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It’s now been ten years since we lost Rick and we made a choice a few years back to end the race at this point. The 2019 event will be the final Rick Brown Race.

Rick Bown was a long- time runner and our friend.He passed away October 2009, during the Detriot Half-Marathon, doing what he loved, running. Rick was a coach and advisor to many runners in the area, and it was not unusual to see him helping another runner through a race. 

Rick was also one of the first race directors in the area to introduce a race-walk category to his event, some 32 years ago. The River City Runners & Walkers Club, where Rick served on the Board of Directors, has chosen to remember him with a race in his memory.

Registration fees

Kids Race Closed

Age derived distances for kids 11 and under.

  1. Free
    May 17 - Jul 19

8K Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $15.00

      Early Entry Pricing

      May 17 – Jul 14
    2. $20.00
      Jul 14 – Jul 19

8K Run Closed

Registration closed
    1. $15.00

      Early Entry Pricing

      May 17 – Jul 14
    2. $20.00
      Jul 14 – Jul 19

Course Information

The Rick Brown Memorial race is an out & back, 8 Kilometer course, that is USATF Certified(OH14024MW). It is mostly flat with 90% of the length on the Muskingum River Bike Path and the balance on Marietta's city streets. The start is on Hart Street behind Don Drumm Stadium, where the race will be headquartered. After leaving Hart & 6th Streets the race continues to follow the bike path to a turn-around behind the Washington County Fairgrounds then returns by the same route to finish on Fifth Street at the stadium. 

There will be three water stops on the course at approx. 1 mile, 2-1/2 miles and 4 miles. Toilet facilities are available at the stadium. There will be refreshments at the stadium following the 8K.

Event Schedule

  • July 20 7:00 AM EDT - Registration Starts

  • July 20 8:00 AM EDT - 8K Run Starts

  • July 20 8:00 AM EDT - 8K Walk Starts

  • July 20 9:00 AM EDT - Kids Fun Run Starts

Contact Information

Event Location

Don Drumm Stadium, Greene Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750, United States

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