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October 24, 1999 -- Morgantown
8th Annual Red Ribbon 5K Run & Walk
The Red Ribbon Kid's Race is also included!

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

Click here for your race Entry Form

See last year's race coverage at 1998 Red Ribbon 5K

The Red Ribbon Campaign originated when Federal Agent Enrique Camarena was killed by drug traffickers in 1985. In communities all across the United States, the Red Ribbon was then adopted as a symbol to eliminate the demand for drugs. During Red Ribbon week, October 24th to October 30th, neighbors across our country will unite in this annual celebration of a Drug Free Lifestyle. As a symbol of our united and visible commitment to a Drug Free America, Red Ribbons will adorn our clothes, doors, mailboxes, schools, homes, and businesses.

When: Sunday, October 24th at 2:00 PM

Course: Starts at Montgomery Wards parking lot.
Then right onto Green Bag Road, left onto Vo. Tech Drive, left onto Mississippi Ave. Then right onto East Parkway, left onto Hite Street, left Standard Ave. Then right onto Hess St., left onto Madison Ave. Then back to Mississippi to Vo. Tech, to Green Bag Road, and right into Snider's Floor Covering to the finish line!
Vans will be available for transport back to the Mall!

Registration: Begins at 1:00 PM at Mountaineer Mall, Montgomery Ward Patio.

Entry Fees:
$8.00 - if postmarked on or before October 14th.
$10.00 - if postmarked after October 14th.
FREE - Kids 11 and under. You still need to turn in a registration for them!


  • Overall Male & Female 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place walkers
  • 1st place Male & Female walkers in each category
  • Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Male & Female runners
  • Top 3 Male & Female runners in each age category
Age Categories: Male & Female...
11 & Under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

There will also be Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for:
* Cruiser Weight - 175 to 199 lbs.
* Clydesdale - 200 lbs. and up
* Entrants must pre-declare heavyweight status on entry form. Weigh-ins will be conducted before the race!

Directions to the Race:

  • From I-68 take the US-119 exit, (exit # 1), towards University Ave./Downtown.
  • Then turn left onto US-119.
  • At the light, turn right onto Green Bag Road
  • At the next light (Giant Eagle is on your right), get into the right hand lane and make a right, (this lane will take you to Wal-Mart). Montgomery Wards is on the opposite side of the mall. You can follow the road around the mall to get there.
  • Mountaineer Mall Address: 5000 Green Bag Road, Morgantown, WV 26501 and the phone number is (304) 296-0096
Refreshments: Food and beverages will be provided by the Mountaineer Mall and area business after the event.

T-Shirts & Giveaways: Long sleeve T-Shirts will be given to all runners & walkers. Only pre-registered runners and walkers are guaranteed a T-Shirt on race day. FREE drawings for prizes will be held immediently after the race!

Red Ribbon Kid's Race!

For: Kids ages 8 and under

When: October 24, 1999 at 1:40 PM, (20 min. prior to 5K)

Where: Mountaineer Mall

Distance: One lap in the Mountaineer Mall parking lot

Registration: There is a space included on the regular 5K race registration form for indicating participation in the Kid's Race. There is no fee for kids to participate in the Kid's Race! The purpose for registration is to have an idea of how many kids will be in the Kid's Race.

Awards: Each child will receive an award at a supervised ceremony after the race. Child care supervision will be provided during the race and awards ceremony so that those parents/guardians who wish to participate in the 5K may do so. The Kid's awards ceremony will take place at the same place as the 5K awards ceremony. All kids will remain at the ceremony until their parents/guardians arrive.

TITLE: Red Ribbon 5K
WHEN: October 24, 1999
EVENT TYPE(S): Running Race
WHERE: Morgantown
CONTACT: Jenny Mayfield e-mail
(304) 296-1731 ext. 280
John Simone or Judy Acree
(304) 366-7174