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Run to Read Half Marathon

January 13, 2024

Fairmont, WV

Get ready to sprint through the pages of a thrilling adventure at the Run to Read Half Marathon in Fairmont, WV on January 13, 2024! Join us for a literary-inspired race that will leave you turning pages and reaching for your personal best. It's time to write your own chapter of running greatness!
Get ready to sprint through the pages of a thrilling adventure at the Run to Read Half Marathon in Fairmont, WV on January 13, 2024! Join us for a literary-inspired race that will leave you turning pages and reaching for your personal best. It's time to write your own chapter of running greatness!
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About The Run to Read Half Marathon

The Run to Read Half Marathon, held on January 13, 2024, in Fairmont, WV, is a captivating race that promises an unforgettable experience for all participants. This half marathon takes you on a double out and back journey along two scenic rail trails. The first leg, spanning approximately 5 miles, showcases the stunning beauty of the historic Meredith Tunnel, providing a sense of wonder and appreciation for the area’s rich heritage. As runners continue onto the second trail, the crushed limestone path offers breathtaking views of the Monongahela River, creating a picturesque backdrop throughout the race.

To commemorate their achievement, all finishers will receive a custom finisher memento, a cherished keepsake that embodies their accomplishment. Furthermore, early registrants before December 15, 2023, will receive a long sleeve tech shirt, ensuring they have a stylish and functional memento of their participation. However, even same-day registrants may have the opportunity to secure this limited edition apparel, so pre-registering online or via mail is highly recommended.

Aside from the race itself, runners will be treated to a post-race feast, indulging in an array of delectable foods to replenish their energy reserves. Additionally, the convenient 1pm start time allows participants ample time to prepare mentally and physically for the race, ensuring they can give their best effort on the course.

Fairmont, WV, is a city filled with charm and interesting sights. Known for its rich history and vast array of recreational activities, runners can enjoy exploring its vibrant arts scene, visiting the local museums, or taking part in outdoor adventures in the surrounding natural beauty. The weather in January is typically cool, making it a perfect time to run, as the crisp air invigorates the senses and propels runners forward.

Join us for the Run to Read Half Marathon in Fairmont, WV, and embark on an unforgettable journey through stunning landscapes and historic landmarks. Lace up your running shoes, feel the exhilaration of crossing the finish line, and know that by participating, you are supporting the Literacy Volunteers of Marion County, an organization dedicated to fostering education and empowerment in our community. Let your strides contribute to a noble cause while enjoying a truly remarkable race experience. Embrace the joy of running, as you become a part of something bigger than yourself. We can’t wait to see you there!

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