Yeti Dash 5K Run/Walk

The Yeti is back!

Net proceeds from the Yeti Dash will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Jamestown NY.  More than ever, the fight against cancer is at risk.  Please consider making a donation today to continue to provide research, programs and services.

The Meadville 0.5K

Come join the Meadville Business Alliance on October 7th for our third Meadville 0.5K! This tongue-in-cheek race is for the less-than-fit runner to raise money for the business alliance’s beautification and community efforts. For Meadville’s 0.5K, runners make their way from the Downtown Mall main entrance–up Chestnut Street—to Diamond Park! Along the way, runners must partake in three mandatory stops: a savory stop, a drink stop, and a sweet stop. The runners will also be “distracted” by additional activity stops created by local MIBA members (past activities include cornhole, a disco dance off, manicure station, and photo booths). Bystanders can cheer on their loved ones or participate in offerings & deals given by the Chestnut Street (and surrounding area) businesses.

Not only will people be dashing towards the finish line to claim their shiny complementary participation medal, food trucks will be placed around the Diamond, photo booths, music, and other fun activities. The costumes worn by race participants is also a “can’t-miss”—the creativity is always impressive. Shiny trophies are given to the best dressed racers, too!

Kyle Swain Memorial Walk/Run

Walk to Make a Difference

Kyle Swain, an EMT and Communications Specialist at EmergyCare and Volunteer Firefighter with Belle Valley FD, had a passion for helping others. His dream was to join the United States Army and he made that dream come true. On Kyle’s last 6 mile training run in June of 2015, he collapsed of heat exhaustion 30 meters from the finish line. The next day, he passed away.

Join us on Kyle’s birthday to walk 6 miles from Belle Valley VFD to and around Headwaters park and back to the Fire Department. This is a recreational Walk/Run. It is not a timed event. 

Registration is $30

You are encouraged to register in advance at The first 100 people registered will receive a cooling band. There will be hotdogs, drinks and s’mores at the Fire Department for everyone after the walk/run.

Each participant is encouraged to raise $101 in honor of Kyle training for the 101st Airborne. Money can be brought the day of the race.

1891 Run

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House annual 5K Fundraiser! The 5K Run and Walk will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022, starting and ending at Barker Common in downtown Fredonia. The 5K run begins at 9 a.m., followed immediately by the Walk. The 5K run follows
a USATF-certified course (NY17080JG) and will offer awards to the top overall finishers and top three
finishers in every age bracket.

Women’s Care Center 5K Run + Walk for Life

Celebrate 40 years of the Women’s Care Center (WCC) at this year’s annual 5K Run + Walk for Life on May 21st, 2022 at Presque Isle Cookhouse Pavilion! This event draws hundreds of participants from all over our region. The day will include food, fun, silent and basket auctions as part of the festivities!

There is no fee to walk, runners pay a $25 registration fee. Register today!

Tree Hugger Trail Run at Goodell Gardens

Goodell Gardens & Homestead is excited to announce the 2nd annual Tree Hugger Trail Run!

Runners during the inaugural run will be the first visitors to enjoy our newly-formed woodland and farm field trails at Goodell Gardens & Homestead!

Taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon, this event is part of opening weekend! Sign up to run or walk the trails and enjoy a variety of activities, including crafts and games for kids, a food truck, and more!  (when it is finalized)

2nd Annual “Pay It Forward” 5K Run/Walk

This year is the 2nd Annual “Pay It Forward” 5K Walk/Run benefitting the 501(c)3 organization, Therapy Dogs United. Last year the walk/run was held virtually, and this year it will be held October 9th at Harborcreek Community Park at 9am. We are looking forward to a fun, successful event! The entirety of proceeds are being donated to Therapy Dogs United to assist them in the financial obligations related to their therapy dog-centered programs.

Walk and Roll for Raccoon Park

This is a 5 K walk and wheelchair roll from the pavilion at Raccoon Creek Park on the Lake Erie lakefront on existing roads beside the Park and Roderick Game Reserve to be outdoors and to raise money for a wheelchair accessible swing and safety surface.

Life Run 5K/10K & Fun Walk

People for Life’s annual Life Run 5K/10K & Fun Walk will take place on Saturday, October 10. Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m., and the events start at 9 a.m.

Life Run will be based at Slade Park, 7840 Slade Rd., Harborcreek, Pennsylvania (16 minutes from Peach & I-90) and will feature: professional timing, DJ, optional Jazzercise warm up, complimentary t-shirt, and refreshments.

Registration is $25 for ages 16 and up and $15 for ages 7 to 15. Online registration will help with social distancing on race day. To be sure of getting a race t-shirt, register by September 29.

For more information or to register, visit or call (814) 882-1333. See also

Amish Country Running Festival

Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 mile.  NO CUT OFF TIMES!  Run the beautiful countryside nestled within the largest Old Order Amish community in the US.  Fully stocked aid stations, port-a-johns along the course, food, Southern Tier Brewing Company beer zone, race t-shirts, finisher medals and more.