Tin Man 5K Run/Walk
WhereWeirton, WV - Weirton Event Center/Downtown Weirton
WhenSeptember 21, 2019 - 8:00 AM
Beginning at the corner of Lee Ave and East St, runners, followed by walkers, will proceed past the Weirton Event Center down to Cove Rd where they'll hang a left and head to Weir Ave, another left. This is a steep, but short, incline that will open into a gently sloping downhill straightaway traveling behind the former B.O.P. site of the Weirton Steel Mill. Remnants of this giant structure, demolished in March, against the backdrop of the river and opposite side of the valley will keep participants company until they make their first twisting turn downhill towards Pennsylvania Ave, where they'll turn left. It's a short distance on Pennsylvania Ave before they'll make another left turn onto the main road, Route 2, through Weirton and will make their way through the Mill itself and back into Downtown Weirton. Structures, pipes and wires straddle this road, an overpass with parts of the mill beneath it and on either side, continuing to slope downward at a gentle grade with one gradual turn. Traveling past the downtown shops of Weirton, participants will cross through the main intersection, by Cove Commons Park, and make their final left turn onto Municipal Drive at the Mary H. Weir Public Library. The finish line should be visible just past the Community Center entrance and Weirton Fire Dept.
Adults for both categories, running or walking, will be charged the $25 registration fee. Kids aged 14 and under will be charged $12. The registration fee covers the cost of the event and includes a commemorative t-shirt, swag bag and online access to their timing and any professional photography taken of them during the event. There is a small processing fee with online registrations. Printable forms can be downloaded and either mailed in or hand-delivered to the Municipal Building (200 Municipal Plaza, Weirton) with payment as an alternative.
For both runners and walkers, there are two age groups for registration: kids, aged 14 and under, and adults, aged 15 and over. All ages are welcome to participate and are advised to proceed at their own abilities. Registration includes a commemorative t-shirt, swag bag and online access to their times and professional photography taken at event.
We are excited to announce that we'll be offering awards to finishers for both MEN and WOMEN this year! First, Second and Third place finishers will be awarded another unique and area-inspired prize!
This year's Tin Man Run is supported by the Renaissance Weirton Corporation, a nonprofit organization dedicated in improving the quality of life for the citizens of Weirton, West Virginia by working in conjunction with the City of Weirton and other Weirton community agencies on events and projects. The Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival, the all-day event celebrating the industrial arts past, present and future of the city and surrounding areas, continues the day's excitement after the race concludes.
Be sure to hang around after the race for the opening of the second annual Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival at the Weirton Event Center! The Festival features artisans and craftsmen, food vendors and live music all day, beginning at 11am. The Race is rain or shine, so please plan accordingly.