Skip to main content

19th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon

Sat January 13, 2024 Fairmont, WV 26554 US Directions


Run to Read Half Marathon

1:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


88 State Park Road
Prickett's Fort State Park
Fairmont, WV US 26554


Double out and back on 2 rail trails. The first section is about 5 miles long, is paved & goes through the historic & restored Meredith Tunnel. The second trail is on crushed limestone & has a scenic view of the Monongahela River.  Long sleeve tech shirts if registered by Dec 15th 2023.  A very limited number of shirts may be available for same-day registration, so please pre-register online or via mail.  All finishers will get a nice custom finisher memento! 

 Hour long videos from the 2009 race & the 2013 race are on You Tube. Race news is posted on Facebook. Awards presented as runners finish. Lots of post-race food. Convenient 1pm start time. First race in MAGP race series. Chip timing by Miles of Smiles Timing Services. Results will be posted on

Event benefits Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (LVMC), a United Way agency & a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity. LVMC facilitates free one on one tutoring in a friendly, confidential setting. Tutoring is provided for both adults and children in reading, math & English as a second language (ESL).

Same-day registration and packet pickup begin at 11:30am on race day!  Pre-race meeting 12:50pm at the starting line directly below the church on the hill. 


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Run to Read Half Marathon

Information about Literacy Volunteers of Marion County, parking, bathrooms, registration site, videos, links to past results & past photos are on our listing on Event age group records and event "top 10" lists are posted there, too. There is also a printable entry form there, too.


This is a charity race for a local not-for-profit with 100% profit going towards Literacy Volunteers of Marion County. Absolutely no refunds. The race has been postponed only twice in 13 years. Those years runners were given the option of running the race as rescheduled or free entry at a 5K that summer or free entry the next year.


I-79, exit 139. Follow the signs to Pricketts Fort State Park. Race site is 3 miles from the interstate on a lightly traveled county road.


Awards are presented as runners cross the finish line - no waiting around for an awards ceremony. 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+


Race news will be posted on LVMC Run to Read Half Marathon. The event has been postponed a week due to icy conditions on the rail trail only twice in 13 years. Weather related news & other race news will be posted on facebook. Should the race have to be postponed, this will be announced on facebook. There are no refunds for any reason.


Nearby motels: exit 137 Clarion, exit 133 Super 8, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, exit 132 Fairfield Inn, Red Roof Inn, Days Inn. All these are close to the interstate except for the Euro Suites.



Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.
Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.