ERC Sunset Shuffle Race

ERC Sunset Shuffle Race


The Erie Runners Club Summer Sunset Race

Location – Clark Road Entrance to Harborcreek Community Park.

This race will be chip-timed. There will be no support on the course so please bring water if needed during the 5K. There will be refreshments, water, Gatorade and adult beverages at the finish.

The primary purpose of this event is to promote cardiovascular fitness in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment. There are no trophies or prize money to be handed out but times will be posted


packet pickup will be at the race starting at 5:00 PM. Race start will be at 6:00 PM.

Online Registration available here.


2.2 or 4.4 Tutu Race


2.2 or 4.4 Tutu Race

Announcing, the 2.2 or 2.2 X 2 Tutu Run of 2023.  That’s right; it’s a Tutu Run!  We’re looking for a little bit of lighthearted fun; there will be two distances 2.2 Miles or 4.4 Miles. Tutus are encouraged but not required.

There will be awards for first, second and third place finishers for both male and female in each race.  And there will be a cash reward for the best Tutu for male and female finisher.  The race takes place on Sunday April 24th at the ERC Beach One Pavillion.  The 4.4 race will start at 9 am and the 2.2 will start at 9:15 am.  There will be snacks and water provided for participants at the end of the race.  Check in starts at 8 at the Beach 1 Pavilion.  T-shirts guaranteed for participants registered by April10th.  SIgn up early so you won’t disappointed.

You can only sign up for one race since they will start 15 minutes apart

Snowflake 5K

Snowflake 5K

All race proceeds from this year’s event will be presented to the

Northwest PA ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) & other local charities.


REGISTRATION: Late registration and packet pickup will take place beginning at 8:30 AM in the Rotary Pavilion. The course starts and ends in front of the Rotary Pavilion, where heated restrooms are available. Participants are urged to park near the Waterworks cookhouse and walk across the pathway between the ponds or in the Cabin #3 area, as parking will be restricted in front of the pavilion where the start/finish lines are located. The race will be held regardless of the weather unless Presque Isle State Park is closed by park authorities. If the park is closed the race will be cancelled and not rescheduled. If weather is questionable, check the message at 814-460-9930.

PREMIUM: The premium is a gift boxed set of two stemless glasses imprinted with the race logo. These glasses are similar to the glasses from the last several years. If you’ve been a regular at this race, you should have a nice collection by now! If this is your first Snowflake Run, it’s a good start.

Premiums are ONLY GUARANTEED to the first 200 registered runners/walkers. There will be a limited number of premiums available for those registering on race day, so YOU ARE URGED TO PRE-REGISTER!!

AWARDS: Awards will be awarded to the first overall male and female, and to the first overall masters male and female (age 40 & over), and to the top three finishers in the following age groups for both male and female: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over. There are no separate awards for the walk.

POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS: There will be refreshments available following the race in the Rotary Pavilion.

For Information: Contact Dan Albaugh by phone at 814-774-3209 or by e-mail at

On-line registration

snowflake app 2022

ERC Personal Endurance Classic

ERC Personal Endurance Classic

Course – A 0.68 mile loop (macadam only) or a 1.64M  loop comprising macadam (blacktop) and Woodland trail.  Weather conditions on day of event will let you determine which course you choose.

Since we added the woodland course, participants may choose to switch courses right up until they start the event.  Once you start, you’ll continue to use the same course for the day.  (You can’t switch back & forth between courses – there’s no way we’d be able to keep track of you.)

COVID: Social distancing is still Suggested.  This race will be chip-timed, and congregating at the finish line is discouraged.  There will be no support on course beyond pre-packaged food items and bottled beverages.  Participants are encouraged to self-support using the parking available along the course in the Clark Road parking lot.

The race will be limited to 100 total participants.

Event begins at 6:30 am and ends at 6:30 pm.  You may begin and end at any time you like during that time.  You may even leave the course and come back.  It’s all up to you. 

The primary purpose of this event is to promote cardiovascular fitness in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment. Many individuals will run/walk a distance beyond that they have previously achieved or set a personal goal that is meaningful to them. It is a personal thing and not a competition with other participants.

There are no trophies or prize money to be handed out but we will commemorate your mileage and times.

This event was started 30+ years ago by some of the founding fathers of the Erie Runners Club to test the endurance of some of the local runners. It still stands today as a personal test of one’s endurance whether it be running or walking or any combination thereof because of the tireless efforts of Rick Ferko and his long time volunteers. Rick’s battle with cancer ended shortly after the 2006 Endurance Run.

Rick’s commitment to Social Work and the local community impacted many lives and charitable causes.


Online Registration available here (when available)

St. Patricks Distance Festival

St. Patricks Distance Festival


Shirt is optional. You have a choice to pay for the race and not take a shirt for a lesser price.

