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19th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon

January 13, 2024

Fairmont, WV

Get ready to sprint through the pages of a thrilling running adventure! The 19th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon is coming to Fairmont WV on January 13, 2024. Lace up your imagination and embark on a booktastic journey that will leave you flipping the pages of excitement!
Get ready to sprint through the pages of a thrilling running adventure! The 19th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon is coming to Fairmont WV on January 13, 2024. Lace up your imagination and embark on a booktastic journey that will leave you flipping the pages of excitement!
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About The 19th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon

The 19th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon is set to take place on January 13, 2024, in the picturesque city of Fairmont, WV. This race offers a unique experience as it takes runners on a double out and back on two beautiful rail trails. The first section, approximately 5 miles long, winds through the historic and restored Meredith Tunnel, providing a scenic and exhilarating start to the race. The second trail, made of crushed limestone, offers a breathtaking view of the Monongahela River, enhancing the overall beauty of the course.

Participants in the Run to Read Half Marathon can expect to receive long sleeve tech shirts, provided they register by December 15th, 2023. Additionally, all finishers will be presented with a custom finisher memento, ensuring a lasting memory of their accomplishment.

Aside from the race itself, runners can enjoy watching hour-long videos from past races on YouTube, and stay updated on race news through the event’s Facebook page. The race awards will be presented as runners finish, and plenty of post-race food will be available to refuel and celebrate.

The Run to Read Half Marathon is not only a thrilling athletic event but also supports a worthy cause. The event benefits the Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (LVMC), a United Way agency dedicated to providing free one-on-one tutoring in reading, math, and English as a second language (ESL) for both adults and children.

As for the weather, January in Fairmont, WV is typically cool with average temperatures ranging from 20°F to 40°F (-6°C to 4°C). Runners can expect a refreshing and invigorating running experience in the crisp winter air.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind half marathon, where you can challenge yourself while supporting a fantastic cause. So, lace up your running shoes and get ready to race through historic tunnels, admire scenic river views, and make a difference in the community. Don’t miss out on the 19th Annual Run to Read Half Marathon in Fairmont, WV – an event that truly combines athleticism, adventure, and philanthropy in one race!

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