21st Annual Run to Read 5K

Fri July 26, 2019 Fairmont, WV US 26554 Directions

LVMC Run To Read 5K

7:00PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT
205 12th Street
12th Sreet Pool
Fairmont, WV US 26554

Welcome to the 21st Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (LVMC) Run to Read 5K! 

Run through beautiful Fairmont, West Virginia and relax afterwards with your family at the 12th street pool with food and drinks - included in the registration!  Registration at 6:00pm and race starts at 7:00pm.  

SWAG: Short sleeve tech shirts (open weave) and drawstring bags. USATF sanctioned.

Overall awards to top 3 females & top 3 males. Age group awards: female 12 & under (1), 13-15 (1), 16-19 (1), 20-29 (1), 30-39 (1), 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60 & over (1). Age group awards: male 12 & under (1), 13-15 (1), 16-19 (1), 20-29 (1), 30-39 (1), 40-49 (1), 50-59 (1), 60-69 (1), 70 & over (1).

Course Map - Start line near East-West Stadium. Rolling course through residential neighborhoods of Fairmont's west side. Finish line in front of 12th Street Pool entrance.  1 water stop and bathrooms available at the pool. 

$20 by 7/8/19, $25 afterwards
No refund for any reason including weather. 

All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Marion County, a United Way agency and a 501(c)(3) entity. LVMC provides free tutoring to adults and children in basic reading, math, ESL (English as a second language), GED preparation, computer basics & related subjects. LVMC is accredited by Pro Literacy Worldwide.

USATF sanctioned event. Marion County Police Reserves and the Fairmont City Police Dept. will provide traffic control.  Be sure to come race with us during our winter Run to Read Half Marathon in January (always a large turnout!). 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://runtoread.org/R2R5K/r2r5k.htm.

Race Contact Info

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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.

Literacy Volunteers of Marion County

Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (LVMC) was organized and incorporated in the late 1980's. LVMC is a United Way agency and a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. It is affiliated with Literacy West Virginia & with ProLiteracy Worldwide.

LVMC provides free one on one tutoring in a confidential and friendly setting. Adults and chidlren receive help with basic reading, math and English as a second language (ESL). Housed in the Marion County Adult & Community Education Center (MCACEC), LVMC accepts referrals from MCACEC's GED class.

LVMC holds another fundraiser, the Run to Read Half Marathon, in early January at Prickett's Fort State Park. All profits from both events go to LVMC and provide the organization with over a third of its annual revnue.

USATF Waiver Form

All participants will be required to fill out a USATF waiver form. Save some time during registration by printing out the waiver and completing beforehand. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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