Mean Tyke

Races 2007

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 2007

February 2007

March 2007

April 2007

May 2007

June 2007

  • 2nd Sat. 9:00am...2007 Beat Beethoven 5K Run Run/walk...Charleston, WV, University of Charleston, Riggleman Katie L. Hoffman, Esq., by phone at 304-357-9967 or by email at site for printable entry blanks
  • 2nd Sat. 9:00am...South Point Band 5K Run for Gold...South Point, OH, South Point High School parking lot, 302 High Jeff Green, Booster President, at (740)894-7024 after 7:30pm or Pam Payne, Booster Secretary at (304)360-2354...Click here for info.
  • 2nd Sat. 9:00am...West Virginia Rainbow Run...5K run & 1 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Covenant House, 600 Shrewsbury 304-344-8053 ext 2222, email web sites and
  • 8th Fri. 7:30pm...Run for Your Life 5K - Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off...Charleston, WV, Appalachian Power Park, the corner of Smith and Morris Charles Shumaker at 304-348-1240 or email him at on a cool, but, somewhat confusing web site It includes a downloadable entry blank.... Click here for clarification of start time and location.
  • 9th Sat. 8:30am...30th Annual Kiwanis Run By the River...10K run, 5K run, 5K walk...Russell, KY, next to the Super Quik at the old Russell Central School on Bellefonte Street, near the foot of the Ironton-Russell Tim Gearhart, Race Director, at 740-532-0932 or email
  • 9th Sat. 7:00am...Hatfield & McCoy Marathon and Half Marathon...Goody, KY, Food City Food Stores parking David Hatfield at (606)625-5092 or email Tug Valley Road Runners Club at or see the web site at
  • 9th Sat. 8:00am...2007 Run With a Cop...5K run/walk...Charleston - Kanawha City, WV, WVU Medical Building, 31st Cpl. John Frazier at for info and for a printable entry blank.
  • 16th, Sat. 8:30am...Greater Clarksburg 10K...Clarksburg, WV...10K run and Kids 304-604-4100, email sites and
  • 23rd, Sat. 7:30am...Ninth Annual Run to Read Races...Fairmont, WV, Marion County Adult Ed Center...15K run, 5K race walk, 5K run, 1.5 mile fun run/walk at 7:30am and Jim Woolfitt at 304-366-6055 email site with a printable entry blank.
  • 23rd, Sat. 8:00am...12th 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 606-836-9641...for web site and entry blank, go to and click on RACE BROCHURE...packet pick-up and late registration will be on Friday 6/22 from 5:00to 7:30pm and on race day from 7:00 to amazing goodie bag
  • 29th, Fri. 7:00pm...Independance Day Celebration Race...5K run and 2 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Haddad Riverfront Rachel Pett at 304-348-8008, email site
  • 30th, Sat. 8:00am...Summer motion 10K...10K race and kids (10 & under) fun run...Ashland, KY, between 17th and 18th Streets on Central Avenue, at Park Place (formerly the AEP Building) Chris Crum at (606) 833-3515...web site
  • 30th, Sat. 8:00am...St. Albans Riverfest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk...St. Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Jim Hanshaw 722-5560 (home), 539-2326 (cell),or 727-2251 (work) or email more info and a printable entry blank, go to the web site and click on "Forms", which will take you to three choices. You'll know what to do, there.

July 2007

  • 4th, Wed. 9:00am...Jackson County Sports Festival 5K Run & 1K Fun Walk... Jackson, OH, Manpower Park, E. Main Street, across from Kroger 740-286-2722... Register the morning of the race, only. There is no pre-registration.
  • 4th, Wed. 8:30am...Freedom Race...5 mile run and walk...Wheeling, WV, Wheeling Civic Center...For information, contact The Hole ´┐ŻN Run, 46 Washington Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003...see the listing on racing calendar
  • 7th, Sat. 6:30am...Rattlesnake Trail 50K Ultrarun...behind Charleston, WV, at Kanawha State Dennis Hemrick at 304-344-8342 or email site for info and printable entry
  • 7th, Sat. 8:30am...Regatta River Run 5K...Point Pleasant, Heather Wood at 304-675-7178 or email here for info and entry blank.
  • 7th, Sat. 10:00am...South Point Soccer 5K Competitive Run and 2 Mile fun Walk...South Point, OH, South Point Park...Contact Zane Joy at 304-638-4529. Click here for directions to the race.
  • 7th, Sat. 8:00am...Putnam County Fair...10K run and 3 mile walk...Eleanor, WV, Rt. 62, Putnam County Roger or Jean Arthur at 304-586-3245 or Mike Beller at 304-586-3632 or email ...for info and an entry blank, go to the web site, click on "WEEK AT A GLANCE", click on "Registration Forms", then, click on "Run/Walk Registration", print it. Or if you are in a hurry, just click on, but, be aware that you will miss out on all the other fair stuff by hurrying.
  • 7th, Sat. 8:00am...Fireman's Firecracker 5K Run/Walk...Elizabeth, WV... contact Jason Hutchinson (304) 275-3773 or (304) 275-6511 or Byron Garrett at (304) here for a race application
  • 20th, Fri. 7:00pm...Buffalo Subaru 4 Mile Chase...Buffalo, NY, on Bidwell near site with all the info and entry blanks
  • 21st, Sat. 8:00am...Great Teays 5K & Gene Fuller 1 Mile Run/Walk...Hurricane, WV, at the Wave Pool... contact Winston Gregory at 304-757-2965
  • 21st, Sat.8:00am...Belpre Scholership Race...4 mile run, 2 mile walk and 2 mile junior run...Belpre, OH, Belpre High School football stadium (directions on entry blank - see below)... contact Rick Epperly (740) 423-0528 or email see the listing on and the listing on latter contains a link to a downloadable entry blank.
  • 28th, Sat. 8:00am...Cambridge Downtown Classic...5K and 10K...Cambridge, OH, Guernsey County Courthouse...Contact Guy Coogins, II at 740-439-2238 or by email or find info and online entry at the web site
  • 28th, Sat. 8:00am...Bun Run 5K...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Superstore Arena (formerly the Civic Center) at 8th st. and 3rd Tassey Holley at a printable entry blank with all the info you'll need at

