Mean Tyke

Races 2010

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.

This year (2010) I am reaching a little farther for longer races (15K to 15 milers) and especially trail/x-country runs, which are rarer than road races and thus harder to find. (I believe that off-road races make you strong in a way that flatland running cannot. This does not include rail trails.) Also, I'm listing more multi-sport races, like triathlons and duathlons.

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January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

April 2010

May 2010

June 2010

July 2010

August 2010

  • Aug 1st, Sun. 8:00am...8th Annual St. Mary's Medical Center Tri-State Triathlon... triathlon, triathlon relay and duathlon...Beech Fork Lake, 9 miles south of Huntington, WV...web site has additional info, including online entry via It's getting better: This year, if you want to use a paper entry blank, you can download one at (Last year, although they were said to be acceptable, their was no source listed on for paper entry blanks.) However, please, keep in mind that they still charge $10 extra to process the paper work. Since their web site is a bit wordy and confusing and therefore takes a while to figure some things out, I will recommend that you read everything and do it carefully (it's not always clear which info goes with which race) and I will list, herein, where to send paper entry blanks. Send them to Tom Dannals at HIMG, 5170 U.S. Route 60 East, Huntington, WV, 25705. TD is the race director. Hurry, before the 350 slots get filled up. (Oh, if they would only handle the registration for this event like they do the Kid's Tri-A-Thlon!)
  • Aug 6, Fri. 7:00pm...The Green Mile...Wheeling, WV, Heritage Port, 12th and Water Green phone ... web site has online registration and downloadable entry forms.
  • Aug 7, Sat. 7:00pm...The Debbie Green 5K...Wheeling, WV, Heritage Port... run/walk...Ron Green phone ... web site has online registration and downloadable entry forms.
  • Aug 7, 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 and downloadable entry blank at
  • Aug 7, Sat. 8:00am...1st Annual 5K Run with the, WV, on Hughes Street behind 3851 Piedmont Road/Vinson Middle School... phone Lesley Fuller at 304-654-9127 or email OR phone Mike Adams at 304-638-8369 or email ...web site has info and a downloadable entry blank
  • Aug 7, Sat. 9:45am...7th Annual Belpre Mile...Belpre, OH, Howes Grove Park, intersection of Putnam-Howe Drive and Washington 740-423-8934 or on for an entry on for a map.
  • Aug 14, Sat. 10:00am...12th & Final Kenneth Cunningham Memorial Cross Country Race...2 mile trail walk at 8:00am, 400 meter run (kids 7 & under) at 8:45am, 1/2 mile mini-cross-country run (kids 8-11) at 9:15am, and 5K x-c run at 10:00am...Elkins, WV, Davis & Elkins College Athletic Field, 100 Campus Todd Price at 304-637-4610 or 304-704-7805 or email on for info and a downloadable entry blank. NOTE: This will be your last opportunity to ever run this race.
  • Aug 21, Sat. 8:00 am...Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon...half marathon, two mile run, kids races on the 22nd...Parkersburg, Art Smith at 304-485-1891 ext 459 or email OR phone Chip Allman at 304-428-7202 or email or phone 304-580-1173... web site: First discount dealine in July 15 and second discount dealine is July 31. There will be no race day registration...Again, this year, this will be the RRCA National Half Marathon Championship race.
  • Aug 21, Sat. 8:00am...5th Annual Run For the Health of It/Walk for the Health of It...5K run/walk...Hurricane, WV, at the Wave Rev. Charley Bowen at 304-550-3260 or 304-562-7307 or email on for more info and an entry form.
  • Aug 21, Sat 9:00am...Sixth Annual Buckeye Run 5K...5K run/walk...Portsmouth, OH, The River Inn (formerly Ramada and Damon's) on Second Amanda Canary-Watkins at 740-727-9097 or email on for info and a downloadable entry blank.
  • Aug 27, Fri. 9:00pm...Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness 2010...50 mile trail run...Beverly, WV, 4-H Camp (Camp Pioneer) Adam Casseday at 304-636-4944 or email on for info and your choice of downloadable or online entry
  • Aug 28, Sat.7:30am...River Run 2010...7 mile run/walk... Greenup Dam, Ohio side, Kenyon Rd. (dam access road), just south of Wheelersburg, OH... email Aaron Reed at or phone him at 1-740-352-5512 or phone Shawn Davis at on for info and then click on "Registration" for more info and an online entry or a printable entry blank. If you can't open a word doc, then, click here for a pdf of the entry blank.
  • Aug 28, Sat. 9:00am...5K Run/Walk For Sight...5k walk, 5k run...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park, 12th Street Shelter/ Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind at 304-522-6991...web site for info and printable entry:

