5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
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    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in West Virginia? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Northern West Virginia?

    There are many to choose from here as Northern West Virginia is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include Apple Trample 5k, Founders Day 5k and FBI Jerry Dove Memorial 5k. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the northern area.

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  • 10k races
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    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in West Virginia? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks near Beckley?

    There are many to choose from here as Beckley is host to many 10k races throughout its many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include Lois Stobb Memorial Veterans 10K and Beckley Rocket 10k Run. These are just a couple of the many 10K events in the Beckley area.

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  • Half marathons
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    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in West Virginia? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Northern area?

    There are many to choose from in Northern West Virginia. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  The Morgantown Thirteener is one of the most popular half marathons in the area.  There are many other Portland Area Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

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  • Marathons
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    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2107 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in West Virginia? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Marathon events in West Virginia?

    There are several popular marathon events in West Virginia.  Runners can choose from either a trail marathon or a road marathon, many of them taking place in the fall. Some of the more notable marathon events include the Morgantown Marathon, the Marshall University Marathon and the Freedom's Run Marathon.

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