Mean Tyke

Races 2008


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 2008



February 2008



March 2008


  • 15th. Sat. 9:30am...St. Patrick's Day 5K Run 2K Walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, Shelter 9...phone Sarah Hovis at 304-550-1190 or email saraliz18@yahoo.com ...click http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/Race Apps/2KFunRun-4.pdf for info and entry blanks
  • 22nd, Sat. 8:30am...Adam Johnson Memorial Scholarship 5K Run for Success...run & walk...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park, 12th Street Shelter...pick up entry blanks at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington, or get more info and download entry blanks at http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/March/AdamJohnsonMemorial3-22-08.htm...first place overall female and overall male win a new pair of New Balance shoes of their choice, from Robert's...entry fee $18 through March 17, $22 after March 17...race day registration 7-8am
  • 29th, Sat. 8:30am... 5th Annual Tri-County YMCA Cabin Fever 5K Race/Walk...Scott Depot, WV...phone Marty Bavetz at 304-757-0016 or email marty@tri-countyymca.org...YMCA web site http://www.tri-countyymca.org... click here here for a downloadble entry blank... Marty says "This course is the most unique course in the area."
  • 29th, Sat. 9:00am...Joker Run (aka April Fools 4 Miler)...4 mile run & 2 mile walk...Kanawha City Community Center - behind WVU Medical Building and CAMC Memorial Hospital, Virginia Ave. & 31st Street, Kanawha City, Charleston, WV...Charleston Parks & Recreation phone Cheryl Gaynor at 304-348-8008 or email chery.gaynor@cityofcharleston.org...click http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/Race Apps/JokerRunWalk2008.pdf for info and entry blank

April 2008



May 2008


  • 3rd Sat. 9:00am...Run for Hope...5K run & walk, kids 1 mile...Huntington, WV, Ritter Park, shelter near 12th Street...contact Nick Haser at 304-382-7813 or email church@firstpreshuntington.org ... click http://www.hopeunlimited.org to learn about Hope Unlimited for Children, the reason for the run.
  • 3rd Sat. 9:00am...WV Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure...Charleston, WV / State Capitol Complex...5K run/walk...phone Rebecca Newhouse at 304-556-4808 or emailnewhousr_komenwv@msn.com or phone Chris Lambert 304-343-1950 ...website http://www.racewv.kintera.org
  • 10th Sat, 8:00am...Poca River 15K Run...Cross Lanes, WV 15K, at the end of Doc Bailey Road...phone Pat Board at 304-744-6502 at home...Oldest Race on the Roads in West Virginia...Beautiful rolling course along the Poca river...click http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/Race%20Apps/08POCARIVER%2015K.pdf for downloadable entry blank.
  • 10th Sat. 9:00am... 7th Annual Race Against Drugs 5k Run/Walk...Greenup, KY, Greenup Co. Fairgrounds...phone Greenup County Sheriff's Department 606-473-7037...Click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/May/RaceAgainstDrugs5-10-08.htm for info and downloadable entry blank. Race starts at the Greenup Co. Fairgrounds through downtown Greenup and back again.
  • 13th whatever day of the week it might show...Herd Hoops 5K Run/Walk...IF YOU FIND THIS RACE LISTED ON ANY RACING CALENDAR, PLEASE, KNOW THAT THE FINAL EDITION OF THIS RACE WAS TWO YEARS AGO, AND THERE WILL NOT BE ANOTHER, AT LEAST NOT ANYTIME SOON. IT WAS POSTED BY MISTAKE. IT MIGHT ALSO BE POSTED FOR APRIL 25. IGNORE THAT, AS WELL.
  • 17th 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...web site http://www.wvmtr.org/dirtydog15k/dirtydog15k.htm
  • 17th Sat. 9:00am...River Run for Light...7 mile run/walk... Greenup Dam, Ohio side, Kenyon Rd., just south of Wheelersburg, OH... email Aaron Reed at sciotodalepastor@juno.com... There are no entry fees. Anyone can run. Donations accepted for FWB Home Missions.
  • 24th Sat. 8:00am...Ogden Newspapers 20K Classic...20K run or walk, 5K run or walk and assorted other events on Friday and Saturday...Wheeling, WV...phone The Intelligencer at 800-852-5475, if you have a 740 or 304 area code, otherwise phone 304-233-0100...website for dates and times and links to other info for the various races http://www.ogden20kclassic.com ...web page for entry/registration info http://ogden20kclassic.com/registration/register.asp... This year we return to the old course.
  • 26th Mon. 8:00am... Ironton Veteran's Day 5k...Ironton, OH, Liebert Coporation at 9th and Lorain St...contact Joe Issac somehow... Website www.irontonmemorial5k.com is currently (March 21, 2008) parked by GoDaddy.com and does not display anything but ads. Click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/May/Ironton5k5-26-08.htm for info and entry blank.
  • 31st Sat. 9:00am...2008 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=2008/05/10934.html for info and downloadable entry blank...symphony web site http://www.wvsymphony.org/
  • 31st 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...two web sites http://www.wvrainbowrun.com and http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2008/05/10860.html
  • 31st Sat 10:30am...Russet River Run...Grantsville, WV....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.
  • 31st Sat 8:30am...Kinfolk's Landing Days 5K Run/Walk...5K run, 2.4 mile walk...Manchester, OH, Front Street and Pike Avenue...phone Vic Bowman at 937-549-3691 or email vbowman@yahoo.com...entry fee $12-$15...sponsored by Manchester Area Merchants Association

