Mean Tyke

Races 2009


These are races that I find interesting, for one reason or another. They might be close to my home (Huntington, WV), they might be races I enter every year, they might be races I've run in the past, they might be races I'd like to attend, but, haven't gotten around to. The list might include road races, cross-country races, trail runs, track meets, and God knows what else.

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January 2009



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April 2009



May 2009


  • 9th Sat. 9:00am...Run for Hope 5K...1 mile fun run...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park, shelter near 12th Street...contact Nick Haser at 304-382-7813 or email john_haser@yahoo.com ... click http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/May/RunForHope5K.htm for a link to an online entry form. By the way, you'll need to be running Windows to see the entry form, because, the entry form displays on a Windows based browser, does not display on Linux and I don't know if it displays on Mac.
  • 15th Fri. 6:30pm...Sundown Showdown...2 mile run/walk...Charleston, WV, Magic Island & Kanawha Blvd., where you exit I64 for the Civic Center (Virginia St.)...phone 304-348-6860 or email wk@tallmantrackclub.com...info at http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/...this is the second race of the Summer Speed Series
  • 16th Sat. 9:00am...The Dirty Dog 15K Trail Run...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest...phone Daniel Todd at 304-741-3531, email dantoddruns@gmail.com...for info, click on http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2009/05/11721.html
  • 16th Sat. 8:00am...River Run 2009...7 mile run/walk... Greenup Dam, Ohio side, Kenyon Rd. (dam access road), just south of Wheelersburg, OH... email Aaron Reed at sciotodalepastor@juno.com or phone him at 1-740-352-5512 or phone Shawn at 1-740-357-0191...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/May/RiverRunInfoFormMay16.htm for info and a printable entry blank. If you aren't running windows and can't display the entry blank, click here for a pdf of same...
  • 16th Sat. 8:00am...Chick-Fil-A 10K Road Race...Parkersburg, WV, Parkersburg High School, 2010 Dudley Avenue...Contact: Chip Allman : 304-428-7202 or emailrunchiprun@hotmail.com...For info and a downloadable entry form go to the River Cities Runners racing calendar at http://www.rivercityrunners.com/2009_race_calendar.htm...This is a return to the race that turned into the Mountain State Classic and became the W.Va. 10k Championship Road Race. Starts and finishes at the high school. It is, once again, the RRCA WV State 10K Championship Race.
  • 30th Sat. 9:00am...West Virginia Rainbow Run...5K run/walk & 1 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Covenant House, 600 Shrewsbury Street...phone Jeff Crist at 304-344-8053 ext 18, or email jcrist@wvcovenanthouse.org...web site with downloadable entry blank: http://www.wvrainbowrun.com
  • 30th, Sat. 9:00am...3rd Annual Drew's Day 5K...5k run/walk...Saint Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station St. on the Loop...call Suzie Humphreys at 304-766-0383 or email lhumphreys@kcs.kana.k12.wv.us or email Susan Nelsen at scredh@msn.com...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/May/DrewsDay5K.htm for more info and a downloable entry blank.
  • 30th Sat. 8:00am...South Point Band 5K Run for Gold...South Point, OH, South Point Park, 408 2nd Street West, South Point, Ohio...phone Jeff Green, Booster President, at 740-894-7024 after 7:30pm or email herdmufan1@zoominternet.net or email southpointbandboosters@hotmail.com ...Click http://southpointband.com/5krace.html for info and link to a downloadable entry form and a link to the last two years' results at the bottom of the page.
  • 30th Sat. 8:30am...Faith Runners "Moon a Doctor" 5K...5K run/walk and kid's fun run...Paintsville, KY, James Trimble Boulevard, Johnson County Health Department...phone Jamison Salyer at 606-367-3173... click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/May/MoonaDoctor5K.htm for more info and a downloadable entry form.
  • 30th Sat. 8:00am...Emmanuel Baptist Church Fitness Day 5K Run...volleyball, 5K run, 5K walk, horseshoes, corn hole, etc...Charleston, WV, 1401 Washington Street West, Emmanueal Baptist Church...phone Mary McCormick at 304-342-4988 or email mary@emmanuel-baptist.com or email info@emmanuel-baptist.com Their web site will get you to info on entering, and such, but, the route in is convoluted and circuitous (took me ten minutes to find), so, I'll give you as direct a link as I can find. Click on this http://joomla.emmanuel-baptist.com/index.php/fitness-day When you arrive, you will find a line that reads "Download a registration form here." Well, don't believe everything that you read. When you click on said line, it will take you to a pdf that tells you to phone or email for an entry. If you want to attend, then, make that call.

