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Races 2006


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.

Pick a month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec or just scroll through the list.

January 2006



February 2006



March 2006


  • 5th, Sun... Missed something in Ironton, OH...Ohio U?
  • 25th, Sat. 9:00am... Tim Wells Memorial 5K Run... 5K Ritter Park, Huntington, WV... Diana Porter...phone 304-522-8011...email Diana.Porter@verizon.net ... (We tri-staters usually think of this as the first race of the year.)

April 2006


  • 1st, Sat. 9:00am... Make a Miracle 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run... Coonskin Park Amphitheatre, Charleston, WV... Mary Beth Casdorph...phone 304-342-9515...email CTCRunner@aol.com
  • 1st, Sat. 9:00am...Joker Run...4 mile run & 2 mile walk...Kanawha City Community Center - WVU Medical Building and CAMC Memorial Hospital, Virginia Ave. & 31st Street, Kanawha City, Charleston, WV...Charleston Parks & Recreation phone 304-348-6860...email rachel.pett@cityofcharleston.org...web site http://www.cityofcharleston.org/events.htm
  • 2nd, Sun. 9:00am... Athens Marathon & Half Marathon... 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile, Athens,OH... web site http://www.athensmarathon.org/ ... Arnie LaGraff...phone 740-594-3825... email arnie@intelliwave.com
  • 8th, Sat. 8:35am & 8:30am... First Sentry Bank Huntington Half Marathon... 13.1 miles, 5K and One Mile Kids Race, Huntington, WV...web site http://www.huntingtonroadrunners.org... Teddy Johnson...phone 304-634-5065...email runhuntington@aol.com
  • 8th, Sat... REAof Hope Bunny Hop Run/Walk... email mariereaofhope@yahoo.com... 304-344-5363
  • 22nd, Sat... YMCA Spring Thaw 5K... Charleston, WV... Travis Chandler...304-340-3535...email adultsports@ymcawv.org
  • 29th, Sat. 9:00am... Screaming Eagle 5K Run/Walk...Morehead, KY... Larry Sue Deel...606-356-3703...email lsdeel@moreheadstate.edu
  • 29th, Sat....Autism Awareness 5K...Huntington, WV...Mark Pinson...304 633-4246

May 2006


  • 6th, Sat. 9:00am... Susan G.Komen WV Race for the Cure... 5K run/walk & kids race... Charleston WV, state capital front lawn... Chris Lambert...304-343-1950...email chris@phlbcpas.com
  • 10th, Wed. 6:00pm... Shawnee State University 5K Bear Run... run/walk...Portsmouth, OH, Shawnee State University... Larry Mangus...phone 740-351-3280 or 740-351-3285
  • 13th, Sat. 9:00am...Herd Hoops 5K...run or walk...Huntington, WV, standard Ritter Park 5K course (Tim Wells course)...phone 304-696-6460...email oconnor7@marshall.edu
  • 13th, Sat. 8:00am...Poca River 15K...Cross Lanes, WV, the end of Doc Bailey Road ... Pat Board, at home, after 7:00pm 304-744-6502
  • 13th, Sat....Race Against Drugs...Greenp, KY, Greenup County Fairgrounds...phone 606-473-7324
  • 20th, Sat. 8:00am... Fargo Marathon... 26.2, 13.1, marathon relay, 5k fun run/walk, youth run http://www.fargomarathon.com S.A.S.E. Fargo Marathon, PO Box 2623, Fargo, ND 58108-2623
  • 20th, Sat. 9:00am...Dirty Dog 15K Trail Run...Charleston WV, Kanawha State Forest...Daniel Todd, 304-741-3531, email: danieltodd@charter.net... web site: http://www.wvmtr.org
  • 20th, Sat. 9:00am...Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides...10K run, 5K walk...Charleston WV, Kanawha State Forest, at the pool...Will Bobinger, 304-342-1960, email: W.L.Bobinger-1@USA.DuPont.com... web site: http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/
  • 21st, Sun.3:00pm...Eleanor Firehouse 5K...5K Run, 5K Walk...Eleanor, WV, Eleanor Fire Department...Ryan Powers at 304-586-5306, Eric Blankenship at 586-3187, email: wvfd349@aol.com... web site: http://www.eleanorfire.com/
  • 27th, Sat. 8:00am... Ogden Newspapers 20K Classic... 20K run/walk, 5K run/walk, Tiny Tot Run, Fun Run, Ogden Mile, Wheeling, WV... web site: http://www.ogden20kclassic.com/ No apparent phone contact.
  • 27th, Sat...Junior League of Charleston 5K...Charleston, WV... Amy Steele phone 304-343-0176
  • 29th, Mon, 8:00am...Veteran's Memorial Day 5K Run... Ironton, OH, 3040 South Ninth Street...Ironton Physical Therapy at 740-534-1156

