Training

Half Marathon Training Program


If you can run or walk just 5 miles on May 29, then you can compete in the News and Sentinel Half Marathon on August 19!


The 25th River City Runners and Walkers Half Marathon Clinics will start on May 29, with a five mile training loop and building up to the 13.1-mile distance over a period of 12 weeks. The River City Runners and Walkers Club will supply water and sports drinks at two or two and 1/2 mile intervals along the course for anyone who wants to participate in training for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. Everyone is welcome to participate. Club membership is not necessary. Train with others at your pace, however fast (or not so fast), make friends, and get in shape for Parkersburg’s biggest sporting event.


2017 News and Sentinel Half Marathon Training Application


Date Course Description
Monday, May 29, 2017 5 Mile Downtown Loop

8am City Park to Downtown Parkersburg
Monday, June 5, 2017 6 Mile Downtown Loop

1 Lap around City Park to Downtown Parkersburg
Monday, June 12, 2017 7 Mile Downtown Loop City Park to Downtown Parkersburg via 7th Street
Monday, June 19, 2017 8 Mile Vienna Loop McDonough Park on Rosemar Rd into and thru Vienna
Monday, June 26, 2017 9 Mile Belpe Loop City Park to Belpe
Monday, July 3, 2017 10 Mile South Side Loop City Park to South Parkersburg
Monday, July 10, 201712 Mile South Side Loop City Park to South Parkersburg
Monday July 17, 2017 9 Mile Belpe Loop City Park to Belpe
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Half Course 7am at Trinity Church Parkersburg, WV
Monday, July 31, 2017 10 Mile South Side Loop City Park to South Parkersburg
Monday, August 7, 2017 7 Mile Downtown Loop City Park to Downtown Parkersburg via 7th Street
Monday, August 14, 2017 5 Mile Downtown Loop

City Park to Downtown Parkersburg

Club Discounts

Club Apparel and Accessories

10% at ZIDES

15% at GNC South

20% on athletic footwear and
athletic clothing
at RENEE'S BIRKENSTOCK

10% on classes/training
at Sherry's Custom Fitness

5% on shoes and
10% on clothing at
ON THE RUN and Walk