Your participation in the 2021 Jim Dunn Memorial Run supports continued education & recreation in our community:

  • The Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a handful of West Virginian 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 we will be holding our 2021 Jim Dunn Run in person and virtually this year!!  The in person run and fun walk will be held on Friday, July 16th at 7:00pm at the Wharf District. We will encourage social distancing by requesting that masks be worn when you are unable to maintain a 6 ft. distance from others.  We will ONLY be doing pre-registration (NO ONSITE REGISTRATION will be available).  Registration must be completed online by noon on Thursday, July 15th.  At check-in, you will receive your chip, t-shirt and a $15.00 gift card to Oliverio’s Ristorante (to enjoy a meal at your leisure.)  Unfortunately, we will not be having an awards ceremony after the race.  Results will be posted on the Jim Dunn Run website and Facebook page.  We ask that our participants not congregate in large groups pre or post race.  Virtual runners can do their 5-mile route or walkers 2-mile route remotely during the week of July 8th- July 15th, 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 registrants will receive a T-Shirt & $15.00 gift card to Oliverio’s Ristorante.  Virtual runners, you’ll receive your T-Shirt & gift card in the mail. Follow Jim Dunn Run on Facebook to track results and receive more updates. Final Registration due July 15th at Noon.

When do I run?:  In person runners need to report to the lower level Wharf Street parking garage to check-in Friday, July 16th between 5:00pm-6:45pm.  The race starts at 7:00pm promptly under the Westover bridge (behind Wings Ole’).

Virtual runners can run at their leisure between July 8th- July 15th. Final uploads of results due on July 15th at Noon.

Where do I run?:  In person runners will gather in the parking area behind Wing’s Ole, below the Westover Bridge.  You will start from here and run toward the coliseum, 2.5 miles out on the rail trail to our turn around/water station and then 2.5 miles back to original starting point.  Runners will start and finish at the same location.

Virtual runners-Though 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. 

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 July 17th. OPTION 2: Email us at the Contact Page your age, gender, and time. We’re honoring your word, don’t post world-record paces.