June 2006


  • 3rd, Sat. 9:00am...Beat Beethoven 5K...run/walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha City... Kanawha Ave. at the University of Charleston, Riggleman Hall...Katie L. Hoffman, Esq. 304-357-9967...email: katie.hoffman@dinslaw.com...web site: http://www.wvsymphony.org/
  • 3rd, Sat. 7:30am...CU Run...Huntington,WV, Ritter Park...5K/10M ...Jennifer Stapleton, 304-697-4900...email: jstapleton@starusafcu.com
  • 10th, Sat. 8:30am... Run by the River... 5K, 10K, 5K walk...Russell, KY... Tim Gearhart...phone 740-532-0932...email: timgearhart@sbcglobal.net or runbytheriver@sbcglobal.net
  • 10th, Sat. 7:00am...Hatfield-McCoy Marathon & Half Marathon... Goody, KY...David Hatfield phone 606-625-5092...web site http://www.hatfieldmccoymarathon.com
  • 10th, Sat. 8:00am...Run With A Cop...Charleston, WV, Kanawha City... Corporal John Frazier phone 304-348-6470
  • 17th, Sat. 8:30am... Greater Clarksburg 10K... 10K, 2M run/walk, kids K...Clarksburg, WV... web site: http://www.greaterclarksburg10k.org/... phone 304-624-4100...email: 10krun@greaterclarksburg10k.org (WV 10K State Championship)
  • 17th, Sat. 8:30am...Run For Your Life 5 Miler...Charleston, WV...Charles Shumaker phone 304-348-1240...email: cshumaker@wvgazette.com
  • 24th, Sat. 8:00am...Super Quik 5K...5K and kids fun run...Flatwoods, KY... phone 606-836-9641...unbelievable goody bag and after race ice cream feast
  • 30th, Fri. 7:00pm...Independnce Day Celebration Race...5K run, 2 mile walk... Charleston, WV, Haddad Riverfront Park...Rachel Pett phone 304-348-8008 or email rachel.pett@cityofcharleston.org

