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The News and Sentinel Half Marathon and Two Mile Race are enjoyed by thousands of runners and walkers each year. Use these resources to make the most of your participation in the News and Sentinel Races.

Running Resources
The resources page includes a variety of useful links to groups and organizations that support running and Walking.

Early History of the Race
The News and Sentinel Half Marathon first took place in the streets of Parkersburg in 1987. Learn about how the race has grown over the years.


Map, elevation of the half marathon course
Half marathon course from halfmarathons.net

Map, elevation of the two mile course
Two mile course from mapmyrun.com

Parkersburg Homecoming
The News and Sentinel races is always held the third weekend of August, the same week as the Parkersburg Homecoming. Visit their site for additional information about the festival.

 
 

News and Sentinel Half Marathon August 20, 2022

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Parkersburg and is the RRCA Regional Championship. The rolling course will take you out of the city and into the scenic surroundings of Wood County before looping back into the commercial are. more »

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The race is a go - Aug. 20th SAVE THE DATE!

February 15, 2022 After a two year gap because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 News and Sentinel Half Marathon and Two Mile Race are set to return to the streets of Parkersburg on Aug. 20th. We are thrilled. more »

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