High Rocks Educational Corporation will host the ‘Possum Trot 5K Run/Walk in Marlinton in conjunction with the Autumn Harvest Festival/Roadkill Cookoff, on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The running and walking event follows a scenic course through Marlinton and along the Greenbrier River Trail.
High Rocks Educational Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit leadership program for young people, is hosting the 5K run/walk to raise money for its programs that promote youth service, leadership, and education. MonPower, a First Energy Company, is sponsoring the event.
Online race registration along with printable registration forms is available at www.highrocks.org/events or by calling 304-653-4891. Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K and includes a T-shirt. Participants may also register from 8-9 a.m. on the day of the event across from the City National Bank parking lot. Day-of-race registration fee is $30 with T-shirts available while supplies last. The race will begin at 10 a.m. on the Greenbrier River Trail near 8th Street, loop through the Stillwell Park area before returning to town via Stillwell Road, and back to the Greenbrier River Trail. Motorists are advised to use caution when approaching the event course.
Runners and walkers should be off the course by 11:30 a.m. Awards will be given at 11:45 a.m. at The Gazebo. Prizes will be awarded to fastest overall and age-group finishers.
For more information, call High Rocks at 304-653-4891.