Monday, October 24, 2016

2017 Bradford County Running Calendar

Plan Your New Year: Running Calendar

Miles 4 Michelle Race Video

Members of our local running community, as well as a number of visitors from beyond the borders of Bradford County enjoyed themselves immensely Sunday morning at the annual Miles 4 Michelle trail run at Mt. Pisgah State Park.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Selfless Elf 5k Run/Walk

3rd Annual Selfless Elf 5K Run/Walk

December 3, 2016 - Corning

Join the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and our elf mascot, Jingles, to run or walk to end hunger!
This event is for everyday runners, serious runners and walkers alike. Selfless Elf is family friendly and we hope it will add to your holiday spirit of giving! We invite participants to dress up in their favorite festive holiday gear. The finish line ends on Corning's Market Street as the "unofficial" start of Corning's Sparkle holiday street festival!
Race Information:
Date: December 3, 2016 
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Start - Corning High School War Memorial Stadium
Event Facebook: Here
Race Website: Here

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cloverleaf 4K Trail Run (2017)

The Carantouan Greenway will celebrate its 2017 Cloverleaf 4K trail run on Sunday morning March 19th at 10 am at its Wildwood Reserve in the Town of Barton.

 All participants will be eligible for random awards of gym memberships, bird houses, local jams and race registrations. The race celebrates St. Paddy's Day and is being held on the last day of winter.
Help us celebrate and ring in Spring. Registration available at the Carantouan Greenway website.

4th Annual CJ's Resolution Challenge

4th Annual CJ's Resolution Challenge
R. B. Winter State Park 17215 Buffalo Rd Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Events: RC Revolutions or Last Man Standing
Fees: $35 through 12/3, $40 thereafter
Cash or checks only for race day registrations. 

Long-sleeve tech shirts and finisher medals guaranteed to all pre-registered by 12/21. Proceeds benefit ADERS (Autism Diagnostic Evaluations Resources Services, Inc.) Option to fundraise to earn free registration. Also, can receive discounted registration by using the We're Together! multi-person pricing option when registering with 3 or more!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

2017 Hyner View Trail Challenge - Selling Out Fast

As of this posting, the 2017 Hyner View Trail Challenge is selling out fast. You can view the registered entrants list: HERE.

Hyner is heavily attended by Valley Running Club area runners each year. Join the fun with us next April. REGISTER NOW

The HVTC 25K has a cap of 1000 total runners or a deadline date of March 1st....whichever occurs first. The 50K, offered to experienced runners only, is capped at 300 and the start time is 8am. Runners are expected to traverse the course in 9 hours or less. The 25K, open to runners and hikers alike, starts at 9am and there will be new cut-off times in place to ensure a sub-9 hour finish. Parking is across the street at the airfield as usual. There will no parking at the WCSA clubhouse near the start/finish. Please arrive early on race day to pick up race bag and bib as registration will end at 8:30am in order to get everyone across the street to the start line.

The Hyner 25K is also part of the Central Pa Trophy Series. Click here for more information. The 50K is part of the newly formed Pa Triple Crown of Mountain Running.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Returning Warrior 10 & 5 Miler

November 12, 2016
Otsiningo Park, Binghamton NY
Facebook: Here

The Returning Warrior 10 & 5-Miler is a project of the Broome County STOP-DWI Program and is in support of the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group (STVSG) held to heighten awareness about service member’s transition from the dangers of warzone driving to the new risks they face on our public highways here at home. Motor vehicles crashes have quickly become the leading cause of death among veterans in the early years after returning from deployment according to the Veterans Administration. The Returning Warrior Study released in 2012 by USAA indicates a 13 percent increase in at-fault accidents for troops within the first six months of returning from deployments. This number increases as the number of deployments increase and the age of the veteran decreases.

The Returning Warrior 10 & 5-Miler is made up of three events, each held within scenic Otsiningo Park on Binghamton’s North Side. For ambitious runners, the main event will be the 10-Miler which consists of 2 laps from the main park to Otsiningo North and back. There will also be a 5-mile race for those who still want to support the cause but may not be ready for the full 10 miles. A kids run will also follow the completion of the longer races. We encourage participants of all abilities and regardless of military status. Everyone knows someone who has served or who has been affected by a traffic collision and we want everyone involved. If you don’t want to run, that’s fine too. We encourage people to get out and have fun by walking or even road marching with your buddies. There are discounts for team signups as well as for veterans. Details are on the registration page.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Help support Shawn Mastrantonio, our VHL Warrior.

