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Location: Fairmont, WV US 26554 Directions
Type: Run Only
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Event Time Price Details
Run to Read Half Marathon
1:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Price increases after December 29, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
88 State Park Road
Prickett's Fort State Park
Fairmont, WV US 26554

Double out and back on 2 rail trails. The first trail, 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. The USATF certified course is ideal for a "pr". Long sleeve tech shirts & Finisher medals to the first 400 finishers/registrants. USATF sanctioned event. 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. Second year for 1pm start time. USATF sanctioned event. First race in MCPARC 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).


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

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.


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.