June 2008


  • 7th Sat 8:00am...Wood Festival Run...5K run/walk...Grantsville, WV....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.
  • 7th 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 southpointbandboosters@hotmail.com ...Click http://southpointband.com/5krace.html for info and links to your your choice of online entry or downloadable entry and a link to last year's results at the bottom of the page.
  • 13th Fri. 5:00pm...Capital City Striders 22nd Track & Field Invitational...multi-event track and field meet...Charleston, WV, Laidley Field ...all ages...click on http://capitalcitystriders.org/2008CCSIInfo.html for info and entry blank
  • 14th Sat. 8:30pm...Capital City Striders 22nd Track & Field Invitational...multi-event track and field meet...Charleston, WV, Laidley Field ...all ages...click on http://capitalcitystriders.org/2008CCSIInfo.html for info and entry blank
  • 14th Sat 9:30am...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.
  • 14th Sat. 8:30am...31st 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
  • 14th, Sat. 8:30am...Cecil Jarvis Greater Clarksburg 10K...Clarksburg, WV...10K run, 2 mile run/walk and Kids K...phone 304-604-4100 or email 10krun@greaterclarksburg10k.org...go to their web site, http://www.greaterclarksburg10k.org/, for more info and your choice of downloadable entry forms or online entry.
  • 14th 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
  • 14th Sat. 8:00am...2007 Run With a Cop...5K run/walk...Charleston - Kanawha City, WV, WVU Medical Building, 31st Street, behind CAMC Memorial Hospital...contact Cpl. John Frazier at 304-348-6470 or Charleston Parks & Rec. at 304-348-6860 ...click http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2008/06/10897.html for info. Groups and corporate comepetition encouraged. As of 5/11/2008, entry fees and availability of entry blanks are still to be announced, according to their web site.
  • 21st, Sat. 7:30am...Tenth Annual Run to Read Races 15K/5K...Fairmont, WV, Marion County Adult Ed Center...15K run, 5K race walk, 5K run, 1.5 mile fun run/walk at 7:30am and 9:15am...contact Jim Woolfitt at 304-366-6055 email run2read@yahoo.com...web site http://www.runningintheusa.com/run2read/ with a printable entry blank.
  • 21st 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... click on their web site http://www.smokeonthewater.org. for info and go to the bottom of the page for more info and a downloadable entry blank....Please, note: THIS YEAR THEY RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL START LOCATION AND THE ORIGINAL THIRD WEEKEND IN JUNE.
  • 21st Sat. 8:00am...5K 4 CASA...5K, fun runs and relays...Ashland, KY, on Central Ave. between 17th and 18th Streets...phone Carol Polley and 606-324-6444 or email casa@windstream.net...click on the web site http://www.midwestrunning.com/calendar/index_rn.php and scroll down a few screens, to the right date, for more info...Click here for entry blanks.
  • 28th, Sat. 8:00am...13th 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 Race Brochure...packet pick-up and late registration will be on Friday 6/27 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
  • 28th, Sat. 8:00am...St. Albans Riverfest Tom Knox Memorial 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk...St. Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...contact Jim Hanshaw at 304-539-2326 (work) or 304-727-2251 (evenings) 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