June 2009


  • 6th Sat. 9:00am...2009 Beat Beethoven 5K Fun Run/Walk...Charleston (Kanawha City) WV, University of Charleston, Maccorkle Avenue SE, Riggleman Hall...contact Katie L. Hoffman, Esq., by phone at 304-357-9967 or by email at katie.hoffman@dinslaw.com...click http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2009/06/12080.html for info and downloadable entry blank...symphony web site http://www.wvsymphony.org/
  • 6th Sat. 8:00am...West Virginia 5K Championship...Huntington, WV, Veteran's Memorial Boulevard and 9th Street, behind Pullman Square...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/WV5K/ for info and a downloadable entry blank.
  • 6th Sat 8:00am...Wood Festival Run...5K run/walk...Grantsville, WV, in front of court house to Wayne Underwood Field via Leaf Bank...phone Gaylen Duskey at 304-354-7227 or email realfang@citlink.net OR phone Melinda Fitzwater at 304-354-6148 or email mfitzwat@access.k12.wv.us...Their web site is http://www.calhounrunners.org/. Don't be fooled when you get the prompt "PAGE NOT FOUND", because it works just fine. Click on the race schedule. From there, click on the race you find interesting and you will get more info and a downloadable entry blank.
  • 13th Sat. 8:30am...32nd Annual Kiwanis Run By the River...10K run, 5K run, 5K walk, wheelers...Russell, KY, next to the Super Quik at the old Russell Central School on Bellefonte Street, near the foot of the Ironton-Russell bridge...phone Tim Gearhart, Race Director, at 740-532-0932 or email timgearhart@bright.net...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/June/RunbyTheRiver.htm for more info and a downloadable entry blank. If you are not running Windows and cannot display the entry blank, then, click here for a pdf of same.
  • 13th Sat. 8:00am...2009 Run With a Cop...5K run/walk...Charleston - Kanawha City, WV, WVU Medical Building, 31st Street, behind CAMC Memorial Hospital...contact Cheryl Gaynor at 304-348-8008 or email cheryl.gaynor@cityofcharleston.org or Charleston Parks & Rec. at 304-348-6860 or email wk@tallmantrackclub.org ...click http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2009/06/11997.html for info. Groups and corporate comepetition encouraged. This is the third race in the Tallman Tack Club's Spring/Summer Speed Series.
  • 13th, Sat. 8:30am...Cecil Jarvis Greater Clarksburg 10K...Clarksburg, WV...10K run, 2 mile run/walk and Kids K...phone 304-624-4100 or email 10krun@greaterclarksburg10k.org...go to their web site, http://www.greaterclarksburg10k.org/, for more info and a downloadable entry form. This is the WV 10K State Championship.
  • 13th Sat. 7:00am...Hatfield & McCoy Marathon and Half Marathon...Goody, KY, Food City Food Stores parking lot...contact David Hatfield, President of the Tug Valley Roadrunners Club, at (606)625-5092 or email tvrrc@hotmail.com...see the web site at http://www.hatfieldmccoymarathon.com/ for pages of info and your choice of online entry or downloadable entry forms
  • 20th Sat 9:00am...Appalachian Classic 5K...5K run/walk...Mount Zion, WV, Calhoun County Park....phone Gaylen Duskey at 304-354-7227 or email realfang@citlink.net OR phone Melinda Fitzwater at 304-354-6148 or email mfitzwat@access.k12.wv.us...Their web site is http://www.calhounrunners.org/. Don't be fooled when you get the prompt "PAGE NOT FOUND", because it works just fine. Click on the race schedule. From there, ckick on the race you find interesting and you will get more info and a downloadable entry blank. This is the third race in the Calhoun Cup Series.
  • 20th Sat. 7:30am and 9:15am...Eleventh Annual Run to Read Races 15K/5K...Fairmont, WV, Marion County Adult Ed Center...15K run at 7:30am, 5K race walk, 5K run, 1.5 mile fun run/walk at 9:15am...email Iva Marion at ivamarion@hotmail.com...web site http://www.runningintheusa.com/run2read/ with a printable entry blank...also info at http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2009/06/12070.html
  • 20th Sat. 8:30am...Run for Your Life 5 Mile Run - Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off...Charleston, WV, Haddad Riverfront Park...phone 304-345-4615 or contact Jim Harlan at 304-357-4615 or email jimharlan@suddenlink.net...click on http://www.smokeonthewater.org/events/events.html for info and a downlodable entry blank.
  • 20th Sat. 6:00am...Highlands Sky Trail Run...near Davis, WV, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Rt 32...40 mile trail run...contact Dan Lehmann 304-924-5835...web site http://www.wvmtr.org/events/highlands-sky-40m-trail-run/
  • 20th Sat. 9:00am...Santas Summer 5k and Elf Walk...Piketon, OH, 1414 Piketon Rd., Piketon High School...contact Larry Travis at pcsou61@hotmail.com or phone 740-352-8582
  • 27th, Sat. 8:00am...14th Annual Super Quik 5K Race...5K race & 50 yard Kids Fun Run sprint...Flatwoods, KY, Super Quik, 1200 Bellefonte Road, at the Flatwoods City Building parking lot...phone 606-836-9641...for web site and entry blank, go to http://www.superquik.net/ and click on What's Happening...packet pick-up and late registration will be on Friday 6/26 from 5:00to 7:30pm and on race day from 7:00 to 7:55am at the Flatwoods Super Quik Office...an amazing goodie bag and fantastic after race treats.
  • 27th, Sat. 8:00am...WV Troops to Teachers 5K Run/Walk...Charleston, WV, Coonskin Park...phone Robert Mellace at 800-982-2378...web site http://wvde.state.wv.us/troopstoteachers/events.php for info and entry blank...registration is free (how long since you've seen that?)
  • 27th, Sat. 8:00am...St Albans Riverfest 5K Run/1Mile Walk...St. Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...contact Jim Hanshaw at 304-539-2326 or 304-727-2251 or email jlhanshaw1959@suddenlink.net...For more info and a printable entry blank, go to the web site http://www.saintalbansriverfest.com/riverfest/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=53 I cannot verify the web site's complete url, because, I get the response that their bandwidth has been exceeded. If you can get on the saintalbansriverfest.com site, at all, you should be able to track down the info you need. Jim Hanshaw tells me that everything is pretty much the same as last year, except that heavywights will have to weigh in.

