16th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Fairmont, WV

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Past Races
2019 - Results Photos1 Photos2  
2018 - Results Photos    
2017 - Results Photos1 Photos2  
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 RecordsUpdated 1/18/19

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 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
Contact: Mark Sutyak
c/o LVMC
601 Locust Ave.,
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 366-6055
Email Address: runtoread@hotmail.com
Age Divisions/Awards:

Top three male finishers overall
Top three female finishers overall
Top three male finishers in each age group:
      19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Top three female finishers in each age group:
      19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

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.
For past races, the following have offered discounts to Run to Read participants:
Clarion Inn   930 East Grafton Rd.   304-366-5500
Fairfield Inn   27 Southland Dr.   304-367-9150
Hampton Inn   2121 Pleasant Valley Rd.   304-363-4999
Holiday Inn Express   2256 Landing Ln.   304-816-5133
Microtell Inn & Suites   20 Southland Dr.   304-363-3100
Quality Inn   1185 Airport Rd.   304-367-1370
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
Morgantown Running Halloween Half
Recommended websites
Morgantown Running
Half Marathon Calendar