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Approximately 36 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss. The students and faculty in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University are constantly doing their part to raise awareness of hearing loss to the public and how it may be prevented through a variety of community service activities year-round. 

The annual MountainEAR 5K is our biggest activity. It is hosted by the Student Academy of Audiology at West Virginia University. All proceeds benefit the WVU Speech and Hearing client fund that assists clients with financial limitations.



This year is our 6th annual MountainEAR 5K! We appreciate your continued support!

Packet pick-up will take place at 5:00 pm on March 17th at the WVU Hearing Center located on the 3rd floor of Allen Hall on the Evansdale Campus. At this time, free hearing screenings will be offered to all participants. 

On March 18th, packet pick-up will begin at 9:00am for those who still need to pick up their packets and/or register. ***Please register before February 25th, 2017 for a guaranteed free t-shirt of your size.*** Your registration includes the race, a t-shirt, a registration packet with hearing health goodies, and food and drink for after the race. At the conclusion of the fun run, medals will be given to the top 3 overall males and females and the the top 3 for each age group

Age groups will be: 








The Fun Run will take place after the completion of the 5K, at 11:15am. All participants will receive a medal

Registration fees

5K Closed


1 mile fun run Closed

For children 13 and under

Event Schedule

  • March 17 5:00 PM EDT - Packet pick-up & Hearing Screenings

  • March 18 9:00 AM EDT - Registration

  • March 18 10:00 AM EDT - Start time

Contact Information

Event Location

Hazel Ruby McQuain Park, Morgantown, WV, United States

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