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Sunday, January 5, 2014 -- Fairmont, WV / Pricketts Fort State Park
9th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon (iPO Event Id#: 14851)

[Photos] [Overall Results] [Results by Class]

Coverage: [2006] [2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013]

2014 Registration

  • [ Register Online ] with runsignup or print [ Entry Form ] (pdf)

  • $25 by 11/5/13 . . . $30 by 12/30/13 . . . $40 after 12/30/13

  • Knit hat & gloves to first 400 registrants.

  • Packet Pickup . Race Day Registration

    Will be held Sunday (1/5/14) inside the old visitor's center at Prickett's Fort. The old visitor's center is located in the lower parking lot. Race day registration opens at 12:30 pm at the Fort on race day.

  • New this Year

    The pre & post race activities will be taking place in the old visitor's center in the lower parking lot & we're offering finisher medals.

  • Get any new info about the race and news including any weather related postponements on [ Facebook ]

2013 Run to Read Half Marathon photo by Julie Black.
iPlayOutside will be taking photos!
This 9th Annual event starts at 2:00 PM. Walkers are welcome (3 1/2-hour time limit). Race is chip timed. Awards to first 3 male & female finishers. Chili and other refreshments will be at Prickett's Fort following the race. Expected field size is 400.

Photos will be provided by iPlayOutside!

Course - [ View Race Map ]

Double out & back course, 1% grade. Starting on the paved Mcparc Trail running through the Meredith tunnel and back to Prickett's Fort. The first section is blacktop & is about 4.2 miles in length. The second section will be run on the Mon River Trail which is crushed limestone & the race will finish on this trail.

2013 Run to Read Half Marathon photo by Julie Black.
iPlayOutside will be taking photos!
Five water stops on course, one porta potty near the 7 & 11 mile marks.

Bathrooms in the building next to the new visitor's center will still be available. More bathrooms in the lower parking lot.

USATF certified course (certification code WV09010MS)

Age Divisions . Awards Breakdown

These are guaranteed.
Numbers may be increased if pre-registration totals warrant.

  • FEMALE runners

    Overall top 7 ... Age group (# of awards, no duplication)
    0-14 (1), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (4), 25-29 (5), 30-34 (4), 35-39 (4), 40-44 (4), 45-49 (4), 50-54 (3), 55-59 (1), 60-99 (1)

  • MALE runners

    Overall top 7 ... Age group (# of awards, no duplication)
    0-14 (1), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (2), 25-29 (4), 30-34 (3), 35-39 (3), 40-44 (5), 45-49 (2), 50-54 (4), 55-59 (2), 60-64 (1), 65-69 (1), 70-99 (1)

  • Walkers

    First 3 females and first 3 males overall receive awards. No age groups for walkers. Walker must announce their status as they cross the finish line

  • Finishers #300 & #400
    Will each receive an award regardless of gender; whether runner or walker.

Location . Directions

Prickett's Fort State Park
RR 3, Box 407
Fairmont, WV 26554

(phone) 304-363-3030

The park is located two miles from I-79 at Exit 139, north of Fairmont, West Virginia. Follow signs to the park. Parking is limited at the visitor's center. There is adequate parking available in the lower parking lot near the boat ramp.

Additional Information

Pictures by iPlayOutside (not volunteers). The snow date will be 1/12/14 & folks should call my home 304/825-6311, on 1/5/14 if they are unsure as to the race status. If no one answers, assume the race is on!

Interested in hosting an international runner? Read this pdf about how you can.


1. The Clarion Inn (located right off I-79, exit 137) is offering a special flat rate effective Saturday 1/5/13 and/or Sunday 1/6/13. The rate is $56 + tax. This applies for 1 to 4 occupants per room. Checkout time is noon but a later check out time may be negotiated depending upon how busy they are. Call 1-304-366-5500, ask for the business office and request the special rate for the half marathon.

2. Morgantown Euro-Suites Hotel (501 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV) is offering a 20% discount on 1/4/14 and/or 1/5/14.[ Reserve online ] or call 304-598-1000 and refer to the code RTRM to book at the special rate.


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

Special thanks to Marion County Parks and Recreation for all their help.

Timing and Results: Provided by Miles of Smiles Timing Services.

Start Date: 2014-01-05     Start Time: 2:00pm
Event Name: 9th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon- MCPARC #1
Location(s): Fairmont, WV 26554
Pricketts Fort State Park
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s): 13.1mi
Contact(s): Jim Woolfitt
   Phone: 304-366-6055
Affiliate(s): MCPARC Race Series
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