July 2009



August 2009


  • 1st, Sat. 7:00pm...The Debbie Green 5K...Wheeling, WV, Heritage Port... run/walk...Ron Green phone 740-859-0704...email: RonGreen@DebbieGreen5K.com ... web site http://www.debbiegreen5k.com has online registration and downloadable entry forms.
  • 1st, Sat. 9:00am...Make A Miracle 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run... Charleston, WV, Coonskin Park Amphitheatre...for Children's Therapy Clinic, phone Mary Beth Casdorph at 304-342-9515 or email CTCRunner@AOL.com...info and downloadable entry blank at http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2009/08/12170.html and again at http://www.childrenstherapyclinic.com/...The latter, however, requires that you be able to open and print a MS Word doc file, which won't be a problem for most of you.
  • 1st, Sat. 9:00am...Kids Try-A-Triathlon...Beech Fork Lake, 9 miles south of Huntington, WV...Web site http://www.healthyhuntington.org/ has additional info, including online entry and downloadable entry blank. Click on "Kids Try-A-Triathlon, on the left side of the page...Entry forms also available at Jeff's Bicycle Shop at 8th Street and 6th Avenue, in Huntington and Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington.
  • 2nd Sun. 8:00am...7th Annual St. Mary's Medical Center Tri-State Triathlon and Duathlon...Beech Fork Lake, 9 miles south of Huntington, WV...web site http://www.healthyhuntington.org/ has additional info, including online entry via active.com. If you want to use a paper entry blank, please, keep in mind that they charge $10 extra to process the paper work. There is no mention, on the above-mentioned web site, about where to get paper entry blanks to send in via snail-mail.
  • 2nd Sun. 9:00 am...Diamond Electric 5K Run/Walk...AS NEAR AS I CAN TELL, THIS RACE IS NO MORE, IS DEFUNCT, HAS GONE BELLY-UP. This, in spite of the fact that the dedicated phone number from last year still plays the same recording. It also gives the same web site, which no longer exists. It appears to be a boilerplate recording.
  • 8th Sat. 8:00am...Thomas Memorial Hospital's Road Cruise...5k run and 5k walk... Saint Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...contact Paige Johnson, phone 304-766-3707, email paige.johnson@thomaswv.org... downloadable entry form can be found through the web site http://www.thomaswv.org/ where info is listed under "News & Events" and an entry blank can be had by clicking on the Road Cruise logo in the middle of the page.
  • 14th Fri. 7:00pm...3rd Annual Shawnee State Cross Country Alumni 5K...5K cross country race on grass...Portsmouth, OH, Earl Thomas Conley Park...email Eric Putnam at eputnam@shawnee.edu or phone 740-351-3604
  • 15th Sat 9:00am...Hotter Than Heck Run (Why Am I Doing This To Myself?)...5K run/walk...Mount Zion, WV, Calhoun County Park....phone Gaylen Duskey at 304-354-7227 or email realfang@citlink.net OR phone Melinda Fitzwater at 304-354-6524 or email mfitzwat@access.k12.wv.us or email melindafitzwater@hotmail.com or email calhounrunners@citlink.net...Their web site is http://www.calhounrunners.org/. Don't be fooled when you get the prompt "PAGE NOT FOUND", because it works just fine. Click on the race schedule. From there, click on the race you find interesting and you will get more info and a downloadable entry blank. They love walkers.
  • 15th Sat 8:00am...4th Annual Run For the Health of It/Walk for the Health of It...5K run/walk...Hurricane, WV, at the Wave Pool...phone Rev. Charley Bowen at 304-550-3260 or email topyouthpastor@aol.com...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/August/RunForTheHealthOfIt.htm for more info and an entry form.
  • 22nd Sat 9:00am...16th Annual Dream Run...5K run, 2 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest...phone Debbie Poe at 304-768-5700 ext.22 or email debdpoe@yahoo.com...click here for a race brochure which includes info and an entry blank or click here for an easier-to-print single sided entry blank...Sponsored by the Kanawha Valley Chapter of Credit Unions. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater PA and Southern WV.
  • 22nd Sat. 8:00 am...Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon...half marathon, two mile run, kids races on the 23rd...Parkersburg, WV...phone Melissa Decker at 304-485-1891 ext 459 or email halfmarathon@newsandsentinel.com or email Chip Allman at runchiprun@hotmail.com or phone 304-580-1173... web site: http://www.newsandsentinelhalfmarathon.com/...Again, this year, this will be the RRCA National Half Marathon Championship race.
  • 22nd Sat 9:00am...2009 Buckeye Run 5K...5K run/walk...Portsmouth, OH, Damon's on Second St...run on the streets of Portsmouth...contact Amanda Canary-Watkins at 740-727-9097 or email missohiousa2001@yahoo.com...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/August/2009BuckeyeRun.htm for more info and a downloadable entry blank.
  • 29th Sat. 6:30pm...Run for the Health of It WV...5K run/walk...Hurricane, WV, at the Wave Pool...phone Rebekah Greene @ 304-610-7765 or email reachpersonalfitness@yahoo.com...click here for a race flyer...click here for an entry blank...If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, then click here for info.
  • 29th Sat 8:00am...CANCELED...3rd Annual Crew Community Church 5K Run/Walk...CANCELED... Huntington, WV, Ninth St. & Third Ave., Pullman Square...email Christina Bailey at tcbailey7123@msn.com... web site with an rather awkward un-obvious online entry http://crew5k.eventbrite.com/ Near the top of the page, the section that says "Ticket Information", is the online entry area. If you prefer to mail in your entry, then, click here for an entry blank or pick one up at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington. CANCELED Race starts on Third Avenue, at Pullman Square, runs west to Seventh Street, south to Fifth Avenue, east to Twentieth Street, north to Third Avenue and west to finish back at Pullman. All four turns are left turns. There is a short ess curve on Third Avenue at Thirteenth Street. CANCELED

