The Path of the Flood Historic Races

The 2018 races are set for May 26!

The Path of the Flood Historic Races will celebrate our 5th anniversary in 2018!

Our date is May 26, 2018, and we are busily planning the event! Registration will open November 24, 2017. Details below.

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The Path of the Flood Historic Races allow runners to experience the historic 1889 Johnstown Flood in its entirety with the half marathon, or in small droplets through the 5K or 12K races. The course follows the Path of the Flood Trail and goes through Staple Bend Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel in the U.S. The finish is at Peoples Natural Gas Park where you can see the historic Stone Bridge, which still stands after stopping the majority of the flood’s energy.

Our hybrid road/rail trail course beckons you to be a part of history once again! This event is hosted by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority – all proceeds benefit the Cambria County Trails and the heritage of the Johnstown region.

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!! Registration opens November 24. $5.00 off all registrations November 24 through November 27. Register here.

Registration is free for youth 17 years of age & under for the 12K and 5K. For 2018, due to increased participation, there will be a cap of 500 runners for the Half Marathon and a cap of 500 for the 5K. Register early to avoid missing the race!

Until April 1 at 11:59 pm
Includes high-quality shirt, commemorative pint glass filled w/ with free beer or soda, and finisher’s medal.
$55 – Half Marathon
$35 – 12K (Free to youth 17 & under)
$25 – 5K (Free to youth 17 & under)

April 2 through May 1 at 11:59 pm 
Includes high-quality shirt, commemorative pint glass filled w/ with free Michelob Light or soda, and finisher’s medal.
$60 – Half Marathon
$40 – 12K (Free to youth 17 & under)
$30 – 5K (Free to youth 17 & under)

May 2 through May 19 at 11:59 pm 
Includes high-quality shirt, commemorative pint glass filled w/ with free Michelob Light or soda, and finisher’s medal.
$65 – Half Marathon
$45 – 12K (Free to youth 17 & under)
$35 – 5K (Free to youth 17 & under)

There will be no online registrations accepted after May 19. There will be Race Day registration for the 5K Race ONLY from 5:30 a.m.-7 a.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Park, but you are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt, pint glass, or finisher’s medal. NO race day registration for the 12k and Half Marathon.

2017 Path of the Flood Historic Races Hosts

2017 Partners & Sponsors

2017 SPONSORS & PARTNERS
National Park Service: Western PA Sites (Partner)
– ‘Rec the Alleghenies,’ an initiative of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (Partner/Signature level Sponsor)
1889 Foundation, (Partner/underwriting the cost of youth registrations)
Chan Soon Shiong Medical Center at Windber (Silver level)
Von’s United Beverage (Silver level)
McIlwain Charters, Inc. (Silver level)
Indiana First Bank (Silver level)
Pivot Physical Therapy (Silver level)
JEMCOR (Bronze level)
Renewal by Andersen of Central PA (Bronze level)
Pitt Johnstown Athletics (Bronze level)
Kamzik Septic & Porta-John (Bronze level)
Crown American Associates (Patron level)
City Brake & Auto Service (Patron level)
Sheetz, Inc. (Patron level)
Suppes Ford (Patron level)
Allied Milk Producers (Patron level)

Path of the Flood Historic Races 2016 Photos