July 2006


  • 1st, Sat. 8:00am...Summer Motion 10K...Ashland, KY... web site http://www.summermotion.com/ 10k/10k-home.html
  • 1st, Sat. 8:00am...St. Albans Riverfest 5K...St. Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...5K run, 1 mile walk...web site: http://www.stalbansriverfest.com...Patrick S. Quinlan phone 304-727-5944 or email pquinlam@wvadmin.gov
  • 1st, Sat. 9:00am...Firefighters 5K Run/Walk for Local Charities... Portsmouth, OH, Tracy Park...Chris Lowery...Russ Lewis...phone 740-353-2494 or 740-354-1200
  • 4th, Tues. 9:00am...Jackson County Sports Festival 5K Run & 1K Fun Walk... Jackson, OH, Manpower Park, E. Main Street, across from Kroger Store...phone 740-286-2722... Register the morning of the race, only. There is no pre-registration.
  • 8th, Sat. 8:00am...Putnam County Fair 10K Run and 3 Mile Walk... Eleanor, WV, Rt. 62, Putnam County Fairgrounds...Roger or Jean Arthur phone 304-586-3245... email: rarthur@liquidtransport.com... web site: http://putnamcountyfair-wv.com/... If you found a reference somwhere which showed this race to be on Friday the 7th, ignore said reference. It had started out to be on Friday, but, has long since been changed to Saturday. Email is better than telephone, assuming that you have MS Word or something that is Word compatible, because, it will get you a printable entry blank in the form of a Word document.
  • 8th, Sat. 8:30am...Ritter Park 5K Run...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park Shelter...Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District phone 304-528-5183
  • 15th, Sat. 8:00am...Great Teays 5K & Gene Fuller 1 Mile Run/Walk... Hurricane, WV, at the Wave Pool...Winston Gregory phone 304-757-2967...email: cocacolawhg@aol.com ...entry fees: 5K $15, $18 on race day; 1 mile run/walk $10 every day
  • 15th, Sat. time?...Piketon, OH...5K...Haven't been able to find any info on this one. It's a rumor that I can't verify. Know anything?
  • 29th, Sat. 9:00am...Bun Run 5K...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV, Pullman Square...phone 304-696-2943

August 2006



September 2006


  • 2nd, Sat. 7:30am...Charleston Distance Run...Charleston, WV... 15 mile run, 15 mile relay and 5K run...David Fenwick, phone 304-345-5433 or email jdf@goodwingoodwin.com... web site: http://www.charlestondistancerun.com/...Please, note, that the starting time is 7:30am, again this year. It will be cooler than the old 8:00 start, but, have no fear, it will still be more punishing than many marathons.
  • 2nd, Sat. 8:00am...29th Annual Run for Your Life...Portsmouth, OH...5K walk/5K run/10K run...Jim Kolar 740-356-7566 email: kolarj@somc.org
  • 9th, Sat. 9:00am...2006 Walk/Run For Sight...5k walk, 5k run... Huntington, WV, Ritter Park...Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, phone 304-522-6991
  • 9th, Sat. 8:00am...Holy Family All American Festival 5K Run... Ashland, KY, 900 Carter Ave, behind Holy Family Church...phone Sheri Arrington at 606-329-2722 or click here for details.
  • 9th, Sat. 9:30am...French City Chili Fest Flamin' 5 Miler...5 mile run, 1 mile fun run/walk and Chili Pepper Challenge (eat and run)...Gallipolis, OH, First Avenue, City Park... click here for details.
  • 16th, Sat. 8:00am...Poage Landing Days 5K Run, downtown Ashland, KY, Park Place (former AEP building), 1701 Central Avenue...web site: http://poagelandingdays.com/...Ashland Area YMCA 606-324-6191
  • 16th, Sat. 8:00am walk & 9:00am run...The Ultimate Road Test Run & Walk ...14.7 mile run, 14.7 mile walk...Cadiz, OH...Calvin Mickey, evening phone 740-699-4880, fax 740-699-4881 or email mickeys@eohio.net
  • 16th, Sat. 8:00am...Wine Cellar Classic...Dunbar, WV, Wine Cellar Park... 10K run...Connie Fulknier, 304-766-0223, email GGBuBJ316@aol.com...pregistration must be received by Monday, Sept 11, or you can register at the Friday night spaghetti dinner. There will be no race day registration... click here for details or paste the following url into your web browser http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/2006/09/7725.html
  • 17th, Sun. 8:00am...Golden Delicious Dash...5K run & 5K walk...Clay, WV, Main Street, Courthouse... Tiffany Litton, 304-472-1901 email tlitton@access.k12.wv.us or Dan Sizemore, 304-587-7058 email sizemoredd@hotmail.com... website http://www.claygoldendeliciousfestival.com/
  • 19th, Tues. 6:00pm...King og the Hill 5K Run...Portsmouth, OH, Christ's Community Church, 25th St. & Thomas Ave...phone 740-353-1633...web site and printable registration form: http://www.christscommunity.net/kingofhill.html
  • 23rd, Sat. time?...Museum in the Community 5K...Hurricane, WV, Valley Park Pool...Kim Murphy, phone 304-545-4724, email KIMMURPHY2@HOTMAIL.COM... CANCELED as of 7/25/06
  • 23rd, Sat. 9:00am...Make-A-Wish Dream Run '06...5K run, 2 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, Shelter 9, swimming pool parking lot...Peggy Hamer, 304-768-5700 ext17, email peggyhamer@kembacharlestonfcu.org web site http://www.kembacharlestonfcu.org/
  • 24th, Sun. 9:00am (10K) & 8:00am (5K)...City of Pittsburgh Great Race...10K run & 5K run...Pittsburgh, PA...Great Race Hotline 412-255-2493...web site (includes online registration) http://www.rungreatrace.com...I strongly recommend that you go to their web site and at least click on the following four items: "COMPETITIONS", "COURSE", and especially "INFORMATION" and "REGISTER". Logistics of getting to the race can be tricky, especially if you want to have family at the start and the finish.
  • 27th, Wed. 6:00pm...Fall Bear Run...Portsmouth, OH, Shawnee State University... 5K run & 5K walk...phone 740-351-3285...Info and online registration at http://www.shawnee.edu/off/athl/bearrun/index.html...reg forms also available on SSU campus
  • 30th, Sat. 9:00am...Big Ben 5K...5k run/walk...Huntington, WV, Pullman Square...304-696-4652 or 304-696-2943 or 304-696-6477