August 2007


September 2007

  • 1st Sat. 7:30am...Charleston Distance Run...15 mile run, 15 mile relay and 5K run...Charleston, WV, Civic Center, Virginia Street Gary smith at 304-345-5433 or email
  • 1st Sat. 8:00am...30th Annual Run For Your Life...5K walk, 5K run, 10K run, 1 mile fun run...Portsmouth, OH, SOMC Life Jim Kolar at 740-356-7566 or email for online entry and downloadable entry form
  • 3rd, Mon. 8:30am...Good Samaritan Soles 5-k...Kenova, Sarah Byard at 304-633-7997 or email
  • 8th, Sat, 9:00am...9/11 Memorial Race Portsmouth Fire & Police...10K run, 5K run & walk...Portsmouth, OH, Tracy Park(lies between Chilicothe St. on the west, Gay St. on the east, 10th St. on the north and 9th St, on the south)...leaving Route 52, turn south onto Chilicothe St. (Route 23 S.), toward the river (toward Kentucky)'s 1 block south of Route 52 E., 2 blocks south of Route 52 740-354-1200 or 740-353-2494 or email
  • 8th, Sat, 9:30am...French City Chilifest Flamin' 5 K...5K run, 2K fun-run, 1 mile kids race...Gallipolis, OH, City Park, First Jeff at 740-446-8677...Keith at for more info. There will be a drawing for a $200 Bulova Sports Watch.
  • 8th, Sat. 9:00am...2007 5K Walk/Run For Sight...5k walk, 5k run... Huntington, WV, Ritter Park...Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, phone 304-522-6991...web site for printable entry and more
  • 15th, Sat., 9:00am...Dream Run '07 for Make-a-Wish...5K run, 2 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Debbie Poe at 304-768-5700 or email click here for info and a downloadable entry
  • 15th, Sat., 8:00am...The Ultimate Road Test Run and Walk...14.7 miles... Cadiz, OH, Clifford Fire Calvin E. Mickey at 740-946-5631 or email site
  • 15th Sat., 8:00am...33rd Annual Wine Cellar Classic 10K...Dunbar, WV, Wine Cellar Parks and Recreation Dept.
  • 22nd, 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 Randie Adam 740-385-2750 or email should really go to this website to look at the different times for the different distances
  • 22nd, Sat., 8:00am...Mountwood 12 Mile Challenge...Mountwood Park, 12 miles east of Parkersburg, WV, on Route 50 at Volcano Road, marina parking Gary Pennington at 304-489-9020 ext 356 or email for more info and a downloadable entry blank.
  • 26th, Wed. 6:00pm...Fall Bear Run...Portsmouth, OH, Shawnee State University... 5K run & 5K 740-351-3285...Info and online registration at forms also available on SSU campus
  • 30th, Sun., 8:20am to 9:30am, depending on the event...City of Pittsburgh Great Race...10K/5K Run, 5K Walk, Kids Race, Team, Race Hotline 412-255-2676... for info and entry blanks or online entry go to the web site