September 2010

October 2010

  • Oct. 2, Sat. 7:30am...6th Annual Barkcamp Race...a trail half-marathon, 5 mile trail walk, 10K trail run, 5K road walk, and a kids steeplechase - in that order - starting at 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, and 10:30 am, respectively... Belmont, OH, Barkcamp State Park Beach...general email OR contact Rodney Miller at 740-484-1872 or email OR contact Cindy Foose at 740-391-1236 or email click on for info and your choice of online entry or printable entry blank. Lowest half-marathon entry fee I've seen in a long time. They can provide child care. The 10K is the Ohio State Championship 10K Trail Run.
  • Oct. 2, Sat. 9:00am...White Tail Trail Half Marathon...Waynesville, OH, Caesar Creek State Park, Swim Beach Parking on for info and your choice of online entry or printable entry blank.
  • Oct. 2, Sat. 8:00am...Beckley Half Marathon...half marathon, 5K run/walk...Beckley, WV, South Kanawha Street, Mountain State University Learning Resource Kip Buchanan at the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce at 304-252-7328 or 1-877-987-3847...Click on their web site, for a list of documents. Then click on the event, for info and an entry blank or click on "COURSE MAP" know.
  • Oct. 2, Sat 8:00am...Pumpkin Run...5K run/walk...Milton, WV, Milton Baptist Church, 1123 Church Street, Pike Street entrance to parking Amy Leslie at 304-541-2476 or email on web site, then clikc on "Pumpkin Festival" and pick the 5K from the list. That will get you info and access to an entry blank (they call it a "Sign-Up Sheet".)
  • Oct. 2, Sat. 10:00am...Valley Falls 10 & 6 Mile Trail Runs...Fairmont, West Virginia, Valley Falls State Mark Flood at 304-290-1758 or on for info and a printable entry blank. I think that you will have to clipboard-copy the form in order to print it. It's not like downloading a pdf.
  • Oct 2, Sat. 9:00am...Paintsville Apple Run 3K...3000 meter trail run...Paintsville, KY, Paintsville Dam...course is on the Paintsville Kiwanis Nature Rick Roberts at acknowleded 3 deep, in 5 year age groups, 10 divisions...??? entry fee...shirts...enter on race day between 8:00am and 8:50am
  • Oct. 2, Sat. 9:00am...Point Pleasant Lions 5K/10K Run for Sight...Point Pleasant, WV, behind the Foodland, immediately on the east side of the Route 2/Kanawha River Charles Huber at 740-446-4052 or email Click here for an entry blank.
  • Oct. 2, Sat. 9:00am...Gallipolis Lions Chili Chase for Diabetes...5K run/walk & 1 mile run/walk...Gallipolis, OH, Gallipolis City Chris Homer at 740-339-2471 or Tim Scites at 740-441-5305 or Jim Clark at on for info and printable entry
  • Oct. 2, Sat. 9:00am...10K Warrior Run & 5K Run/Walk...Ripley, WV, Parchment Valley, WV Baptist Conference Center...Contact Randy Perdue at 304-372-7889 or 304-462-3044 or 304-549-3959 or email here for info and click here for a printable entry. The entry form contains driving directions. Be sure to read them or you might take the wrong exit from I-77.
  • Oct. 3, Sun 9:00am...White Tail Trail Marathon...Waynesville, OH, Caesar Creek State Park, Swim Beach Parking on for info and your choice of online entry or printable entry blank.
  • Oct.3, Sun. 3:00pm...Eleanor Fire House 5K Run/Walk...5Krun, 2K walk & Kids Sundae Fun Run...Eleanor, WV, EVFD David Turley at 304-380-8032 or Gary Young at on for info and a printable entry blank.
  • Oct 7, Thur. 6:30pm...Greenup Old Fashion Days 5K...downtown Greenup, Holly West at Registration begins at 5:30 at the Greenup Christian here for info and a printable entry blank or click here for a enter online now/pay later entry. In other words you fill out the form, today, and pay when you show up on race day - the honor system. Early registration is $15, goes to $20 on October 1. It's a new app on their site and might not work for you. It didn't work for me. It will tell you if it doesn't work.
  • Oct. 8, Fri. 11:00pm...CASA's Midnight 5K Run...Ashland, on for info and a printable entry blank.
  • Oct. 9, Sat. 8:30am...Chesapeake Octoberfest 5K Run and Wellness Walk...Chesapeake, OH, The Dannie Newman at 740-867-4303 or email here for info and a downloadable entry blank. Also, you can pick up entry blanks at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington
