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 is NOW open. 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.

Register here.

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

2018 Path of the Flood Historic Races Hosts

2018 SPONSORS & PARTNERS 
National Park Service: Western PA Sites (Partner)
1889 Foundation, (Presenting sponsor)
FirstEnergy Foundation (Gold)
Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (Silver)
InFirst Bank (Silver)
Johnstown Running Club (Silver)
Kamzik Septic Service (Silver)
McIlwain Charters, Inc. (Silver)
Vons United Beverage (Silver)
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (Water Station)
Pitt-Johnstown Athletics (Bronze)
1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial (Bronze)
JEMCOR (Bronze)
Pivot Physical Therapy (Bronze)

Sponsors & Partners

Path of the Flood Historic Races Photos