13th Annual Hatfield & McCoy Reunion Festival Marathon/Half-Marathon
Goody, Kentucky, KY - Food City
June 9, 2012 - 7:00 AM
26.2 and 13.1 miles
Runners will take their mark for a 7 AM shotgun start in front of Food City at Goody (AKA-South Williamson) Kentucky. The course takes the runner south on US 119 to Toler, Kentucky, where runners will turn left on old 199 at Velocity Market for a brief period. Runners will follow old 119 past Southside Elementary to the bridge across Pond Creek and onto route 319. Immediately after crossing the bridge the course goes left and begins a gradual incline for a brief period. From Toler the courese will take the runner through the coal camps of Hardy, Kentucky, and a piece of our history ater the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. Once through the Hardy area the course begins to travel through the heart of "Feud Country" taking the runner past Randolph McCoy home place site and the graveyard where Tolber, Bud and Pharmer McCoy are buried along with sister Alifair and brother Calvin. Tolbert, Bud and Pharmer were tied to pawpaw trees and shot by the Hatfields for the Election Day stabbing and eventual death of Devil Anse Hatfield's brother Ellison. Alifair was killed duing the New Year's Eve raid on the McCoy home. After passing these historic sites, the course continues a gradual incline until the foot of Blackberry Mountain. It's a one mile climb to the top, but it's down hill from there. At the foot of Blackberry Mountain the course passes Rev. Anderson Hatfields home site. It was at his residence the Hog Trial was held in 1878. This site is also very close to where the Election Day stabbing took place. Also at the foot of Blackberry Mountain the course turns left on route 1056, which runs along Blackberry Creek till it meets the Tug River at Buskirk, KY where the three McCoy's were tied to the pawpaw bushes and shot. Runners will cross the bridge at Buskirk, KY into Historic Matewan, West Virginia site of the 1920 Matewan Massacre. A gunfight between miners and Baldwin-Felts agents brought in by coal companies to prevent union organization. Matewan is the finish line for the Half Marathon. Marathon participants will continue out of Matewan back across the Tug River just like the Hatfield and McCoy families did during the feud. The runners will turn right onto River Road. This is a very scenic part of the marathon which crosses the river over a bridge at the Tug Valley Country Club. In less than a mile you will cross back into Kentucky. This leg of the run goes past several cemeteries and home places. The course follows route 292 until Aflex, Kentucky and then turns right to US 119. The runners will go less than one mile and take a right for the last time across the Tug River back into West Virgina heading for the finish line in front of the historic Coal House in Williamson, West Virginia. It's a challenging, historic 26.2 mile run for the marathon runner as well as for the half marathon runner with the toughest being the first 13 miles.
If you registered before Jan 2012, the price for the full and half was $50.00. Jan 1-April 1 : $60.00 After April 1 : $70.00 Race weekend : $80.00 Register on the website or day of the race.
14 and under 15-19 Male / Female / Age Divisions 14-Under 30-34 50-54 15-19 35-39 55-59 20-24 40-44 60-64 25-29 45-49 65-69 70 & Over Must be 12 & over to run Half Marathon. Must be 18 & over to run marathon.
First, second and third place finishers overall will receive trophies. First, second and third place in all age groups will receive trophies. All finishers will receive medallions. First Hatfield and First McCoy Male & Female will receive trophies. All entrants will receive a T-shirt and Race bag of extras. Note: No winner will be able to receive two prizes such as overall and age group.
All info on the main website. http://www.hatfieldmccoymarathon.com/index.cfm Like it guys! http://www.facebook.com/hatfieldmccoymarathon Here's the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/419698868058101/ NO TIME LIMIT. NOTICE TO FIFTY STATERS: THIS RACE COUNTS AS EITHER WEST VIRGINIA OR KENTUCKY. RUN TWO YEARS AND GET BOTH STATES. The Hatfield-McCoy Marathon has something for everyone, from 26.2 and 13.1 mile runs to our kid's Once Around The Block Mini Marathon. The race begins in Eastern Pike County, KY in a small area known as Goody, KY on the parking lot of one of our sponsors, Food City Food Stores. We run a scenic course that will surprise you. There is one hill between miles 6 & 7 while the rest of the course is flat to rolling and runs on the roads that follow the creeks and rivers. Both finish lines are in West Virginia. The half-marathon ends in historic Matewan, WV and the marathon in Williamson, WV at the World Famous Coal House. In the past we have had runners from all across the USA and around the world participate. We expect 500 runners this year. The Hatfield-McCoy Marathon is part of the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival which will be held June 08 & 09, 2012. Proceeds from this race go to support TVRRC children's running programs and scholarship funds. The two best ways to get here are US 119 and US 52. Hotel rooms are available but they fill up fast. There will be a pasta dinner available on June 8th at Belfry High School on US119 & State Hwy. 308 at 6:00PM. Proceeds from the dinner go to the Belfry High Soccer Team. And there will be a post-race Pig Fest with music and Pig fixed just about any way you'd want it. This year when you register, unless you are a "True Hatfield" or a "Real McCoy," the field of runners will be divided in half and designated Hatfields or McCoys. If you don't already know about the feud between the families, that's a whole story in itself. By participating in this added fun and competition you can help answer one of history's most asked questions, WHO WON THE FEUD, the Hatfield's or the McCoys? At the end of the race, the family with the lowest total time will win the feud, at least for 2012. A plaque will be placed on display at each finish line and each year a new plate will be added with the winning family's name for that year. So come back home to the hills and run with the Hatfield and McCoys. As one of us we hope you will enjoy the best kept secret in marathon running today, The Hatfield & McCoy Marathon and Half Marathon. If you have any other questions or just want to talk,you can contact me night or day and I will answer all your questions. Thank you in advance for choosing to run the Hatfield-McCoy Marathon. Your Fellow Runner, David Hatfield There will be 25 water stops - approximately one every mile. There will also be 2 aid stations - one at the start and one at the finish. *Half Marathon includes transportation from Half Marathon finish to Start parking (if needed) **Race Day registration available from 5AM to 6:45AM at Food City If you need questions, here's the email : TVRRC@hotmail.com and the phone# Cell: 606-625-5092 or Home: 606-257-5026 to contact us.