Run For Recovery 5K Run & 2K Walk – August 3 – Fairmont, WV

Run For Recovery is more than just a regular 5k run or 2k walk.  We are raising funds to help the Union Mission of Fairmont.  Your participation will help the Mission  to provide food,  shelter and clothing to the homeless and to assist those struggling with addiction.

Here Are All of the Event Details & Registration Options:

Why Run or Walk In This Event?

The  Run For Recovery 5K Run & 2K Walk is a fund raising event to support the Union Mission.  You don’t have to be a runner to participate as we have a 2K (which is 1.2 miles) walk.   You can participate either as an individual or consider making or joining a non-competitive “Spirit Team”!  This is a family friendly event that will be fun for all ages and abilities,  from runners who want to improve their 5K time to those who just enjoy a brisk or leisurely walk!


Consider Organizing A “Spirit Team” of Family,  Friends,  Co-Workers, Fellow Church Members…IT’S FUN!  (Spirit Teams are not competitive,  just FUN!)   it’s our lowest rate to participate!

What Is A “Spirit Team”? It’s any group of 2 or more people who want to support the Union Mission of Fairmont by participating in the Run For Recovery 5K Run or the 2K Walk on August 3rd.   Your Spirit Team members will each get a FREE T-Shirt and FREE entry into Run For Recovery with a donation to the Union Mission of only $15 per Spirit Team member. (plus online transaction fees)  Hurry this is a limited time offer!

How Do I Make A Spirit Team or Join A Spirit Team?  It’s super easy, just go to our “Register Now” button , select the event you wish to participate in and when you fill out the form you will see this option:

If you wish to join an existing team, click on “Join A Team”.   If you want to create a team click on “Create A Team” just follow the directions from that point and you are good to go!  Awesome!

Race/Walk Date &Time:

Saturday, August 3rd at 9am.  Event will be held rain or shine!


Starts and finishes at the Union Mission, 107 Jefferson Street in downtown Fairmont.

Donation/Entry Fee Schedule: 

All registration is now conducted online and will close online at 12Noon on Friday, August 2nd-  Late Registration will be taken on race day Saturday, August 3rd at the run/walk location at 107 Jefferson Street starting at 7:45am  Please register before July 28th if possible!  Thank you.

Online Donation/Entry Fee Now through July 27th
$20.00 — 5K Run  or 2K Walk/Jog/Kid’s Run (plus processing fee)

Online DISCOUNTED TEAM ENTRY SPECIAL ONLY…  $15.00 — 5K Run  or 2K Walk/Jog/Kid’s Run  (Choose either “Join A Team” or “Create A Team” to get the discounted rate! )

Online Donation/Entry Fee  July 28th – 12Noon August 2nd:  (shirt availability limited to those remaining in stock)  Please register before July 28th to guarantee a shirt!
$25.00 — 5K Run or 2K Walk/Jog/Kid’s Run (plus small processing fee)

TEAM ENTRY SPECIAL ONLY   $20.00 — 5K Run  or 2K Walk/Jog/Kid’s Run  (Choose either “Join A Team” or “Create A Team” to get the discounted rate! )

RACE DAY LATE  REGISTRATION ON AUGUST 3RD:    $30.00 -5K Run or 2K Walk.  Accepted from 7:45am to 8:30am only. Sorry no team discounts on race day.   Cash or check only payable to: West Virginia Rescue Ministries.  Sorry shirts not guaranteed.   Please register online before July 27th to get a shirt!

Post race Food and refreshments will be provided to all who participate!


For the 5K there will be awards for the top 3 overall finishers both male and female as well as the top 3 in each age group both male and female.
5K Age Groups are: (Separate Male and Female) 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up.   All 2K Walkers/Joggers/Kids Runners will get a finisher ribbon!!

Course Map:

The 5K (3.1 Mile) course .   VIEW INTERACTIVE COURSE  MAP

The 2K (1.2) course resembles the first 1.2 miles of the 5K course.

Early Packet Pick Up To Be Announced
Thank You For Caring..

Please share information about this race with your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. It’s hard to find someone who’s life hasn’t been touched by cancer.

We Need More Sponsors!

Additional sponsors are need to help make this event a success! Would your business like to get involved?  Perhaps you are running or walking and your employer might wish to sponsor?  For more information on possible sponsorship opportunities please contact Brandon Rohrbacher, Director of Development at (304)-608-2189 or email him at

Need More Race Information?

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