Friday, June 22, 2018

World's End Fall Classic (2018)

The Worlds End Fall Classic is a 13.2 mile half marathon on 97% single-track/double-track. The course has an elevation gain of 3,200 ft with a net elevation change of 6,400 ft. We support you with 2 aid stations and challenge you with a strict 5 hour cutoff. We have a reputation as one of the toughest, satisfying, and most scenic trail half marathons in the state.

Worlds End Fall Classic Details:
Event date: Saturday September 29, 2018
Start time: 10:00AM
Cutoff time: 3:00pm (5 hours)
Start/Finish: Cliff Pavilion at Worlds End State Park
Registration is first come, first served.
2018 Registration Date: June 9, 2018.
Capacity: 275 runners
Cost: $55

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Big Pond, Blue Moon (2018)

"Preparations are underway! Friday, July 27th will be our 3rd BPBM prediction run! This year, we are changing things up a bit, so please take notes...
First, we are not going to charge a registration fee this year. Instead, I am experimenting by asking for donations for the Troy Track Project. Please donate what you feel would be appropriate for our race the night of the race (or give more, haha) in lieu of a normal registration fee.

Secondly, to save some money, we aren't hiring a timing system. We will have our clock counting down to midnight, and we will record your start & finish time by hand. Unfortunately, renting timing systems has gotten too expensive and because our race is a bit unique, it's not really necessary for us. We will still post results that night and online the next day so that you can see how close you were to your predicted pace. We will still award our prizes to the top 5 predictors who finish after midnight that night at the post race party. (that part is easy for us to figure out).

Thirdly, because we are not setting a set registration fee, I am asking that you reserve your spot for the run by visiting:
At the bottom of the page is an RSVP form. Fill it out and we will make sure we have enough supplies (and beer!) on hand for all of you! Which reminds me......THANK YOU BLUESTONE BREWERY for again sponsoring our race and providing the post-race beverages!
Thanks and feel free to ask any questions if that wasn't clear ~Matt"

Saturday, June 16, 2018

52nd Historic Camptown Races 10k (2018)

The 52nd (2018) running of the Camptown Races 10k will be held on September 8th at 10:00AM

Follow the race on Facebook: HERE

Race Website: HERE

Boost your training for the historic Camptown Races by running these other local events this summer:

July 7: Sunfish Shuffle, Sunfish Pond
July 14: Bastille Day 5k, French Azilum 
Aug 26: Miles 4 Michelle,  5k/10k,Mt Pisgah

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Race With A View III

"It’s time again to lace up your trail shoes and join us for a Race With A View III 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, June 24 with registration at 8:00 am and the race beginning at 9:00 am. 
Like last year, this is a clearly marked 5k course through the woods and paths of gorgeous Mt. Pisgah County Park. This is a trail race not a road race. You’ll be running up/over/around/through rocks, tree roots, grass, dirt and a few hills. It is a little more challenging than your normal 5k run and is not stroller friendly. You will DEFINITELY have fun!"

Additional race information can be found at

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2018 Wyalusing North Branch Triathlon

Wyalusing North Branch Triathlon
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Race begins at 9 a.m. - registration begins 7 a.m. day of race
Starts and ends at Wyalusing Valley High School - SR2010
11450 Wyalusing New Albany Road, Wyalusing PA
Course: 3.6 Mile Run; 4.6 Mile Paddle down the Susquehanna River; 15.3 Mile Bike Ride
Register at or download entry form to mail in at

Free race T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered athletes.

Sponsored by the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce

Monday, June 4, 2018

LeRoy Old Home Day 5k Run (2018)

The 2018 LeRoy Old Home Day 5k Run will be held at 9:30, July 4th (Wednesday) at the LeRoy Community Building, located on Mill Street, LeRoy.

Registration begins at 8:00 until race time. Pre-Registration on facebook by logging on to 'LeRoy Old Home Day," or by calling (570-364-5293). $15 pre-registration, $20 day of the race. First 60 runners signed up will receive tee-shirts commemorating the event.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Busy Weekend Of Trail Racing In The Valley

Three trail races in three days (Pound the Ground 5k & 10K / Memorial Miracle Miles 5k) has become the busy Memorial Day weekend norm here in 'The Valley' over the past 5 years and 2018 was no exception. I was on hand for all three - with camera in hand - taking still photos and video as I have been doing all spring long.

Below is a taste of what our local runners have been up to so far in 2018. Enjoy! And be sure to check out THE CALENDAR to find out what else is coming up around the area in the second half of the year.

Hope to see you all in June (and beyond)


2018 (so far)
Pound the Ground 5k (stills)
Pound the Ground 5k (slideshow)
Pound the Ground 10k (slideshow)
Pound the Ground 10k (stills)
Chief Wetona Challenge (stills)
Chief Wetona Challenge (slideshow)
Guthrie Gallop 5k (slideshow)
Guthrie Gallop 5k (stills)
Guthrie Gallop 10k (stills)
Guthrie Gallop 10k (slideshow)
Encounter Arts 4 All 5k (slideshow)
Encounter Arts 4 All 5k (stills)
Superhero 5k (stills)
Superhero 5k (slideshow)
Jean and Pete 5k (slideshow)
Jean and Pete 5k (stills)
Shamrock 5k (slideshow)
Shamrock 5k (stills)
Cloverleaf 4k (stills)
Cloverleaf 4k (slideshow)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Miles 4 Michelle - 2018

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Miles 4 Michelle is dedicated to the memory of Michelle Lamphere and raises funds to support local charities and scholarships in her name. Camradery and a FAMILY atmosphere are the basis of the event with a $0 charge for kids 16 & under and only a $15 entry fee for all others. Of course, Miles 4 Michelle provides participants and their supporters a hearty post race meal!

New for 2018, Miles 4 Michelle will offer the option to complete 1 or 2 loops of the 5k Trail for a total of 5k or 10k. You'll be able to decide up to the point of reaching the finish/lap line for the same entry fee.

If you're hoping to join in our fun with a walking trail, we are planning a walking event as well!

Located in gorgeous Mt. Pisgah County Park, you will experience trails consisting of single track, hiking path, and amazing scenery. With a moderate hill compensation, Miles 4 Michelle is 5k or 10k of enjoyable miles for experienced and beginner runners. Trails are moderately technical and will provide a challenging run to build up a post race meal appetite!


2016 Race Video...

Monday, May 7, 2018


SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 6th @ 6 PM
Meet at Howard Elmer Park, Sayre. 
We look forward to celebrating National Running Day together!
Using the Sayre Turkey Trot 5k (3.1 Miles) race route. Maps will be provided. Valley Running Club members will provide groups for all ability levels- no one will run or walk alone. This is a group run/walk and a social event. There will be no aid stations & the roads will be open to traffic. Please wear running shoes & high visibility clothing. 

*Sayre Theatre will provide popcorn & cups of water.
*Bluestone Brewing Company will provide participants a 10% coupon off their dinner bill. 

*We thank these local businesses for supporting the VRC National Running Day event!
We look forward to seeing everyone on June 6th! Please share this and invite your friends and family!

UPDATE: A large group came out for this year's run. Photo Below:

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.

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.


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. 

Race Videos and Course Video Tour Below:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sunfish Shuffle - 3 Hour

Saturday July 7, 2018
Sunfish Pond Rd, Canton Pa 17724
10:00AM - 1:00PM

"A three hour event to run 1 mile loop around Sunfish Pond. Complete as many laps as you wish!"

Event Facebook: HERE

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

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 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)

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:

Thursday, October 26, 2017

K9 Moro Memorial 5K Run/Walk

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


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 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 -
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!