PRESTONSBURG – Over 120 runners from numerous states participated in the inaugural East Kentucky Marathon in Prestonsburg on Saturday. In addition to dozens of in-state runners, competitors from Massachusetts. Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, California, Florida, Georgia and Alabama raced in downtown Prestonsburg over the weekend.
Race director Brent Graden and volunteers produced a well-organized race as dozens of local runners turned out for the event.
Runners competed in a 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Kids Fun Run. The first half of the course was flat and fast while the second half took runners on a scenic route around Dewey Lake.
Money raised from the East Kentucky Marathon, which featured the world’s largest medal, went into a fund for the building of a new Floyd County Animal Shelter.
Full results from the East Kentucky Marathon are available online at the following link: https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=15898#resultSetId-17063
The second East Kentucky Marathon will be held in October 2016.