Annual fundraiser back after two year break for COVID


GRAFTON—After cancelling the event in both 2020 and 2021 due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, now in its 45th years, the Annual Grafton Five Mile Run fundraiser is back up and running, and you can sign-up today  to take part. 

This year’s race is being sponsored by the Grafton High School track teams and is slated for Sunday, March 20. 

The event will kick off with a kids’ half-mile run at 1:30 p.m. Registration to participate in this event is $3 and does not include a race t-shirt. All finishers will receive an award. 

After the kids’ run wraps up, the five-mile run, which will begin and end at Grafton High School, as well as a two-mile walk, will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Awards for the top three overall male and female finishers of the two-mile walk, and the top three male and female finishers of the five-mile run will be presented. The entry fee for these two events is $20. 

Short-sleeved race day t-shirts, designed by Black Bear Customs, are guaranteed to the first 50 pre-registered runners. 

The race will begin and end at the Grafton High School track, and while day of registrations will be accepted, doing it now will guarantee an event shirt and a cheaper rate. 

Late registration will be available starting at noon the day of the event for $25. The race will be held rain or shine.

According to the registration form, race photos will be available for online purchase via David Robinson Photography post-race at the following link: https://davidrobinsonphotography.pixieset.com/

At the conclusion of the race, refreshments will be offered, and an awards ceremony will take place. 

For more information or questions, individuals may contact race director by emailing [email protected] 

Online registration can be completed by visiting, https://runsignup.com/Race/WV/Grafton/Grafton5MileRun, and is opening until March 18. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the GHS track program. 

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