Best of Morgantown 2017 :: Best Run/Walk :: WVU Medicine Morgantown Marathon

The WVU Medicine Morgantown Marathon wins 2017 “Best of Morgantown” award for the 2nd straight year in a row!
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Morgantown magazine is proud to announce the WVU Medicine Morgantown Marathon has been named Best Run/Walk in the publication’s 2017 “Best of Morgantown” competition. The magazine will feature all award recipients in 90 categories in the February/March 2017 issue, which hits newsstands in mid-February.

“It is truly an honor to win for the past two years.  We are a newer race for the area and there are certainly an immense amount of challenges that we’ve had to overcome and will continue to improve upon.  We have a great group of people working hard behind the scenes, and we take feedback from all of our wonderful racers to heart.  I believe that’s what truly sets us apart.  We look forward to continuing to grow the race and let the rest of the world see what makes West Virginia so wonderful!”  –  Jamie Summerlin, Race Director

“The mission of Morgantown magazine has always been to highlight the best, most exciting things happening in and around our city. That’s why we love the ‘Best of Morgantown’ awards,” says Nikki Bowman, editor and publisher of Morgantown. “The awards honor the businesses, organizations, and individuals working hard to serve their community. And they’re especially meaningful because the readers are the ones who decide who receives the awards.”


Beginning November 22, members of the public were encouraged to vote for this year’s BOM nominees at For this sixth annual competition, the largest number of respondents ever—more than 14,500 voters—let us know their favorite restaurants, personalities, places to shop, and more, in seven divisions.

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