October 2006


  • 5th, Thur. 6:30pm...Greenup Old Fashion Days 5K...downtown Greenup, KY... Chris Crum at Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hospital, 606-833-3515, email ccrum@olbh.com... web site http://www.olbh.com...Early registration is $15, goes to $20 on September 29.
  • 7th, Sat. 8:00am...Beckley Half Marathon...Beckley, WV... 13.1M & 5Krun/walk...Kip Buchanan phone 304-252-7328
  • 7th, Sat. 9:00am...3rd Annual Covenant School Anniversary 5K...Barboursville, WV, B-Ville Park...5K run, 5K walk...Keener Fry phone 304-436-0000 ext 202, email kfry@covenantschoolwv.org...website: http://www.covenantschoolwv.org/
  • 7th, Sat. 9:00am...Lions Run for Sight...Point Pleasant, WV...Charlie Huber 740-446-4052 email cehuber@sbcglobal.net...Click here for details/entry blank.
  • 14th, Sat. 8:30am...Chesapeake Octoberfest 5K...Chesapeake, OH, the triangle...Becky McClelland, 740-867-3972 email rbmcclelland@adelphia.net or Ben Coleman email ben.coleman@peake.k12.org... click here for details.
  • 15th, Sun. 8:00am...Columbus Marathon...Columbus, OH... web site: http://www.columbusmarathon.com/
  • 21st Sat. 8:30am...1st Annual Run for the Health of It 5K Run & Walk... Saint Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...Rev. Charley Bowen Jr. 304-562-9168 emailcharley2368@verizon.net
  • 21st Sat. 8:00am...10K Autumn Classic...Vienna, WV, Ohio Valley University main campus...10K run & 5K walk...Carissa Bucklin 304-865-6046, email athletics@ovu.edu...course certification is pending
  • 21st Sat. 10:00am...James Cromer Memorial Run...5K run/2 mile walk...Grayson, KY, Commercial Bank at 208 E. Main Street...Grayson Physical Therapy - phone 606-474-7649, fax 606-474-0855...pre-register ($15) by phoning in or faxing your name, address, phone number, age and t-shirt size, pay when you show up to race...race day registration ($18) begins at 8:00am on Commercial Bank parking lot, 208 E. Main street...door prizes...proceeds will go to eleven year old Grayson resident Nicholas Nischan who is currently battling cancer
  • 28th, Sat.10:00am...Greenbo 5K Challenge...Greenbo Lake Recreation Dept. 606-473-7324...web site http://parks.ky.gov/resortparks/go/events.htm
  • 28th, Sat.8:30am...Marshall Alum Run...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV, Marshall University Henderson Center, 3rd Ave. & 19th St...304-696-4652 or 304-696-2943 or 304-696-6477
  • 28th, Sat. 9:00am...Great Pumpkin Race...5K run, 3 mile walk, 1 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, Shelter 9, swimming pool parking lot...Debora Mattingly 304-388-6322, email debora.mattingly@camc.org web site http://www.camc.org/
  • 29th, Sun. 2:00pm...Inaugural Harold N. Hicks, Jr. 5K Run/Walk for Scouting... Kenova, WV, Ric Griffith's Pumpkin House at 748 Beech St., behind the old C-K High School...Chris Lyons 304-523-3408...web site:http://www.tsac5krun.muguyohdistrict.org/ (this url appears to be broken - the tsac5krun part of it doesn't work)...parking at Kenova Box on Route 60

