Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sheshequin Path Half Marathon (2018)

Bradford County’s half marathon will take place along the beautiful shores of the Susquehanna River on October 6th, 2018. The route begins at 9 am in Sayre, PA and follows along the river through an area rich in Native American history. Runners will experience 1219 ft of elevation change throughout the race enjoying some challenging hills and valleys! All participants are invited to bring family and friends on Friday evening to enjoy refreshments as they pick up their race packets. Local hotels and motels will be offering special rates, and the Hornbrook campground will offer free camping to all runners.  This race is being held in conjunction with the 2018 Walk for Our Buddies on October 6th at 10:00 am to raise awareness and funds for local families with loved ones affected by Down Syndrome. 

Marathon runners may sponsor a local child with Down Syndrome through the purchase of a blue and yellow ribbon on Friday evening or Saturday morning.  Ribbons are $5.00.  At the end of the race, runners will have the opportunity to meet the child they sponsored.

Come enjoy the beauty of the fall season as you run this scenic course. 

This event starts in Riverfront Park and ends in Hornbrook Park.
TIMES: Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up at 7:30 AM.
             The race will begin at 9:00 AM at the Riverfront Park in Sayre.
Packet Pick-up available from 6:00-8:00 PM the night before in Hornbrook Park.
FEES: $25 if pre-registered online.
           $35 the morning of the race.
Shirt sizes S-XL in Women's and S-XL in Men's available.
AWARDS: Overall Top 3 Male and Female.

2018 NRCS Eagle Run and Spirit Walk

The 2018 Eagle Run and Spirit Walk will be held April 21, 2018 with a 9:00 a.m. start.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Runners and walkers participating in the The Eagle Run will make their way through the streets of Historic Towanda, Pennsylvania, the county seat for Bradford County. Participation options are for a 5K or 10K Spirit Walk, 5K or 10K run.
The Eagle Run replaced the NRCS auction for 2017.  It provides the school with additional funding that will enable our school to keep tuition as reasonable as possible so that more families can afford to send their children to North Rome Christian School. For more information about our school, check out the About NRCS page.
Official Race Facebook Event: HERE

REMINDER: Cloverleaf 4k Trail Run

Carantouan Cloverleaf 4K Trail Run
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00am 
Wildwood Reserve
254 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 (click here for directions)
Come join the Carantouan Greenway for our Annual Cloverleaf 4K Trail Run.  Download an application form to pay by check or pay online with the Paypal button below...only $20 per runner!  For more information, please contact Marty Borko at 607-565-2636. 

Check out these videos from last year's event:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Our Local Race Calendar

Hey folks! The 2018 running race calendar for Bradford County (and a few of its neighbors) is taking shape. For the most up to date version of this calendar click this link or the tab at the top of the page. 

Video from some of these races will be found HERE
Photos from some of these race will be found HERE
Donations to help me keep providing this service can be made HERE

Mar 17: Cloverleaf 4k, Waverly NY
Mar 24: Shamrock 5k, Towanda
Mar 30: Hoof It For Kids Glow Run 5k, Tioga Downs
Apr 21: Jean & Pete Memorial 5k, Athens
Apr 21: NRCS Eagle Run 5k/10k, Towanda
Apr 28: Superhero 5k, Athens
May 12: 34th Annual Guthrie Gallop 5k/10k, Sayre
May 20: Chief Wetona Challenge, Mt Pisgah
May 26: Pound The Ground 5k/10, Sayre
June 24: A Run With A View 5k, Mt Pisgah
June 2: Worlds End Ultra 50k/100k, Forksville
July 7: The Sunfish 3 Hour Shuffle, Sunfish Pond
Sept 8/9: Pine Creek Challenge 100, Wellsboro
Oct 6: Sheshequin Path Half Marathon, Sayre
Oct 7: Green Monster Trail Challenge, 15k, 25k, 50k. Wellsboro
Oct 21: Trail Fest At Newtown Battlefield, 13.1
Nov 22: 12th Annual Sayre Turkey Trot 5k, Sayre

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jean & Pete Memorial 5k

Saturday, April 21st, 2018. 
5K Run/Walk, Memorial Mile Walk, Kids’ Fun Run

Online pre-race registration and day of event registration will take place.

