Frequently Asked Runner Questions

WHERE IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

There are no airports in the immediate area.
Tri-State Airport - Huntington, WV   74 miles
Yeager Airport - Charleston, WV     86.3 miles
Bluegrass Airport - Lexington, KY    170 miles

 
WHEN AND WHERE IS PACKET PICKUP?
Packets may be picked up on JUNE 10 from 2pm-8pm at Belfry High School for all races (27678 US 119 Belfry, Kentucky 41514)
*You can also pick up 5K packets and bibs on 2nd Avenue in Williamson (Start/Finish Line) from 7:30AM to Race Start (5K ONLY)

 
WILL THERE BE A PACKET PICKUP IN MATEWAN SATURDAY MORNING?
Yes, but no registration.

 
WHERE IS THE PASTA DINNER?
The pasta dinner is free to all registered runners except the 5K. All guests and 5K runners $10.00
The pasta dinner is June 10 between 4:00pm-7:00pm at Belfry High School 27678 US Hwy 119 N Belfry, Kentucky 41514
Entertainment includes "Hatfield and McCoy" skit in the High School auditorium. 


WHERE DOES THE RACE BEGIN?
The "Full" and the "Blackberry Mountain Half" and "Double Half" begin at Food City (28093 US 119 South Williamson, KY 41503  606-237-1150)
The "River Road Half" begins in Matewan (McCoy Street, Matewan, WV 25678)
5K begins on 2nd Avenue, Williamson, WV (Finish Line)

 
HOW DOES THE DOUBLE HALF MARATHON WORK?
A very unique race especially for runners who want to capture two separate states!
Run 2 states, West Virginia and Kentucky 
Scored separately
Timed separately
Qualifies for Half Fanatic status 
SAVES MONEY & to top it off, you're doing it in ONE trip!!! 

 
HOW DO I GET TO THE "RIVER ROAD (2ND) HALF"?
All River Road participants must  either drive to Matewan for the race start, or ride the shuttle from Williamson (BB&T Parking Lot 250 E 2nd Ave. Williamson, WV 25661). The shuttle will depart for Matewan at 6am and will only make one trip to Matewan! Be there!!!

If you drove to Matewan you will be shuttled back to you car from the finish line.

WHERE CAN I PARK IN WILLIAMSON/STARTING LINE?
Parking is not permitted at Food City/Starting Line, therefore runners should park in one of the public parking lots in Williamson, WV where shuttles will transport you to the starting line beginning at 5:00AM. If you are a guest of a Williamson hotel, shuttles will pick you up from hotel.

 

CAN I REGISTER THE DAY OF THE RACE?
Yes, you can register on race day from 5:00AM to 6:45AM at Food City, 28093 US Highway 119 South Williamson, KY 41503
Race Day Fees: $90.00 Half and Full Races
                              $150.00 Double Half
                              $35 5K


WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE?
Local weather can vary from 55 degrees at start time and could be 80 plus degrees by the finish time.


ARE THERE LOTS OF WATER STOPS?
Yes, there are 25 water stops. Approximately 1 every mile. In addition to first aid stations at the start, finish, Matewan, and the swinging bridge on mile 18.5.



WHERE ARE THE PORT-A-POTTIES? 
Miles 3, 7.2, 10.5, 16, 19, 21.5 in addition to restroom facilities in Matewan and Williamson.



WHAT KIND OF AWARDS ARE GIVEN?
First, Second, and Third place overall finishers receive trophies.
First, Second, and Third in all age groups receive trophies.
First Hatfield and First McCoy male and female will receive trophies
All finishers will receive a medal.
All entrants will receive a t-shirt and race goodie bag.
*No winner will receive two prizes (Overall and age group)

 

I CAN'T MAKE THE RACE, CAN I HAVE A REFUND OR DEFER MY REGISTRATION?
Sorry, no refunds…but, you can defer your registration until the following year for a $20 per entry. Just send us an email with your information and reason for deferral and we will be happy to assist. Email: tvrrc@yahoo.com