Congratulations and a big THANK YOU to all who participated in this year’s Run For Recovery 5K Run & 2K Run/Walk. Many people, groups and organizations came together to make this event a great success despite the super hot conditions! We will follow up shortly with a full list of thank you’s and other fun stuff in the form of a video. For now here are the run and walk results and thanks to Frederique Maloley, we have almost 400 photos of you doing great things with your feet to sort through.
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. We are not fancy but we will give you a nice shirt! (If you want one!) You don’t have to be a runner to participate as we have a 2K (which is 1.2 miles) walk. The Union Mission of Fairmont feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless and helps those who struggle with addiction. Please join us so that we can help them help the less fortunate. THANK YOU!!
You can participate either as an individual or consider making or joining a non-competitive “Spirit Team”! SPECIAL…SAVE $5 on your registration by simply creating a team or joining a team. You will see this opportunity on the online registration form. It’s easy to form or join a team, just invite your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors to register and select your team from the list.
NEW! If you do register for our race, and you register to run or walk WITH THE SHIRT OPTION… we will GUARANTEE that you will get a shirt. Please note that if you register after July 17th we might, repeat, might be temporarily out of stock of certain sizes. HOWEVER…We will do a 2nd order of shirts that will be available about 2 weeks after the race. We will get that shirt to you either by mailing it to you, delivering it to you or offer you a chance to pick up it up at the Mission. Again EVERBODY who registers for our race AND CHOOSES THE SHIRT OPTION will get a shirt, there will be some who get them after the event! Thanks very much for your patience and support!!!
SO WHAT IS A “SPIRIT TEAM”? It’s all for FUN! We will give out special fun awards to those teams that have the most TEAM spirit, largest team, best dressed team etc. 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, July 23rd 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, July 22nd- Late Registration will be taken on race day Saturday, July 23rd at the run/walk location at 107 Jefferson Street starting at 7:45am
5K Run with shirt $35.00, without shirt $25.00. 2K Walk/run with shirt $35.00, without shirt $25.00
NEW! If you do register for our race, and you register to run or walk WITH THE SHIRT OPTION… we will GUARANTEE that you will get a shirt. Please note that if you register after July 17th we might, repeat, might be temporarily out of stock of certain sizes. HOWEVER…We will do a 2nd order of shirts that will be available about 2 weeks after the race. We will get that shirt to you either by mailing it to you, delivering it to you or offer you a chance to pick it up at the Mission. Again EVERBODY who registers for our race AND CHOOSES THE SHIRT OPTION will get a shirt, there will be some who get them after the event! Thanks very much for your patience and support!!!
RACE DAY LATE REGISTRATION ON JULY 23RD: $35.00 -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. Post race snacks 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!!
The 5K and the 2K both start and finish at the Union Mission located at 107 Jefferson Street in Fairmont, WV 26554.
View the 5K (3.1 Mile) 2022 COURSE MAP
The 2K (1.2) course resembles the first 1.2 miles of the 5K course.
Early Packet Pick Up
Will be Friday, July 22 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Mission which is located at 107 Jefferson Street in Fairmont. Weather permitting we will be set up outdoors. Look for the large START flag and pop up tent! We strongly encourage that you pick up your shirt and bib number at Early Packet pick up to avoid long lines on race morning. Thank you.
Thank You For Caring..
Please share information about this race with your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. We can do good things for those who struggle in our community by using our FEET as well as our hearts!
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 Scott Robertson, Race Director at (304) 844-7244 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check out these other races that benefit wonderful causes as well:
PAST RESULTS-2019 EVENT
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.