Run For Recovery 5K Run & 2K Walk – August 21, 2021 – Fairmont, WV


We deeply regret to announce that this event has been canceled due to the surge in Covid-19 caused by the Delta Variant.   We, the volunteers who operate this event for the Mission are so very, very disappointed that we cannot hold this event.   We know that you are probably frustrated and disappointed as well.   However, this decision was made after consultation with and guidance from our local Health Department officials.   We first and foremost want to keep everyone in our community safe and healthy.   If you have already registered for this event you will be contacted by email today concerning the status of your registration.  Thank you and again we apologize that this awful disease has reared it’s ugly head again.   If you have any questions feel free to contact

2019 Event Results: Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out and ran or walked at our back in August of 2019!  Here are the results:




“Run for Recovery” 5k helps Union Mission

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!

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 

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) 9 & under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 7 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?

Shoot us an email by using our contact form below.  We will get back to you as soon as possible!