The third weekend in August means the Parkersburg Homecoming and the News and Sentinel Homecoming Half Marathon
Well over a thousand runners and walkers are expected for the half marathon itself, and a 2 mile fun run in conjunction with it.
Runners can register at the Parkersburg City Building from 2:00PM to 9:00PM on Friday.
After signing up and picking up their race packets, the runners are invited for the pasta dinner.
Then Saturday morning at 8:00AM the race will be begin at Third and Juliana Streets and finish up 13.1 miles later at Sixth and Market Streets.
If you are driving in the downtown Parkersburg area on Saturday morning, be aware that some streets will be blocked off or closed for a time during the race. You are asked to be alert for runners and those directing traffic.