September 2009


  • 4th Fri. 6:15pm...CDR FREE Children's's Fun Run...Charleston, WV, at the State Capitol front steps on Kanawha Blvd...3 runs: ages 4-6 0.25 mile, ages 6-9 0.6 mile and ages 9-12 0.6 mile...event is free...contact City of Charleston Parks and Recreation at 304-348-6860 or emailjohn.charnock@cityofcharleston.org
  • 5th Sat. 8:00am...32nd Annual Run For Your Life...5K run, 10K run...Portsmouth, OH, SOMC Life Center...phone Jim Kolar at 740-356-7566 or email kolarj@somc.org...website for online entry http://www.somc.org/life/r4yl/ or pick up entry blanks at The SOMC LIFE Center, Portsmouth, 1202 18th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
  • 5th Sat. 7:30am...Charleston Distance Run...15 mile run, 3 person 15 mile relay, 5K run/walk and 10K walk...Charleston, WV, Civic Center, Virginia Street East...contact Aaron Alred at 304-345-5433 or email aaallred@aol.com...website http://www.charlestondistancerun.com...Please, note that the race will start on Kanawha Blvd. East, at the State Capitol. Apparently, the course will very similar to what it was, with us running maybe a mile further before climbing the Capitol Punishment Hill, and, of course, roughly a mile less after coming down out of the hills. We will still finish at Laidley Field. All activities and event starts will be at the State Capitol. I've been told that parking might be difficult, but, I'm still trying to confirm this. I suspect the person who told me this has gone to the Capitol during work hours and his experience might not apply to this situation.
  • 7th, Mon. 8:30am...Good Samaritan Soles 5K Run/Walk...Kenova, WV...phone Sarah Byard at 304-633-7997 or email gssoles5k@yahoo.com ...web site http://www.c-klife.netRace for Recovery/index_files/Page419.htm
  • 11th, Fri. 6:00pm...Fit Fest 5K...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park...contact Tom Dannals at tdannals@uhswv.com...click on http://www.paulambrosetrailforhealth.org/img/FitFest2009_RunRegistrationOnly.jpg for a downloadable entry blank with info.
  • 12th, Sat. 9:00am...The Blizzard Run...5K run...Franklin Furnace, OH, Green High School football stadium parking lot...contact Hope Blizzard at hopeblizzard@hotmail.com...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/September/BlizzardRun.htm for info (including directions to the race) and an entry blank.
  • 12th, Sat. 7:00am...Faith Runners First Annual Patriot's Day Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10K Walk...Prestonsburg, KY, Downtown Pavilion, across from the Floyd County Courthouse...contact Tony Skeans at anthonyskeans@yahoo.com...click on http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1755477&assetId=737ADB for info and to enter online. If there is any other way to enter, I can't find it.
  • 12th, Sat., 8:00am...2009 Holy Family All-American Festival 5K Run...Ashland, KY, 900 Carter Ave Behind Holy Family Church...phone Kathy Leadingham at 606-571-0382 or email AKLeadingham@hotmail.com
  • 19th Sat. 8:00am...35th Annual Wine Cellar Classic 10K...Dunbar, WV, Wine Cellar Park...phone Connie Fulknier of the Parks and Recreation Dept. 304-766-0223...click http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/Race%20Apps/35thANNUALWC2009.pdf for info and an entry blank.
  • 19th Sat. 8:00am...Pep in Your Step 5 Mile Race - Chilifest 2009...Huntington, WV, 8th St. & 3rd Ave...YES, THE 5 MILER IS BACK...click on http://www.dressforsuccess.org/affiliate.aspx?sisid=121&pageid=3 for more info and a downloadable entry blank. Click on http://www.dressforsuccess.org/affiliate.aspx?pageid=1&sisid=121 for info on Dress for Success River Cities
  • 19th, Sat., 8:00am...Mountwood 10 Mile Challenge...Deerwalk, WV, Mountwood Park, 12 miles east of Parkersburg, WV, on Route 50 at Volcano Road, marina parking lot...phone Gary Pennington at 304-679-3666 or email gary.e.pennington@gmail.com...for more info and an entry blank, click on http://www.wvmtr.org/Mt%20state%20series.htm,scroll down the page and click on "Mountwood 10 Mile Challenge"
  • 19th, Sat. 7:00am to 11:00am, depending on the distance...Hocking Hills Indian Run...60K, 40K, 20K, 10K, 5K...Logan, OH, Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge...phone 740-385-2750 ext 222 or email kraymore@1800hocking.com...you should really go to this website to look at the different times for the different distances http://www.1800Hocking.com/indianrun, and for an entry blank.
  • 19th Sat. 8:00am...Poage Landing Days 5K...Ashland, KY, 1701 Central Ave., Park Place (former AEP building)...phone Annie at 606-324-6191...for info and a downloadable entry click on http://poagelandingdays.com/events/5k_run.php
  • 19th Sat. 9:00am...5K Run/Walk For Sight...5k walk, 5k run...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park, 12th Street Shelter...phone Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind at 304-522-6991...web site for printable entry and http://www.cabellwayne.org/2009%20run_walk%20registration.pdf
  • 23rd, Wed. 6:00pm...Fall Bear Run...Portsmouth, OH, Shawnee State University... 5K run & 5K walk...phone 740-351-3285...email jhamilton@shawnee.edu...Info and online registration at http://www.shawnee.edu/off/athl/bearrun/index.html...reg forms also available on SSU campus
  • 26th, Sat 8:00am...Pumpkin Run...5K run/walk...Milton, WV, Milton Baptist Church, 1123 Church Street, Pike Street entrance to parking lot...phone Amy Leslie at 304-541-2476 or email pumpkinrun@live.com...click on web site http://www.wvpumpkinpark.com/pumpkinrun5k.asp for a downloadable entry form
  • 26th, Sat 9:00am...Race for Recovery...5K run and 1 mile walk...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park & 14th Street West...phone Michelle Taylor at 304-525-7851 ext 1153 or email michelle.taylor@prestera.org... click on http://www.prestera.org/, then click on the race notice about halfway down the right side of the page, for info and a downloadable entry blank...The course runs from the west end of the park to 8th St, and back...Funds raised will provide continued support through Prestera's addiction recovery programs.

