By: By Kyle Lovern
August 9, 2013
The annual race to honor the memory of one of the Tug Valley’s most active civic leaders, Frank O’Brien, is scheduled for 41st anniversary of King Coal Days.
This year the race will be Saturday morning, September 21 and it is being sponsored by the GFWC-WV Williamson Woman’s Club and brought to you by The Tug Valley Road Runners Club (TVRRC). It will start at 8 a.m. and registration is at 7 a.m., but runners are encouraged to pre-register on Facebook or at the TVRRC website.
The race will take place in West Williamson at the floodwall.
It’s an out and back course. There will be three turns in the race. It starts from the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, past the National Guard Armory and down the end of Armory Drive. There will be cones there to direct runners. They will make that first turn back towards the floodwall. Once they reach the end of the flood wall, runners make a second turn and head back up the floodwall and down the end of Armory Drive again. This is when runners/walkers make that third turn and head towards the college for the 3.10 finish line.
This has been a popular race throughout the years. Several runners are expected to register and participate in this event.