12th Annual
Run to Read Half-Marathon
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Fairmont, WV

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2017 Printable Registration Form

Past Races
2016 - Results Photos    
2015 - Results Photos Video  
2014 - Results Photos    
2013 - Results Photos Video  
2012 - Results Photos    
2011 - Results      
2010 - Results     Recap
2009 - Results Photos Video Recap
2008 - Results Photos    
2007 - Results Photos    
2006 - Results Photos    

Half Marathon Records

Course record holders (certified years only)
- Open MaleMarco Dozzi1:10:23.02012
- Open FemaleKelsey Markham1:25:47.02015
- Masters MaleJames Hommes1:15:12.02016
- Masters FemaleTracy Magee1:35:17.12010

4.5 miles of blacktop

8.6 miles of crushed limestone
Event start time: 1:00pm
Place: Prickett's Fort State Park
County: Marion
Entry Fees: $30 by 10/15/16, $40 by 1/1/17, $45 after 1/1/17
No refund for any reason including weather
Packet Pickup / Late Registration: Will be held Saturday (1/7/17) 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: Open at 11:30am at the Fort on race day
Make Checks Payable To: Literacy Volunteers of Marion County
Mail Entry Form To: LVMC
601 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
Contact: Scott Ridenour
c/o LVMC
601 Locust Ave.,
Fairmont, WV 26554
weekdays (304) 366-6055
evenings & weekends (304) 694-6042
Email Address: runtoread@mountain.net
Age Divisions/Awards: 2016 Age divisions and awards breakdown (PDF file)
Perks: Long-sleve Tech Shirt & Finisher medals.
Refreshments: Chili & the usual refreshments will be at the Fort's old visitor's center following the race.
Water Stops / Aid Stations: 5 water stops.
Bathrooms in the building next to the new visitor's center will still be available.
More bathrooms in the lower parking lot.
One porta potty near the 7 & 11 mile marks.
Course Description: 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 ths trail. USATF sanctioned.

USATF certified course (certification code WV09010MS)
Walkers: Walkers are welcome. 4 hour time limit (food still available right up to 6pm)
Directions To Start/Finish: 3 miles from I-79, exit 139.
Follow the signs to Prickett's Fort State Park.
Expected Field Size: 400
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 & related subjects. LVMC is affiliated with Literacy West Virginia.

Special thanks to Marion County Parks and Recreation for all their help.
Additional Info: Refer to the Run to Read Half Marathon facebook page for weather related news & other race news.

Timing and results by Miles of Smiles Timing Services - chip timing

The Marion County Police Reserves will direct parking.

Guide to Fairmont

Also check out our summer event
Run to Read 5K
Other recommended marathons/half marathons
Deckers Creek Half Marathon
Morgantown Marathon
Recommended website
Half Marathon Calendar