Thursday, April 17, 2014

14th Annual Bob Bridgman Memorial 5k

14th Annual
Bob Bridgman Memorial 5k Race
Monday, May 26th, 8:30 AM

Watch the video on Youtube

The 14th Annual Bob Bridgman Memorial 5K Race will be held this year on Monday, May 26th at 8:30 AM. Due to the popularity of last year's relocation, this year's race will again take place at Mansfield University's Shaute Baseball Field. Registration will begin at 7:00 AM.

Those of you familiar with the course during the first 11 years may recall that the baseball field had previously been the half way point. Like last year, this year's course will effectively be a reverse of the original, going from the baseball field to the football field and back again.

Download the Registration in Word or PDF

A kids "Fun Run" will also be held and will take place while the 5k race is in progress. No pre-registration necessary, just come prepared for a short run around the track.

  • Proceeds to benefit the Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, M.U. Cross Country, M.H.S. Cross Country, and the Bob Bridgman Memorial Scholarship at M.U.
  • T-Shirts to the first 100 registrants
  • New Age Groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Wheel Measured Course
  • Insta-Results professional timing
  • One Water Stop, Refreshments at the Finish Line, No Duplication of Awards
  • Registration Fee: Pre-Registration - $15 (must be postmarked by May 21st)
    Registration on Day of Race - $20
  • Please bring a bag of dry cat or dog food, which will be donated to the SCAS
  • Kid's Fun-Run (no charge, all participants receive finisher's medal)

Bob Bridgman began a career of long distance running in 1976 and brought to the sport the integrity that he took everywhere else he went. He made many friends on the local racing circuit, where he competed almost every weekend for 25 years. He loved both the sport and the people who participated in it so much, that he would often tell people that he lived life from one Saturday to the next. This race is held in remembrance of Bob.

For more information: call Roger Learn: (570) 297-3271, or Fred Davis: (570) 662-3600 or visit the race website: HERE

Sponsored by the Bob Bridgman Memorial Race Committee and Friends of Bob

VRC ALSO RECCOMENDS: 2nd Annual Racing Heart 5k

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monroeton Volunteer Fire Company 5k/15k

Didn't get into The Boilermaker 15k? Not to worry...

The Monroeton Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting both a 5K and a 15K run, tentatively slated for July 12, 2014 (race name pending)

Registration will start at 4:00 PM, and the races will start at 5:00 PM

Check back for updates & changes

VRC ALSO RECOMMENDS: Hiking For Helping Hands in Nichols NY. This June 14th race will feature an 8 mile run as well as a 5k.

Spring Fever 5k (Montrose)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hiking For Helping Hands (5k / 8 Mile)

Join us Sat., June 14, 2014 for the 6th Annual Hiking for Helping Hands fundraiser includes a walk with scavenger hunt or a 5k or 8 mile run in Nichols NY.
The 5K run will be for those who like shorter, easier course of mostly flat areas with some regions of slight, inclined hills on paved roads in mostly a rural, countryside setting.

The 8 Mile run will be a challenge for enthusiastic, seasoned runners - areas of graduated uphill, downhill and flat scenic country route located on combined paved and dirt (oil/stone) roads.

Check-in begins at 8:00 amd and both races start at 9:00 am and finish at the former Nichols Elementary School building, located at 139 Roki Blvd.

There will be a variety of nutritious post race foods & drinks available for the runners, along with cool gifts for those who complete the races. Prizes awarded for 1st place finishers for female and male "fastest overall times for both courses".

To register online, go to

You will need a credit card and there is a small service charge in addition to the registration fee (based on date of registration).
Facebook: Here
Website: Here

Monday, March 24, 2014

Leading Lotus 1 Miler (Sayre Pa)

When: Saturday April 19th, 10:00AM
Where: Elmer Ave, Sayre Pa

This is a fundraiser for Lotus King. Lotus is a 15 year old who is headed to Australia through People to People as a student ambassador.

This low frills race will be over in a flash...I've seen some of these fast runners!

Cost is $15 a person. All the money will go to help fund this opportunity for Lotus....

We will be crowning the king and queen of the 1 mile. We will also be awarding second and third place male a female.


 More info to follow soon...

Facebook Event Page: Here


Friday, March 21, 2014

Pa. Spring Biathlon

Submitted By: Barbara Gaval

"Please list our events- Pa. Spring Biathlon May 17 9:15 Whitetail Preserve,BLoomsburg,Pa. 4km run and rifle marksmanship; all equipment and instruction provided; beginners welcome -clinic at 8 am;FREE scholastic divison(19 and under) $20 includes t-shirt, refreshments ,raffle, age group awards. Contact FRank Gaval 570-788-4219 Also Pa. Summer Biathlon JUly 19 same info. Entry form at Thank You!"

Monday, March 17, 2014

5K Hemlock Walk/Run

When: 05 Apr, 2014 Time: 09:30 - 01:00
Where: Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Rd, Howard, PA 16841 (US).
Please follow signs for parking and registration after entering the park.

Trail: Hunter Run West trail (there will be signs and volunteers there to help get you set up and ready!)

MOM'S INC. Preschool and Childcare is proud to announce the first annual 5K Hemlock Walk/Run to benefit chilren at our Jersey Shore and Lock Haven centers.

All proceeds will go into a fund that will help support field trips, activities and other registration fees for every child under our care. Summer camp parents, especially: 100% of the money raised will go toward off-setting the registration fee!

The event is perfect for families and serious trail-runners alike. Taking place at Bald Eagle State Park's Hunter Run West trail, this 5K is capable of being walked with children, or ran for those looking to support a wonderful cause while gearing up for the Hyner Challenge this year.
Online registration is open until the day of the race, Saturday, April 5. Tickets can be filled out and completed in person at any MOM'S INC. center

 Website: Here

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Connect With VRC

You can now connect with VRC in more ways than ever:

Garmin Connect Group: If you track your workouts on a Garmin, share your training with the rest of our members by joining the new VRC Garmin Connect Group.

Facebook Group: The original VRC Facebook Group page is still the most popular way to connect with VRC. Our page has more than 650 registered members from across the region.

Facebook Fan Page: "Like" our new Facebook Fan Page to have major updates sent directly to your feed on facebook. This is the best way to find out about newly announced local races.

VALLEYRUNNINGCLUB.ORG: This page is still the best place to find complete information about upcoming area events. Often times links on our facebook pages will direct you to this page for the full story.

In Person:  VRC members can be found at all local races, and we also hold frequent group runs which are open to everyone. Have a question about putting on a new race? Have a race you need to promote? Race results and images to share with the public? Looking for volunteers at your event? Feel free to drop me an email. I'll do my very best to help you out, or put you in touch with people who can.

Valley Running Club is absolutely free. No sign up. No dues. No club officers. We are a club of the runners, by the runners, for the runners. Please use these resources of ours to the benefit of your race / organization / personal training in whatever way you can. We ask nothing in return... however it would be a great help if you would spread the word about our club to your friends, family, and co-workers. All we hope to gain is a bigger, better, more diverse local running scene for our members.