HealthyTriState.org, Inc. was organized in 2013 with the objective to continue the work initiated by HealthyHuntington.org of hosting and organizing outstanding events that promote good health to the Tri-State area.
HealthyHuntington.org, the founding organization of the St. Mary’s Triathlon and the Marshall Marathon, has been dissolved but the same great events are still in place with the continued efforts of HealthyTriState.org. We have three wonderful events, each planned with you, the athlete, in mind. We hope that you and your family will share with us our cumulative joy in participating in these three events. We will continue to host the Ridge to River 4 & 10 Mile Trail Run occurring on the first Saturday of June. The St. Mary’s Triathlon and Duathlon is scheduled for the first weekend in August. The Marshall University Marathon is bigger and better than before with several new options being planned for November 1st. We encourage everyone in the Tri-State to come out and participate whether as a runner, volunteer or spectator.
HealthyTriState.org consists solely of volunteers who share a passion for good health and a desire to improve the Tri-State area. We recognize that good health does not come naturally; it comes through dedication and hard work. We hope to inspire and motivate our community by hosting great events that will provide them with the incentive to get moving. Whether participating in a 5k or a marathon, we encourage everyone to take part in something that will contribute to their good health. From the slowest to the fastest, HealthyTri-State.org has an event for every family member. Every event is comprised of several different options. The Ridge to River Trail Run has the 4&10 mile run as well as the relay. The St. Mary’s Triathlon has the triathlon, duathlon and the relay. The Marshall Marathon-St. Mary’s Marathon has the marathon, half marathon and the HIMG 5k. We have something for everyone!
In 2015 we have teamed up with the Herald-Dispatch to promote the Herald-Dispatch Challenge Series. What is the Challenge Series? The Herald-Dispatch Challenge Series is where a participant must register and complete all three of our long distance events, the Ridge2River 10 Mile Trail Run, the St. Mary’s Triathlon or Duathlon and the Marshall University-St. Mary’s Marathon. Those who complete it (not win it but complete it) will be eligible for three cash prizes totalling $500. All eligible participants will receive a special commemorative t-shirt for their participation. They will be listed in the Herald-Dispatch following the Marshall University-St. Mary’s Marathon.
Our events are designed to incorporate the grandeur of the Tri-State area. The Ridge to River Trail Run takes place in beautiful Barboursville Park located in Barboursville, WV. The St. Mary’s Triathlon and Duathlon takes place on the bank of the scenic Ohio River, with the biking and running legs of the triathlon and duathlon providing a whirlwind tour of Huntington, WV. The Marshall Marathon is a virtual jewel of contrasting images as runners will start next to Joan C. Edwards football stadium located on the Marshall University campus and finish inside stadium. Along the way, runners will observe the breathtaking beauty of the Ohio River, the changing of the colors in Ritter Park, and experience Huntington’s broad city streets shaded by magnificent oaks and elms.
HeathyTri-State.org’s motto will remain the same as HealthyHuntington.org, with a focus on excellence. That objective is to exceed your expectations by keeping the registration fees low and providing you with quality t-shirts, jackets, beautiful awards and medals and, most importantly of all, a friendly event staff to ensure your experience is a pleasant one, all while maintaining a fun atmosphere with excellent logistics.
Your registration fees are dispersed within the Tri-State area to develop and build the infrastructure for our next event, and to support those who support us. In the past, HealthyHuntington.org supported the Huntington Police Dept., the Huntington Fire Dept. and a number of volunteer fire departments who were instrumental in supporting us in our events. HealthyTriState.org is a community based organization. Our events are made great not because of the organization itself but because of the people and our business partners of the Tri-State area. Our goals are ambitious, so we welcome any comments or suggestions on how we can make our events even better.
We look forward to seeing you soon!