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RUN TO READ 5K OR 10K
July 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25 – $30
Welcome to the 23rd annual Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (LVMC) Run to Read 5K and we’re bringing back the 10K!
NOTE: This race is not virtual this year and there is no virtual option.
Run through beautiful Fairmont and relax afterward with your family at the 12th Street Pool with food and drinks – included in the registration! Registration at 5:00pm and race starts at 6:00pm.
SWAG: Short sleeve tech shirts for runners registered before 6/18/2021. Limited extras on race day.
Overall awards to top 3 females & top 3 males. Age group awards 1 deep: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29 , 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.
Course Map <- Click – Start line near East-West Stadium. Rolling course through residential neighborhoods of Fairmont’s West Side. Finish line in front of 12th Street Pool entrance. 1 water stop at halfway point (twice for 10K) and one at the finish line. Bathrooms are available at the pool.
No refund for any reason including weather.
All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Marion County, a United Way agency, and a 501(c)(3) entity. LVMC provides free tutoring to adults and children in basic reading, math, ESL (English as a second language), GED preparation, computer basics & related subjects. LVMC is accredited by Pro Literacy Worldwide.
Marion County Police Reserves and the Fairmont City Police Dept. will provide traffic control. Be sure to come race with us during our winter Run to Read Half Marathon in January (always a large turnout!).