Pre-registration begins February 12, 2018 and will continue until April 13th.- Registration will resume the day of! First 50 pre-registered members will receive a free t-shirt.
Check us out on Facebook- Jean and Pete Event

Peter Onofre succumbed to lung cancer on April 16, 1990. He was 47.  He left behind his loving wife, Jean, and their three children: Mark (12), David (9), and Maryellen (5). Nineteen years later, Jean passed away from breast cancer on April 24, 2009.  Cancer affects millions of people every year and this family is determined to join in the fight against cancer so that other families may be spared the heartache that they have become all too familiar with. 
All donations and proceeds are split between the local Nancy Quatrini Fund, American Lung Association, and National Breast Cancer Foundation 
This event’s mission is to help those within our community get the care that they might otherwise not be able to afford, as well as contribute to the research devoted to curing various types of cancer.  Cancer is not picky; it affects EVERYONE no matter age, race, or religion.  This event is meant to raise funds to fight cancer and bring a community together.

This is something that the Onofre family would like to turn into an annual event. Each year, they would like to support and honor the victims and survivors of various cancers.

Check out this video from 2017:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Local Runner Seeking Donations - Down Under Sports XC Team

 Luke Auer has been invited to go to Australia and represent America as part of the American cross country team at the 2018 down under sports competition, this is a 10 day competition in June. Luke is a senior at Wyalusing Valley High School and is a 6 year cross country runner, a 4 year track runner and a member of the wrestling team. Please share and donate if you can and help Luke represent America in this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Green Monster Trail Challenge 2018 - Registration Now Open

Those who participated in last year's festivities will get a $5 discount on this year's registration.

October 7th, 2018
Wellsboro, PA 

50k Start Time 7:30 am 
25k Start Time 9:00 am 
15k Start Time 11:00 am
176 Straight Run Road, Wellsboro, PA 

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

  • Challenging Trails
  • 15k: 1700 FT. Total Ascent
  • 25k: 4000 FT. Total Ascent
  • 50k: 7800 FT. Total Ascent
  • Post-Race Lunch
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Race Day Tees
  • Finisher Medals
  • Maintained Aid Stations
  • Online Registration

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hoof It For Kids Glow Run 5k (2018)

Come join the Glow Party!!
Do you have a glowing personality and like to run, walk, skip, hop, trot or gallop while supporting a great cause? Experience the 5th Annual Hoof It For The Kids 5K Glow event at Tioga Downs.
The track, located at Tioga Downs Casino, in Nichols, NY, will be aglow with colors as you cover the 5K distance. A glow goodie will be included in your race night bag, but we encourage entrants to wear their glow bling and really light up the night!
Prizes will be awarded to various age groups based on the timed race, but this 5K event is about having fun, hanging out with friends and enjoying the glowing night.
The Tioga Downs facility will be open during the event.
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate, and this is a stroller friendly course.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program serves children in Bradford, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in NY. For more information or to become a volunteer, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 866-344-BIGS or visit our website at www.bbbstwintiers.org
See you on the racetrack as you make a difference in the life of a local child!

Tioga Downs Racing & Casino
2384 West River Road
Nichols, NY US 13812

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Chief Wetona Challenges (2018)

 Race Date: May 20, 2018
14 Mile race start: 9:30 am; 7 Mile starts at 10:30 am
Race is capped at 350 runners - there will be no race day registration! Online registrations will be accepted until May 16th (mail in registrations until May 11th) or until sold out!
The Chief Wetona Challenged is comprised of one of two distances. You can choose either the 7 mile course or the 14ish mile course. All participants, family members and spectators are invited to join us post race for a pancake brunch and other delicious treats!
The 7 mile course runs through the beautiful Mt. Pisgah State Park. Trails are mostly double track and elevation gain is around 900 ft total. The first loop takes  you around scenic Stephen Foster Lake and the second loop takes you through the woods of the park.
Things become a little wilder on the 14ish mile course. You will start in the state park and then bang it up over, around, down, over and back down the mountain, through single and double track trails of both the state and Mt. Pisgah County parks. Be sure to say "Hi" to the Chief as you grab a quick drink at his aid station!
Proceeds from the race will be donated to local backpack programs - in 2017 donations totaled $3200 to help feed local kids!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