October 2009


  • 1st, Thur. 6:30pm...Greenup Old Fashion Days 5K...downtown Greenup, KY... phone Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hospital CareLine at 606-833-2273 and leave your name, number and a message indicating that you want race info (if after hours, don't be put off by the answering machine not having an option for the race, just pick any of the options and leave your message there). Registration begins at 5:30 at Greenup Christian Church...click here http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/October/OldFashionDaysReg.pdf for an entry form...Early registration is $15, goes to $20 on Septembe 20.
  • 3rd, Sat. 9:00am...Lions 5K/10K Run for Sight...Point Pleasant, WV, behind the Foodland, immediately on the north side of the Route 2 bridge ...phone Charles Huber at 740-446-4052 or email cehuber@sbcglobal.net Click here for an entry blank.
  • 3rd, Sat. 8:00am...Beckley Half Marathon...half marathon, 5K run/walk...Beckley, WV, South Kanawha Street, Mountain State University Learning Resource Center...phone Kip Buchanan at 304-252-7328 or 1-877-987-3847...Click on their web site http://www.brccc.com/DocumentCenter.aspx?id=5, for a list. Then click the event, for info and an entry blank.
  • 3rd, Sat.8:00am...Marshall Alum Run...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV, 800 block of Veteran's Memorial Boulevard...phone 304-696-4652 or 304-696-2943 or 304-696-6477 or email Sharon Stanton at stanton@marshall.edu ...click on http://www.marshall.edu/recsport/pdf/alumrun.pdf for an entry blank
  • 3rd, Sat.8:00am...1st Annual Tri-State Fire Academy 5K Run/Walk...Barboursville, WV, Barbousville Park, Shelter 9...email Faith Thomas at faith.thomas@libertymutual.com...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/October/Fire%20Academy%20Run%20Flyer.pdf for an entry blank.
  • 3rd, Sat. 9:00am...Paintsville Apple Run 3K...3000 meter trail run...Paintsville, KY, Paintsville Dam...course is on the Paintsville Kiwanis Nature Trail...phone Rick Roberts at 606-367-0384...winners acknowleded 3 deep, in 5 year age groups, 10 divisions...$15 entry fee...shirts...enter on race day between 8:00am and 8:50am
  • 4th Sun. 3:00pm...CANCELED...Eleanor Fire House 5K Run/Walk...CANCELED...Eleanor, WV, EVFD Firehouse...phone Eric Blankenship 304-586-3187 or Ryan Powers at 304-586-5306. Details are subject to change and entry blanks are not yet available. I will post the info as soon as I get it.CANCELED
  • 10th, Sat. 8:30am...Chesapeake Octoberfest 5K Run and Wellness Walk...Chesapeake, OH, The Triangle...phone Dannie Newman at 740-867-4303 or email dnnwm740@verizon.net...NOTE: Two days ago (10/3), I got an email from Dannie Newman, in response to a question about online entry blanks, saying that anyone who emails to the abovementioned email address will be pre-registered. The email should include the following info: name, mailing address, phone number(s), email address, age on race day, date of birth, gender, shirt size (youth L[14-16], adult S, M, L, XL). Just show up at the race a little early (between 7:30am and 8:15am) with money in hand and be prepared to sign an application, or to sign as parent or guardian if the entrant is under 18 years of age. Click here for
  • 10th Sat. 9:00am(5K)/10:00am(half)...The Highest Race in West Virginia! The Mountain Institute's Run For the Hills 5K/Half Marathon...Circleville, WV, The Mountain Institute located near Spruce Knob...a hilly cross country 5K with a little bit of gravel road and a gravel road half marathon with pot holes and large rocks...email kweyland@mountain.org...web site is http://www.tmisummercamp.org/race.html...click on http://www.tmisummercamp.org/racereg.pdf for an entry blank
