2nd Annual NightGLOW race


Ready to get your Glow on?

Last year, following the dedication of the Alan B. Mollohan Gateway Connector, Fairmont hosted the first Gateway NightGLOW race.   163 people participated with hundreds more enjoying the fireworks display afterwards.

The event was such a success, that Main Street Fairmont and the Associated Businesses of East Fairmont decided to host Fairmont’s 2nd Annual Gateway NightGLOW 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk.

On Saturday, October 27th the race will start at 8:00 pm (hence, Night Glow).

Here’s what you need to do.  .  .

Those interested in participating in either race can pre-register at www.runsignup.com and pay the early registration fee of $15.

Or you can register the day of the race at C J Maggie’s from 8 – 10 am or at Pavilion 1 between 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Same day registration fee is $20.  C J Maggie’s is located at 207 Jefferson Street (the former American Legion building).

Glow in the dark t-Shirts are included in the registration fee.

C J Maggie’s is hosting a carb-loading pancake breakfast Saturday morning from 8 – 10 am.  The cost is $5 and proceeds benefit the Associated Businesses of East Fairmont.

Timing is everything  . . . .

Timing of the event will be provided by the Miles of Smiles Training Services.  Chip timing will be used.

The Course (which will be well marked) . . . . .

The starting line will be between Stony Road and the Veteran’s Bridge. Runners and walkers will use the far left lane (southbound) of the Connector. They will stay in this lane until reaching the 2nd traffic light then proceed to the sidewalk.  Racers will continue on the sidewalk until the bottom of the hill where they will turn left on Merchant Street / 310.

Mile 1: Shortly after the turn, runners and walkers will cross the street, go past the Auto Zone store and turn right down the hill. Racers will turn left on Water Street but as they go underneath the bridge, runners and walkers will separate.

Runners will turn left on the sidewalk which goes to the bridge then turn left again as they enter the bridge. They will continue on the bridge sidewalk all the way across the river and then turn left. They will run by the rescue squad on Virginia Street and turn right on 4th Street. They will run up 4th Street to Fairmont Avenue and turn right.

Walkers will go out Water Street. Near the intersection of Water and Diamond Street, they will turn around. Walkers will proceed to Palatine Park. They will finish using the same finish line as the runners.

Mile 2: This is on the South Side Bridge, which goes over the parking lot. Runners will continue onto Adams Street then will turn right on Monroe Street and continue onto Washington Street. Runners will turn right onto the High Level Bridge. On the East Side, they will turn right, briefly retracing their steps. After passing the Auto Zone they will turn right down the hill towards Water Street and turn right (instead of left).

Mile 3: Runners will pass this mark near the entrance to Palatine Park. The common finish line is at the other end of the park.

And the winner is . . . .

For the 5K, the top three female and male finishers will receive an Alan B. Mollohan Gateway collectible coin.  The coin features the Connector on one side and the Visitor Center building on the other.

Prizes will also be awarded to the top two age group winners.

For the 2 Mile Walk, the top three female and male walkers will receive an Alan B. Mollohan Gateway collectible coin.

More importantly. . . . .

Three sets of bathrooms will be available at East Marion Park and a stunning firework display will start and end the race!

Are you planning to run?