  • Oct. 10, Sun. 2:00pm...Once In a Lifetime 10K...Hurricane, WV, Hurricane City P.J. Donovan at on for an entry blank.
  • Oct. 10, Sun. 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 site is on for an entry blank
  • Oct. 16, Sat. 9:00am(run)/9:15am(walk)...Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run/Walk...Charleston, WV, Charleston, WV, WV State Capitol Amanda Ream with the Junior League of Charleston at 304-346-5856 or email on the web site or on here for more info and an entry blank
  • Oct. 16, Sat. 8:30am...St Albans 5 Mile Trail Run... Saint Albans, WV, Saint Albans City Park Baseball 304-727-7251 or contact John Casto at on for a printable entry blank.
  • Oct. 16, Sat. 8:30am...Run in Remembrance 5K...Ironton, OH, 1804 Liberty Avenue, Ohio University Southern 740-532-8841 or 800-717-1050 or contact Mandy Medinger at on
  • Oct. 16, Sat. 9:00am... Light for the Islands 5K Run/Walk...Huntington, WV, 3401 Hughes Lesley Fuller at 304-654-9127 or OR C.J.Adkins at 304-421-0352 or on for info and a printable entry blank
  • Oct. 17, Sun. 8:00am...Louisville Marathon & Half Marathon...Louisville, KY, River Road, on the grounds of Louisville or or phone 502-220-3440 or on for info and your choice of online entry or printable entry blank. You will have to clipboard copy the bottom portion of the registration page, to get the printable entry blank.
  • Oct 17, Sun. 7:30am...Columbus Marathon...Columbus, OH, near Broad Street and Third Street...26.2 mile, 13.1 mile, children's runs on 614-421-7866...web site is
  • Oct. 23rd, Sat. 9:00am...2nd Annual Cannonsburg Tiger Challenge...5K run/walk...Cannonsburg, KY, Cannonsburg Elementary School, beside the Boyd County High School, on Midland Trail Larry Salyers at here for an entry blank with info.
  • Oct. 23, 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 Jeff Walls at 304-469-2651 ext.152 or email can find info at If you find yourself looking at a different event, then, scroll to the top of the page and click on the "TrailRun" tab near the middle.
  • Oct. 30, Sat. 9:00am...Boo Bash 5K...5K run/walk...Paintsville, KY, 630 James S. Trimble Blvd., Johnson County Health FAITH Runners at 606-367-3173 or 606-791-2902... click on for online entry or click here for a printable entry blank. Course is an out and back. Wear a costume and cut your entry fee in half.
  • Oct 30, Sat. 8:00am...Marshall Alum Run...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV, 800 block of Veteran's Memorial Matt Weber at on for info and a printable entry blank. Looks like we're going back to the old course. That's a good thing, is it not? Also, looks like we're going back to the old too-far-away parking. That's a damned nuisance thing. It's actually a "football is a business" thing.
  • Oct 30, Sat. 8:30/9:00am...Freaky Fall fun run (8:30) & 5K run (9:00)...Louisa, KY, Yatesville Lake Marina Dan Bailey at OR Jene O'Brian at 606-638-0901 or 606-205-2156 or email on
  • Oct 30, Sat. 10:00am...Greenbo 5K Challenge...Greenbo Lake Recreation Dept. 800-325-0083 or 606-473-7324 or email ...web site, then click on "Show/Hide Details" on the right side of the window for here for an entry blank
  • Oct 30, Sat. 8:00am & 9:00am...A Nu-Race Trail Run...4 races: 3.5M, 8M, 13.5M and 31M...Perrysville, Ohio, Mohican State Forest Lodge and Conference Center, 4799 Goon on for info and online entry
  • Oct 30, 9:00am...Grove Yard 5K...Coal Grove, OH, Dawson-Bryant High Karla Slack at 740-532-6345 ext 2320 or email OR phone Hope Crabtree at 740-532-6345 ext 2240 or email on for info and printable entry.
  • Oct 30, Sat. 9:00am...Halloween Spooktacular 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... Hurricane, WV, Valley Rebekah Greene at 304-610-7765 or email site is here for info and an entry blank.
  • Oct 30, Sat. 9:00am...Trick or Trot...5K run & 1 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State on for info and printable entry. This is to fund a bicycle rack for Holz Elementary School
  • Oct. 31, Sun. 8:00am...Iron Horse Half Marathon...Midway, KY, downtown... email site with info and online entry

