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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.

Photos on CU
There are thousands of race photos on CU, our photo sharing site. Race photos are grouped by your finishing time. Prints are available in a variety of sizes and products.

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.

Course Description
Join running veteran and two mile race director Sharon Marks for a detailed description of the half marathon course. The Friday night before the race, join Sharon for an actual tour of the course.

Map, elevation of the half marathon course
Half marathon course from

Map, elevation of the two mile course
Two mile course from

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.


5k Run/Walk for Hervida June 4, 2016

A 5k Run and Walk located in Marietta, Ohi. more »

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March 23, 2016 The selection of the News and Sentinel Half Marathon as the Road Runners Club of America Race of the Year recently validated what many of us associated with the race already knew. more »

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