  • 10th Sat. 9:00am(run)/9:15am(walk)...Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run/Walk...Charleston, WV, Charleston, WV, WV State Capitol Complex...phone the Junior League of Charleston at 304-346-5856 or email jlchas@verizon.net...click on the web site http://jlcpumpkinsinthepark.com/ for more info and an entry blank...follow them on twitter at http://twitter.com/PumpkinsinthePk or on facebook
  • 10th, Sat. 9:00am...Covenant School Anniversary 5K Run/Walk...Barboursville, WV, B-Ville Park, shelter 9, by the lake...5K run, 5K walk, fun run for children 4th grade and under...phone Mindy Stanley at 304-523-9871 or email her at sweetpeamd@hotmail.com"> OR phone Covenant School at 304-736-0000 email info@convenantschoolwv.org...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/October/CovenantRun.html for more info and an entry blank
  • 18th, Sun. 7:30am...Columbus Marathon...Columbus, OH, near Broad Street and Third Street...26.2 mile, 13.1 mile - run, walk and wheelchair, corporate wellness 5K (starts at either 7:45am or 8:00am)...phone 614-421-7866...web site is http://www.columbusmarathon.com
  • 24th, Sat. 11:00am...ACE New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk...13.2 mile run, 7.5 mile run and 4.5 mile walk...Oak Hill, WV, Ace Adventure Center...phone Jeff Walls at 304-469-2651 ext.152 or email jeff@aceraft.com ...you can find info at http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2009/10/11968.html and entry info at http://www.aceraft.com/race-events-at-ace-adventure-center.html
  • 24th, Sat. 9:00am...Cause for Paws 5K...5K run and non-competitive 1 mile fun run/walk...Saint Albans, WV / St. Francis Catholic School...call Stephanie Bowman at 304-727-5690...school web site http://www.sfswv.com has a link to the race page which, in turn, has a link to an entry blank...please, note, that you have to remember to take either cat food or dog food to the race - it is part of the entry fee.
  • 31st, Sat. 9:00am...Halloween Spooktacular 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... Hurricane, WV, Valley Park...phone Rebekah Greene at 304-610-7765 or email reachpersonalfitness@yahoo.com...web site is http://www.generationputnam.com/...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/October/Halloween%205k%20Entry%20Form%202009.pdf for an entry blank.
  • 31st, Sat. 10:00am...Greenbo 5K Challenge...Greenbo Lake Recreation Dept. 800-325-0083 or 606-473-7324...web site http://www.parks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/go/events/, then click on "Show/Hide Details" on the right side of the window...click here for an entry blank
  • 31st, Sat. 9:00am...Holz Elementary PTA Trick or Trot 5K Race and 1 Mile Walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, Shelter 9, near the pool...phone Amy Shuler Goodwin at 304-549-2814 or email asg@thegoodwingroup.com...web site with info and an entry blank http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2009/10/12377.html
  • 31st, Sat. 8:30/9:00am...Freaky Fall 5K...kids fun run (8:30) & 5K run (9:00)...Louisa, KY, Yatesville Lake Mariana Area...email Jene O'Brian at Jene.oBrian@lawrence.kyschools.us...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/Nov/FF5k.pdf for an entry blank
  • 31st, Sat. 10:00am...Get Fit For Jesus 5K Run/Walk...Barboursville, WV, Barboursville Park...5K run/walk...email Ricki Smith at RickiJoySmith@yahoo.com...her web site: http://rickismith.theworldrace.org/