November 2006


  • 4th, Sat. 10:00am...Two County Seven Miler...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 for both races. Rose's baking is excellent and they even have coffee.
  • 5th, Sun. 8:00am....Marshall University Marathon...Huntington, WV, Marshall University...marathon, half-marathon relay and half-marathon non-comp walk... Tom Dannals, phone 304-528-4661...email president@healthyhuntington.org... web site http://www.healthyhuntington.org/... There is a fleece pullover for everyone who enters by Sept. 15 (last year's fleece shirt was very nice!). There is a long-sleeve t-shirt, which will have the size guaranteed if you enter by Oct 21. For my rant about the way entry is being handled, click here.
  • 11th, Sat. 9:30am...1st Annual Run for the Son...5K race and kids fun run...Coal Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 222 Memorial Street, Coal Grove, OH...phone planning advisor at 606-232-2621...click here for details.
  • 18th, Sat. 9:00am...Stonewall Jackson Middle School Turkey Trot...5K run and 2 mile walk...Charleston, WV, W. Washington Street at the S.J. Middle School... George Aulenbacher phone 304-348-6123 or 304-348-7761... e-mail gaulenbacher@kcs.kana.k12.wv.us...details and entry blank at http://iplayoutside.com/
  • 23rd, Thur. 8:30 & 9:00am...Thoroughbred Classic...5K Classic and Kay Collins Memorial Mile - walkers welcome...Keeneland Race Course, US 60 (aka Versailles Road), Lexington, KY...phone 859-335-1818 or 859-269-8313...details at http://www.johnsrunwalkshop.com/ and at http://www.bluegrassrunners.org/.
  • 25th, 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 for both races.
  • 25th, Sat. 11:00am...Keep Your Fork 5K...Pomeroy, OH, Pomeroy Pike, Meigs High School...Michael Kennedy 740-992-7552, email debora45769@yahoo.com

December 2006


  • 9th, Sat. 8:30am...Jingle Bell 5K Run...Big Sandy Superstore Arena, 700 Third Ave, Huntington, WV...phone Andrew Pearson at 304-633-9289 or email ...Click here for details and downloadable entry blanks. The only missing detail is that you should make the check payable to MU AMSA, which is the American Medical Students Association of Marshall University.
Pick a month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec or just scroll through the list.

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, is 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 iPlayOutside site has a neat graphic that shows the outline of the state each race is in and the location of the race within said state. It makes it really easy to tell if the race is near or far away.
  • 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 find my running club here http://www.huntingtonroadrunners.org/.
  • 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).
  • I just discovered (or maybe re-discovered) Midwest Running. This site's calendar overlaps the north and west egdes of my usual stomping grounds. I just read, online, the Jan./Feb. 2006 issue (it is now Sept.2006) of their newletters/magazine. It was a pretty good read. 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/. Check out their everything.
  • Road Runners Club of America is especially good if you like to travel to championship races. Their web site is http://www.rrca.org/.

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