July 2008


  • 3rd, Thur. 7:45pm...Independence 5K Run/Walk...Charleston, WV, Haddad Riverfront Park...contact Cheryl Gaynor at 304-348-8008 or email cheryl.gaynor@cityofcharleston.org or phone Charleston Parks & Rec. at 304-348-6860
  • 4th, Fri. 9:00am...Jackson County Sports Festival 5K Run & 1K Fun Walk...Jackson, OH, Manpower Park, E. Main Street, across from Kroger Store...phone Randy Heath at 740-286-2722...Register the morning of the race, only. There is no pre-registration. Tickle of a mention here http://www.jacksonohio.org/events.htm Part of the Jackson County Freedom Fest
  • 5th, 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)...contact Chris Crum at (606) 833-3515...web site http://www.summermotion.com/10k/10k-home.html has downloable entry blanks (If you can get it to work. To get it to download, I had to highlight the image with a mouse drag or a ctrl-A key combination and then "save as". It worked.)
  • 5th, Sat. 8:30am...PVH Regatta 5K River Run...Point Pleasant, WV, Point Pleasant Primary School, Start at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park...Website http://www.pointpleasantregatta.org/RiverRunApplication.htm has a downloadable entry blank. Don't be fooled by the button that says RiverRunApplication. Clicking on it does nothing. The download instructions are for an image that is farther down the page. The image is the entry application. Right click on it, per the instructions.
  • 12th, Sat. 6:30am...14th Rattlesnake Trail 50K Ultrarun...behind Charleston, WV, at Kanawha State Forest pool...contact Dennis Hemrick at 304-344-8342 or email itsmadr3@netzero.net...web site for info and printable entry http://www.runningintheusa.com/rattlesnaketrail50k/
  • 12th Sat. 9:30am...Elias Fest 5K: Run for Zimbabwe...South Point, OH, South Point Park/Community Center...contact David Theiss at 740-646-1220 or email davidkeiththeiss@yahoo.com... Web site http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/July/Elias5k.htm for online entry and downloadable entry blanks... Registration from 8:00am until 9:15am... Click here for directions to the race.
  • 19th, 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 or phone 304-757-2967 or 304-562-0518 ext 6 or email cocacolawhg@aol.com or get details and a downloadable entry blank from http://www.tallmantrackclub.com/Race%20Apps/Greatteays08.pdf
  • 19th, Sat. 2:30pm...1st Annual Pio Track Club All-Comers Meet...Marietta, OH, Don Drumm Stadium - Marietta College... Open to all ages (youth, open, and masters) and all ability levels. Phone John Hull at 304-382-6149.
  • 26th, Sat. 8:00am...Bun Run 5K...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Superstore Arena (formerly the Civic Center) at 8th st. and 3rd Ave...contact Tassey Holley at 304-696-4652 or phone 304-696-2943 or 304-696-6477...email nadams@marshall.edu... Part of the WV Hot Dog Festival...Info and entry at http://www.wvhotdogfestival.com/ where you can click on Bun Run ...Proceeds to benefit Joan C. Edwards Children's Cancer Clinic.

