6th Annual Morgantown Marathon Weekend Update
Attention #RunMotown Fans:
 
It is with heavy sadness that we must announce today that we are officially cancelling the 6th Annual Morgantown Marathon Weekend Experience scheduled for Sunday October 4, 2020. The decision was not made lightly, as we held off as long as we could before we needed to make financial commitments to all of our providers and support personnel.
 
After multiple discussions with numerous parties that would be directly involved, we found that we could not provide a safe environment for race participants this year due to the COVID-19 issues we are all facing. Between a limited number of law enforcement available (we employ over 70 during the race), and the event date and volunteers heavily relying on West Virginia University’s scheduling, we are confident that our decision will alleviate any stress related to the potential need to move the race date and/or protect attendees and our community. Not to mention the need to protect our event beneficiary, Operation Welcome Home. While this is one of OWH’s largest fundraisers each year, we could not put the organization in a position where they could potentially be negatively impacted financially, as we only want to set them up for success.
 

For those that have already registered, we are offering a 100% no questions asked refund, or a deferral to the 2021 event to be held in the fall of 2021. We will be sending an email to all registered runners shortly so you can elect which option you would like.

Our Veterans mean the world to us, and we want to do what’s in the best interest of them and the organization that has now put almost 600 veterans back to full time work, due in large part to your support of the Morgantown Marathon each and every year.

 
Again, we are sad to make the announcement, but the safety and health of both our runners and our community must take precedence during these times. Keep moving forward, and we will be back together to #RunMotown next fall!
 
Jamie Summerlin
Race Director
Morgantown Marathon Executive Committee
You Can Still Support OWH By Clicking The Link Below

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Our

mission

The Morgantown Marathon goes into its 6th year continuing to promote health & wellness in our community, while also showcasing the beauty and hills of our great state of West Virginia. The Morgantown Marathon has supported Operation Welcome Home since day 1, an organization that provides Jobs Resources For Veterans, and has helped over 600 veterans find full-time job placement since 2012

Visit Operation Welcome Home Today

Be A Conqueror

Register Today and become the latest to conquer Morgantown!

Running

routes

Morgantown is known for its rolling hills and gorgeous views and the Inaugural Morgantown Marathon course will not disappoint. Your Almost Heavenly tour of the city will take you through all 7 wards of Morgantown, featuring festivals, bands, and spectators that will keep you motivated and smiling all the way to the finish line.

  • USA Track and Field certified course

easy registration

Register today via active.com and get ready to conquer morgantown

free shuttlebus

We provide shuttlebus service for free to the start and return you to your car when finished

medical support

Multiple first aid stations manned by the finest medical professionals in our area

drink stations

Fluid/hydration stations are fully equipped with fluids/gels and snacks every 2 miles

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Event

schedule
October 9, 2021

10 am

doors open

Our official Packet Pickup location will be announced soon!

10 am - 7 pm

registration

Registration at our packet pickup location will be open until 7 PM

7 pm

packet pickup closes

Packet pickup and walk up registration closes. We also offer race day packet pickup for those traveling race morning near the starting line! packet pickup and bag drop off is available at no charge

October 10, 2021

5 am

race shuttle starts

Shuttles will run from Monongalia County Baseball Stadium, the home of the West Virginia Black Bears. Click here for directions

7 am

marathon start

as in the years past, the West Virginia mountaineer will be there to fire the starting gun for our racers

1 pm

marathon finish

for everyone willing to accept the challenge, we will be there to cheer you on all the way across the finish line! are you ready to conquer morgantown?

October 10, 2021

5 am

race shuttle starts

Shuttles will run from Monongalia County Baseball Stadium, the home of the West Virginia Black Bears. Click here for directions

715 am

half marathon

as in the years past, the West Virginia mountaineer will be there to fire the starting gun for our racers

1030 am

race finish

for everyone willing to accept the challenge, we will be there to cheer you on all the way across the finish line! are you ready to conquer morgantown?

October 10, 2021

5 am

race shuttle starts

Shuttles will run from Monongalia County Baseball Stadium, the home of the West Virginia Black Bears. Click here for directions

730 am

mountain mama 8k

as in the years past, the West Virginia mountaineer will be there to fire the starting gun for our racers

9 am

race finish

A goal many runners aim for is to break certain time barriers. For example, first-timers often try to run the marathon under 4 hours.

October 10, 2021

7 am

races start

music will be playing as all runners start the race, but our first finishers should be crossing the line right around 8 am. let 's cheer them all on

8 am

first runners finish

our first mountain mama 8k runners should be crossing the line around 0800 - lets continue to cheer them on with music, food, and beverages from west viginia's finest craft brewers

2 pm

post race wrap-up

congrats to all of our conquerors! see you in 2022!

This was my favorite marathon hands down.. Plenty of police, fire, and EMS to keep the course safe and direct the runners… I absolutely LOVED how involved the WVU students were.. All of the volunteers were super friendly.. there was one part (I think around mile 24 or 25) where there probably should have been someone manning the intersection because it looked like you could go one of 2 ways.. And it was an added bonus that me crossing the finish line made the news.. I’ll definitely run this race again.

Brynn Marie

Brynn Marie

I wouldn’t say the marathon is an easy race–my phone reported 1,640 feet of elevation gain, and some of the hills feel endless–but you receive an unreal sense of accomplishment in return. The organizers do a fantastic job before, during and after the race (I’ve never run a course this well-marked), the runners’ vibe is great, and the medal is roughly the size of my hand. I’m definitely doing this one again.

Jack Witzig

Jack Witzig

This was a race of “first” for me. First road race, longest distance and first time running hills! I loved every minute of this race! It was marked really well. Police and volunteers were at every turn and intersection to keep us safe. Water stations were placed perfectly. If I don’t try the half next year I will definitely do the Mountain Mama 8k again! This is a well thought out and executed race! I can’t say enough good things about the Morgantown Marathon team! A++++!

Kendra Primm

Kendra Primm

Brynn MarieJack WitzigKendra Primm