Marland Heights 5K approaching

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic and community races are set for Aug. 16.

The Marland Heights 5-K Classic is a community health and fitness event hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation and sponsored in part by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and HDR Engineering Inc.

The event also will feature a two-mile fitness walk and youth races for children age 12 and under.

Returning for a sixth year will be the High School 5-K Challenge with a special team award presented to those participants accumulating the most race points based on their finish position.

Following the race, there will be an awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors, organizers confirmed.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center or online at The entry fee is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youngsters participating in the Youth Fun Run. Race-day entries will be $18 for the adult races ($15 for teens) and $2 for the Youth Fun Run.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

For information, call Kevin Elias at (304) 797-5721.