Your participation in the 2024 Jim Dunn Memorial Run supports continued education & recreation in our community:

  • The Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a handful of West Virginia high school students continuing their collegiate education and running careers at universities across the nation. 
  • A yearly endowment to SteppingStones, who provides year-round recreation for children and adults with disabilities

We are excited to announce the date for our 2024 Jim Dunn Run in person and virtual race.  The in-person run and fun walk will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2024 at 7:00 pm at the Wharf District.  Registration must be completed online by noon Thursday, September 5th to guarantee a shirt and gift card.  Day of registration may be available but no guarantee you will receive a shirt or gift card. At check-in, you will receive your bib and t-shirt.  Awards will be presented immediately following the race.  Results will be posted on the Jim Dunn Run website and Facebook page.  Virtual runners can do their 5-mile route or walkers 2-mile route remotely during the week of September 1st-September 5th and runners need to post their results to either the Jim Dunn Run Facebook Page or by emailing us results through our website Contact Page for tracking. Only in-person runners times will qualify for the MAGP.

A huge thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and patrons who believe in our mission. There are many ways to help us empower others through education, sports, and recreation in memory of our friend Jim Dunn. Please join us!


How do I register?: Here on the site. In person runners will receive their chip and t-shirt at the Wharf Street Parking Garage Check In, before the race.  Virtual runners, you’ll receive your T-Shirt in the mail. Follow Jim Dunn Run on Facebook to track results and receive more updates. Final Pre-Registration due Septmeber 3rd at Noon.

When do I run?:  In person runners need to report to the lower level Wharf Street parking garage to check-in Friday, September 6th between 5:00pm-6:45pm.  The race starts at 7:00pm promptly on Clay Street just outside of the Wharf Street Parking Garage.

Virtual runners can run at their leisure between September 1st-September 5th. You can run & submit 5 miles from any well-lit course near your home, or our typical Jim Dunn Run course in Wharf District Morgantown (only in person runners times will qualify for the MAGP).

Where do I run?: In person runners will gather on Clay Street just outside the Wharf Street Parking Garage.  From there runners will follow Clay Street to the end, turn right onto the paved Caperton Rail trail and head North past Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park(HRMRP) to the WVU Core Arboretum(WVU CA). Upon entering the WVU CA, runners will encounter a single track dirt trail until the mid point of the loop back on the rail trail. Runners will complete the final 2 miles on the rail trail to the finish line near HRMRP just before the Decker’s Creek Bridge. Except for the slight uphill approach at the WVU Core Arboretum the course is primarily flat or down hill.

Virtual runners-You can run & submit 5 miles from any well-lit course near your home, or our typical Jim Dunn Run course in Wharf District Morgantown (only in person runners times will qualify for the MAGP).

How do I post my results if I’m running virtually?:  OPTION 1: Post a Screenshot from your fitness tracker or running app onto the Jim Dunn Run Facebook page wall and we’ll do the rest. Post with your gender and age so we can group the results to share at Noon on September 5th. OPTION 2: Email us at the Contact Page your age, gender, and time. We’re honoring your word, don’t post world-record paces.