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Saturday, April 30, 2011 -- Elkins, WV / Kerens, WV
Catholic Charities West Virginia
Race for Hope Half Marathon +
5K Run/Walk
(iPO Event Id#: 13322)

[Overall Results] [Results by Class]

Register for 2011 . . . Print your [ Entry Form ]

    Long sleeve shirts for the half marathon, and tee shirts for the 5K runners and walkers are guaranteed for all who pre-register including those under 12 years of age. Availability limited on race day, so register early!

About . . . This 1st Annual event starts at 10:00 AM and will take place on the Allegheny Highlands Bike Trail north of Elkins, WV.

Refreshments will be provided following the races. Walkers are welcome for the half marathon (4-hour time limit). No separate awards for walkers. Expected field size is 150 racers.


Out and Back Race

The course is on rail trail, consisting of a smooth finely crushed stone surface. The 5K run/walk is flat and heads out to the south and back. The half marathon is out and back to the north and is mostly flat with a gradual rise in elevation of 260 total feet at the turn around and then down hill all the way back.

Start/Finish . . . 10:00 AM

The race will start and finish at the Elkins Speedway north of Elkins just a half mile from the Kerens Post Office. If the dirt (car) race track surface is dry, the start will include one lap around the 3/8 mile track to allow the field to spread out before turning onto the bike path. If conditions are wet, the race will start in the pit area and be completely on crushed stone surfaces. There are only small stretches of asphalt near the trail parking areas and where the trail crosses the highway. With either variation of the start the races will be the correct distances.

Water Stops Bathrooms

Five water stops for the half-marathon, one for the 5K. Ample porta-johns will be at the start area with one porta-john in the Montrose trailhead parking area at the 5 and 8 mile marks.

Awards . Age Divisions

The 5K awards will begin when all 5K runners/walkers are back. Half Marathon Awards will be given as winning runners in respective age groups pass the finish line.

  • Top 3 Male and Female Overall in both Half Marathon and 5K runs.

  • FEMALE Overall top 3 and Top 3 in age categories: under 19...20-29...30-39...40-49...50-59...over 60

    MALE Overall top 3 and Top 3 in age categories: under 19...20-29...30-39...40-49...50-59...over 60


Elkins Speedway
Half mile north of Kerens Post Office
Kerens, WV 26276 . . . [ Google Map ]


The speedway is located on US Route 219 north of Kerens, a half mile past the end of the four lane section of Corridor H. Turn right and travel 1⁄2 mile north towards Parson. Elkins Speedway will be on your left. There will be signs and plenty of parking.

Benefits Catholic Charities West Virginia

All proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities WVa Elkins Outreach Office. They are a United Way agency and provide Emergency Assistance to the most needy in Randolph County. They also serve their neighbors in need through their WellnessWorks Food Pantry. All monies raised will be matched through the Feinstein Challenge to fight hunger (

Start Date: 2011-04-30     Start Time: 10:00am
Event Name: Catholic Charities WV Race for Hope Half Marathon . 5K Run/Walk
Location(s): Elkins, WV 26241
Allegheny Highland Trail beginning at Elkins Motor Speedway
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s): 20.9K 13mi
Contact(s): Cindy Hammer
   Phone: 304-636-4875
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