The Path of the Flood Historic Races

The 2017 races are set for May 27.

Experience the Path of the historic 1889 Johnstown Flood in its entirety with the half marathon or in small droplets through the 5K or 12K races. Run the Path of the Flood Trail and go through Staple Bend Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel in the U.S. Finish 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 trails and heritage of the Johnstown region.

Thanks to the 1889 Foundation, registration is free for youth 17 years of age & under for the 12K and 5K.

Register Now!

Until May 6th at Midnight
Includes high quality shirt, commemorative pint glass, and finisher’s medal
$50 – Half Marathon
$35 – 12K (Free to youth 17 years & under)
$25 – 5K (Free to youth 17 years & under)

May 7th – May 20th
Registration will increase by $10 for each race, and participants are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt, pint glass, or finisher’s medal.

Limited Race Day Registration
There will be day-of registrations for the 5K Race ONLY, but you will NOT be guaranteed a t-shirt or finisher’s medal. There is no race day registration for the 12k and Half Marathon.

Click here for mail-in registration form.

This event is part of the Cambria County Trails Series. To receive a promo code for a $5 discount on this event, become a Friend of the Trails today. As a Friend, you will receive a $5 discount on all Series events.

2017 SPONSORS (more coming soon!)
– ‘Rec the Alleghenies,’ an initiative of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
1889 Foundation, underwriting the cost of youth registrations
Chan Soon Shiong Medical Center at Windber
McIlwain Charters, Inc.
Crown American Associates

2017 Path of the Flood Historic Races Partners

Path of the Flood Historic Races 2016 Photos