Friday, May 27, 2016

Troop 3.3 Mile Run

More Info On: Facebook

Sunday, May 22, 2016

VRC Members - Volunteering

Deep in the state forests of Sullivan County Pa, these hearty members of the Valley Running Club recently volunteered to manage Aid-Station 10, about 50 miles into the epic course of the World's End Ultramarathon 100k. In the past they have volunteered at (or ran) other epic events such as the Pine Creek Challenge 100k/100M and Green Monster Trail Challenge 25k/50k.

Still need a reason to join our club for free?

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.

Monday, May 9, 2016

National Running Day: Sayre Pa

NATIONAL RUNNING DAY: The Sayre Turkey Trot Committee and the Valley Running Club are inviting our community to meet again this year to celebrate National Running Day. Join us on Wednesday, June 1st @ 6 p.m. meeting at Howard Elmer Park in Sayre. 

We will be using the USA Track and Field certified 5K (3.1 mile) Sayre Turkey Trot race route. Maps will be provided. Runners/ Walkers familiar with this route will be guides during this event. There will be groups for every ability level, and no one will run or walk alone. This is a group run and a social event. There will be no aid stations, and the roads will be open to traffic. Please wear running shoes and high visibility clothing. We can think of nothing better than to celebrate National Running Day doing what we love, meeting new friends, encouraging others, and running. 

If you have questions, please email us at We look forward to seeing everyone on June 1st! Please share this and invite your friends and family, and join our event page on Facebook: HERE

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

5th Annual Owego Strawberry Shake 5K

The 5th Annual Owego Strawberry Shake 5K Run/Walk & Kids' 1 Mile Shortcake is a fun USATF Sanctioned and timed run/walk through the streets of the Historic Village of Owego. With 1000 runners and walkers last year, this event has grown to one of the premier 5K's in the area! Runners will receive a commemorative race t-shirts*, water, snacks and more! Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for men, women and kids in all age categories! After the race, participants can relax, refresh and celebrate at the Owego Strawberry Festival Block Party, with unique shopping, restaurants, live music and fireworks over the Susquehanna River! *T-shirt sizes and quantities are limited, so sign up today! Follow This Link to learn more.

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

Chief Wetona Challenge (7M / Half Marathon)

Sunday May 15th, 2016. Mt. Pisgah State Park. Troy Pa.

Both CWC distances, the 7 and 14, will be part of the National Trophy Runner Trail Series again this year.

7-Mile race will be limited to 150 participants and the half marathon will be limited to 250 participants.

Entrants must register by April 10th to be guaranteed a shirt.  Registration closes on May 6th at midnight.

Family Discount: Any registration package of three or more people will receive $5 off per person.

7 Miler - $25 with t-shirt.  $20 without t-shirt

Half Marathon - $45 with t-shirt.  $40 without t-shirt


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pound The Ground For Ultrasound (2016)

10K Trail Run (8am) $25
One Hour Loop Run/Walk/Stroller Friendly (9:30am) $25
BOTH $40
Family of 4 (family living at the same address) $50 2 meals included
Kiddie Fun Run for ages 8 and under (10:45am) $10
Race T-shirts sold separately $10
May 28, 2016 Now being held at Riverfront Park, Sayre PA

Fourth Annual Racing Heart 5k

5K Walk/Run to benefit The Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children's Heart Foundation.


Race day registration: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Kid's Fun Run - Mended Mile (Benefitting The Mended Little Hearts) 9:00 AM
5K Walk/Run Starts immediately after.

Pre-registration Fees: 
Kid's Fun Run (donation -- BY kids FOR kids)
Walkers: $15.00
Runners: $20.00
*** Fees increase by $5.00 on Race Day.***

T-Shirt Sponsorship -- Add your loved one's name to the back of the event T-shirt for $20.00, guaranteed one t-shirt per sponsorship. (This will be on option an the on-line registration form.)

ALL participants will receive post-race refreshments, snacks, and chances for raffle drawings!

Awards will be given to the overall 1st place male and 1st place female, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for males and females in the following age categories:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

We also include a special category of awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female that are members of The Zipper Club. The Zipper Club refers to any individual that has undergone open heart surgery. The chest scar left behind is fondly referred to as a zipper to the heart. For the purpose of this event we would like to honor ANY heart patient.
No duplication of awards.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for additional information. More information will follow as it becomes available! E-mail:


Thank you for your continued support!

Third Annual Race For Healing 5k

As spring is just around the corner will you make a difference in your community? Join us for The Third Annual Race for Healing 5K Run/Walk


Guthrie Gallop (2016)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

This multiple event race includes a 5K road race, 10K road race, a 5K walk and Kids Fun Run. Proceeds go toward Guthrie's Sports Medicine Fund to be used for projects that educate, prevent and treat sports related injuries and to Camp Sensation.