3rd Annual Guthrie Race Series (2018)

34th Annual Guthrie Gallop, May 12, 2018  

12th Annual Sayre Turkey Trot, November 22, 2018. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

5th annual Pound the Ground for Ultrasound 5k/10k Walk/Run

The trails are currently covered in snow ❄️ and absolutely beautiful! Before we know it, Spring πŸŒΈwill be here and these trails will be clear and just as beautiful πŸŒ³ 

Registration for the 5th annual Pound the Ground for Ultrasound 5k/10k Walk/Run will be opening soon πŸŽ‰ 

In the meantime, mark May 26th on your calendar πŸ“† to save the date!! We are looking for families, friends, kids, walkers, runners.... ALL are welcome!! πŸ€—

This event benefits the First Look Pregnancy Centerof Sayre. πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

Please share!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Friday, January 12, 2018

Pine Creek Challenge 100k/100M (2018)

Saturday, September 8th & 9th 2018

The "Pine Creek Challenge" is just that, a place to challenge yourself by seeing how far or how fast you can run. It will be a scenic trail run along Pine Creek in northern Pennsylvania. The Pine Creek Rail Trail stretches 63 miles from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore and is repeatedly listed as one of the finest bike rides in the Northeast.This section is through the "Grand Canyon of the East", the Pine Creek Gorge. The Gorge stretches for 47 miles. It is nearly a mile wide and 1,450 feet deep at its deepest point.

This section of Pine Creek is listed as a National Natural Landmark. It's popular with canoeists and rafters in the spring and trout fishermen are drawn here all year long.
We have set up an out and back course that uses 25 miles of the upper canyon section. Everyone loved this new 2016 course layout. We will have the start/finish at Asaph. The 100 miler runners will go 2 out and backs to Blackwell, passing through the canyon 4 times. The 100k folks will go once to Blackwell and return.

12th Annual Sayre Turkey Trot (2018)

The largest 5K in Bradford County and a family-friendly holiday celebration like no other!
Race Date: Nov. 22, 2018
Location: Sayre Theatre, 205 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre, PA
9:30 AM - Kids' Fun Run (ages 10 and younger) FREE!
10 AM - USATF Certified 5K course for TEAMS and INDIVIDUALS
Early bird Registration: January 1 - September 30; Individual: $20; Teams (3-5 people): $18 per person
Pre-Registration: October 1 - November 11 @ 10 PM; Individual: $25; Teams: $23 per person
* Register by November 11 to receive a tech race shirt
Expo Registration (cash/checks): Individual: $30; Students: $25 (age 18 and younger)
Race Expo, Registration & Early Packet Pick-up: November 21, 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Campus.
Announcing the 3rd Annual Guthrie Race Series for 2018!
An exclusive Race Series gift will be given to participants at the Sayre Turkey Trot 2018 who register for and complete a race distance in both the 34th annual Guthrie Gallop 5K/10K: May 12, 2018 and the 12th Annual Sayre Turkey Trot: November 22, 2018.  The race gift must be picked up at the Sayre Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Sunfish 3 Hour Shuffle

A few details are emerging about a proposed timed 3 hour running event at Sunfish Pond County Park in Leroy Township, Bradford County Pa. 

"The details so far are as follows : 
-3 hour loop race
-Saturday July 7th
-Sunfish Pond County Park
-loop will be approximately 1 mile
-Registration fee will be $30/registration will open in February
-1 aid station at start/finish line
-Food after the race" 

