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Sunday, August 8, 2010 -- Morgantown, WV / Gene's Place, South Park
Gene's Run For Special Olympics WV - MAGP #7 (iPO Event Id#: 12703)

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24 Years Strong for SOWV

Story and Photos by Julie Black.

Genes Race
Family running fun. See more photos.
Genes Place has donated the proceeds from their 4-mile run to the Special Olympics West Virginia (SOWV) since their first race 24 years ago.

The SOWV serves more than 5,000 athletes from all over the state of WV who compete in 15 Olympics-type sports.

They hold four separate multi-day, state level competitions events and dozens of local and regional events throughout the year.

Athletes must participate in an 8-week training program before they can compete. SOWV has steadily grown from its humble beginnings as a single day sports camp held in Parkersburg back in 1968.

This Gene's 4-miler is part of the Morgantown Area Grand Prix (MAGP) Series, presented by the Morgantown Roadrunners/WV Track Club. This locals favorite, wound itself through the sleepy, summertime streets of South Park in Morgantown, WV.

Caleb Crosby - Genes Race
Caleb Crosby heads for the finish. See more photos.
Caleb Crosby of Uniontown, PA made the trip to claim the Morgantown win in 23:34. May 2010, he was 3rd in the Friendship Hill 5-Mile Trail Run, a Morgantown Adventure Sports Series event.

Local Adam Majot ran across for second in 24:18.

Britta Nelson was 3rd overall and the first female with a time of 25:34. Lindsey Wehseler claimed 7th overall and 2nd place for the women with a time of 26:54. Kristen Maraney (28:30) was the 3rd female.

The last race of the Morgantown Area Grand Prix (MAGP) is the September Stride 5K Run and Walk. Enjoy Friday the evening Pasta Dinner and Door Prizes, then race on Saturday, September 25, 2010.