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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

13th Annual Tanglefoot Trail Run

The 13th Annual Tanglefoot Trail Run 
 Sunday June 19th, 2016
10am Start Time
10K and 20K

The course, which begins right next to our Nature Center and Museum, is 50% logging road, 40% trail, and 10% field. The loop is 10K, repeated for the 20K. Both the the 10K and 20K are a part of the Finger Lakes Trailrunners circuit, and the TrailRunner Magazine Trophy Series. 

All entry fees go directly to Tanglewood.

For more information, contact Tanglewood or race director Jim Chely, at or visit the race website: HERE

Monday, March 21, 2016

Smith's Knob Scramble

Smith's Knob Scramble is an 8 mile trail race that follows the Loyalsock trail over the steep Smith's Knob. Awards will be given in 10 year age groups up to 60+. Race shirts to all pre-registered... limited quantities on race day! Due to limited parking, there is maximum number of participants set at 150 runners. Carpooling is encouraged for this race.
Entry Fee: $20 Pre-Registered / $25 Day of race. Make checks payable to MID PENN TRAILBLAZERS and mail to:
1018 Quaker State Road • Montoursville, PA 17754
Info guys: or
Camp Conley is located 15 miles North of Montoursville, PA.
From Exit 21 of Rt. 180 at Montoursville (Wal-Mart exit) follow Rt. 87 North 9.2 miles, turn right onto Little Bear Creek Road. Pay close attention, the turn comes right around a blind turn and is easy to miss, continue 5 miles to Sand Spring Road, turn left continue .5 miles for parking.
Register Online: Here

Ryan's Superhero Run

Register: Here

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 24th, 2016. Registration begins at 8:00.

More info coming shortly. For the time being, be sure to like the race page on Facebook: HERE

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.


Jean & Pete Memorial

Jean and Pete Memorial Event 4/9/16
Raising money for the Nancy Quattrini Fund, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, American Lung Association

Athens Pa


Hoof It For Kids Glow 5k


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

My School Color Run

5K Color Run/Walk Presented by Twylia Bullock's Child Care Center and Northeast Bradford HS PTG

Twylia Bullock

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

Rome, PA

For Complete Info: Click Here