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Sunday, July 19, 1998 -- Wilson & Green Streets, Morgantown
12th Annual Gene's Run for Special Olympics

[Coverage/Recap w/Pics] [Results]

4 Mile Run/Fun walk for Special Olympics. Established in 1987, Gene's run has become a local favorite. It is the second of only two evening races on the circuit and it is the only entry that is not of a standard 5 or 10K distance. The four-mile course starts in the Greenmont section of Morgantown, winds through South Park to White Park and returns to finish in front of that most venerable of local landmarks: Gene's Place. The summer weather and rolling course pose a real challenge, but it is a challenge that is well rewarded: free suds, soft drinks, and fruit courtesy of Gene's provide participants an opportunity to cool down and socialize while waiting for the post-event awards presentation. Other features include T-shirts and more than 100 trophies donated by Morgantown Sports Center. An enjoyable and rewarding way to contribute to a worthy cause.

Entry Fee: $10.00 pre-registration paid by July 14. Late registration/day of race $12.00. All entrants will receive a t-shirt. Only pre-registered entrants guaranteed on race day.

Run: Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Male and Female runners. The number of awards for both male and female runners are indicated in parenthesis following the age category below:

10 & under (1) 35-39 (3)
11-14 (2) 40-44(3)
15-19 (3) 45-49 (3)
20-24 (3) 50-54 (3)
25-29 (3) 55-59 (3)
30-34 (3) 60 & over (2)

Fun Walk: Overall male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Random prize drawing for all registered runners and walkers.
Post race refreshments sponsored by Gene's Place.

Timing by WVTC

Race Route:

  • Assembly Point: Gene's parking lot, Wilson and Green
  • Start at Green and Arch
  • Continue on Wilson crossing Kingwood, Washington, Ash, Park and Grand
  • Go past Morgantown High School and turn right onto Allison
  • Left onto Wagner from Allison
  • At the end of Wagner turn left onto Dorsey
  • Up Dorsey and turn right onto West Virginia
  • Left onto Leonard
  • Left onto Madison
  • Right onto Hite, continuing through White Park
  • Right on Mississippi to Madigan
  • Madigan to Barrickman
  • Barrickman to Dorsey
  • Return to Gene's, duplicating the starting route.
  • Finish line: Wilson Avenue in front of Gene's at Alley.

TITLE: 12th Annual Gene's Run for Special Olympics
WHEN: Sun, 19 Jul
TIME: 4:30 PM - Registration
6:00 PM - Race
EVENT TYPE: Running Race
WHERE: Morgantown
CONTACT: Info (304) 292-1023