Will it be 7 degrees or 70? Join us January 13th 2024 running a fast and flat 13.1 miles at beautiful
Prickett's Fort state park!
100% of proceeds 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.
Updates are emailed and also posted to the Official Facebook group
Race Day Registration: Open at 11:30am at the Fort on race day
Age Divisions/Awards: Top three M/F overall. Three-deep M/F age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
SWAG: Long-sleeve Tech Shirt & Finisher medals. Register one month prior to race to be guaranteed a shirt.
Food: Homemade chili and snacks provided after race until 6pm.
Aid Stations: 5 water stops. Bathrooms at upper visitor's center and near lower parking lot. One porta potty near the 7 & 11 mile aid stations. Carrying refillable hydration containers is appreciated.
USATF certified course! (pending recert paperwork as of late 2023)
Walkers: Walkers are welcome. 4 hour time limit (food still available right up to 6pm)
Directions: I-79 exit 139. Follow signs to Prickett's Fort State Park. Map
GPS: 39.517456418644684, -80.09287652611096
Race capacity: 300 max for venue parking.
Bib transfers: Tranfers are permitted until 5 days prior to race. Contact the race director to transfer.
Starting line is at the sign below Viola church. Run towards Fairmont ~2.2 miles on the asphalt trail, through the tunnel, and turn around at the posts. Proceed back towards the Fort, down the hill, right turn follwing the trail, and cross the bridge and onto the Mon River Trail with a crushed gravel surface. At approximately the 25 mile marker of the Mon River Trail turn around and run back towards the Fort.
Finish line is across the bridge straight through.
IMPORTANT: There are multiple road crossings on the Mon River side. While these are low-traffic roads, please use caution even if there are flaggers.