August 2008


  • 1st, Fri. 7:00pm...The Green Mile...Wheeling, WV, Heritage Port... run/walk...Ron Green phone 740-859-0704...email: cashrpg@1st.net ... Terry Whitecotton 304-243-1152...email: Rwlegend@aol.com ... George 304-280-4288... web site http://www.debbiegreen5k.com has online registration
  • 2nd, Sat. 7:00pm...The Debbie Green 5K...Wheeling, WV, Heritage Port... run/walk...Ron Green phone 740-859-0704...email: cashrpg@1st.net ... Terry Whitecotton 304-243-1152...email: Rwlegend@aol.com ... George 304-280-4288... web site http://www.debbiegreen5k.com has online registration
  • 2nd, 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=2008/08/11091.html
  • 2nd Sat. 9:00 am...Diamond Electric 5K Run/Walk...Eleanor, WV, Eleanor City Park...run/walk...phone Marilyn Hall 304-586-0070 ext. 267, email de5k@diaelec.com...web site http://www.de5k.com/ with info and a downloadable entry blank.
  • 3rd Sun. 8:00 am...6th Annual St. Mary's Medical Center Tristate Triathlon and Duathlon...Beech Fork Lake, 9 miles south of Huntington, WV...web site http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/August/HealthyHuntingtonTriathlon.htm has additional info and multiple ways to enter.
  • 9th Sat. 8:00am...Thomas Memorial 5K Walk/Run...5k run and 5k walk... Saint Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...Thomas Memorial Hospital, Community Services Department, phone 304-766-3700 or 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/
  • 15th Fri. 7:00pm...2nd 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
  • 16th Sat. 8:00 am...3rd Annual Run For The Health Of It 5K...5K run and 1 mile walk...Hurricane, Wv, Valley Park Wave Pool...phone Rev. Charley Bowen Jr. 304-562-7307, email topyouthpastor@aol.com...click here for more info http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2008/08/10932.html and for an entry blank
  • 16th Sat. 8:00 am...Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon...half marathon, two mile run, kids run on the 17th...Parkersburg, WV...phone Hilary at 304-485-1891 ext 459 or email halfmarathon@newsandsentinel.com or email Chip Allman at runchiprun@hotmail.com or phone 304-428-7202... web site: http://extras.newsandsentinel.com/halfmarathon/...Again, this year, this will be the RRCA National Half Marathon Championship race.
  • 23rd Sat 9:00am...Hotter Than Heck Run...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 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.
  • 23rd Sat 7:45am...Homeland Security 5k...run/wheelchair/walk...Saint Albans, WV, S.A. Fire Station...contact Madonna Estep at 304-342-0367 or email madonna@druckmanlaw.com...click on http://www.iplayoutside.com/Events/?eid=2008/08/10969.html for more info and a downloadble entry blank.
  • 23rd Sat 8:00am...2nd Annual Crew Community Church 5K Run/Walk...Huntington, WV, Ninth St. & Third Ave., Pullman Square...email Christina Bailey at tcbailey7123@msn.com... web site with online entry http://marcum5k-invitefriends.eventbrite.com/ OR click here for entry blanks OR you can pick up entry blanks at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington. Race starts on Third Avenue, at Pullman Square, runs west to Eighth Street, south to Fifth Avenue, east to Twentieth Street 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.
  • 23rd Sat 9:00am...2008 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/2008/August/BuckeyeRunEntryForm.htm for a downloadable entry blank.
  • 30th Sat. 8:00am...31st 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/news/ or pick up entry blanks at The SOMC LIFE Center, Portsmouth, 1202 18th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
  • 30th 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 Gary smith at 304-345-5433 or email gcs1953@gmail.com...website http://www.charlestondistancerun.com