November 2010

  • Nov. 6, Sat. 5:00pm...2010 3rd Avenue, WV, Ninth St. & Third Ave, Pullman Pat Riley at 304-416-5822 or email pat@tristateracer/ on for info and a printable or online entry. Register at Henderson Center, start at Pullman, finish at Henderson Center.
  • Nov. 6, Sat. 9:00am...Run to the Ends of the Earth 5K Run/Walk...Ashland, Ky, Central Park... email Leslie Hereford at on for info and your choice of downloadable or online entry.
  • Nov. 7, Sun. 7:00am...Bobcat Trail Marathon...Glouster, OH, Burr Oak State Park One World Trail Running at 330-656-1176 or email for info and online entry.
  • Nov 7, Sun. 7:30am....Marshall University Marathon and Herald Dispatch Half Marathon...Huntington, WV, Marshall University...marathon, half-marathon, half-marathon run, walk or run-relay and five mile walk...for info and online registration go to the web site
  • Nov. 13, Sat. 10:00am...3rd Annual Nick Caldwell Memorial 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk...Saint Albans, WV, Saint Albans High School, 2100 Kanawha Terrace, on Hudson Richard Campbell at 304-416-2503 or email here for an entry blank.
  • Nov. 13, Sat. 9:00am...Cathy Simpkins 5K Benefit Run...Louisa, KY, Lawrence County Middle Don Wilcox at here for info and a printable entry blank.
  • Nov. 21, Sun. 2:00pm...Rowlesburg 10K & 5K Run...Rowlesburg, WV, Rowlesubrg Park, on the main road by the river - you can't miss David Pauly at 304-282-2914 after 3:00 PM or email here for info and a printable entry blank. The 10K has a loop through a cave. How cool is that?
  • Nov. 25, Thur. 9:00am...Huntington Turkey Trot...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV Ritter Park Patty Jennings at 304-638-5674 or email site has info and a link to for online entry...race is to raise money for the Little Victories No-kill Animal Shelter. Also, donations of cat food or dog food are requested.
  • Nov. 25, Thur. 9:00am...Feed the Need Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk...Kenova, WV, 12th and Poplar Streets, First Baptist Church of Dan Bailey at, on for info and an entry blank
  • Nov. 25, Thur. 9:00am...Turkey Trot 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, swimming pool, shelter George Aulenbacher at 304-348-77770 ext 302 or 304-348-6123 or email for info and entry.
  • Nov. 25, Thur. 9:00am...Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 10K/5K Fun Run...10K run, 5K run, 5K walk...Prestonsburg, KY, 1243 South Lake Drive, Pro Fitness Multisport Training 606-886--8604 or email begins at 8:00am, no pre-registration...entry fee is $20...long sleeve t-shirts...age group awards
  • Nov. 25, Thur. 9:00am...Russell Turkey Trot...5k run, 10krun...Russell, KY, 445 Bellefonte Street, at the Super Quik, a short block from the Ironton/Russell Ruthie Lynd at 606-836-2003 (evenings) or 606-836-9658 (daytime) or email it is the same courses as the Run By the River races... the entry fee is canned goods and/or non-perishable food items...tee shirts available until the supply runs pre-registation. Click here for more info.
  • Nov. 27, Sat. 10:00am...Run Your Turkey Off 5K...Ohio Furnace, between Ironton, OH and Wheelersburg, Richard Balmer at 740-533-9533 or mail to 100 German Hollow Road, Ironton, OH 45638......Click here for info and entry blanks. Also, you can pick up entry blanks, after Sept. 10, at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington, at the Ashland YMCA, at the Life Center in Wheelersburg, OH, and at the Life Center in Portsmouth, OH.
  • Nov. 27, Sat. 10:00am...9th Annual Keep Your Fork 5K Run/Walk...Pomeroy, OH, Meigs High Mike Kennedy at 740-992-7552 (home), 740-357-2723 (cell), or 740-992-3058 (work) on the web site 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, pasted and formatted to fit on one page and will print without editting or formatting...NOTE: If you have info showing that race beginning at 11:00am, that has been changed due to conflict with the Ohio vs Michigan game. 10:00am is the start time and 8:30am to 9:30am is registration time.
  • Nov. 27, Sat. 8:30am...Mountain Masters 16 Mile Trail Run...Harlan, Kentucky, Kingdom Come State Chris Jones at 606-521-2187 or OR C.D. Morton at 606-573-7088 or on for info and your choice of downloadable or online entry.

December 2010

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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 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.

Created 2009-12-26-04:15pm. Last updated 2010-11-30-05:38pm est
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