  • SPONSORS: The Erie Runners Club and the Big White Trailer.
  • COURSE: The race will begin and end near the front of the Rotary Pavilion.
  • TIME LIMIT: Participants in the 5k race must finish by 10:00 am.
  • REGISTRATION: Day of race signup and packet pickup for pre-registered runners will begin at 7:30 at the Rotary Pavilion near the Waterworks area at Presque Isle. There are heated restrooms in the Rotary Pavilion. Post-race refreshments and awards n the Rotary Pavilion.
  • PACKET PICKUP: Day of race at the rotary pavilion, please leave plenty of time.  The race start will not be delayed to be sure to leave plenty of time
  • AWARDS: Awards to the first-place male and female and to the first masters male and female in the run. Age group awards in the 10K and 5k to the top 3.  males and females in (5 yr) age group categories.
  • The race will take place as scheduled regardless of the weather, with the following exception: The race will be cancelled if Presque Isle State Park is closed by park authorities.  Check the website on race morning for closing information. Erie Runners Club may be followed on Twitter @ErieRunnersClub
  • RACE PREMIUM: The race premium is a top-quality T-shirt. You must pre-register to be guaranteed a shirt on race day. Orders will not be taken for additional shirts.


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ERC Mothers Day 5k


ERC Mothers Day 5k


The Erie Runners Club Mothers Day Race

Location – Clark Road Entrance to Harborcreek Community Park.

COVID:      This race will be chip-timed.  There will be pre-packaged food items and water at the end.

The primary purpose of this event is to promote cardiovascular fitness in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.  There are no trophies or prize money to be handed out but times will be posted.


Valentine Prediction Race

Valentine Prediction Race


Distance:  Will be between 4 and 6 miles.  you will NOT know the distance until the event is completed.

AWARDS: This is a time-prediction run. You will be asked to predict your pace-per-mile, based on the road and weather conditions that morning, and we will calculate your predicted finishing time. Those participants who finish the run in a time closest to their prediction will receive a choice from a delicious selection of chocolate awards. Racewalkers are welcome to compete.  (For the sake of fairness, you are asked to refrain from wearing a watch or other timing or pacing device. Anyone caught with a watch will be disqualified.)

Online registration available here

2023 VPR App



Erie Marathon at Presque Isle

Erie Marathon at Presque Isle


We will have a timer, course, shirt and medal.  There is construction in the beach 1 parking lot that will decrease space and due to our park permit you will need to walk from the parking lot at the top of the hill to the race on Sunday and after the race, It is a .6 mile walk.  The number of water stops will be determined by the ability to get volunteers.    We will have a course that is a certified course, timer, shirt, medal and after race food.  If you follow the page on Facebook this will give the most up to date information.  Will email during race week from runsignup to participants prior to the race.

There is a marathon only, the event is capped at 2000.   The Erie Runners Club also has a Half Marathon at Presque Isle in July.  This would be a great training run for the September marathon to share with friends who would like to run a half marathon.  Please follow the Erie Marathon on Facebook.  There is a 6 hour limit.


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ERC New Year’s Day 5M Race

ERC New Year’s Day 5M Race

We have some unfortunate news to pass along. I have been notified that there is a supply chain problem with the calendars and drawstring tote bags that are the premium all runners are to receive for the New Year’s Day 5-Miler.

The company closed their doors for the holidays a week earlier than we were told when the order was placed, and they will not re-open until January 2nd. We are unlikely to receive anything until late that first week of January or into the second week.

The umbrellas that are the menu item are still on schedule.

As of right now, without knowing when exactly we will receive the merchandise, I can’t make any definite announcement on how we will distribute the items once we have them.  You will be notified once those plans are firmed up.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Online registration




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ERC Presque Isle Half Marathon

ERC Presque Isle Half Marathon


One Lap of Presque Isle State Park

Beach 1 Pavilion Presque Isle State Park, Erie, Pa.
Course: One Loop (13.1 miles) Of Presque Isle State Park. The Start and Finish are on Old Lake Road (Beach #1). There are eight water Stations on the course and refreshments at the runners club pavilion near the finish line. An Electrolyte will be available at four of the water stations.
Time: We will start at 6:45 am. Promptly. Day of race registration will begin at 5:45 AM at the Beach 1 Pavilion. Pre-race packet pick up will be at Beach #1 pavilion. Pre-race pick up is on Saturday (Day before race) from noon until 5:00 PM.

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A little note about time:  Many places list the start as 6:30 am.  This is due to a limitation of the old (homegrown) calendar.  With the WordPress add-in we’re now using, 6:45 is possible.  But really, would you rather be 15 minutes early or 15 minutes late?  (And nobody feels bad about that 15 minutes.  The volunteers are all going to be there at 5 or earlier.)