September 2008



October 2008


  • 2nd, 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 (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) or email Jennifer Bayes at jennifer_bayes@bshsi.org...click here http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/October/OldFashionEntryForm.htm for an entry form...Early registration is $15, goes to $20 on Septembe 20.
  • 4th, 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 or Joe Guffy at 304-252-7328 or 877-987-3847...Click on their web site http://www.brccc.com/, then pick the Event Calendar (center top), then, change the month to October, then click on th 4 (for 4th). Voila! There is all the info and an entry blank.
  • 4th, 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, Sat. 8:15am...Race the Bar 5K Run/Walk...5K run/walk, kids fun run...Ashland, KY, Boyd County Public Library, 1740 Central Avenue (same general location as the start/finish area of the Summer Motion 10K)...phone Natalie Corrigan at 606-329-2929 or email ncorrigan@vmje.com...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/October/RaceTheBar5kEntry.htm for an entry blank
  • 4th, Sat. 8:00am... 1st Annual Jogging for Jesus 3K...3K run/walk...Sandy Hook, KY...phone Pam Skaggs-Hutchinson at 738-5309 or email pammy829@aol.com OR phone Sandra Kitchen at 738-4288 or email skitchen@mrtc.com...click http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/October/JoggingForJesus3K.htm for info and entry
  • 11th, Sat. 9:00am...4th Annual Covenant School Anniversary 5K...Barboursville, WV, B-Ville Park...5K run, 5K walk, fun run...phone Melody McSweeney at 304-736-0000 or email info@convenantschoolwv.org...click on http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/October/CovenantRunEntryForm.htm for an entry blank
  • 11th, 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
  • 11th, Sat. 8:00am...Bobcat Basketball 5K Run...Franklin Furnace, OH, Old US 52, Green Township Volunteer Fire Department...phone Scott Johnson at 740-533-3597 or email charliek1@roadrunner.com click http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/October/BobcatEntryForm.htm for entry blank.
  • 18th, Sat.8:00am...Marshall Alum Run...5K run/walk...Huntington, WV, Pullman Square, 900 block of Third Avenue...phone 304-696-4652 or 304-696-2943 or 304-696-6477 or emai Sharon Stanton at stanton@marshall.edu ...click on http://www.marshall.edu/recsport/pdf/alumrun.pdf for an entry blank...NOTE: start and finish area has been moved to Pullman Square
  • 18th, Sat.8:00am...Wildcat Dash 5K...5K run and kids mini-dash...Catlettsburg, KY, Catlettsburg Elementary School...click on here for directions... email Donny Prater at director@wildcatdash.com...web site http://www.wildcatdash.com/index.html
  • 25th, Sat.10:00am...Greenbo 5K Challenge...Greenbo Lake Recreation Dept. 606-473-7324...web site http://www.parks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/go/events/...click on here for an entry blank
  • 25th, Sat. 9:00am...Great Pumpkin Race...CANCELED - DEB INFORMS ME THAT THE RACE WILL BE NO MORE...5K run, 3 mile/1 mile walk...Charleston, WV, Kanawha State Forest, Shelter 9, swimming pool parking lot...phone Debora Mattingly at 304-348-6322 or email debora.mattingly@ca.m.c.org and if that email address doesn't work, then, try debora.mattingly@camc.org or just email to both, to begin with. (I am suspicious that the first email address is wrong>)
  • 26th, Sun. 2:00pm...Third 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 School...phone 304-523-3408 or email Jane W. Browning at j.browning@tsacbsa.org

November 2008


    (12/10/2008 I feel that I must apologize for being absent for a while. Don't ever start to change registrars when your domain name is about to expire, while at the same time you are involved in a family emergency. Go ahead and re-up with the current registrar and put off the change until you have time to deal with unexpected complications. I didn't do that and as a result my site was completely down for a week and a half and I still haven't had adequate opportunity to catch it up. It was my own fault. I won't do that, again!)

  • 15th, Sat.8:00am...Nick Caldwell Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Fun 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/2008/November/NickCaldwellEntry.htm for an entry blank.
  • 22nd, Sat 10:00am...Leah Hickman 5K Scholarship Run/Walk...Point Pleasant, WV, Farmer's Market, under the bridge into town...phone David Pyles at 304-675-7942 or email leah.race@yahoo.com...web site is http://staff.rio.edu/dpyles/leahhickman5krace.htm...There will be door prizes, MU memorabilia, including a basketball signed by the team, a pair of running shoes from Robert's Running & Walking Shop, restaurant gift certificates, etc...If you don't have MS Word, then click here for an entry blank in downloadable and printable pdf format.
  • 27th, 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/SJMS%20turkey%20trot.pdf or pick up an entry blank at one of the area's sport stores. Proceeds will benefit Secret Santa and Baseball.
  • 27th, 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 bridge...email Ruthie Patterson Lynd at ruthie.lynd@russellind.kyschools.us... click http://www.tristateracer.com/EventInfo/2008/November/RussellTurkeyTrot.htm for more info...NOTE: bring your own stop watch, as finish time will not be officially recorded... the entry fee is non-perishable food items
  • 29th, 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. 1, at Robert's Running & Walking Shop, 1440 Fourth Avenue, in Huntington.

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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 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, 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 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/.
  • There are some good calendars here, http://www.ohiorunner.com.
  • Another place to find events is http://www.eventful.com/
  • 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, http://www.rivercityrunners.com/. They're in the Parkersburg area.
  • Here is the other, http://www.ovrunnersandwalkers.org/ the Ohio Valley Runners and Walkers Club.
  • And here is another, http://www.premierraces.com/
  • And a high five to the new kid on the block: http://www.tristateracer.com/. 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. They are veteran's of the roads. Only their running web site is new.)
  • 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.

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