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Miles of Smiles Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday November 16, 2014
Monongah, WV US 26554
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Events for this Race:

5K run

Start Time: 2:30pm EST
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Event Information
Paved out and back course on the West Fork Rail Trail. Fast & flat. Accurately measured. Awards 3 deep except as noted: female 1-14 (1,) 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-99
male 1-14 (1,) 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-99. One water stop at turnaround.

1/2 marathon

Start Time: 2:00pm EST
End Time: 5:00pm EST
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Event Information
Double out and back. Wheel measured course. Flat & fast. 95% paved. 3 water stops -7 opportunities for water. Awards presented as runners finish. Quality trophies to first 3 females & first 3 males. Age groups 3 deep except as noted: female 0-19 (1), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 (1), 60-99 (1), male 0-19 (1), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 (1), 70-99 (1) . Same course as last year- slightly revised following first year. Course crosses the West Fork of the Monongahela River on a restored railroad bridge.
Place
430 Bridge Street
Monongah, WV US 26554
Description

TWO VETERAN RUNNER/RACE DIRECTORS COMBINE to MAKE ONE MEMORABLE EVENT:

…LONG SLEEVE TECH SHIRTS– attractive art work –no advertising

…MEDALS to all half marathon finishers

…CHIP TIMING…3 hour time limit

…LOTS of food following race

Registration /packet pickup (12:30pm) & post race food at Monongah Town Hall. USATF sanctioned event.

$1 for every finisher goes to Monongah VFD.

Both half marathon and 5K are part of the MCPARC race series.

 

 

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Awards

Trophies to top 3 females in half marathon & to top 3 males in half marathon. Awards for age groups 3 deep except as noted: female 0-19 (1), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 (1), 60-99 (1) male 0-19 (1), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 (1), 70-99 (1)

Trophies to top 3 females in 5K & to top 3 males in 5K. Awards for age groups 3 deep except as noted: female 0-14 (1), 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-99 male 0-14 (1), 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-99

No duplication in either event

 

County

Marion

Event start time

Half marathon 2 pm

5K 2:30 pm

Expected field size

Half marathon 200

5K  100

Mail entry to

Jim Woolfitt

205 Sunnyview Acres Ln.

Farmington, WV 26571 

Make checks payable to

Miles of Smiles Timing Services 

Perks

Long sleeve tech shirts with little or no advertising. Availabilty limited on race day. Finisher medals in half marathon. 

Place

West Fork Rail Trail

Refreshments

At Monongah Town Hall afterwards. Soup, sandwiches, baked goods, fruit. Lots of food.  The town hall is close to the finish line.

Walkers

Walker friendly with 3 hour time limit in half marathon.  No separate awards for walkers.

Water stops / aid stations

Seven opportunites for water in half marathon. One water stop at 5K turnaround for 5K entrants. Bathrooms at the town hall. At least one porta potty on the course.

Additional information

Both races will be chip timed using disposable chips. iPlayOutside will take & post pictures. Results will be posted at smileymiles.com. Follow this event on facebook for news andupdates.

Course descriptions

Both races feature level rail trail courses. Both courses are closed to traffic. Half marathon starts on dirt road and aprroximately 7/10's of a mile out turns onto rail trail. Double out and back. Half marathon turn around area is dirt surface. (Turnaround will be before the hill again this year.) 90% paved. 5K is out and back on paved portion of rail trail.  

Directions

 

From the north - Morgantown, Pittsburgh, etc.:

Take I-79 to exit 132, get in the right lane to US 250 towards Fairmont. Travel .8 mile and turn left on Holbert Road, County Road 250/20. Go 1.2 miles and turn left at the 3 way stop on the Old Monongah Road / County Road 56. Travel .7 mile and at another 3 way stop, turn right and cross the bridge. Go another .7 mile. Total distance from I-79 to the race site is about 3.4 miles.

From the south - Clarksburg, Charleston, etc.

Take I-79 to exit 132, get in the left lane to US 250 towards Fairmont. Travel 1.1 miles and turn left on Holbert Road, County Road 250/20. Go 1.2 miles and turn left at the 3 way stop on the Old Monongah Road / County Road 56. Travel .7 mile and at another 3 way stop, turn right and cross the bridge. Go another .7 mile. Total distance from I-79 to the race site is about 3.7 miles.

Local runners coming from Fairmont – take US 19 to Monongah. Turn left at the Monongah Middle School by the sign for the West Fork Rail Trail. Turn left at the bottom of the hill and cross the bridge.

 

Local runners coming from Shinnston – take US 19 to Monongah. Turn right at the Monongah Middle School by the sign for the West Fork Rail Trail. Turn left at the bottom of the hill and cross the bridge.

GPS users

Set your GPS for 430 Bridge Street, Monongah, WV.

 

 

 

Lodging

The Morgantown Euro - Suites is offering a 20% discount on either Saturday, Nov 15 and / or Sunday, Nov. 16.


https://res.windsurfercrs.com/bbe/page1.aspx?pcode=11877&propertyid=9257&rate=MOS&CheckIn=11/15/2014 

Lodging

Morgantown Euro Suites - ask for discount for this event Miles of Smiles Marathon (that's a typo)

Clarion Inn exit 137

Super 8 exit 133

Holiday Inn Express exit 133

Packet Pickup/ Late Registration

Monongah Town Hall, 410 Bridge Street

Located 1 block from start & finish

Packet pickup / late registration will start at 12:30 pm 

Contact

Jim Woolfitt run2read@yahoo.com 304 825 6311

or

Herb Cratty bonnherb@yahoo.com 724 758 2506  

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