Our beloved VHL Warrior, Shawn Mastrantonio, needs our help.  He just received devastating news that he has to undergo his third brain surgery as he continues his fight against this rare cancer.  He has a tumor that has grown drastically and is pushing against his brain stem.  Additionally he has developed a cyst that must also be removed. He is immediately heading to Columbus, Ohio to undergo this surgery with his specialist.

This costly surgery is minimally covered by his insurance and will have to be paid largely out of pocket.

Shawn has been and continues to be a strong and humble man who inspires us all in the way he chooses to fight this disease, the way he uses his running as an educational platform for VHL (Von Hippel-Landau), and the way he lives his life.

We are reaching out to anyone who would like to make a donation to Shawn and his wife, Kim, to help them with the mounting medical expenses so that they can focus on his recovery and healing. 


Friday, August 5, 2016

2016 Towanda Riverfest 5K Run/Walk

WHEN: August 20. Run/Walk begins at 9 am; Registration 8- 8:45 am

WHERE: The course is along Merrill Parkway in Towanda.

Registration fee: $20 pre-registration (18 yrs and under, pre-registration only: $15). Return pre-registration forms and fees and/or sponsorship amounts by August 15, 2016 to: ARCC, PO Box 186, Towanda, PA 18848. Make checks payable to ARCC or Abuse & Rape Crisis Center. The registration fee after August 15, 2016 is $25. Please help us to raise more funds by gathering sponsors for your run/walk. Sponsorship form on back.

The staging area for the run/walk is located near the rear of the Bradford County Courthouse across from the Towanda Police Station. Registration will also be held at the staging area the day of the event from 8 am to 8:45 am.

Proceeds from this event will be split between the Abuse & Rape Crisis Center (ARCC), administrators of this event, and the Towanda Riverfest Committee. ARCC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Bradford County and violence prevention programing to the community.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

World's End Fall Classic Half Marathon

The Worlds End Fall Classic is a challenging half marathon that explores Worlds End State Park and Loyalsock State Forest in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. The route is mostly rugged, scenic-dense single-track trails with multiple waterfalls and vistas of the beautiful Endless Mountains.

Park information: Worlds End State Park

Location: Cliff Pavilion, Worlds End State Park

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Check-In & Bib Pickup:7:30 AM

Start Time: 9:00 AM, there is a 5 hour time limit for this race.

Parking: Parking is available at the state park. We are at max capacity with parking spaces so carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Race Capacity: The Worlds End Fall Classic will have a capacity of 300 runners.


UPDATE: Race Website  now live with course description and more...

Williamsport Salvation Army 10k & 20k Trail Race

Pa Trail Races Facebook
Welcome to the first ever trail race on the pristine Williamsport Water Authority property located in Duboistown, PA! The 10K and 20K will be run mostly on beautiful double track trails. The 10K will be run on the Raccoon Loop and the 20K will take runners to the top of the mountain and around the upper reservoir. For the more serious trail runners, both courses are runnable with only minor technicalities. 10K participants should anticipate about 450 ft of elevation gain and 20K participants will experience a total of about 1,000 ft of elevation gain. Details about the courses will be sent to registered participants closer to the race. Walkers and runners of all levels are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
This will be considered a green race with minimal waste produced at the event. The trails will be clearly marked, as runners traverse past beautiful streams and through amazing forests, and there will be volunteers throughout the course. However, if you need food or water beyond the start/finish area, be prepared to carry your own supplies on the course. There will be two water stations on the 20K loop, but no water stations will be possible on the 10K course.
Registration is limited so do not miss out on the opportunity to experience the first ever trail race at the Williamsport Water Authority property!
Register Now: HERE

Friday, June 17, 2016

3rd Annual Mason's Hope Hero Run 5k

"Registration is open! Join us August 7th, for our 3rd annual Mason's Hope 5k. Music, face painting, basket raffle. Register at or mail registration to PO Box 124, Sayre, PA 18840. Race day registration starts at 8:00.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

LeRoy Old Home Day 5k

The LeRoy Old Home Day 5k will be held at 9:30 a.m. on July 4th at the LeRoy Community Building on Mill Street in LeRoy Pa.