November 2009


  • 1st, Sun. 7:30am....Marshall University Marathon...Huntington, WV, Marshall University...marathon, half-marathon, half-marathon run, walk or run relay and five mile walk... Tom Dannals, phone 304-528-4661...email president@healthyhuntington.org...for info and online registration go to the web site http://www.healthyhuntington.org/
  • 7th, Sat. 10:00am...CANCEL (THIS YEAR, ONLY)...Not Yet Done Run...5K run/walk...Mount Zion, WV, Calhoun County Park...CANCEL (THIS YEAR, ONLY)...phone Gaylen Duskey at 304-354-7227 or email realfang@citlink.net OR phone Melinda Fitzwater at 304-354-6524 or email mfitzwat@access.k12.wv.us or email melindafitzwater@hotmail.com or email calhounrunners@citlink.net...Their web site is http://www.calhounrunners.org/. Don't be fooled when you get the prompt "PAGE NOT FOUND", because it works just fine. Click on the race schedule...CANCEL (THIS YEAR, ONLY)... From there, click on the race you find interesting and you will get more info and a downloadable entry blank. They love walkers...CANCEL (THIS YEAR, ONLY)
  • 14th, Sat. 9:00am...2nd Annual Nick Caldwell Memorial 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk...Saint Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...phone Ricky Campbell at 304-610-5419 or email SAWrestler125X@yahoo.com...click http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/Nov/NickCaldwellMemorial.htm for info and an entry blank.
  • 21st, Sat. 10:00am...1st Annual Cannonsburg Tiger Challenge...5K run/walk...Cannonsburg, KY, Cannonsburg Elementary School, beside the Boyd County High School, on Midland Trail Road...email Larry Salyers at Larry.Salyers@Boyd.ky.schools.us or email Lisa and/or Lundie Blevins at lblevins@zoominternet.net or email Jill Stacy at jtastacy@zoominternet.net...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/Nov/CannonsburgTigerChallenge5KRun-Walk.htm for info and an entry blank. NOTE: There are two different entry blanks floating around with two different starting times. Ignore the 9:30 start, as it will start at 10:00am.
  • 26th, Thur. 9:00am...Stonewall Jackson Middle School Turkey Trot...5K run, 2 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, Shelter #8, near the pool...phone George Aulenbacher at 304-348-6123 or 304-348-7761 or email gaulenbacher@kcs.kana.k12.wv.us...you can download an entry blank at http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/Race%20Apps/SJ%20Turkey%20Trot%205k%20Entry.pdf or pick up an entry blank at one of the area's sport stores. Proceeds will benefit Secret Santa.
  • 26th, Thur. 9:00am...Huntington Turkey Trot...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV Ritter Park Shelter...phone Patty Jennings at 304-638-5674 or email cavalierpj@aol.com...web site http://www.huntingtonturkeytrot.org/ has info and a link to active.com for online entry or you can click here for http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/Nov/HuntingtonTurkeyTrot.htm for info and a downloadable entry blank...race is to raise money for the Little Victories Animal Shelter. Also, donations of cat food or dog food are requested.
  • 26th, Thur. 9:00am...Feed the Need Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk...Kenova, WV, 12th and Poplar Streets, First Baptist Church of Kenova...email Dan Bailey at RunArmy@gmail.com,...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2009/Nov/FeedingTheNeed5K.htm for info and an entry blank
  • 26th, Thur. 9:00am...Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 10K/5K Fun Run...10K run, 5K run, 5K walk...Prestonsburg, KY, Pro Fitness...email profitnesscntr@bellsouth.net...registration begins at 8:00am...entry fee is $15...long sleeve t-shirts...age group awards
  • 26th, Fri. 9:00am...Russell Turkey Trot...5k run, 10krun...Russell, KY, 445 Bellefonte Street, at the Super Quik, a short block from the Ironton/Russell bridge...email Ruthie Patterson Lynd at ruthie.lynd@russellind.kyschools.us... it is the same courses as the Run By the River races... the entry fee is canned goods and/or non-perishable food items
  • 28th, Sat. 10:00am...Run Your Turkey Off 5K...Ohio Furnace, between Ironton, OH and Wheelersburg, OH...Richard Balmer...mail 100 German Hollow Road, Ironton, OH 45638...740-533-9533...Click here for entry blanks. Also, you can pick up entry blanks, after Sept. 10, at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington and at the Ashland YMCA.
  • 28th, Sat. 11:00am...8th Annual Keep Your Fork 5K Run/Walk...Pomeroy, OH, Meigs High School...phone Mike Kennedy at 740-992-7552 (home), 740-357-2723 (cell), or 740-992-3058 (work)...click on the web site http://keepyourfork5krun.webs.com/ for info and an entry blank. The entry blank is set up for you to copy from their web page and paste it to a Word document, print same and mail it in. If for any reason that won't work for you (maybe you don't have Word or anything equivalent), then, you can get a pdf of the entry blank here. It is already copied and pasted and will print without editting or formatting.

