Thursday, February 13, 2014

3rd Annual Strawberry Festival 5K

Day: Friday, June 20, 2014
Start Time: Kids’ Run begins at 6:00 pm; 5K Run begins at 7:00 pm

Distance: 5K and 1 mile
Course USATF Certified?: Yes

Contact Name: Christine at or Tioga County Tourism Office, 607-687-7440.
Contact email:
Contact Phone: 607-687-7440
Race Website:

Cost: 5K Individual Pre-registration: $25
5K Teams of 4 or More Pre-registration: $20 each
1 Mile Kids' Run (ages 5-10): $10 each
*Deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, June 19 at NOON.

Day of Race Registrations:
5K Individual: $30
5K Teams of 4 or More: $25 each
1 Mile Kids' Run: $15

Registration Location: Register online or day of the race at Tioga County Office Building Property at Academy St & 56 Main Street, downtown Owego. Pre-registered packets and race day registration WILL BE ON FRIDAY June 20, from 2:00-6:45 for the 5K and 2:00-5:45 for Kids at the race site. No registration or pick-up after 6:45 pm.

Race Location: Owego, NY

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes in the Male and Female categories will be awarded for the 5K Run. Prizes will also be awarded for the Kids’ Run.

NOTE: The race directors reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason. The race is partly run with traffic on a state highway, so dogs are absolutely forbidden. Jogging strollers are allowed. Those observing poor manners towards motorists or not obeying the traffic marshalls will be disqualified. The race has been certified by USA Track & Field. No refunds for cancellations.

BENEFIT: All proceeds will benefit the Owego Strawberry Festival, the Apalachin Youth Football League, and future event activities in the Village of Owego. For more info about the Festival, go to

DIRECTIONS AND MAP ROUTE: Please visit the website for this information.

Friday Night parking is available for free at Marvin Park (TC Fairgrounds, Rt. 17C West, Main Street-across from Price Chopper).

Additional info: The 34rd Annual Owego Strawberry Festival - 2014 - IS GOING TO BE BERRY, BERRY, AWESOME! Lots of excitement is planned for this year's Festival! The usual attractions like "Straw Dawgs Strut Their Stuff" Contest, Children's Bounce House, a zillion runners at the
5K Race and Kids' 1 Mile Run, a Miss/Mrs. Strawberry Pageant, Wine/Beer/Spirit Tasting, Rubber Ducky Derby, lots of great entertainment and a few surprises. And, of course, YOU! There will be plenty of great food and a fantastic array of arts and crafts. Over 200 vendors and artisans will line the streets downtown. People can visit the unique and awesome shops in Owego. Our selection of fine restaurants and shops are always filled with distinctive merchandise and are sometimes referred to as “the best kept secret in the Southern Tier!” Since the debut of the Owego Strawberry Festival 34 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people have been drawn to downtown Owego to experience the charm of this annual festival. We urge everyone to come early and be ready for a full day of fun and excitement next year, June 20 and 21, 2014! Check out our list of events, entertainment and activities for the whole family. See what's in store for you!

T-Shirts/Other Amenities: Free t-shirt to first 300 registrants, first come, first serve after that.

VRC Also Recommends: Salt Springs Field, Forest and Falls Trail Race

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