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Saturday, August 19, 2000 -- Parkersburg, WV
Parkersburg Half Marathon
USAT & F Men's and Women's Half Marathon Championship

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No Entries on Race Day & No Refunds!

WHEN: Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 8:00 AM

WHERE: at 3rd & Juliana Streets, Parkersburg, WV
See the Parkersburg Visitors Bureau for the detailed location.

RACE TIMES:

  • 7:45 AM - Pre-Race Instructions
  • 7:50 AM - Wheelchair Start
  • 8:00 AM - Half Marathon Begins
  • 10:30 AM - Official End of the Half Marathon
  • Runners may finish after 10:30 AM, but the course will be open to vehicular traffic.

ENTRY FEES:

  • $3.00 discount to members of the River City Runners if postmarked by July 31, 2000
  • $17.00 - If postmarked by July 31, 2000
  • $24.00 - If postmarked between August 1 and August 18, 2000
  • The entry fee entitles you to attend the Pre-Race Pasta Dinner on Friday, August 18, and the Pizza Luncheon on Saturday, August 19, 2000.
REGISTRATION:
Packet pick-up and late registration will be located in the Municipal Building, 2nd Floor, 2nd and Market streets entrance, from 2:00 - 9:00 PM on Friday 8/18/00. Registrations will not be taken after 9:00 PM. Packets can also be picked up at the same location on Saturday morning from 6:00 - 7:30 AM. You can also register online at www.ccmh.org

RACE WALK RULES:

  • Contact with ground must maintained at all times
  • The supporting leg must be staight at the knee from the moment of the foot contact with the ground until it passes under the body.
COURSE:
The Parkersburg Half Marathon isn't run on the typical West Virginia course that features long, steep hills. With Parkersburg's location on the West Virginia-Ohio border, the terrain bears closer resemblance to the land in southeastern Ohio. While the course includes a few hills, the inclines are gradual and short in distance.

The Race Begins in downtown Parkersburg. The rolling course will then take you out of the city and into the scenic surroundings of West Virginia before looping back into the commercial area. You will finish the race to the cheers of thousands of spectators lined up on Market Street prior to the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival Parade.

TEAM COMPETITION:
For more information, or to obtain a team application, call (304) 424-2786 or write to:
P.O. Box 718
Parkersburg, WV 26102-0718
The Deadline for the team applications is August 1, 2000. There will be NO Exceptions!

AWARDS: Trophies supplied by: Schott Scientific Glass, Inc.

Clydesdale Division -
Four categories are offered in this event: Men 185 - 199 pounds, Men 200 - 214 pounds, Men 215+ pounds, and Women 145+ pounds.

Competitors will be divided into two age groups: age 40 and under, and 41+. trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. All participants must be weighed at the Registration Area, 2nd floor, Municipal Building on Friday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., or on Saturday morning from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

Men and women will compete in separate divisions in the masters, wheelchair, and age group categories. Identical awards will be presented to men and women.

U.S. MEN AND WOMEN:
1st - $6,000, 2nd - $4,000, 3rd - $3,000, 4th - $1,500 5th - $1,200, 6th - $850, 7th - $700, 8th - $500, 9th - $400, 10th - $325

USATF TEAMS:
1st - $500, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300

M & F WHEELCHAIR:
1st - $600, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $200

M & F MASTERS:
1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250, 4th - $150, 5th - $100

13 - M & F: AGE GROUPS
1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd - $50, 4th - $25, 5th - Trophy

AGE DIVISIONS:
16 & Under**, 17-19*, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

*Are not eligible for prize money in age division.
**Must be 12 years old to run the Half Marathon.

The first West Virginia resident and the first Wood/Washington County resident in each age group to cross the finish line will receive a trophy. Only athletes who do not win prize money will be eligible for these trophies. These winners, along with the Clydesdale winners, will be listed in the results booklet. The trophies will be mailed to the winners.

AWARDS CEREMONY:
The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Smoot Theatre, 213 5th Street at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

PRE-RACE PASTA DINNER:

Friday Night...

An outstanding feature of this event is the Expo and Pre-Race Pasta Dinner Friday evening. The dinner will be held at the Bureau of Public Debt Cafeteria at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets. Please indicate your dinner time preference on your entry form.

Saturday After The Race...

There will also be a POST-RACE PIZZA LUNCHEON courtesy of Domino's Pizza, also served at the Public Debt Cafeteria from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM following the Half-Marathon finish. The luncheon is covered in the Half-Marathon Race fee, but you must present your race number for admission. The cost for guests is $5.00, children five & under are $3.00.

RUNNER'S EXPO & CLINIC:
Many prominent running apparel and equipment vendors will be exhibiting their products at our runners' expo, beginning at noon on Friday of race weekend, and continuing through mid-afternoon on Saturday. A question and answer period with our elite athletes will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the Parkersburg City Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, 2nd and Market Streets.

CHILD CARE:
Parkersburg Day Nursery, located at 1021 Market street, will provide care for runners' children on Saturday, August 19, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon. A snack will be served. Cost will be $3.00 per child, per hour. For reservations, call Tina Taylor, Director, at (304) 422-0862.

LODGING:
The Parkersbrug Half Marathon is proud to recognize the Blennerhassett Hotel as it's official race headquarters! This historic hotel is located one block above the Public Dept. Building and is most accessable to all of the race activities.
Blennerhassett Hotel
4th & Market Steets
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 422-3131 (in West Virginia)
(800) 262-2536 (outside WV)

Lodging reservations should be made as early as possible!

MEDIA COVERAGE:
There will be extensive statewide and national print and electronic media coverage. The race will be carried live on WLTP radio. Watch for same-day race coverage scheduled to air locally on WTAP-TV and regional FOX network. Check local listings for time and date.

To view the RACE SPONSORS click HERE.


TITLE: Parkersburg Half Marathon
EVENTS: 1/2 Marathon
WHEN: Sat, 19 Aug
WHERE: Parkersburg, WV
CONTACT: Bob Martin (304) 424-2786
Louie Haer
COMMENTS: YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS RACE!
USAT & F Men's and Women's Half Marathon Championship