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P.S.


  • If you find errors, if you know of schedule changes, cancellations, etc., if you know of any races that might fit into my list, please, email me at runningfool@tykie.com and include as much detail as possible. My general scheme, which unfolded spontaneously, more or less, is that I'll go as far as 50 miles for a 5K, 100 miles for a 10K or 5 miler, 200 miles for a 10 miler to half-marathon, the ends of the earth for the right marathon. (I drove eight or nine hours to get to the Chicago Marathon in '97.) The limits are not cast in stone. And there are exceptions, ie. The Debbie Green 5K, in Wheeling, approximately a 200 mile drive. I haven't made it, yet, but, I haven't given up, either.
  • Of course, I do some independent research, as well. Some races I list won't be listed on any of the sites, below. I think that they should be.

ADDITIONAL LINKS - useful and/or interesting sites


  • The following are a few sites I find very useful when looking for races. They cover a lot larger geographical area than I do.
  • iPlayOutside, Inc...web site http://www.iplayoutside.com/
  • The Running Journal...web site http://www.running.net/
  • Run Ohio...web site http://www.runohio.com/
  • I highly recommend all three of these.
  • The latter two are part of or afilliated with the Running Network (web site http://www.runningnetwork.com/). I suspect any site associated with them is probably pretty good. I use these regularly. They both are newsprint style running magazines/newsletters, as well.
  • You can no longer find my running club here http://www.huntingtonroadrunners.org/. This site has been out of commission for a few months. It was looking bleak, for a while. However, I was told on 8/25, that their new website should be up in a couple of weeks or so. I will post a new link, as soon as I have it. In the meantime, if you would like to join the Huntington Roadrunners Club, you can get an application for the year 2010, here. If you are considering bedoming a runner, for fitness, for competition, to help quit smoking, to lose weight or for any reason, this ia a good place to start. They have a good program for training beginning runners. Try it for one year. You won't be sorry!
  • For the Tallman Track Club, click on the url http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/, then click on "ENTER" or just wait. "ENTER" will eventually click on itself. Their newsletter contains a local racing calendar, some race results and a ton of photos. They are in the Charleston area (primarily Kanawha and Putnam counties).
  • Midwest Running's coverage overlaps the north and west egdes of my usual stomping grounds. Like some of my friends, above, they have both a web presence and a newsprint presence. Check out their calendar at http://www.midwestrunning.com/calendar/. NOTE: AT THIS TIME (LATE FEB '09) THEIR SITE ISN'T THERE. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS PERMANENT, OR WHAT. I HOPE NOT!
  • Road Runners Club of America is especially good if you like to travel to championship races. Their web site is http://www.rrca.org/.
  • There are some good calendars here, http://www.ohiorunner.com.
  • Another place to find events is http://www.eventful.com/
  • Here's a good site in the Parkersburg area. http://www.rivercityrunners.com/
  • Here's another, http://www.ovrunnersandwalkers.org/ the Ohio Valley Runners and Walkers Club.
  • Here's a local site with several good listings. They cover a lot of school meets, as well as road races and such. http://www.tristateracer.com/. They have some results going back as far as 2000.
  • I found this running club on or around 3/30/08, when they were about 18 strong and growing. http://www.calhounrunners.org/ They have a series of 5Ks going on. If you're anywhere nearby, they could use your support. Attend some races.
  • Here is a great site for trail runners http://www.wvmtr.org/. West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners

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