"Known in earlier years as Crystal Lake, this pond has drawn visitors to Barclay Mountain for over 100 years.
In the early 1900’s the Pennsylvania Game Commission was in the process of establishing game refuges on state and private lands. In 1915, the Pennsylvania Game Commission was authorized to establish game refuges on private lands. In 1920, 1600 acres of private land was purchased and refuge #12, which includes much of the southern portion of Leroy Township, was the first refuge on private land in Pennsylvania.
Sunfish Pond was part of the game refuge, and a game protector was hired. A refuge keeper’s house was located at Sunfish Pond, from which the refuge keeper performed his duties of trapping and killing vermin, raising game, planting trees and fighting forest fires. In 1936, the commission began closing these game refuges and Refuge #12 was removed in 1946.
In the early 1970’s the Commission traded the land surrounding Sunfish Pond for a tract of land elsewhere to Bradford County, allowing the creation of Sunfish Pond County Park. The “Pond” is a 20 acre lake contained within the county park. Sunfish pond is fed by shallow springs. The latitude and longitude coordinates for this lake are 41.6434,-76.6966 and the altitude is 2070 feet (631meters)
Sunfish Pond County Park is set in southwestern Bradford County (LeRoy Township) adjacent to State Game Lands #12. To reach the park from Rte 414 head towards Leroy. From Leroy on Route 414, turn onto Mill Street (SR 3010) cross over the Towanda Creek. At the stop sign go straight following park signs. This becomes Leroy Mountain Road, a steep, somewhat rugged dirt road. At 2.4 miles turn right at the sign into the park."-Source

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Green Monster Trail Challenge (2018)

October 7th, 2018
Wellsboro, PA 

50k Start Time 7:30 am 
25k Start Time 9:00 am 
15k Start Time 11:00 am
176 Straight Run Road, Wellsboro, PA 

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

  • Challenging Trails
  • 15k: 1700 FT. Total Ascent
  • 25k: 4000 FT. Total Ascent
  • 50k: 7800 FT. Total Ascent
  • Post-Race Lunch
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Race Day Tees
  • Finisher Medals
  • Maintained Aid Stations
  • Online Registration
Those who participated in last year's festivities will get a $5 discount on this year's registration.

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Shamrock 5k

Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 AM EDT

The Abuse & Rape Crisis Center and Bradford County Branch YMCA join forces again to host the annual Irish themed Shamrock 5K Run/Walk. There will be a informative health expo and fun poker walk. 



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rocksylvania Trail Series

Starting in 2018, the central PA trail running scene will take on a brand new look! 15 different races will team up…breaking away from the old Trophy Series to form the new Rocksylvania Trail Series.
The series will expand to 15 local races broken down into three divisions based on race distance.
Division 1 – 10K
Division 2 – Half Marathon
Division 3 – 25k
This will give runners the option of concentrating on distances that are more to their liking.
Stay tuned! More details to come concerning prizes and awards for the series. Below is a complete list of races. Good luck with your training! Falcon Race Timing will be keep track of all points throughout the series.
10K Races
Night Flite 10K – April
Smith’s Knob Scramble 12K – June
Sproul 10K – July
Rothrock 10K – August
Dandelion Run 10K – September
Half Marathon Races
Greenwood Furnace Trail Challenge – May
Chief Wetona Challenges – May
Hyner Half – August
Dam Half – September
Raven Trail Half Marathon – October
25k Races
Hyner 25K – April
Rothrock 25K – June
Cooks Forest 25K – June
Eagleton Mine Camp 25K – September
Call of the Wilds 25K – October

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Two Rivers - First Day Hike 2018

Let's kick off 2018 with a beautiful hike! For the third year in a row we will be a participating location in New York State Park's - First Day Hike. The hike is approximately 2 miles in length. Everyone is welcome including leashed pets. Start the new year out on your best foot, in a hiking boot or maybe a snowshoe! We hope to see you there. Registration is required by December 31st at 6pm. Please call 607-732-6287 to register.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Trail Fest at Newtown Battlefield

Sun Oct 21st 2018

Newtown Battlefield State Park
2346 County Rd 60,, Elmira, New York 14901

 1 mile and a half marathon with the option to do both races. More info to come!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Run, Run Rudolph 5k

Come out in your best Christmas Costume and Run, Run Rudolph! The Inaugural Run, Run Rudoph 5K will be held on December 2nd at 11:00AM, with registration beginning at 9:30AM. Staging Area will be behind the Bradford County Courthouse. The course will be be down the Merrill Parkway and back. Registration is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the race. Register online at http://falconracetiming.com/event/run-run-rudolph-5k/ Goodie Bags will be available with t-shirts for the first 100 entered racers. The best costume will also receive an award!

Follow this event on Facebook: HERE