17th Annual
Run to Read Races 5K/1 Mile
Friday evening, July 17, 2015
Fairmont, WV

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Start Times and Events: 6:30pm - 1 Mile road race
7:00pm - 5K run & 5K race walk
Place: 12th Street Pool
12th Street
Fairmont, WV
County: Marion
Entry Fees: 5K Run $25 ($20 by 7/13/15)
5K Race Walk $25 ($20 by 7/13/15)
One Mile Run/Walk $25 ($20 by 7/13/15)
Combo #1 (Mile run + 5K run) $30 ($25 by 7/13/15)
Combo #2 (Mile run + 5K race walk) $30 ($25 by 7/13/15)
No refund for any reason including weather
Packet Pickup / Late Registration: In front of 12th Street Pool beginning 5:30 pm

Make Checks Payable To: Literacy Volunteers of Marion County
Mail Entry Form To: Literacy Volunteers
601 Locust Ave.,
Fairmont, WV 26554
Contact: Literacy Volunteers - (304) 366-6055
Email Address: run2read@yahoo.com
Age Divisions/Awards: 2015 Age divisions and awards breakdown (PDF file)

5 Year Awards document: A listing of multiple year participants (PDF file)
Perks: 1 Tech shirt

2 Free & private pool party for runners, walkers & family members courtesy of MCPARC. (Bathrooms at pool available at 5:30pm.)

Photos courtesy of MCPARC
Refreshments: Hot dogs, fruit, vegetables, chips, cookies, water, sports drink.
Water Stops / Aid Stations: 5K - 1 water stop
Bathrooms available at the pool.
Course Description: One mile: Streets surrounding the 12th Street Pool

5K - Certification pending: The course goes down Virginia Ave. & goes down on Gaston Ave. to 4th Street. The route turns right on 4th Street which becomes Everest Drive. The course turns left on Kirk Way & then left on Benoni Ave./Coal Run Hollow. The route goes the length of Benoni Ave & then turns left on 9th Street. It turns right on Farms Dr. & then left on Laurel Dr. Coming out between the motel & the Poky Dot, the course crosses Fairmont Ave. diagonally to 12th St. The 5K heads down 12th Street with a finish near the intersection of 12th Street and Minor Ave.
Event Records:
- certified years only - (2002 - 2012)
Overall male:Tyler DeVault15:48(2003)
Overall female:Chelsea Clark19:39(2012)
Male Masters:Larry Taylor17:58(2007)
Female Masters:Sue Heavner23:00(2012)

Age Group Records - Certified years only (2002 to present)
Directions To Start/Finish: Directions from I-79 (north & south) exit 136. Go north on WV 273 (Gateway Connector) toward downtown Fairmont, At the bottom of the hill turn left on WV 310. Travel 310 across the 3rd Street Bridge to Fairmont Ave. / US 250. Nine blocks to 12th St. Set gps for 205 12th St., Fairmont, WV.
Expected Field Size: 150 all events combined
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, computer basics & related subjects. LVMC is accredited by Pro Literacy Worldwide.

Special thanks to Marion County Parks and Recreation for all their help.
Additional Info: Marion County Police Reserves and the Fairmont City Police Dept. will provide traffic control

Runner's High will time all events including the mile run/walk. Live results posted at Runner's High. Those participating in the 5K race walk are expected to refrain from running or "jog walking". Race walkers must keep one foot on the ground at all times.

The Mile Run is the 2nd leg of The Run to Read Triple Crown and The 5K Run is both the 3rd leg of the triple crown & event #5 in the MCPARC race series

Also check out our winter event
Run to Read Half Marathon

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