Register for the 2020 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon and Two Mile Race

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Events

HALF MARATHON - Saturday, August 22, 2020
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon begins at 8:00 a.m. (Wheelchair division 7:50 a.m.) in downtown Parkersburg and is the RRCA WV Championship. The rolling course will take you out of the city and into the scenic surroundings of West Virginia before looping back into the commercial area. You will finish the race to the cheers of thousands of spectators lined up on Market Street prior to the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival Parade.

All participants in the Half Marathon will get a tech shirt, pre-race pasta dinner, finishers medal, & post-race pizza luncheon.

Awards for the Half Marathon Run:
Overall Male & Female 1st-3rd
U.S. Male & Female Runner 1st-2nd
Wheelchair Rim Push Male & Female 1st
Wheelchair Hand Crank Male & Female 1st
Masters (Age 40-49) Male & Female 1st-2nd
Grandmasters (Age 50-59) Male & Female 1st
Sr. Grandmasters (Age 60-Up) Male & Female 1st
Age Groups (15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-Up) Male & Female 1st-5th

Awards for the Half Marathon Walk:
Overall Male & Female 1st-3rd
Masters (Age 40-49) Male & Female 1st
Grandmasters (Age 50-59) Male & Female 1st
Sr. Grandmasters (Age 60-Up) Male & Female 1st
Age Groups (15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-44, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-Up) Male & Female 1st-3rd

Awards for Combined Half Marathon Run & Half Marathon Walk:
Oldest Finisher 1st


TWO MILE RACE - Saturday, August 22, 2020
Starting line is at Third and Juliana streets at the Towne Square Parking Garage and the finish line is at Sixth and Market streets. The Two Mile Race is the RRCA West Virginia Championship. Race begins at 8:10 a.m.

All participants in the 2 Mile will receive a T-shirt.

Awards for the 2 Mile Run:
Overall Male & Female 1st-3rd
Wheelchair Rim Push Male & Female 1st
Masters (Age 40-49) Male & Female 1st
Grandmasters (Age 50-59) Male & Female 1st
Sr. Grandmasters (Age 60-Up) Male & Female 1st
Age Groups (9-Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-Up) Male & Female 1st-3rd

Awards for the 2 Mile Walk:
Overall Male & Female 1st-3rd
Masters (Age 40-49) Male & Female 1st
Grandmasters (Age 50-59) Male & Female 1st
Sr. Grandmasters (Age 60-Up) Male & Female 1st
Age Groups (9-Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 and up) Male & Female 1st-3rd

Awards for Combined 2 Mile Run & 2 Mile Walk:
Youngest Finisher 1st
Oldest Finisher 1st
Company Team 1st
Family Team 1st
School Team 1st


YOUTH RACES - Sunday, August 23, 2020
Based on age, these events will have age- and gender-based races for children ages 11 and younger. The Tiny Tot Trot is for children ages 5 and under and the Junior Races are for children ages 6 to 11. The Tiny Tot Trot will start at 1 p.m. at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field and the Junior Races will follow. Runners in these races can register on race day starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending just prior to the start of the races. Participants may also pre-register by mail, online, or at the Runners Expo on August 17.

All participants in the Youth Races will receive a T-shirt and medal.
Tiny Trot:
Ages 3-Under 50M
Ages 4-5 100M
Junior Races:
Ages 6-7 200M
Ages 8-9 400M
Ages 10-11 400M

Schedule

Friday, August 21, 2020, Locations Listed Below
2-9 p.m. - Registration/Packet Pickup for all Events - Parkersburg Municipal Building, 1 Government Sq, Parkersburg, WV 26101
5-9 p.m. - Pre-Race Pasta Dinner* - St. Francis Xavier Parish Center, near Finish Line (included with Half Marathon)
*2-mile participants, guest and children tickets may be purchased at the door. (2-mile tickets $3 with bib present, Guest tickets $7, & Children $4)
6 p.m. - Free half marathon course bus tour (leaves from 3rd and Avery)

Saturday, August 22, 2020, Locations Listed Below
6-7 a.m. - Packet Pickup for Half Marathon & 2 Mile - Parkersburg Municipal Building, 1 Government Sq, Parkersburg, WV 26101
7:50 a.m. - Wheelchair Starts
8 a.m. - Half Marathon Run & Half Marathon Walk Starts
8:10 a.m. - 2 Mile Run & 2 Mile Walk Starts
10:30 a.m. - Awards for 2 Mile Run & 2 Mile Walk - Bicentennial Park, 201 3rd St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
11 a.m. -1 p.m. - Post-Race Pizza Lunch* - St. Francis Xavier Parish Center, near Finish Line (included with Half Marathon)
*2-mile participants, guest and children tickets may be purchased at the door. (2-mile/guest $5 & Children $4)
11:30 a.m. - Course Closed
Noon - Parade begins (Market Street)
1:30 p.m. - Awards for Half Marathon Run & Half Marathon Walk - Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Sunday, August 23, 2020, Parkersburg High School Stadium Field, 2101 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV, 26101
11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. - Registration/Packet Pickup for Junior Races & Tiny Tot Trot Races
1 p.m. - Junior Races & Tiny Tot Trot Races Start

Other Information

Odgen Newspaper Half Maraton and Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon
Runners who complete in both the Odgen Newspaper Half Maraton & Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon will receive a special tech shirt! Dual Registration for Ogden/Parkersburg Half Marathon Run or Walk available for a discount.
*Must be preregister in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon by August 1 to get special shirt.

Donation:
You can donate to our organization by going to this link fundraiser page, donations can also be made though the registration process.

WV Newspaper Series:
This event is part of the WV Newspaper Series include 2 events for $80!  Registration for the WV Newspaper Series.
05/23/2020 - 2020 Ogden Newspaper Half Marathon Classic
08/22/2020 - 2020 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon

Questions:

Please Contact HalfMarathon@NewsAndSentinel.com if you have any questions.

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