Children's Discovery Museum of W. Va. Hosts Third Annual Hallowe - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Children's Discovery Museum of W. Va. Hosts Third Annual Halloween Hustle 5K

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • North Central WV Weekend Outlook for April 18-20

    North Central WV Weekend Outlook for April 18-20

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:12:52 GMT
    With it being a holiday weekend, there's not much in the way of fairs or festivals scheduled, but there's still plenty to do around north central West Virginia. Saturday: Stonewall Resort, in Lewis County,
    With it being a holiday weekend, there's not much in the way of fairs or festivals scheduled, but there's still plenty to do around north central West Virginia. Saturday: Stonewall Resort, in Lewis County,
  • AAA Predicts Mild Easter Weekend Traffic

    AAA Predicts Mild Easter Weekend Traffic

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:47:34 GMT
    If you are getting ready to travel this Easter weekend, the good news is the traffic is not expected to be bad.
    If you are getting ready to travel this Easter weekend, the good news is the traffic is not expected to be bad. AAA predicts that traffic will not be much different than last year and that this weekend
  • Main Street Fairmont Offers Sign and Facade Improvement Grants

    Main Street Fairmont Offers Sign and Facade Improvement Grants

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:16:22 GMT
    Main Street Fairmont is looking to give away grants through the Sign and Facade Improvement Grant Program, which provides funding for beautification efforts in downtown Fairmont. The program is facilitated
    Main Street Fairmont is looking to give away grants through the Sign and Facade Improvement Grant Program, which provides funding for beautification efforts in downtown Fairmont. The program is facilitated
MORGANTOWN -

The Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia held its Third Halloween Hustle 5K at the Mountaineer Mall.

Kids, parents, even some princesses and turtles ran in the museum's annual event.

The race also included Linda Wortman. A never-smoker lung cancer survivor who has ran a 5K race in 38 states all to raise awareness.

"18 months ago I started running a 5K race in every state to spread the word that lung cancer can kill anybody, including never-smokers," said Wortman, from Big Sky, Montana. "Lung cancer, every year, kills more men and women than 7 other cancers combined."

Wortman planned to run a second race in Virginia Saturday and then head to Maryland for a race on Sunday.

The Halloween Hustle 5K is the biggest fundraiser for the Children's Discovery Museum.

"We really feel strongly about healthy kids and making sure that they understand how to be healthy so we thought that the 5 K was a great thing," said Angela Carver, the President of the Board of Directors at the Children's Discovery Museum. "And incorporating Halloween and costumes has really been a fun and great time for everyone."

The Children's Discovery Museum is opened Tuesday through Sunday from 10-1.