ERC New Year’s Day 5M Race

ERC New Year’s Day 5M Race

REGISTRATION: Online registration at run sign up will be open until the start of the race.  Please sign up before you leave home since service can be spotty at the park.  The packet pickup for pre-registered runners will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Rotary Pavilion near the Waterworks area (Beach #7) at Presque Isle. The course starts and ends in front of the Rotary Pavilion. The race will be run entirely on the roadways of the park.

In addition to our normal First Day 5 miler we are adding a 5K fun run, this will be timed but there will be no awards.

RACE PREMIUM: Hat or fleece headband, depends on supply chain availability

YOU ARE URGED to pre-register by December 29, 2023 to assist us in having sufficient refreshments for all participants on race day.

AWARDS: Overall awards in the 5-mile run to the top male and female, the first masters (age 40 & over) male and female, and to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, then in five-year increments from 20-24 to 80 & over. Walkers are welcome.

NOTE: The race will take place as scheduled regardless of the weather, with one exception: the race may be postponed or cancelled altogether if Presque Isle State Park is closed by park authorities for any reason. Since this is always a possibility, please follow us on Facebook or check the ERC calendar for any updates.

POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS in the Rotary Pavilion following the race.

Online registration






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.

Presque Isle Half Marathon (

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.)