4.5 miles of blacktop
8.6 miles of crushed limestone
|Event start time:||2:00pm|
|Place:||Prickett’s Fort State Park|
|Entry Fees:||$20 by 12/6/12, $25 by 1/2/13, $30 after 1/2/13|
|Packet Pickup / Late Registration:||Will be held Sunday (1/7/13) inside the visitor’s center at Prickett’s Fort.|
|Race Day Registration:||Open at 12:30pm at the Fort on race day|
|Make Checks Payable To:||Literacy Volunteers of Marion County|
|Mail Entry Form To:||LVMC
601 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
601 Locust Ave.,
Fairmont, WV 26554
evenings & weekends 304/825-6311
|Email Address:||[email protected]|
|Age Divisions/Awards:||2013 Age divisions and awards breakdown (PDF file)|
|Perks:||Knit hat & gloves to first 400 registrants.|
|Refreshments:||Chili & the usual refreshments found at our summer event.
Refreshments will be at Prickett’s Fort following the race.
|Water Stops / Aid Stations:||5 water stops.
Bathrooms in the building next to the vistor’s center.
More bathrooms in the lower parking lot.
One porta potty near the 7 & 11 mile marks.
|Course Description:||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 ths trail. USATF sanctioned.
USATF certified course (certification code WV09010MS)
|Walkers:||Walkers are welcome.
4-hour time limit.
Awards to first 3 female finishers & first 3 male finishers
note : visitor’s center – location for post race food also closes 4 hours after race starts.
|Directions To Start/Finish:||3 miles from I-79, exit 139.
Follow the signs to Prickett’s Fort State Park.
|Lodging:||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. Call 1-304-366-5500, ask for the business office and request the special rate for the half marathon.|
|Expected Field Size:||400|
|Sponsors:||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.
|Additional Info:||Pictures by iPlayOutside (not volunteers). Snow date will be Sunday 1/13/13 at 2pm. Call 304/825-6311 the morning of 1/6/13 if in doubt. If no one answers, assume the race is on! The race will be chip timed.
NOTE: Parking will be limited at the visitor’s center but there will be adequate parking available in the lower parking lot near the boat ramp.
Timing and results by Miles of Smiles Timing Services, including chip timing mats at the start & finish.
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