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Saturday, June 20, 2009 -- Fairmont, WV / Marion County Adult Ed Center
11th Annual Run to Read Races (iPO Event Id#: 12070)
15K and 5K Runs, 5K race walk, and 1.5 mile fun run/walk

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

Coverage: [1999] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006] [2007] [2008]

All Race Details . . . can be found at

Sign-Up Today! [Entry Form] (pdf file)

Go to the Run to Read 15K Web Site
Go to the Run to Read 15K Web Site
This event was established in 1999. It benefits the Literacy Volunteers of Marion County. The USATF Certified course features two loops through the rolling residential areas of Fairmont.

Race Coverage: Photos, recap, and results will be posted here on

  • 7:30 a.m. 15K Run (packet pickup & late registration 6:30- 7:25 a.m.)

  • 9:15 a.m. 5K Run, 5K race walk & 1 1/2 Mile Fun Run/Walk (packet pickup & late registration 6:30-9:10 a.m.)

Fun: LOTS of refreshments & random prizes, Hoops catered hot dogs "Bobble head" awards. Runners are rewarded with a variety of post race food and refreshments at the Marion County Adult Education Center and free swimming for runners and their families at the city pool.

  • 15K COURSE is a USATF certified course (WV02011PR - 15K USATF map). The course is a double loop course with out & back dog leg and 110 feet elevation gain/loss.

  • 5K COURSE is a USATF certified course (WV02010PR - 5K USATF map). The course is a double loop course and 30 feet net elevation gain/loss.

Timing: Provided by Miles of Smiles Timing

The Mission: All proceeds of the Run to Read Races benefit Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (a United Way Agency). Literacy Volunteers exists to provide free tutoring to adults and children of Marion county. Subjects include reading, math, English as a second language, computer basics and GED preparation. Tutoring is provided in a friendly one-on-one, learner/tutor setting. We have tutoring sites in Mannington and Fairmont and offer day and evening sessions. LVM is accredited by ProLiteracy America.

Start Date: 2009-06-20     Start Time: 7:30am
Event Name: Run to Read Races
Location(s): Fairmont, WV 26554
Marion County Adult Ed Center
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s): 5K 15K 1.5mi
Contact(s): Iva Marion
Comments: 15K run, 5K run, 5K walk, 1.5mi fun run
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