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

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

  Half Marathon Records

Course record holders (certified years only)
- Open Male Marco Dozzi 1:10:23.0 (2012)
- Open Female Kelsey Markham 1:25:47.0 (2015)
- Masters Male Brad Herrington 1:20:44.9 (2010)
- Masters Female Tracy Magee 1:35:17.1 (2010)

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 Miles of Smiles Timing Services - chip timing

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

Recommended website
Half Marathon Calendar

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