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)


Sunday, 
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
Register: HERE




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. 

Registration:9-9:45am
Race:10am


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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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Carantouan Cloverleaf 4k Trail Run (2018)

The 2018 running of the Cloverleaf 4k will be help on March 17th at 10:00 AM. As in previous years the event will be held at the Wildwood Reserve. There will be a prize drawing following the event.

Check out these videos from last year's event:





Thursday, October 26, 2017

K9 Moro Memorial 5K Run/Walk


November 18th, 2017. 10:00AM
Memorial Park Drive
Towanda, PA US 18848


REGISTER

K9 Moro passed away in his sleep, at his home, sometime over the night on July 31st, 2017. He was 12 1/2 years old. K9 Moro had been unofficially retired since June 2016. He had been living with his K9 handler Officer John J. Hennessy and Officer Hennessy's family since 2006. K9 Moro was purchased by Ideal Police Canine on behalf of the Towanda Borough Police Department on May 24th, 2006. He started his training in May of 2006. He was born in Poland. He was trained by Ideal Police Canine. His trainers were Roger Stipcak and Larry Wilcox. He was trained in patrol, narcotics detection and tracking. He started working full-time in October 2006 with Officer Hennessy. K9 Moro loved working. He loved meeting new people and always wanted to interact with kids. From 2006 to 2014, he patrolled the streets with Officer Hennessy. During those years, K9 Moro and Officer Hennessy conducted numerous narcotics searches of vehicles, houses and schools. K9 Moro and Officer Hennessy worked with many Bradford County Law Enforcement agencies as they were the only active Municipal Police K9 team in Bradford County. In 2014, Officer Hennessy and K9 Moro became the School Resource Officers for the Towanda Area School District. K9 Moro loved going to the schools. He ran the halls, went in classrooms and interacted with anybody that he could! During the many years of service, K9 Moro and Officer Hennessy participated in many community relations services which included walking in Fourth of July parades and Christmas parades. They put on many demonstrations for the public at libraries and special events. They put on presentations for the Kindergarten classes at Towanda as well as some 4th grade classes at Northeast Bradford. K9 Moro was calm but strong. He didn't bark or growl alot but would protect his handler, his fellow officers and the public without question! He will truly be missed! The Towanda Police K9 Unit will continue as K9 Edo is still active and loves to work!

Half of the money raised from this 5K will go to the Towanda Borough Police Department K9 unit to help purchase a new K9 patrol vehicle in the future. The current K9 patrol vehicle is a 2009 Chevy Trailblazer with 125,000 miles on it. The other half of the money raised will go toward the Towanda Borough Police K9 unit's "operation blue Santa" project which helps families and or children in need at Christmas time.

The route of the 5k is on the side streets of the First and Second Wards of Towanda Borough. Similar to the ARCC/YMCA Shamrock Run. Registration and the start of the race will take place at the pavilion by Remsnyder Ball Field.

Registration for the 5k begins at 9a with the race beginning at 10a.

The Towanda Borough Police K9 Unit is the only Municipal Police K9 Unit in Bradford County.

                     K-9 Moro 
Towanda Borough Police Department
DOB 01/13/2005 – EOW 07/31/2017

Served 10/13/2006 to 06/13/2016

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Demon Dash 5k

Come join us for a great way to kick off Halloween & at the same time help animals! Chip timed race open to serious & not-so-serious runners/walkers 8 years of age & up. You can walk with your kids in strollers, babies in papooses, & your 4-legged friends! Dogs are more than welcome to participate!

In the spirit of Halloween...DRESS IN COSTUME!! Prizes will be given to best individual costume as well as individual/pet novelty (including a prize for the furry winner, of course).
Info / Registration: HERE

170 North Minnequa Avenue
Church of Christ
Canton, PA US 17724

Thursday, October 12, 2017

GTP Fall Fun Run

Global Tungsten & Powders will be hosting its Inagural Fall Fun Run to benefit United Way.  The race will take place at Round Top Park on Sunday, November 5, 2017.  Check-in and bib pickup will take place in Pavilion 5 of the park from 8:45am to 9:45am and the race will start at 10am.  The starting line will be located near Pavilion 10 in the lower level of the park and end near Pavilion 5 in the upper level of the park.  There will be a children's race for kids 13 and under at 11:30am starting and finishing near Pavilion 5.  All money raised will go directly towards benefiting organizations that are a part of United Way in the Bradford County area.  Come show your support for a great cause!

Map of Round Top Park with Pavilion Numbers - http://www.athenstownship.org/downloads/RoundTopMaps.pdf
We are looking for food donors for the race.  If your company or organization would like to donate food for the runners and would like to be featured as a sponsor, please send an email to patrick@spirittiming.com!




