3 males overall receive awards. No age groups for walkers. Walker must announce their status as they cross the finish line

  • Finishers #300 & #400
    Will each receive an award regardless of gender; whether runner or walker.

Location . Directions

Prickett's Fort State Park
RR 3, Box 407
Fairmont, WV 26554

(phone) 304-363-3030
(web) www.prickettsfortstatepark.com

The park is located two miles from I-79 at Exit 139, north of Fairmont, West Virginia. Follow signs to the park. Parking is limited at the visitor's center. There is adequate parking available in the lower parking lot near the boat ramp.

Lodging

Morgantown Euro-Suites Hotel (501 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV) is offering a 20% discount on 1/4/14 and/or 1/5/14.[ Reserve online ] or call 304-598-1000 and refer to the code RTRM to book at the special rate.

Sponsors

All proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Marion County, a United Way agency. LVMC provides free tutoring to adults & children in basic reading, math, ESL (english as a second language), GED preparation, computer basics & related subjects. LVMC is accredited by Pro Literacy Worldwide.

Special thanks to Marion County Parks and Recreation for all their help.

Timing and Results: Provided by Miles of Smiles Timing Services.


Start Date: 2018-01-06     Start Time: 1:00pm
Event Name: 13th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon
Location(s): Fairmont, WV 26554
Fairmont, WV
Event Type(s): Run
Walk
  Competitive
Event Distance(s): 13.1mi
Contact(s): Scott Ridenour
   Email: runtoread@mountain.net
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