16th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Half Marathon RecordsUpdated 1/18/19
|Event start time:||1:00pm|
|Place:||Prickett's Fort State Park|
|Entry Fees:||$30 before 3/28, $35 3/28-10/17, $40 10/18-1/2, $45 1/3-1/8.
No refund for any reason including weather.
In it's 15 year history, the race has never been cancelled and has only been postponed twice.
|Packet Pickup / Late Registration:||Will be held Saturday (1/9/21) 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
601 Locust Ave.,
Fairmont, WV 26554
Top three male finishers overall
|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.
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 Running Halloween Half|
|Half Marathon Calendar|