3rd Annual Trojan Must-Dash 5k

Grab your sneakers, family, and friends and join us for the 3rd Annual Trojan Must-Dash! This 5K Trail Run/Walk follows the beautiful trails of Mt. Pisgah State Park for a wonderful run/walk perfect for a family day out. We are excited to be a part of the new Pisgah Point Series!! No additional entry fee and there will be Series prizes for overall, masters, and age groups.

Registration: 8:00-8:45 a.m. at the Poolside Pavilion 
Race Time: 9:00 a.m.

Entries Post Marked:
- By May 8th = $20 
- After May 9th: $25
Registration includes a performance t-shirt for the first 100 registered!

$50 Family cap (Pre-registered by May 8th): Up to four 5K registrations - same household

Awards: Top Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Males/Females in each age division:
Up to 11; 11-14; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+


Official Chip Timing by PA Runners.

Proceeds benefit the Troy High School Cross Country and Track & FIeld Teams.

Event Facebook: Click Here

50th Annual Camptown Races

"American songwriter Stephen Foster was born July 4, 1826 in western PA. He published the song "Gwine to Run All Night" (now better known as "Camptown Races") in 1850 while living in the Towanda/Athens area, close to Camptown which is located in northeast Pennsylvania. Camptown refers to the "towns" that transient workers set up around railroad tracks, hopping on trains to get from job-to-job and town-to-town. 
The song lyrics tell the story of the transient workers, who gambled on horses to try to make some money. In the lyrics the horse race is "5 miles long", which may refer to the distance "the bob-tailed nag and bay horse" ran from Camptown to the nearby town of Wyalusing. A current day Camptown Race is a bit longer, almost 10 kilometers, run by an adventurous group of men and women of all ages."
Website: Here
Facebook: Here

Monday, March 14, 2016

Hiking For Helping Hands 5k / 8 Mile

Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN)
8th Annual fundraiser
Hiking for Helping Hands
5k walk/run or 8mile run
Saturday, June 11, 2016
139 Roki Blvd, Nichols, NY
Check-in begins at 8 am – event begin at 9am
Registration cost is $30.00 for either event
For additional information, call (607) 414-1018 or email your questions to or stop by the CCNN office at 139 RoKi Blvd., Nichols, NY to obtain hard copy registration forms.

Check out our Facebook Page at “Hiking for Helping Hands” for this event.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pisgah Points Trail Series

If you really need just a little more of a push to come out and enjoy the races run on the beautiful trails of the Pisgah State and Pisgah County park then here it is.

2016 will be the 1st year of the new Pisgah Point Series. As of right now the series will consist of The Chief Wetona Ch
allenge (May 15), Trojan Must-Dash 5k (June 5), Race To A View 5k (July 16), and 5 Miles for Michelle (Oct 23). 

There will be no additional charge besides the entry fees for each race. Prizes for overall , masters, and age groups.

For More Information Visit: Pisgah Runners

"Pisgah Points Series - we're trying something new! The Pisgah Points Series includes 4 races - the CWC (either distance), the Trojan's MustDash , The Race with a View, and 5 Miles for Michelle. All races are held within the County and State Parks.
1. Please enter each race with the same name and address you used for the CWC.
2. You must run three of the four races to qualify.
3. Points will be awarded much the same as the Central PA trophy series:
*you will earn points for 25 points for 1st place, 24 points for
2nd place, 23 points for 3rd place and so on...
* Additional bonus points will be awarded to the top 5 overall
finishers (per gender). 5 points will be awarded to the 1st
place male & female, 4 points will be awarded to the 2nd
place male & female, 3 points will be awarded to the 3rd
place male & female and so on...
* tie breaker will be if one person has ran all four events;
second tie breaker will be who ran the fastest time for the
same distance at the race both people were at (if one
person ran the CWC short and the other ran the long,
then whoever ran the faster time at MustDash would win)
Prizes for age groups and overalls will be awarded - not sure what they will be just yet but am working on it (reasonable ideas will be considered) -Amey Johnson 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Health & Wellness Expo and 5K Run

1st Annual Health & Wellness Expo and 5K Run
 Passion Life Wellness is excited to partner with the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce to bring this event to our community on April 23, 2016!

The 5K Run will begin and end at the Canton Area Junior Senior High School. Start time is 8am. There will be an awards ceremony at 9:45am. The cost is: $25 per person, $20 per team member, or $10 per child under the age of 13. A team consists of 3-5 participants, ages 13+. Teams may dress in theme or matching attire and the race participants will vote to determine the most creative team. 

Registration can be completed for your convenience at:

Please note that online registration adds on a $2.49 handling fee. 

A Race Registration Form is also available at:

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Green Monster Trail Challenge

The 2016 GREEN MONSTER TRAIL CHALLENGE  will be held Sunday, October 9th.
Be sure to keep a weekend open on your race calendar and plan to attend this awesome North Central Pa trail 25k/50 hosted by the Tyoga Running Club .

This race is very popular among Valley Running Club / Bradford County Races, area runners so  expect to see lots of familiar faces

LIKE The Official Facebook Page for info and updates.

Registration Open: CLICK HERE