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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Manwaring Awareness Run

Members of the local running community are currently in the beginning stages of organizing an event to bring awareness to the issue of runner safety,  following last weekend’s tragic hit and run accident, which took the life of one area runner and injured another.

More concrete details will be available here at as the event comes into focus. For the time being, join the planning discussion on the VRC Facebook Group Page to find out how you can help or get involved 

Friday, July 25, 2014

8th Annual Sayre Turkey Trot

Presented by: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary


Join the largest 5K in Bradford County (1,155 finishers in 2013!) and a family-friendly holiday celebration like no other! Grab your friends, family, coworkers and run, walk, or jog the 3.1 mile flat, fast course that starts and finishes at the historic Sayre Theatre. Course runs on local streets through the Athens and Sayre Boroughs. Kids’ Fun Run course starts and finishes at the Howard Elmer Park, across the street from Sayre Theatre.
NEW! Additional Medals Categories
NEW! Ladies' cut race shirts in addition to the unisex size offered in the past
NEW! On-line registered participants GUARANTEED a race shirt

NEW Event Fee Schedule:
EARLY-BIRD Online Registration- August 1 – September 30
Individual: $20
Teams: $18

Online Registration – October 1 – November 17
Individual: $25
Teams: $23

Expo Registration (cash/checks) – November 26
Individual: $25
Teams: $23

Race Day Registration (cash/checks)
$25 – Students (age 18 and younger)

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Fundraising proceeds benefiting: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary community and hospital projects & the Sayre Theatre marquee repair and renovation in honor of its 100th birthday celebration.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Green Monster Trail Challenge 25k/50k (2014)

Sunday October 12th, 2014
Wellsboro, PA
A trail challenge designed for both runners and hikers of all ages, showcasing the mountains of the Tioga State Forest located in Wellsboro, PA.

50k Start Time 7:30 am
25k Start Time 9:00 am

Bag/Race Bib pick-up ends half hour before race start!

  • Challenging Trails
  • 25k: 4000 FT. Total Ascent
  • 50k: 8000 FT. Total Ascent
  • Post-Race Lunch
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Race Day Tees
  • Finisher Medals
  • Maintained Aid Stations
  • Online Registration
  • Online Registration: HERE (Ultra Sign-Up)
    Like GM25K / GM50K on Facebook: Here
    Website: Here
    Tyoga Running Club Facebook: Here
    Green Monster 25k: Race Report (2012)
    Green Monster 50k: Race Report (2013)


    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Locals Prowl the Sproul in Hyner Pa

    153 runners turned out Saturday July 14th at the West Clinton Sportsman Association clubhouse outside of Renovo Pa, better known as the host of the Hyner View Trail Challenge every April, for the 7th annual running of the Prowl the Sproul 10k.

    Temperatures in the upper sixties at the start of the race, along with generally dry trail conditions made for some very fast times. Twenty-four year old Matt Lipsey defended his own title and set a new course record with his blistering 47:10 finish, on a course with a whopping 1,600ft of climb, and a corresponding 1,600ft of elevation loss.

    The local contingent was led by John Johnson in 2nd place and Jeffery Shanks in 11th, though the day isn’t really about competition and no awards are given.

    Also in attendance from the VRC coverage area were: Brian Kunkle, Christopher Coon, John Shanks, Tabby Dunn, Mike Meagher, Brian Dunn, Maria Schreiber, Hilary Mcilroy, Sebrina Deleree and Amey Johnson

    At the finish line, where they milled about for the next hour cheering for fellow competitors as they rolled in, runners were treated to free food and drink. This year’s $25 race entry included a Sproul 10k t-shirt and Merino Wool trail running socks made by Wigwam.

    You can also read my own personal race report: HERE

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    SAFE Program 5k for North Orwell Hall

    This 5k on August 16, at 9 AM, sponsored by the First Citizens Community Bank SAFE Program, will raise funds for the restoration of the North Orwell Hall.

    T-shirts are included in pre-registration, but not day-of registration so sign up soon! Pre-registration forms are due August 1st. It will be held at BONIN LAKE and day-of registration WIL take place from 7:30 to 8 am. There will be a bake sale as well as prizes awarded to the top runners! Groups get a discount!!! Cost is as follows:

    Adults- $20
    17 and under- $15
    Groups of five or more
    Adults- $15
    17 and under- $12

    Day-of registration
    Adults- $20
    17 and under- $15

    Groups that sign up day of will not get a discount.

    Event Facebook Page: Here

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    7th Annual EdieLou 5k

    When: Saturday September 13th, 2014
    Where: Eldrdige Park in Elmira NY.
    Race Time: 11:00AM.

    $10 to preregister or $15 day of. All the proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association. For more informaiton about the event please see the race website

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Monroe Hose Inferno (Results & Pictures)

    Sixty runners plus race volunteers converged on Monroeton Saturday morning for the area’s first 15k. The Monroe Hose Inferno also included a 5k race, which saw 41 of the 60 athletes. Those taking up the challenge of the 15k were happy for the opportunity to race this intermediate distance, between 10k and Half Marathon on a local course.

    Race Photos by Amey Johnson: Here
    Full Results: Here