11th Annual
Run to Read Half-Marathon
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Fairmont, WV

First event of the Run to Read Triple Crown & first event of the MCPARC race series

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Past Races
  2015 - Results    Photos    Video
  2014 - Results    Photos
  2013 - Results    Photos    Video
  2012 - Results    Photos
  2011 - Results    
  2010 - Results    Photos
  2009 - Results    Photos    Video (4 parts)
  2008 - Results    Photos
  2007 - Results    Photos
  2006 - Results    Photos

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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: $25 by 10/11/15, $35 by 1/4/16, $45 after 1/4/16
No refund for any reason including weather
Packet Pickup / Late Registration: Will be held Sunday (1/10/16) 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: Jim Woolfitt
c/o LVMC
601 Locust Ave.,
Fairmont, WV 26554
weekdays 304/366-6055
evenings & weekends 304/825-6311
Email Address: run2read@yahoo.com
Age Divisions/Awards: 2016 Age divisions and awards breakdown (PDF file)
Perks: Finisher medals, knit hat & gloves to first 400 finishers/ registrants.
Refreshments: Chili & the usual refreshments found at our summer event.
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)
Awards to first 3 female finishers & first 3 male finishers
Directions To Start/Finish: 3 miles from I-79, exit 139.
Follow the signs to Prickett's Fort State Park.

Morgantown Euro-Suites Hotel (501 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV) is offering a special rate on 1/10/15 and/or 1/11/15.
Reserve online or call 304-598-1000 and refer to the code RTRM or Run to Read Marathon rate to book at the special rate.

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.

Pictures by iPlayOutside (not volunteers).

Timing and results by Runner's High - chip timing and live results

The Marion County Police Reserves will direct parking.

Interested in hosting an international runner?

Guide to Fairmont

Also check out our summer event
Run to Read Races 5K/1 Mile

Other recommended marathons/half marathons
Boston Harvest Half Marathon/10K/5K

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