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July 26, 2019 # 21

5K run at 7:00pm. Free & private post race pool party for runners, walkers & family members. Short sleeve tech shirts (open weave). USATF sanctioned. Lots of awards, lots of post race refreshments.  Benefits Literacy Volunteers of Marion County, a United Way agency and a 501©(3) entity.


Directions from I-79 (north & south) exit 136. Go north on WV 273 (Gateway Connector) toward downtown Fairmont, At the bottom of the hill turn left on WV 310. Travel 310 across the 3rd Street Bridge to Fairmont Ave. / US 250. Nine blocks to 12th St. Set gps for 205 12th St., Fairmont, WV.

Literacy Volunteers of Marion County

Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (LVMC) was organized and incorporated in the late 1980’s. LVMC is a United Way agency and a 501©(3) tax exempt organization. It is affiliated with Literacy West Virginia & with ProLiteracy Worldwide.

LCMC provides free one on one tutoring in a confidential and friendly setting. Adults and chidlren receive help with basic reading, math and English as a second language (ESL). Housed in the Marion County Adult & Community Education Center (MCACEC), LVMC accepts referrals from MCACEC’s GED class.

LVMC holds another fundraiser, the Run to Read Half Marathon, in early January at Prickett’s Fort State Park. All profits from both events go to LVMC and provide the organization with over a third of its annual revnue.


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Mile Run

July 26, 2019 (Friday) - 18:30
1 miles
Road Solo

Wheel measured one mile course on the streets surrounding the 12th Street Pool. Awards to first 5 females & to first 5 males. Event will be timed by the Runner’s High. Results will be live. Ideal for veteran runner seeking “mile race” or as “fun run” for kids. No age group awards.

5K Run

July 26, 2019 (Friday) - 19:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo

Single loop wheel measured course – USATF certification pending. One water stop. Overall awards to first 5 females & first 5 males. Age group awards: female 12 & under (3), 13-15 (2), 16-19 (2), 20-29 (2), 30-39 (2), 40-49 (3), 50 & over (1) . Age group awards: male 12 & under (2), 13-15 (2), 16-19 (1), 20-29 (2), 30-39 (2), 40-49 (2), 50-59 (2), 60-69 (1), 70 & over (1). 5K takes Virginia Ave to 10 St., then over to Gaston Ave & down to Fourth Street. Comes back on Gaston Ave/ Farms Dr. to 12th St.

5K Race Walk

July 26, 2019 (Friday) - 19:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo

Same course as 5K run. One water stop. Awards to first 5 female finishers and to the first male finishers. No age groups. If entering this event, please refrain from running, jogging and “jog walking”.

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