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Sunday, August 1, 1999 -- Morgantown
Gene's Run For Special Olympics

[Coverage/Recap] [Pic Set 1] [Pic Set 2] [Pic Set 3] [Pic Set 4]
[Overall Results] [Results by Class] [Walk Results]

Check out last year's race at 1998 Gene's Run

Click here for your race Entry Fee

The Race start time is 6:00 PM!

Established in 1987, Gene's run for Special Olympics has become a local favorite. The four mile course starts in the Greenmont section of Morgantown, winds through South Park to White Park and returns to finish in front of that most venerable of local landmarks, Gene's Place. The summer weather and rolling course pose a real challenge, but it is a real challenge that is well rewarded: free suds, soft drinks, and fruit courtesy of Gene's provide participants an opportunity to cool down and socialize while waiting for the post-event awards presentations. Other features include T-shirts and more than 100 trophies donated by Morgantown Sports Center. An enjoyable and rewarding way to contribute to a worthy cause.

ENTRY FEES: Pre-registration is $10.00 if paid by July 28, 1999. Late registration after that is $12.00.

Race Day Registration will be at 4:30 PM in the parking lot at the corner of Wilson Ave. & Green Street.

Run: Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Male and Female runners. The number of awards for both male and female runners are indicated in parenthesis following the age category below:

10 & under (1) 35-39 (3)
11-14 (2) 40-44(3)
15-19 (3) 45-49 (3)
20-24 (3) 50-54 (3)
25-29 (3) 55-59 (3)
30-34 (3) 60 & over (2)

All trophies donated by Mountaineer Corner.
Everyone will receive a FREE T-shirt.

Walk: Overall male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
One trophy deep in each age group.

10 & under 11-21
22-32(1) 33-43(1)
44-54 (1) 60 & Over(1)

Random prize drawing for all registered runners and walkers.
Post race refreshments sponsored by Gene's Place.

Timing by WVTC

Race Route:

  • Assembly Point: Gene's parking lot, Wilson and Green
  • Start at Green and Arch
  • Continue on Wilson crossing Kingwood, Washington, Ash, Park and Grand
  • Go past Morgantown High School and turn right onto Allison
  • Left onto Wagner from Allison
  • At the end of Wagner turn left onto Dorsey
  • Up Dorsey and turn right onto West Virginia
  • Left onto Leonard
  • Left onto Madison
  • Right onto Hite, continuing through White Park
  • Right on Mississippi to Madigan
  • Madigan to Barrickman
  • Barrickman to Dorsey
  • Return to Gene's, duplicating the starting route.
  • Finish line: Wilson Avenue in front of Gene's at Alley.

TITLE: Gene's Run For Special Olympics
WHEN: Sunday, 1 August
EVENT TYPE(S): Running Race
WHERE: Morgantown
CONTACT: Martha Price (304) 292-1023
COMMENTS: 4 Mile Race