To Pre-Register visit the race on Facebook (Here) or call (570) 364-5293. $15 in advance, $20 Day of Race

Friday, June 3, 2016

Race With A View 5k

Join us at Mt. Pisgah County Park for A Run with a View 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Bradford County Parks Committee on Saturday, July 16, 2016 with registration at 8:00 am and the race beginning at 9:00 am.
Registration is just $5.00 and all proceeds from the race will go to the Lions Clubs of Bradford County to support their efforts in fighting blindness through providing access to vision care. Each runner/walker will receive a t-shirt.
The registration fee can be paid prior to the race at the Commissioners’ office located at the Bradford County Courthouse or on the day of the race at the registration table. You can register online at the website.
For questions, call (570) 265-1727. Come run with us around the park and through the woods. The trail offers spectacular views of beautiful vistas and untouched nature. Hope to see you there!
Register: Here

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chief Wetona Challenge 2017

The 4th annual Chief Wetona Challenge will be held on May 21st 2017.

New for 2017 - primitive tent camping at the county park.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Massive Rails-to-Trails Project Coming To Bradford County?

In what just might be the biggest piece of good news ever for Bradford County area runners and cyclists, the Bradford County commissioners on Thursday threw their support behind the proposed construction of a massive rails-to-trails project that would see the abandoned rail line between Williamsport Pa and Elmira NY converted into rail trail. The rail trail would pass through Western Bradford County between Canton and Troy.

As if the possibility of having our very own long rail trail here in Bradford County isn't exciting enough, if constructed, the trail could plausibly be connected to the acclaimed Pine Creek Rail Trail via a proposed trail that would connect the southern terminus (Jersey Shore) with nearby Williamsport.

The Northern end of the proposed trail through Bradford County would be in Elmira NY, bringing it into close proximity with the Catharine Valley Rail Trail (which, at its Northern end, is just a stone's throw from the Finger Lakes Trail in Watkins Glen), as well as the 8 mile spur of rail trail currently under construction from Lowman NY to Elmira.

Last month it was announced that officials in Towanda/Wysox and Monroeton would be funding a feasibility study to explore the construction of two 3 mile segments of rail trail. Meanwhile in Sayre/Athens, construction on the Diahoga Trail (Aprox. 2 miles) is set to begin soon.

Our area has a rich history in logging, mining, railroading, and now natural gas. Segments of abandoned rail litter the region, and should this project succeed, you can definitely see the potential for a large network of trails - useful to runners (training) such as us - and also for bringing an influx of healthy-tourism dollars (racing, vacationing).



Source: The Daily Review 4/29/16

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Herrickville Water Run 5k

The 2016 Herrickville Water Run 5k will be held on August 13th beginning at 9:30AM. The top Male and Female finishers will receive quilts.

Free Kids Fun Run

There is approximately 1 mile of trail consisting of mowed field and some woods. The rest is a mix of dirt and paved road. Along the course, there will be a sprinkler, squirt guns, falling waterfall from a firetruck hose, and have a huge optional slip and slide finish!

Pre-registration Registration fee:
$20 pre-registration ( $65 cap for families-includes 4 shirts).
The registration fee after July 20th  is $25 with a $80 cap for families.
(Race Day shirts will be given until supplies run out)

Online registration form coming soon. Registration form available on the Valley Running Club Facebook under the 'files' tab.

 LIKE the race on Facebook: Here

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Monroe Hose Inferno 5k/15k

The Monroe Hose Inferno 5k/15k road races, put on by the Monroe Hose Co. will be returning for their third year on July 23th, 2016. Registration begins at 8:00.

Be sure to like the race page on Facebook: HERE

Also look for registration forms at T-Town Bakery in Towanda, the Monroeton Public Library and The YMCA in Towanda very soon, or download one from the files section at BRADFORD COUNTY RACES

Thursday, March 17, 2016

5 Miles For Michelle (2016)

5 Miles For Michelle Trail Run
Where: Mt Pisgah State Park, Troy Pa.
When: Oct 23, 2016. 10:00AM

Pink Panther 5k (2016)

WHERE: Northeast Bradford HS
WHAT: 5K Cross County Run
WHEN: March 26th. 10:00AM