half marathon

Packet Pickup

Packet pick up location will be announced soon and will be held on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 Click here for Packet Pickup hours and location.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP WILL BE AVAILABLE! We will have a tent stationed near the start line with a banner identifying the location. Please arrive early enough to pick up your packet and get it situated in the bag drop area with your gear.

A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet. You may pick up a race packet for another pre-registered runner, provided you have a copy of their photo ID. 

If a participant is unable to pick up a packet in person during regular Packet Pickup hours, someone else may pick up on the participant’s behalf. The person picking up the packet is required to provide their contact information and a copy of the participant’s photo ID.

Late packet pick up will not be available at the Packet Pickup Location. Packets will be moved to race morning packet pick-up.

Course Description

Race Start 7:15AM – 10/10/2021

Morgantown is known for its rolling hills and gorgeous views and the 6th Annual Half Marathon course will not disappoint. Your tour of the city will take you through unique and different neighborhoods in the Suncrest and Krepps Park area, 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
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted on the course
  • Headphones (iPods, mp3 players, CDs, tape walkmans, radios, etc.) are discouraged
  • Fluid and medical aid stations are positioned along the course
  • Water and Powerade drinks will be offered at every fluid station
  • Salty snacks such as potato chips or pretzels will be available at locations along the course

Registration Rules

No refunds or deferments of entry fees. Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing tag to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Morgantown Marathon events. Minimum age for Half-Marathon: 12 on October 10th, 2021


Course Time Limits

City streets, police officers and support are contracted for specific times and cannot be extended. The following chart indicates road closure times per sector/mile and time limits per mile based on the time available for runners before the roads re-open. Some easy points to remember – all Full Marathon runners must be to the Morgantown High School in South Park by 10:20 AM and Mon Health Half Marathoners must be at Mile 12, Van Voorhis/705, by 10:15 AM.

If you cannot adhere to the scheduled time/pace per mile listed on the schedule, you will be asked to board a sweep vehicle that will take you to relay shuttle drop off area at the Creative Arts Center, which is across the road from the finish line. If you refuse to get on the vehicle, you must move to the sidewalk so traffic can resume. If you choose to continue after the course has reopened to local traffic, there will be no medical support, fluid stations, or course marshals at intersections, and the course will no longer be marked. Participants after that time will not be guaranteed a time or medal.

Click here for more information on course time limits

 

Drug Policy

The Morgantown Marathon has a zero tolerance drug policy.

Athletes who participate in Morgantown Marathon events may be subject to drug testing conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated.

Award Rules

All finishing participants will receive a finisher medal.

Elite Runners

The 2021 Morgantown Marathon and Half Marathon elite field is by invitation only. Acceptance into the program is not based solely on time. Entry is based on recent performance, potential finish and the discretion of the Elite Athlete Committee. Please contact Heather Cleary at [email protected] if you would like to be considered for the 2021 Morgantown Marathon or the Morgantown Half Marathon elite field.

2021 Half Marathon Prize Purse

Men & Women:

1st – $500

2nd – $250

3rd – $100