Amish Country Running Festival

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.
This course is certified by USATF.

Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills.  The course is on paved roads the entire way.  The course is not closed to traffic.  No cut off times!

Enjoy this course as it rolls thru the largest Old Order Amish Community in the US. You will have breathtaking views from vistas that you won’t get anywhere else. You will see working Amish farms, clothes lines full of crisp, clean laundry, the colors of autumn and be greeted by waving Amish families as you run past their homes.  Finisher Medals, gender specific race t-shirts, fire pit, tons of great food, fun and more makes this a great event for all ages and families too.

Food will be provided by the East Randolph United Methodist Church.  FREE to all participants and volunteers. Donations from spectators.  Pancake breakfast and then a spaghetti & meatball lunch.   

Beer will be provided by our sponsor; Southern Tier Brewing Company

Please note that if for any reason you need to change your distance as we get closer to race day that is not a problem.  Wilson Endurance Sports does not offer refunds on our events but will always allow deferral with advance notice.

Randolph Toymakers 5K

This FUNdraiser event is held each year to raise funds for this non-profit group that makes small wooden toys that are given to children in need around the world.  Distributed through mission groups, emergency services and crisis centers; these toys have been bringing smiles to kids since 2007. Donations are always appreciated and volunteers sought to assist in this simple, thoughful and loving way to bring joy when it is most needed.

This event will start and finish at Weeden Park with an out and back course down Weeden Road.

FUNdraiser rates are as follows:

$10 for Kids age 17 & Under

$20 Adult Pre-Registration

$30 Adult Race Day

T-shirt deadline June 27th.  Get in now to guarantee your race shirt.  Everyone gets a Finisher Medal!

Event followed by a great meal with new and old friends.  All beverages, hot dogs, plates, etc are provided.  Bring a dish to pass to add the fun if you feel like it, but not required to join in the fun.  All participants and spectators are welcome to join in.

Can’t make the event – please consider making a donation on our registration page or sending your contribution to Dick Hall – Chief Toymaker, 418 Grubb Hill Road, Kennedy, NY 14747.  Other donations of wood, paint and paint brushes, wheels, sandpaper, etc as well as your time are always appreciated.  If you know of an organization or a benefit that could use some toys please contact us.

Freedom Challenge 15k/5k/Relay

On May 25th, come and celebrate freedom with a special Memorial day race! Great giveaways with an unforgettable opening ceremony where we will recognize and honor a veteran for his military service. 3 exciting races to choose from; 5k, 15k and 3-man 15k Team Relay all beginning at 7:30.

Find out more at www.erie15k.com.

Frozen 50K

A no frills event for those of us that just love to run.
Join us on February 8th as part of the Winter Festival in Cassadaga, NY. The lower lake is a perfect 5K loop. We will start and end at the Fire Hall; you do as many loops of the lake as you’d like.
NO frills, means NO FRILLS. No t-shirts, no medals, just fitness and fun with other crazy athletes like yourself.
Coffee and hot cocoa provided. $5.00 entry fee will all go to the Cassadaga Fire Police in appreciation for all they do for us all year long.
Walk or run 1 loop up to 10 loops. There will be times kept and posted for those that complete the entire 50K.

Nittany Valley Half Marathon

First run in 1984, the Nittany Valley Half Marathon has since blossomed into one of the region’s most popular road races, drawing several hundred runners each year. 36 years running. Be part of the tradition.

 

The 13.1 mile course begins & ends on the Penn State campus, touring through rolling countryside, along scenic Spring Creek and through quaint Houserville.

 

Race Registration starts at $35.

 

This is a walker-friendly race.

Penn State Behrend Twilight Run

Don’t miss the 5th Annual Penn State Behrend Athletics Twilight Run on Wedesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.

Take on the off-road course at dusk featuring spooky surprises along the route by Behrend Student-Athletes.  Get a glimpse at Behrend after dark on this unique run…up, down, and all around the Behrend campus.

The 5K and 1 Mile courses both start and finish near the Erie Hall Parking Lot.  Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with the course maps.

We hope you will join us in the Halloween spirit and dress up for the run! Costumes are encouraged!

Four-legged friends are welcome to join the fun, but must be leashed and cleaned up after. We are accepting a small donation for doggie treats and clean-up bags at the run registration/check-in.

Children can also take part in the FREE Candy Fun Run prior to the race at 5:45 PM. The fun run will be 400 yards around the Behrend Baseball Field (next to the Erie Hall Parking Lot) and conclude prior to the start of the 5K Run/Walk.

FAMILY DISCOUNT: Families registering two or more participants will receive a discount. Initial registration is full price. Additional family members will receive $5 off.  Registrations must be submitted together to receive discount.

REGISTER BEFORE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd TO GUARANTEE YOUR T-SHIRT IS AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT THE RUN!

For questions, contact arw5518@psu.edu or 814-898-6240.

All proceeds will benefit Penn State Behrend Athletics.

www.psblions.com/Twilight_Run

SafeNet’s Boo Run

Run or walk in SafeNet’s Halloween-themed 5k that starts and finishes at the Presque Isle’s Rotary Pavilion. Eat, drink and be scary with us back at the Pavilion and enjoy a fire, music, refreshments and lots of door prizes. You can also get your picture taken in front of SafeNet’s Halloween photo backdrop to share with your family!

All proceeds from the race benefit SafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network.

Online Registration available here.

Life Run 5K / 10K

People for Life’s Sixth Annual Life Run 5K /10K and Fun Walk will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Burch Farms Country Market & Winery in North East Township, 9210 Sidehill Rd.

All three events will get underway at 9 a.m. The races will be mainly routed on scenic and mostly level country roads. There will also be a short cross country section through the beautiful orchards and vineyards of Burch Farms. The Fun Walk will follow the 5K race course.

Life Run 2019 will feature:

  • Professional timing by Big White Trailer
  • Jazzercise warmup
  • Souvenir t-shirt
  • DJ
  • Door prizes
  • Lots of refreshments
  • Childcare
  • Plenty of convenient parking
  • Wine tasting compliments of Burch Farms Country Market & Winery

Proceeds will benefit People for Life’s life-affirming educational projects here in the greater Erie area.

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