Coach Gene Spadaro Memorial Run/Walk
11:59 PM on 07/04/2019
WhereMt. Hope, WV - Mt. Hope
WhenJuly 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Race will begin at historic Mount Hope Municipal Stadium and then proceed east on Stadium Drive onto Main Street. Then south on Main Street to Siltex Mine and then turn and head back north on Main Street through town to the Mound park on the north end of town. Then turn south back to Stadium Drive and return to Mount Hope Municipal Stadium. The finish line will be inside Mt Hope Municipal Stadium after making a lap on the track around Spadaro field. The route is moderately flat with two small hills. The race will be profesionally chip timed by www.tristateracer.com, insuring accurate times and immediate results.
8:00 a.m. on site registration.
$22 pre-registered before June 30, 2019.
$25 day of race
$20 for pre-registered groups of 8 or more.
To be guaranteed a t-shirt you must register by June 30, 2019.
Male and female first and second place medals will be awarded in each division. Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winner and also the fastest time by a former Mount Hope High School student. Participation medals will be awarded to the first 45 finishers.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mt. Hope Heritage & Hope and also to insure the Gene Spadaro Memorial 5-k Run will become an annual event in the city of Mt. Hope.
Coach Gene Spadaro was a beloved teacher, football, basketball and track & field coach at Mt. Hope High Schoool for over 55 years. As head track coach his teams won 4 WV State Track Championships in 1969, 1971, 1979 and 1980. Over the years he coached 31 state champions, of which 23 were individualists and of those, 17 were in field events. He received numerous honors over the years, including the 1980 National High School Coaches Association District 2 Track Coach of the Year. His love for the students and athletes of Mt. Hope High School kept him teaching and coaching until his retirement in 2008. He loved the city of Mt. Hope and was a proud Mustang until he passed away on March 19, 2019 at the age of 90.