18th annual ‘Run to Read Half Marathon’ held in Fairmont

The Literacy Volunteers of Marion County (LVMC) held its 18th annual “Run to Read Half Marathon” at Prickett’s Fort State Park on Saturday.
The half marathon race is held every year to help raise money for the LVMC. All proceeds go to benefit LVMC, going towards buying books for children and to provide resource materials for tutors. Most tutors are volunteers, so the LVMC wants to be able to provide as much information for tutors as possible.
Registration began at 11:30 a.m. and was $45 per person to run, unless you had already pre-registered, in which case, it was only $40 per person. Registration packets were picked up from the canopies in the bottom parking lot. The half marathon, always held on the rail trail, had runners take their marks and run off at exactly 1 p.m.

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