Entertainment on Race Day

Everyone is welcome at Peoples Natural Gas Park to enjoy the post-race festivities!

Race participants and your cheering section are encouraged to enjoy the free post-race festival under the open-air pavilion at the beautiful Peoples Natural Gas Park! The event will include:

Awards: there will be an awards ceremony, featuring locally hand-crafted awards from The Center for Metal Arts, at 9 a.m. for the 5K, 10 a.m. for the 12K, and 11 a.m. for the Half Marathon at Peoples Natural Gas Park. Locally crafted awards will be presented for the top three male and female runners in each race. Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers for each race in each of the following divisions: 12 and under; 13-17; 18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65+.

Food and drink for race participants: Complimentary pizza and one complimentary beverage will be available to race participants. Participants 21 years of age and older can choose between a complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. Participants under the age of 21 will receive one complimentary soft drink. In addition, Pivot Physical Therapy and Just Breathe Yoga will be on hand to provide post-race exercises and yoga instruction as runners cool down.

Food and drink available for purchase: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Food vendors will include Pappy’s Family Pub and Dixie Smoker.

Schedule: The complete schedule at the finish line is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 – The Ne’er Do Wells
9:00 -9:15 – 5K awards announced
9:15-10:00 – The Ne’er Do Wells
10:10-10:15 – 12K awards announced
10:15-11:00 – The Ne’er Do Wells
11:00-11:15 – Half Marathon awards announced
11:15 – 11:45 – The Ne’er Do Wells

Live music: Ne'er-Do-Wells

Live music will be provided by the Ne’er-Do-Wells, a local indie band made up of some of Johnstown’s best-known musicians!

With roots in folk, bluegrass, punk rock, alternative rock, Americana, and everything in between, The Ne’er-Do-Wells pull together to bring you their own brand of underground rock-n-roll. With the pure voice of singer Sonya Giuffre and the commanding lead guitar of Adam Milkovich, each song paints a bittersweet picture. The driving second guitar of Mike Giuffre fronts the strong rhythm section with Leo Drager’s bass lines adding the perfect blend of melody and push. Justin Giuffre completes the circuit taking care of time keeping. Their songs reflect everyday life in a sweet melodic way paired with a distorted, gritty backing track.