October 2007

  • 4th, Thur. 6:30pm...Greenup Old Fashion Days 5K...downtown Greenup, KY... Chris Crum at Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hospital, 606-833-3515, email web site registration is $15, goes to $20 on October 1.
  • 4th, Thur. 6:00pm...1st Annual River Rat 5K Run...Franklin Furnace, OH, Old U.S. 52, Green Township Volunteer Fire Department (between Portsmouth, OH and Ironton, OH, maybe 5 or 6 miles south of Wheelersburg) Scott A. Johnson at 740-533-3597...pre-registration: $10; raceday registration: $12
  • 6th, Sat. 8:00am...Beckley Half Marathon...Beckley, WV, South Kanawha Street, Mountain State University Learning Resource Center... 13.1M & 5Krun/walk...Kip Buchanan phone 304-252-7328 or 877-987-3847
  • 6th, Sat. 9:00am...4th Annual Covenant School Anniversary 5K...Barboursville, WV, B-Ville Park...5K run, 5K walk...Melody McSweeney phone 304-736-0000
  • 13th, Sat. 8:30am...Chesapeake Octoberfest 5K...Chesapeake, OH, the triangle...Becky McClelland, 740-867-3972 ext or Ben Coleman email
  • 20th, Sat. 8:15am...First Sentry Bank Five Mile challenge...5 mile run, 5K walk, Kids Run With a Cop 1 mile fun run...Huntington, WV, 823 Eighth Street, First Sentry Bank...web site with online registration Have no fear, you don't have to join in order to use their registration service. Entry blanks can be picked up at 640 Eighth Avenue, T.R. Johnson & Son Plumbing and Heating, at the Tenth Avenue YMCA and at 1440 Fourth Avenue , Robert's Running & Walking. Packet pickup will be on Friday, 10/19, at 640 Eighth Avenue, T.R. Johnson & Son Plumbing and Heating, and on race day at 823 Eighth Street, on the First Sentry Bank parking lot, near the start/finish.
  • 27th, Sat.10:00am...Greenbo 5K Challenge...Greenbo Lake Recreation Dept. 606-473-7324...web site
  • 27th, Sat.8:00am...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
  • 27th, 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 web sites and
  • 28th, Sun. 2:00pm...Second Annual 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 Chris Lyons at 304-523-3408...go to the web site at and mouse over "Council", then "Events", then click on "Harold N. Hicks Jr 5K" or go directly to Either way you will find a pdf file of the entry blank that can be saved to your home pc and printed. Fill it out and send it in. (If you use the mouse over method you will have the opportunity to explore activities of the Tri-State Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.)

November 2007

  • 3rd, 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.
  • 4th, Sun. 8:00am....Marshall University Marathon...Huntington, WV, Marshall University...marathon, half-marathon, half-marathon run, walk or run relay and five mile walk... Tom Dannals, phone info and online registration go to the web site
  • 22nd, Thur. 9:00am...Stonewall Jackson Middle School Turkey Trot...5K run, 2 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, Shelter #9, near the George Aulenbacher at 304-348-6123 or email or pick up entry at The Sport Mart in Charleston and at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington. Entry fee is $15 until 11/11, $20 after 11/12. Benefits SJMS Secret Santa and Soccer.
  • 24th, 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. Also, you can pick up entry blanks at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington.

December 2007

  • 8th, Sat. 8:30am...Jingle Bell 5K Run & Walk and Let's Get Moving Kid's Mile...Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Superstore Sports Arena (aka Civic Center), 3rd Ave. and 8th St...Click here for details and downloadable entry blanks. Entry blanks also availabe at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington.
  • 16th, Sun. 2:00pm(run) & 1:00pm(walk)...2007-2008 Winter Series Run/Walk...5K run, 3K walk...Kahawha City Community Center, 36th Street and Venable Avenu Southeast, behind Wendy's...first race in a three race winter series...for info and printable entry blank, click, and click on "Details" and "Application" at the bottom of the page.
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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.
  • iPlayOutside, Inc...web site
  • The Running Journal...web site
  • Run Ohio...web site
  • 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 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
  • For the Tallman Track Club, click on the url, 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, last year. This site's calendar overlaps the north and west egdes of my usual stomping grounds. At that time, I read, online, the Jan./Feb. 2006 issue 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 Check out their everything.
  • Road Runners Club of America is especially good if you like to travel to championship races. Their web site is
  • There are some good calendars here,
  • Another place to find events is
  • There seems to be no end to discovering new and useful web sites. I found two more, this evening (6-10-07) and will hopefully link to them very soon. You should find them very useful. They might even be in your neighborhood. This is a good thing.
  • Here is one of them, They're in the Parkersburg area.
  • Here is the other, the Ohio Valley Runners and Walkers Club.
  • And here is another,
  • And a high five to the new kid on the block: It appears that they're in their second month (now is 11-25-07) and showing a lot of promise. And they have some results going back as far as 2000. (They are not really newbies. Not even close. Only their running web site is new.)

2007-07-30 I want to apologize to anyone who has come to depend on this site for current local racing info. My web site pc has been down for the last few weeks and I just haven't had time to put everything back together, quickly enough. The hard drive, which holds my website files, is still down, but, I have managed to rebuild the pc. I have updated the racing calendar, a little and will continue updating, over the next few days.
Last updated 2007-12-14-05:25pm est
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