Monday, October 9, 2017

Home for the Holidays 5k Run / Walk

10th Annual

Home for the Holidays 

5K Run/Walk

 T-SHIRTS to all participants and PRIZES to top male and female finishers in each age category
(19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
Race begins and ends at Smythe Park.  Course follows through the rural area of Mansfield with a moderate hill midway through the course.
"Home for the Holidays" will continue after the race with additional family-friendly activities and events. Join us for some friendly competition as we kick off this holiday celebration!
All proceeds to benefit the “Home for the Holidays” celebration in Mansfield, PA on November 25, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

11th Annual Sayre Turkey Trot 5k (2017)

11th Annual SAYRE TURKEY TROT 
Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017


The largest 5K in Bradford County and a family-friendly holiday celebration like no other!
  • Event-timed on a fast and flat USA Track & Field Certified 5 K (3.1 miles) course
  • Free Kids’ Fun Run (Kids 10 and under) Warm-up begins 9:15 a.m., Run begins 9:30 a.m.
  • Commemorative race technical shirt (Tech shirt not guaranteed for Nov. 22nd Expo registration or Race Day registration)
  • Post-race refreshments and music by Erick Murtland’s Ultimate Sound DJ
  • Packet Pick-up and Race Expo on November 22nd
  • Fundraising proceeds benefiting:
    • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary
    • 2017 Charity Partners: The Back Pack Programs designed to meet the hunger needs of children in Bradford County at times when school resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.
      Participating School Districts: Athens: Food for Thought Program, Canton: Warrior Weekender Program, Towanda/North East Bradford: Weekend Backpack Program, Wyalusing: Weekend Backpack Program.
For more information or to volunteer: sayreturkeytrot@gmail.com

Presented by: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary



Miles For Michelle Trail Run (2017)

The 2017 edition of 5 Miles For Michelle will be held October 22nd at Mt. Pisgah State Park. The first 70 to sign up get this awesome collapsible water bottle. Register Here.



The trails at Mt Pisgah State Park are especially beautiful in October under a canopy of flaming foliage. Check out this video from last year's race:



For more information join the community on Facebook: Here

Saturday, September 30, 2017

13th Annual Ann Marie Kraus Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Saturday October 7

Registration ($20) at 8:00AM at Elderwood in Waverly NY. The race begins at 9:00

This year's event benefits the Kraus Children Education Fund, the Nancy Quatrini Cancer Fund and the Waverly Gross Country Track & Field Club

To Pre-Register or for more information call 607-565-2861

Saturday, September 23, 2017

2018 RACE CALENDAR



The first local races of 2018 are already on the calendar. Watch the video to find out how to add your 2018 event.

If you appreciate my efforts to promote the local running community over the past decade consider donating a few dollars to help cover my costs:

PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/BrianKunkle

Coming Soon (2017)
Oct 7: Sheshequin Path Half Marathon, Sayre
Oct 7: Ann Marie Krauss 5k, Waverly NY
Oct 8: Green Monster Trail Challenge 15k/25k/50k, Wellsboro
Oct 22: Miles For Michelle, Mt Pisgah
Nov 23: Sayre Turkey Trot 5k, Sayre
Nov 23: Its Not A Race Prediction Run, Canton

2018
Apr 21: NRCS Eagle Run 5k/10k, Towanda
April 21: Hyner Challenge 25k/50k, Hyner (sold out)
May 20: Chief Wetona Challenge, Mt Pisgah
May 26: Pound The Ground 5k/10, Sayre
June 2: Worlds End Ultra 50k/100k, Forksville

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Allies in Disguise 5K


Allies in Disguise 5K and Mile, a Halloween costume run/walk, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Craig Park in Painted Post. The race is a fundraiser for AIM Independent Living Center and proceeds support our programs and services for people with disabilities in the Southern Tier. Details are posted at http://aimcil.com/allies-disguise-event/

Thursday, August 17, 2017

51st Annual Camptown Races 10k


Please join us for the 51st Running of the Camptown Races 
to be held Saturday, September 9th, 2017 starting at 10 a.m.
The historic Camptown races offers a challenge like no other.  The race is 
approximately 10k in length and offers both road and trail. 
he trail section is approximately 2.8 miles long and is technical! 
Be prepared for tree roots, loose rocks, and a creek crossing. 
Earn your place in history by conquering this challenging course.

Yes, there will be race day registration. HERE

Camptown Race Schedule of Events
2017
Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (under tent)
Vendor Booths Open: 9:00 a.m.  (church yard)
Food/Pie Booth: 9:30 a.m. (church yard)
Call to Race: 9:45 a.m. (ballpark)
Race Start: 10:00 a.m.  (ballpark)
T-Shirts: 10:00 a.m. (under tent)
Fun Run & Walk: 10:05 a.m. (ballpark)
BBQ Chicken: 11:00 a.m- gone (church yard)
Kids Games: 11:30 a.m. - TBA (ballpark)
Awards Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. (church yard) 
Bounce House: all day (TBA)
Music: Dual Alarm 9:45am-noon

Funny Face Cut Out Pictures: all day (church yard)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

LeRaysville 5k Trot



The 2017 LeRaysville 5k Trot will be held on Sept 3rd.

Same day Entry $15
LeRaysville Pike Volunteer Fire Co., Main Street Leraysville Pa, 18829
Bob Moore 570-744-2825
5K Run/Walk
LeRaysville Pike Volunteer Fire Co.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

2017 Towanda Riverfest 5k



Date: Aug 19
Time: 9:00AM
What: 5k Run/Walk
Where: Towanda, on the Merrill Parkway. 

More Info: Here