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18th Annual Run to Read 5K

Fri July 29 2016
Location: Fairmont, WV US 26554 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
5K Run
7:00PM EDT
205 12th Street
12th Sreet Pool
Fairmont, WV US 26554

5K run at 7:00pm. Free & private post race pool party for runners, walkers & family members. Short sleeve tech shirts (open weave). USATF sanctioned. Lots of awards, lots of post race refreshments.  Benefits Literacy Volunteers of Marion County, a United Way agency and a 501(c)(3) entity.

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.

LCMC 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.